October would have to be one of my favourite months. The days are shorter, there is a chill in the air and the colours outside are amazing. Then at the end of the month is Halloween, and I love Halloween! ( I even got married on the 31st). So here are some Halloween themed activity ideas for this half term.Continue reading “6 Halloween Activities for Half Term”
With a CBeebies obsessed 3 year old, taking the family away for a mini-break to CBeebies Hotel was an enticing choice for a family mini-break. So with the hotel booked, and our passes to hand, we were all ready for staying at CBeebies Hotel. With prices starting at £354 per night for a family of 4 is it worth the cost?Continue reading “Staying at CBeebies Hotel – Mini-Break Review”
When our Merlin Annual Passes expired earlier this year, we didn’t renew. Not because we didn’t see the benefit but because of the upfront cost of the passes just after Christmas. Now Merlin has brought back the option of monthly payments in the form of Merlin Monthly Membership, enabling you to spread the cost. Last month we decided to sign up to the membership.Continue reading “Merlin Monthly Membership”
Everyone loves a bouncy castle, kids and adults alike. So when I heard about Dare2Air Huddersfield, a huge indoor zoned inflatable theme park at Huddersfield Leisure Centre, I had to take J there to try it out. With Slides, obstacle courses, wipeout zone and even a toddler area, I booked some tickets and arranged a playdate.Continue reading “Dare2Air Huddersfield – Family Activities in West Yorkshire”
When we were driving home from our visit to Alton Towers in april, the conversation in the car centered on J making a case for staying at the Cbeebies Hotel. After some persuasive arguments from him, I booked a nights stay. So now we are back home after our mini break, here is what we thought of staying at Cbeebies Hotel Alton Towers. Continue reading “Staying at Cbeebies Hotel Alton Towers.”
The idea of stopping for a Yorkshire Afternoon Tea at the Doubletree by Hilton, set in the lovely historic city of York really appealed. So in the half term holidays, three of my blogging friends and all our children went to sample the Yorkshire picnic, described as Afternoon Tea for Yorkshire folk.
On the weekend we went to Alton Towers, a trip we had planned back in February. As the weekend approached the constant weather watching started. It wasn’t looking good, with rain showers all day and a feels like temperature of around 5 degrees. A cold and wet 2 and 7 year old didn’t fit in our planning equation. Continue reading ” 5 Tips When Visiting Alton Towers and the Weather isn’t on Your Side”
One of our favourite places to visit is Legoland Discovery Centre. J is completely Lego (and in particular Ninjago) mad. With the school holidays approaching and a variety of ways to get discounted tickets, it’s a fun day out for all the family. – Lets face it you never really grow out of Lego do you !
On the weekend, we had the opportunity to let J get behind the wheel of a firefly at YoungDriver. When I heard what Young Driver offer, it brought back memories of my childhood. After telling him he would be driving a firefly, he had been counting down the days. He woke up on Sunday morning bouncing around with excitement, I have never seen him so willing to go get dressed and ready to go out. Once we set off he was constantly chattering and asking the dreaded – are we there yet, all the way down to the Etihad grounds in Manchester.
Last year I heard about Farmer Copleys for pumpkin picking, albeit two days before Halloween. We had fun and got some pumpkins ready for carving but the choice was limited. So this year I wanted to go earlier to see the pumpkin choice and all that Farmer Copleys Pumpkin Festival had to offer. Continue reading “Farmer Copleys Pumpkin Festival – Autumn Days Out”