things to do in kirkby stephen

Things to do in Kirkby Stephen

September 13, 2018 admin 0

Earlier this year we spent a week on a farm in Kirkby Stephen and had the best time, switching off from the world and enjoying precious family time. We had never been to this part of the country before as we usually venture more towards the Lake District we we were unsure what to do and where to go but we found some great places. Here is a little guide of some of our favourites […]

crocky trail near chester

Our first family visit to the Crocky Trail near Chester

August 16, 2018 admin 5

We have had such a fun filled summer so far with days spent out and about exploring new places, movie nights at home and Pajama days slobbed on the sofa playing computer games and I’m actually starting to look forward to the boys going back to school just for a rest.   This week we had out first family visit to the Crocky Trail near Chester with the boys. My husband and I went 10 […]

VR experience at legoland manchester

There is a new VR experience at Legoland Manchester

August 8, 2018 admin 4

Earlier this week were invited to go and try out the new VR experience at Legoland Manchester and boy were the kids excited. The tiddler was excited for the general day out as he hasn’t been to the Manchester Legoland discovery center since his 4th birthday when he was told he was too young for one of the rides, so he really wanted to go back so he could ‘finally’ go on it and the […]

tree top trek manchester

Our first visit to Tree Top Trek Manchester

August 2, 2018 admin 0

Tree Top Trek Manchester is a high rope course based in Heaton Park, Manchester. It is similar to Go Ape but does have some differences, the main one being that as well as the tree top trek they also have tree top nets that look amazing, think trampolines in the trees and you will have a better idea what I mean. We booked on the Tree Top Trek junior which is available for children from […]

go ape delamere

The boys first experience of Go Ape Delamere

July 28, 2018 admin 0

To kick off the school holidays and as a treat for getting fabulous school reports we took the boys to Go Ape Delamere which is a high ropes course at Delamere Forest in Cheshire. I was really apprehensive about letting the boys do this as I struggle with letting them near heights, water, and basically anything else that can be seen as a potential risk, as well as the fact that at 8 and 5 […]

sea life blackpool

How to get the most out of your trip to the Sea Life Blackpool

July 25, 2018 admin 0

Not everyone that reads this blog will know this but I actually grew up in Blackpool and so did my husband, we lived there until we were 18 and then moved to Chester where we have stayed every since. Growing up in Blackpool meant that we had all the attractions on our doorstep but as locals we were able to visit out of season and avoid the crowds which was always a little bonus. One […]

review of cholmondeley castle

Our review of Cholmondeley Castle Estate and Gardens

July 23, 2018 admin 0

Last weekend we drove out to Cholmondeley Castle Estate and Gardens which is one of very few Castles in Cheshire and is hidden away in the beautiful countryside. None of us had ever been to Cholmondeley Castle Estate and Gardens before but since getting our National Trust passes we have all started to love going for walks round beautiful gardens and even the boys enjoy visiting places like these with the tiddler pointing out all […]

Boulder hut

Everything you need to know about Boulder Hut

July 17, 2018 admin 8

If you follow our blog or social media channels you will know that instead of children I have two monkeys that look like children. They are forever climbing, hanging upside down and chasing each other around, so we often spend lots of time outside or at places where they can burn of all their excess energy. The problem we have is that most places that are suitable are quite far from where we live and […]

monkey forest

A review of Trentham Monkey Forest

July 5, 2018 admin 10

Last week my family and I went to Trentham Monkey forest,which is an outdoor attraction that houses 140 monkeys all roaming free. I was super excited abut this as monkeys are my favourite animals ever since I studied animal psychology and spent two weeks at Chester zoo analysing their every move. We decided not to tell the boys where we were going instead we gave them clues along the journey, which despite the multiple signs […]

Moseley old hall

A round up of National Trust reviews

June 21, 2018 admin 0

We recently bought a family pass for the National Trust and I am now possibly a little obsessed with visiting different places, leafing through the brochure, planning trips and reading reviews trying to find the best places. So I figured if this is what I’m doing then maybe other people do this too and although the National Trust website is brilliant all the blurbs are written from a PR stance to encourage you to visit […]