Day out at Loggerheads in North Wales

June 29, 2016 admin 0

Over the last 18 months my husband and I have come to realise that the best days out with our boys are those spent in open spaces. We can admire the scenery whilst the boys can be boys, run, jump, climb and be noisy without fear of judgmental looks from others. We have also discovered that living only 20 minutes from North Wales is a huge bonus as they have loads of amazing and beautiful places to […]

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The strawberry fountain go strawberry picking

June 19, 2016 admin 2

Here at the strawberry fountain headquarters we love nothing more than, well, strawberries, of course! So what better way to spend our father’s day than to go strawberry picking. We headed over to Claremont Farm on the Wirral where you pick a variety of fruits throughout the year, currently available are strawberries and gooseberries, obviously we opted for the strawberries. With a large tub in hand we headed over to the rows and rows of […]

Free family day out at Rice Lane City Farm in Liverpool

June 17, 2016 admin 4

This half term has been wonderful, not only was I lucky enough to have a full week off with my boys but we were also blessed with the most amazing weather, making it the perfect time to explore new out door places. As most parents will agree, with school holidays comes the added expense of entertaining the children, so free days out are always welcome. I did some research into free days out in Liverpool […]

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An absolute must see in North Wales

April 12, 2016 admin 0

I have lived in Chester now for 9 years and it is only recently that I have started appreciating the natural beauty that exists in North Wales, less than an hour from my front door.  Last weekend my husband and I found ourselves with a whole day child free and decided to enjoy some of what Wales has to offer. A friends of mine had recommended the waterfall over at Pistyll Rhaeadr so we took […]

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Gino’s at the Corn Exchange, a hidden gem in plain sight

February 18, 2016 admin 0

We all know I love a doing a review, I get to have a look at a new place or try a new product and then dish the dirt or rave about it to everyone, so when I heard the corn exchange were looking for bloggers I didn’t hesitate to get in touch. This time however it wasn’t my opinions they were interested in (I know can you believe it!) the corn exchange wanted my […]

Our Christmas sparkle was stolen :(

December 16, 2015 admin 0

5 weeks ago my family and I took our annual trip to the Broomheath plantation to pick our Christmas tree. It was a lovely day spent hunting for the perfect tree to fit in our living room to be tagged ready for us to chop down ourselves in December. On Saturday we went with our two very excited boys (5 and 3) to cut down our tree, take it home and decorate it. Despite the […]

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Would you ever stay in a youth hostel?

November 24, 2015 admin 1

The youth hostel association got in touch with me and asked if my family and I would like to review one of their youth hostels, any one we could choose. I dismissed the idea immediately, I’m not a snob by any stretch of the imagination but I had no intentions of taking my children to a grubby run down youth hostel full of all sorts of strange individuals sharing one large room.  Out of curiosity […]

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A family day out at Lakeland Maize Maze

November 23, 2015 admin 0

During the last school holidays my family and I spent a wonderful weekend in one of our favourite UK places, the Lake District. We stayed in Ambleside at the Youth Hostel and visited the Pencil Museum, Bowness and Lakeland Maize Maze. The Maze is situated in Kendal about and definitely worth a trip if you are up that way. My boys love being outside, running and climbing and generally being boys so I was really […]

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Who loves a bit of Hanky Panky?

October 31, 2015 admin 0

During half term I had to take my car for the dreaded MOT whilst I had my two boys, 5 and 3. The mechanic said it would take about an hour so we took a walk into Chester in hunt for a pancake house that had been recommended by friends. It took us a while to find it as it’s off the main road hidden away down a quiet little street behind the hustle and bustle […]

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Family Trip to the Pencil Museum

September 8, 2015 admin 0

Last month my family and I had the pleasure of staying in the Lake District for the weekend, one of our all-time favourite places in the UK. Whilst we were there we visited a few different attractions as well as soaking up the outstanding scenery that the Lakes has to offer. Our first stop was to the Pencil Museum in Keswick. Now I know what you’re thinking, a pencil museum – wow how dull! And […]