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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

A Day Out at Dunham Massey National Trust

June 18, 2018 admin 0

Since buying our National Trust membership last month we have now visited 4 places and are really enjoying exploring these new places. On Father’s day we decided to visit one close to home, Dunham Massey.   Dunham Massey is in Altrincham, Greater Manchester and about 40 minutes from Chester and is one of the largest National Trust placed in the North West.   Things to do? Dunham Massey is lovely for walks. There are some […]

A day out at Charlecote Park National Trust

June 16, 2018 admin 0

I recently bought a family pass for the National trust, It cost £115 for the year and apparently we can take up to 10 children with us, however I think I’ll just stick to our two thanks! We also got a £15 gift voucher to spend in the National Trust shops along side the passes which is great as I have my eye on one of their tartan picnic blankets so I think I’ll use […]

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A day out at Moseley Old Hall National Trust

June 15, 2018 admin 0

In May half term my family and I went glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon, an area we hadn’t visited with the children before and were excited to explore. As we had just bought our National Trust memberships that week we thought we would visit a few places during the trip. We stopped off at Wightwick Manor and Gardens on the way there, visited Charlecote Park during our stay and stopped off at Moseley Old Hall on the way home. […]

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Our visit to Wightwick Manor and Gardens National Trust

June 12, 2018 admin 2

During the May half term we went glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon which is about 2.5 hours away from where live and as we were travelling with the boys we decided to stop off on the way. Two days before we left I bought a family pass for the National Trust so we decided to see if we could you use this anywhere around the half way mark and found Wightwick Manor and Gardens in Wolverhampton which […]

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All new crazy golf at Bents Garden & Home

May 22, 2018 admin 0

Last week the boys and I were invited to Bents Garden & Home to try out the new Jurassic section of the crazy golf. We had never been to Bents Garden & Home before but I had heard about it and as it was only 30 minutes from home and both boys enjoy playing crazy golf I thought it would be a nice treat for them if we went along.  We were told that the […]