Why Cornbury Music Festival is perfect for families

June 18, 2019 admin 0

Last month we took the boys to their first ever music festival, Cheshire Fest, for a one day event and we really enjoyed ourselves. So much so that we have decided that this year we are going to check out some more festivals and even try our hand at full weekend festivals complete with camping, the first one being Cornbury Music Festival from the 5th to the 7th of July.   Before committing to any […]

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The BBC Summer Social Family Festival in Liverpool

June 8, 2019 admin 0

At the start of June we took the boys to their first ever festival, Cheshire Fest, and we had such a good time that since then we have been looking for more family festivals that we can visit this year and are thinking of going to the BBC Summer Social (3-4 August, 2019).    It looks like it is going to be amazing, completely aimed at children and families and incredible value for money with everything […]

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Wallace and Gromit’s Musical Marvels at The Lowry, Salford

May 27, 2019 admin 1

Yesterday we went over to Manchester for the day to watch The 30 year celebration tour ‘Wallace and Gromit’s Musical Marvels’ at The Lowry in Salford, where we were gifted tickets in exchange for a review.   Wallace and Gromit’s Musical Marvels is a different type of show than what is usually available at The Lowry as it is a combination of animated films and a live orchestra. If you have had the pleasure of […]

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Our Monster Jam review

May 8, 2019 admin 0

Last weekend we were invited to the Manchester Evening News arena in exchange for a Monster Jam Review and here it is, along with a few top tips to help you get the most out of your visit. I hope you find it useful. For those of you that don’t know what Monster Jam is, it is a show put on using monster trucks, those great big, colourful, noisy and very impressive trucks and this […]

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Monster Jam is coming to Manchester

April 26, 2019 admin 0

Last month when we went to watch the Xfactor tour in Manchester we saw loads of posters for the Monster Jam Tour and it looked ace, something that could be enjoyed by  the whole family. We have just confirmed our tickets this week and can not wait to go and watch it in Manchester next month.   For anyone that hasn’t heard of Monster Jam before it is a live show involving some of the […]

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A review of Ordsall Hall in Salford

April 23, 2019 admin 0

Over the Easter holidays we were invited to Manchester for a day out. We started off at Salford Museum and Art Gallery and then after lunch we headed to Ordsall Hall in Salford which is a free attraction for everyone to enjoy. We hadn’t been to Ordsall Hall before and weren’t to sure what to expect but if I ask you to imagine a national trust property then you can probably imagine something very similar, […]

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Storyhouse in Chester

April 18, 2019 admin 1

The Storyhouse in Chester have done it again. They have managed to deliver yet another incredible show worthy of the West End in a city that until recently hadn’t had a theatre for years, yet is now becoming the place to be for some of the best touring shows across the country and this time it is the world renowned Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.   When we first got invited over to the […]

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Salford Museum and Art Gallery

April 15, 2019 admin 0

During the Easter holidays the boys and I were invited over to Salford Museum and Art Gallery, an attraction that is totally free to the public. Despite having visited Manchester several times and enjoying nothing more than a free day out and educational places we hadn’t even heard of the Salford museum and Art Gallery, let alone visited and if I am to be totally honest I think I would have avoided it as the […]

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Zog at the Storyhouse Chester

April 8, 2019 admin 0

Yesterday I took our youngest to see Zog at the Storyhouse in Chester, which we are lucky enough to call our local theatre. If you haven’t already heard about this performance then it is live stage adaptation of the incredible book, Zog, written by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler.   The book is one of our favourites and one I can now read the majority of without even looking at the pages as we have […]

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The Wizard of Oz at St.Helens Theatre Royal 2019

April 7, 2019 admin 1

Last night we went to watch the opening night of The Wizard of Oz at St.Helens Theatre Royal, our favourite place for pantomimes and once again we spent the evening belly laughing from start to finish. I always worry that there will come a time when these pantomimes will start to feel a bit samey samey as we go as regularly as we can and yet each time I leave feeling shocked at how they have […]