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Sleeping Beauty, Floral Pavilion

Yesterday we went to the Floral Pavilion to see the 5pm showing of Sleeping Beauty.  We combined the trip with a very blustery cycle along the front in New Brighton and an early tea at Pizza Express. We had a really lovely afternoon and early evening and can highly recommend …

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Cinderella, Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Today I took my three girls aged 4,4 and 5 to see the pantomime of Cinderella put on by LHK productions at The Epstein Theatre. This is the second panto we’ve seen at The Epstein this year, having seen Beauty & The Beast at Easter.  Why only do panto once a year …

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Grimm’s Faerie Feast, The Met

On Thursday evening we were delighted to be invited to attend Grimms Faerie Feast at the Met in Bury. We understood the programme for the night to be one of stories and food! We read that the evening wouldn’t be suitable for under 5 yrs so we left our 2 …

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Festive Weekend in London

This lovely post by Heledd about a Festive Weekend in London at The Amba Hotel, Winter Wonderland and Kids Cinema Club is full of beautiful photographs. If you enjoy this post you can read Heledd’s blog Running in Lavender by clicking here or follow her on twitter @HeleddLavender When considering a day out with …

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Portable North Pole – A Personalised Video From Santa

If you’ve not done this already you are missing a trick. It is absolutely wonderful and the way the kids faces light up when they see Santa talk to them is just perfect. We tried the Santa call service too. It was the cutest thing when Lily tried to chat …

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Red Riding Hood

We went to see Red Riding Hood by Jake Brunger & Pippa Cleary at The Pleasance Theatre Islington this December, 2015. Recommended for ages 5+ Running time: 1 hour (no interval) Red Riding Hood is a lovely festive treat for the children at the weekend, so great to go to a small …

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My Captured Moment – Christmas Eve

This is week 50 of the fabulous link up My Captured Moment hosted by Heledd at Running in Lavender.  You can find it here. These are a couple of pictures from Christmas last year that was really really magical. Find out how Christmas has Changed for me here.  

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Rainy Christmas Day Out at Thomas Land

Last weekend we spent a very wet and rainy day at Thomas Land with some friends. We live about 5 hours apart and Thomas Land is in the middle. We had a brilliant time there last Christmas and decided to book it again this year. When we woke up in …

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Blackpool Tower Circus Pantomime

This weekend we went to Blackpool Tower for their fantastic Christmas show. Action packed with a great blend of panto and circus, the whole family were enthralled for the full 2 hours. The staff at Blackpool Tower couldn’t be more helpful; from the promotion man at the front who checked …

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Winter Wonderland 

Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending the Winter Wonderland event at Event City at the Trafford Centre, Manchester. It is billed as the UK’s largest indoor Christmas Theme Park. The fun starts from the moment you walk through the door as bright colours, noise and snow welcome you to …

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Lyme Park at Christmas

Last weekend we had arranged to meet up with friends at Lyme Park in Cheshire (the setting for Colin Firth’s Pride & Prejudice) on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday morning we woke up to weather warnings suggesting that if you could avoid travelling you should! I texted my friends and suggested Sunday instead! …

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Cinderella Pantomime with Torvill and Dean

Yesterday I was lucky enough to go and see Cinderella at the Manchester Opera House, starring Torvill and Dean. When I first said I would go and take my 5 year old grandson, I began to have second thoughts about it.   Would we be able to get there on time? …

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Santa Claus and The Night Before Christmas

I love going to the theatre – there’s always something magical about bringing a story to life in stage through music and sound. Now that my son is old enough to be able to sit still for an hour or so, I thought it would get us into the festive …

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Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

I’ve been explaining how much I love Christmas and how Christmas has changed over on my new blog Mini Ventures this week.  I love getting the tree up early and the Christmas celebrations can really start when it’s going up. The Christmas soundtrack goes on, the baileys can come out …

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Victorian Christmas Activities at Speke Hall

On Sunday we braved the elements to spend a day at Speke Hall in North Liverpool.  Speke Hall is one of our local National Trust properties and we’ve spent many a summers day wandering in the woods around the Hall and playing in the gardens. The weather forecast for the …

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All Aboard the Polar Express

As the build up to Christmas begins we love nothing more than to embrace the season and get excited with our little ones, so, when we were invited to ride the Polar Express at Weardale we were more than a little excited! Pyjamas on, snacks packed, we loaded two littlies …

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Storytime with Santa at St George’s Hall Grotto

If you live in or around Liverpool and wondering which grotto to take the kids to this Christmas you should definitely consider St George’s Hall. Storytime with Santa, within the Heritage Centre, which is centrally located just opposite the bus station and Lime Street station. The magic starts as you …

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Planning Christmas Days Out and More

Last year I got a little bit carried away with Christmas day trips… This year is really set to be no different as the thing is I really do LOVE Christmas. Now it is November and my girls birthdays are all over I can really start to plan what we …

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Fabulous Frost Fair, Pacific Road Venue, Wirral (18th/19th/20th November 2016)

The Fabulous Frost Fair returns for the third year in an all new venue. WHEN: Friday 18th November- VIP Launch Night 6pm-10pm Saturday 19th November- Super Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 20th November- Family Fun Day 10am- 4pm WHAT: Want to know what to expect on each day? Follow us on Facebook …

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Southbank Winter Festival

Ting Dalton loves travelling with her son and writes a fab travel blog called Travel Monkey. She can be found tweeting @my_travelmonkey When considering a day out with the kids or things to do in a new area, why not try our search function, click here to try it. There …

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Gullivers Hotel – Wheelchair Friendly?

This review has been written by Dawn. Mum to Lewis and Rachel.  You can read more from Dawn in our post ‘Are your car seats safe enough?‘ On Sunday 28th December, we arrived at the Gullivers Hotel for our Christmas panto package mini break.  We are Mum, Dad, Lewis aged …

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Frozen Experience, Tarvin Sands

Due to the success of the Frozen Experience at Christmas, the Magical Experience are putting on the show at February Half Term! Performances run from 14th February to 22nd February 2015, with shows running every day at 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.40pm and 6.30pm.  BOOK ONLINE NOW!! https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/tarvinsandsreindeercentre to book your experience …

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Santa Special Llangollen Railway

So today we went on another of our Christmas Adventures. You can’t live on the Wirral for long without people mentioning childhood trips to Santa Special Llangollen Railway, which is only an hour away.  Llangollen railway is renowned as being a great day out and one of the top things …

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Winter Wonderland at Center Parcs Whinfell

This review is by one of my friends Jess about her recent trip to the Winter Wonderland at Center Parcs, Whinfell with her husband and two year old twins. This post contains some gorgeous photos Jess writes a fab blog over at Mummyofboygirltwins.com and she can regularly be found tweeting …

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