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Emma Phillips

Ian & Emma Phillips live in Bolton with their three children, two boys aged 8 and 6 and their little girl who is now 4. Emma also writes over at Fuelled by Latte.

Whiskers First Winter: Cast Theatre, Doncaster

With the wintery weather now drawing in and the excited anticipation of Christmas starting to bubble, we arrived at Cast Theatre in Doncaster in high spirits. We had been invited to the first showing of Whiskers First Winter performed by Odd Dolls Puppetry. The show is largely performed without spoken word, using music, lighting and …

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Alice in Winterland at Lightwater Valley

This winter, Lightwater Valley is home to over 100 giant, illuminated, light sculptures of Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, Humpty Dumpty and many more of those Lewis Carroll’s childhood characters we all know and love from the Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass stories.  Last …

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10 Christmas Gifts that aren’t toys for Outdoorsy and Travel-Loving Families!

Sometimes you just don’t know what to buy someone and that is where an experience gift can be the perfect thing. Over at Fuelled by Latte there is a huge list of 40 Present Ideas for People Which are Impossible to Buy For! which inspired us to pick our favourite 10 Christmas Gifts that aren’t …

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Christmas in Edinburgh 2019

The beautiful and historic city of Edinburgh’s hugely popular annual Christmas celebration returns for 2019 and this year’s offer promises another spectacular festive season for people of all ages to enjoy! 16th November 2019 – 4th January 2020 On behalf of City of Edinburgh Council, Underbelly is proud to present the full programme of Edinburgh’s …

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Best Eurocamp Sites in Italy

We’ve put the word out and asked what are the best Eurocamp sites to visit in Italy? Here are your recommendations. Marina di Venezia near Venice Marina di Venezia is a large and lively site with 2915 pitches! The superb pool complex includes an Olympic-size swimming pool, fantastic water sprayground, giant jacuzzis and waterslides for …

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Tregurrian Camping and Caravanning Club Site (near Newquay)

Tregurrian Camping and Caravanning Club Site sits high up on, but set back from, the cliffs to the north of Newquay, away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre. A walk to the beach takes around 20 minutes along the cliff top (although this was definitely a lot longer with kids in tow). …

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Fireworks Displays in North Yorkshire 2021

Each year locations around the country celebrate the day that Guy Fawkes and his crew were thwarted in their attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament by holding fireworks events and bonfires. Here we’ve rounded up some of the most popular bonfire and fireworks events in North Yorkshire for 2021! North Yorkshire Bolton Abbey, …

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Places to Visit Santa in North Yorkshire Christmas 2020!

Top Places to Visit Father Christmas in North Yorkshire. National Trust Fountains Abbey, Ripon 2019 dates were Saturdays and Sundays from 23rd November – 22nd December – No dates have yet been published for 2020 £10 per child (2019 rate) The big man is back in Fountains Hall this year but with a twist. He’s …

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Win Family Ticket to Cinderella: The Rockin’ Panto!

This winter see a pop-tactic Panto with a difference – where feet stomping and heart pumping chart topping hits from rock, pop and soul classics across the decades are played lived on stage by the cast at every performance. Enter our competition now to win a family ticket to see the Preview Performance on 30th …

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