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Places to see Santa in Wigan this Christmas

It’s already getting to the time of year when trips to Santa are popping up everywhere. If you’re likeLisa of Hollybobbs Blog you’ll want to get booked in early so you don’t miss out or like to get the festive season all planned out then you’ll want to get the dates …

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Breakfast with Father Christmas at Erddig National Trust www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 places to see Santa in Manchester in 2018

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of year when the nights start drawing in, the central heating goes on and the Christmas decorations arrive in the shops. On every parent’s to do list is getting the children to write to Santa and plan a Santa visit, oh and don’t forget …

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Blackpool Tower Dungeons at Halloween
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Blackpool Tower Dungeons at Halloween

We recently visited Blackpool Tower Dungeons and I can’t believe I’ve never been before. We went as a family of four including myself and my wife plus our two kids Freddie and Daisy who are 9 and 5 years old respectively. Cost of entry is £16.50 for an adult and …

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10 things to do in Wigan with Kids
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10 things to do in Wigan with Kids

Wigan is an old industrial town located between Manchester and Liverpool. Made famous by George Orwell in his poem The Road To Wigan Pier, it is now more well known for it’s football and rugby teams. I’ve lived in this area for fourteen years now and have discovered this small …

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Indoor Skydiving | iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre.
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Indoor Skydiving | iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre.

We were lucky enough to be invited recently to try out the indoor skydiving experience iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre. We kept it a secret from the kids, and they were beside themselves as we parked up next to the iFly centre. We were advised to arrive an hour before …

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Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm – MOVED TO MOLD

Updated: 11 November 2018 We understand that the Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm is now CLOSED at the Cheshire Oaks location and has moved to Mold. Why not check out the Santa Experience at St Lukes Bombed Out Church in Liverpool. For further details please see here.   …

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West Kirby Beach

I never thought I’d live near the beach. I grew up near Manchester and never thought the beach would be part of my daily life, but now it is, I actually can’t imagine living without it. So what do we love so much about West Kirby Beach with Kids? Before …

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Lyme Park at Christmas

We spent a day at Lyme Park in Cheshire (the setting for Colin Firth’s Pride & Prejudice) at Christmas so read on to find out what Lyme Park at Christmas is like. I had a quick look at the National Trust website before we set off to see what Christmas things they had …

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Turtle and Shark Feeding Experience at Sea Life Blackpool
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Turtle and Shark Feeding Experience at Sea Life Blackpool

During our trip to Blackpool over the Summer Holidays staying at Ribby Hall we were invited by Sea Life Blackpool to come along and feed the sharks. I’ve been to Sea Life in Blackpool before, often on a busy rainy day and have not had much chance in the past …

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Top Tips for Just So Festival 2019
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20 Top Tips for Just So Festival 2019

We have just spent a fun packed magical weekend at Just So Festival in Cheshire with lots of lovely friends.  I’ll share with you throughout this post things we loved but I’ll focus on some tips to help you get the most out of the weekend if you’re planning on …

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Coral Island Blackpool
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Coral Island Blackpool

So you can take the kids on numerous day trips, family holidays and exciting activities but I find that nothing gets them quite as excited as flashing lights and 2p slot machines. It’s the way their faces light up at the possibility of the win and the giddiness that sets …

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CBBC Summer Social Liverpool 2018

In the beautiful grounds of Croxteth Hall, Liverpool the sun was shining for a crazy weekend at the CBBC Summer Social. At around £30 a head this certainly wasn’t a cheap day out but was definitely a chance to dance, sing and meet some of the stars of the show. …

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Family Holiday in Southport
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Family Holiday in Southport

We are big fans of an English seaside resort, so were delighted to be invited to have a family holiday in Southport during the summer holidays, sampling some of the town’s numerous attractions. NB: Jane and her family were hosted on their family holiday in Southport and invited to participate …

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On the Tiger Trail at Knowsley Safari Park
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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 …

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Altitude Activity at the Manchester Chill Factore’s Snow Park
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Altitude Activity at the Manchester Chill Factore’s Snow Park

We were invited to try out the new Altitude activity at the Manchester Chill Factore’s snow park this half term. The snow park is next to the giant indoor ski slope at the Chill Factore and is made up of 3 different ‘zones’ – a tubing course, a giant ice luge …

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Inflata Nation in Trafford Park, Manchester
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Inflata Nation in Trafford Park, Manchester

We were recently invited to try out Inflata Nation in Trafford Park, Manchester – described on its website as the UK’s first indoor inflatable theme park for all the family. On booking, we were assigned a one-hour slot and advised to arrive 30 minutes before for a safety briefing. We …

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Farms in North West to Visit with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Farms in North West to Visit with Kids

If you’re looking for Farms in the North West to visit with Kids then do take a look at this great post by Collette at Going on an Adventure about three of her favourites: The first farm Colette recommends is Smithills Open Farm – Farms in the North West Smithills Open …

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Easter Egg Hunts in the North West 2018 | National Trust Properties
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Easter Egg Hunts in the North West 2018 | National Trust Properties

National Trust Easter Egg Hunts in the North West! It’s that time of the year again when the National Trust team up with Cadburys to offer you and your kids an outdoor adventure with cadburys chocolate eggs! What more could you want. There are over 250 hunts across England, Scotland, Wales …

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Ninjago Ninja at Legoland Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre
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Ninjago at Legoland Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre

Lego in our house is standard, my boys, (7,18 and, well, let’s be honest 40) are all very keen to have a go and it’s ever growing presence is something that can’t be denied. So imagine the excitement when we were invited to the Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre, …

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Digital Kids Show Review, Event City, Manchester 2017

As most parents will be able to agree with our children are becoming ever more IT literate and the rise of the YouTube generation is in full flow. I have to admit I am not really a computer game player but my kids are finding there own interests. When I …

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Top Ten Tips for Visiting Winter Wonderland - Event City www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Top Ten Tips for Visiting Winter Wonderland – Event City

Here are Top Ten Tips for visiting Winter Wonderland at Event City 1. Santa Visit  The Santa visit is one of the highlights for me and definitely was for our 4 year old daughter too. The whole experience is wonderful with a greeting from an elf with a diamanté beard, …

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Is it worth queuing for the Ice Slide at Liverpool Ice Festival? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is it worth queuing for the Ice Slide at Liverpool Ice Festival?

Earlier this week we went on the Ice Slide with the Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival and have been asked a few times recently Is it worth queuing for? The answer all depends on how long you need to queue for! It is the UK’s longest real Ice Slide and has …

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Review | Enid Blyton's The Secret Seven at Storyhouse Chester
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Review | Enid Blyton’s The Secret Seven at Storyhouse Chester

Did you see The Secret Seven at StoryhouseLive last Christmas? We did and we loved it.  This year you can join Dorothy, Toto and her friends for The Wizard of Oz. Tickets are on sale from £15 – book early for the best seats at the best prices!   The Wizard …

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Tips for Ice Skating with Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Tips for Ice Skating with Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival

Earlier this week we went Ice Skating with the Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival and here are 5 Top Tips! Go in the week – not at the weekend! You’ll thank me for it, I promise!  Even though you book the Ice Skating in time slots, it WILL be full …

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