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Is the Ice Skating rink at the Manchester Ice Village good fun?

With the festive season looming, we were excited to be invited to try out the ice skating rink at the Manchester Ice Village in Cathedral Gardens.  Wrapped up in our woolly hats and gloves, we arrived ten or so minutes before our allotted 45 minute slot.  We very quickly swapped our shoes for ice skates …

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Millarochy Bay Loch Lomond Camping and Caravanning Club Site

We spent a fantastic 5 days over Easter at the Millarochy Bay Loch Lomond Camping and Caravanning site and here is our review. During May half term, we were lucky enough to spend a few days at the stunning Millarochy Bay Camping and Caravanning Club site on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond.  Since getting …

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Re-launched Snow Park at Manchester’s Chill Factore

In May, we were invited along to the launch of the re-imagined Snow Park at Manchester’s Chill Factore.  The Snow Park sits next to the Chill Factore’s giant indoor ski slope, and offers the whole family a chance to play in the snow together, whatever the weather.  When we last went to the Snow Park, …

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Barnard Castle Camping and Caravanning Site

We spent a fantastic 5 days over Easter at the Barnard Castle Camping and Caravanning site in the North East and here is our review. Barnard Castle Camping and Caravanning site is medium sized with about 90 pitches, including grass and hard standing and with electric hookup. Pitches are large, with plenty of space between …

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Sleeping Beauty Christmas Pantomime at the Plaza, Stockport

At the start of December, I asked my children (12, 11 and 8) what things they’d most like to do in the run up to Christmas to seriously get into the festive spirit, and was met with cries of ‘The Panto!!!’.  We’ve been to the panto at Stockport Plaza nearly every year for the last …

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Northumberland Camping and Caravanning Club Site Review

We’ve just spent the most glorious week camping at Northumberland Camping and Caravanning Club Sites in our motorhome on the stunning Northumberland coast. We used to spend a week up in Northumberland every September before the kids started school, and our last visit was just after our youngest was born 8 years ago.  This last week …

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Nozstalgia at Nozstock Festival – still partying hard at 20 Years Young

We’ve just spent our 3rd year running at the fantastic Nozstock Festival, a family-run, family-friendly festival in the rolling Herefordshire countryside. Find out what we thought… NB: Jane and her family were guests of Nozstock but all views and opinions are their own. Nozstock started life as a private party thrown by the Nosworthy family on …

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On the Tiger Trail at Knowsley Safari Park

We were invited this half term to be among the first to experience the new Amur Tiger Trail at Knowsley Safari Park.  The Tiger Trail officially opened on 25 May, allowing visitors to get up close to the park’s two resident Amur tigers – sisters Sinda and Bira.  Of the nine sub-species of tiger in the …

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Bonkers About Conkers! Family Camping at Conkers Camping and Caravanning Club Site and a Day Out at Conkers Forest

With the prospect of a record-breaking second sunny May bank holiday, we decided to pack up Donald Trump (our motorhome) and head down to Conkers Camping and Caravanning Club site in the heart of the New Forest in Derbyshire for the weekend. Located a few miles from the spa town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Conkers Camping and …

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