Christmas

You can’t beat a good festive adventure – we love days out at Christmas to really get us into the festive spirit (though we try really hard to avoid seeing Father Christmas anywhere other than Stockeld Park – they’ve got the real one there you know!)
 
Hopefully you’ll be able to find some inspiration for your own festive adventures – and if you’ve got suggestions of awesome places to visit over the Christmas period, do let us know!
 
Leeds German Market with kids
 
If you’re looking for something specific, pop it in the search bar on the right hand side or give me a shout on twitter and I’ll see if I can find it for you!
 
Of course if you have a Christmas experience you’d like us to cover, do get in touch and we can talk this over.
 

Aladdin Circus Pantomime at Blackpool Tower – Guest Review

Regular readers will be familiar with the Butlers – they often feature in my blog posts, videos or on my social media as Mich and I take the kids on regular days out during the school holidays.  When I realised we weren’t going to be able to attend the Aladdin Circus Pantomime at Blackpool Tower last weekend, I offered Mich the opportunity to take the tickets and do the review for me so . . .  On Sunday we were really pleased to be asked by Colette to go to the Aladdin Circus Pantomime at Blackpool Tower, in place of the Burgess Family.  Being in Blackpool it also meant that we could take Neil’s mum as she lives locally and hadn’t been to a pantomime for years.  Panto is one of our favourite Christmas traditions and the kids were a bit disappointed that we hadn’t managed to book one this…

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Visiting Leeds Christmas Markets

Visiting Leeds Christmas Markets

*This is a commissioned post for Aviva* It’s many years since my first visit to the Leeds Christmas Markets in Millennium Square Leeds, … View Post
Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas at Waterside – Review

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas at Waterside – Review

Raymond Brigg’s Father Christmas is an absolute festive classic and one I have fond memories of from my own childhood so when I … View Post
11 things we love about The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park

11 things we love about The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park

I’m not sure how it has happened but it’s December next week . . . and we all know what that means!  I flipping … View Post
Aladdin at The Epstein Theatre – Review

Aladdin at The Epstein Theatre – Review

What’s Christmas without a panto? Not Christmas that’s what!  Last night, straight from school, I raced Ben and Chloe over to Liverpool … View Post
Lunch at What’s Cooking? & Christmas on the Albert Dock – Review

Lunch at What’s Cooking? & Christmas on the Albert Dock – Review

After our exploration of Tate Liverpool on Sunday morning we took a wander around a very cold and drizzly Albert Dock.  Throughout December Albert … View Post
Coed Gelert Holiday Cottages, Attractions of Snowdonia – Review

Coed Gelert Holiday Cottages, Attractions of Snowdonia – Review

This reivew of Coed Gelert Holiday Cottages is the fourth and final post in a series of posts about our festive weekend away in … View Post