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Our first trip to Cheshire Fest

June 4, 2019 admin 12

Last weekend we took the boys to their first ever festival. We chose one that was close to home and a day event as opposed to camping so we had the option of leaving without to much hassle should we need to, it was called Cheshire Fest and was hosted at Manchester Rugby Club in Cheadle Hulme, about 40 minutes from where we live. Choosing to go to a festival with our children was one […]

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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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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 […]

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How to avoid money worries over the summer holidays

July 20, 2018 admin 0

The summer holidays are due to start this weekend, for some they have already started and for the odd couple they start next week but whenever the schools break up the concerns of the parents going into the 6 weeks are the same. How will we entertain our children for 6 consecutive weeks? How will we juggle work and childcare for 6 weeks? How will we fund all this?   For the majority of parents […]

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Essential Steps To Take To Plan The Perfect Family Vacation

July 11, 2018 admin 0

In the fast-paced world of today, work responsibilities, household chores, and general errands can get pretty overwhelming, leaving little to no time for you to spend with those you love. Because of this, it’s important to get away every now and then and head off on a family vacation. Family vacations offer you the opportunity to see something new, have some quality time with your kids and partner, and simply get away from the stresses […]

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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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Free family fun at Warrington with VPX

August 16, 2016 admin 2

Today we headed over to VPX, a community organised event in Warrington. I had only planned on popping in with the boys for an hour or two but we ended up staying for 6 hours and even watched everyone pack up and leave as we enjoyed our ice creams in the last of the sunshine. The day was full of activities for children of all ages to encourage them to try new sports  and with the […]

Has Toby Carvery got what it takes to impress my family?

August 4, 2016 admin 0

Having just returned from two weeks of all-inclusive food and drink it was fair to say we were all feeling our waist bands getting tighter and our energy levels a bit zapped. The food on holiday was lovely and I enjoyed salad and vegetables with every meal, along with cakes, chips and cocktails. The children however were a bit fussier, with the tiddler living on cucumber and ice cream as his staple pieces and the […]