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A review of Trentham Monkey Forest

July 5, 2018 admin 2

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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A-Z of days out with children across the North West of England

May 11, 2018 admin 2

There are so many wonderful places to take your family across the north west, some free some more reasonable and some expensive and I often find myself reading various reviews before I travel more than 30 minutes to a place or purchase tickets in case I feel it’s a waste of time or money. Lets face it, their websites always make the places look great but what I want to know is the truth, the […]

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Dinosaur World Live in Chester

April 10, 2018 admin 0

At the weekend we went to the new theatre in Chester, The Story House, which is just the best addition to the city, to watch Dinosaur World Live. I wasn’t to sure what to expect from the show but my eldest had informed me that “when the meteor hit the earth 5 dinosaur eggs were saved and it’s probably about time they hatched so maybe this is them putting on a show using those real […]

Our summer memories

September 4, 2017 admin 0

On the eve of big’un returning to school and the eve, eve, of the tiddler starting school I am sat here reflecting on our summer together. Unlike the majority of parents I am in a very fortunate position as a teacher that I can have most of the summer off with my boys and that is something that I am deeply grateful for as it hasn’t always been the case but this year I have […]

#myYHAviews have you entered

June 22, 2016 admin 0

The youth hostel association offer high quality accommodation at budget prices across England and Wales. They offer something for everyone from pods to hostels and cottages you can rent out privately for the whole family, so whether you are travelling alone, with family and friends, or escorting a coach full of students you will fins something to fit your budget and your needs. Last year my family and I stayed at YHA in Ambleside  and […]