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Aerial Trek in Cheshire | Vertigo | Carden Park

The industrious people over at Carden Park, in Cheshire, have been very busy during lockdown in creating a brand-new Pursuits area in their 1000 acre estate.  This area is multi-purpose in providing great team-building activities for corporate clients which is cleverly utilised as a family activity the rest of the time.  We visited at the …

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Review of On Your Feet at Liverpool Empire | Musical about Emilio and Gloria Estefan

Rise above the storms and get “on your feet”! Last night in the aftermath of Storm Dennis, and Ciara before that, my friend and I escaped to the warmer climes of Miami courtesy of the Liverpool Empire Theatre and the hit show “On Your Feet”.  For those of you who don’t recognise the title track, …

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The Original Tour Hop on Hop Off Bus – A Great Way to See London

Usually when I visit a city, I plan ahead by identifying what attractions I would like to see and then plan a route / days around it.  So when I started planning our trip to London for October half-term I did just that.  Then I came across The Original Tour and realised there was a …

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Review | 9 to 5 The Musical at Liverpool Empire

Last night we had the absolute pleasure of being invited to watch 9 to 5 The Musical at the Liverpool Empire and what a show it was! I’m pretty sure that everyone (apart from the friend I took) knows that this musical is based on the hit film released in 1980 starring Dolly Parton, Jane …

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Review | War Horse at Liverpool Empire

Following 8-record breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse is currently touring the UK.  Last night was the opening night in Liverpool, where it is on until Saturday 17th August. I have neither read the …

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Review | Dirty Dancing the Musical – a classic!

We were invited to watch Dirty Dancing the Musical at the Empire in Liverpool last night. Unfortunately for the theatre it clashed with a massive game for Liverpool Football Club so it wasn’t a full house which I think does have an impact on the atmosphere, this isn’t a complaint just a case of clashing …

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Review | Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake – simply breath-taking!

We were delighted to be invited by Liverpool Empire to watch this complete re-write of Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake which in 1995 transformed the traditional view of the ballet world.  For those of you unfamiliar with Sir Matthew Bourne OBE, he is widely hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful choreographer and director. According …

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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto | The Snow Queen at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre

Get your festive dancing shoes on … a Mini Travellers favourite the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto is back for Christmas 2018 (this is a no spoilers review!) Late November our Christmas countdown began (much to the disgruntlement of my husband who would put our Christmas Tree up on Christmas Eve if it was down to him …

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The Storybarn’s Treasure Island at Liverpool One

On Monday night we were invited to the opening of the Storybarn’s latest adventure, Treasure Island at Liverpool One.  Created in conjunction with The Reader (a volunteer-led movement across the North West), and alongside Liverpool One’s Story Season (a three month celebration of all things literary), Treasure Island is located on Paradise Street within the …

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Review | Dinosaur World Live at The Storyhouse, Chester – ‘Live’ Dinosaurs in Chester!

On Saturday, we were lucky enough to be invited to The Storyhouse in Chester to see the amazing Dinosaur World Live. We love this theatre, I think it’s been done brilliantly, is a good size where it still feels intimate and has great facilities to keep the kids occupied if you arrive a little early.  …

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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella | Cinderella – like you’ve never seen before

Last night we were lucky enough to be invited to the Empire Theatre in Liverpool to watch Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella.  This wasn’t your usual Cinderella, although you would all recognise the basis of the story, this one was set in 1940’s London during the Blitz. The show was first created back in 1997 and hasn’t …

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The Chit Chat Chalk Show | Action Transport Theatre, Ellesmere Port

Here is our review of The Chit Chat Chalk Show at Action Transport Theatre, Ellesmere Port Our final show of Half Term week was at the Action Transport Theatre in Ellesmere Port where we saw the Chit Chat Chalk Show.  My friends booked this on our behalf and I have to be honest I wasn’t …

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