North West

Being based in Manchester, lots of our days out and experiences are in the North West so it makes sense to group them all together!

Hopefully you’ll be able to find some inspiration here – and we’d love to hear about your favourite places in the North West too!

Playing in the sea in January

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’d like collaborate with us on a review do get in touch and we can talk this over.

BEYOND, Manchester – a family day out

Where is BEYOND? Sitting at the side of the M60, within spitting distance of the Trafford Centre, is an enormous sloped building which, for the last ten years or so, has been called Chill Factore. However, it has recently undergone a bit of a re-brand and is now called BEYOND. Don’t worry, Chill Factore is still there – but there’s a whole lot more to discover too at this family activity destination as we found out when we visited last Saturday. Hoverboard World at Breezeboard Pro Breezeboard Pro opened in late 2016 and is the UK’s largest walk-in swegway shop. Owners Lee and Rosie (who are really lovely by the way!) found that customers were really keen to be able to try out products in store but this was obviously a bit of a nightmare in terms of having people whizzing about the shop on a busy Saturday afternoon. To…

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Salford Quays – A family day out

Salford Quays – A family day out

Salford Quays is part of Salford in Greater Manchester and is easily accessible from Manchester city centre via public transport. For us, Salford Quays … View Post
National Trust – Formby

National Trust – Formby

We first visited the National Trust site of Formby in January last year as part of a collaboration on instagram.  We had such a … View Post
Aladdin Circus Pantomime at Blackpool Tower – Guest Review

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 … 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
Beauty and the Beast at St Helen’s Theatre Royal

Beauty and the Beast at St Helen’s Theatre Royal

On Sunday tea time I took Chloe and Amy along with Chloe’s best friend Willow and her mum over to St Helen’s … View Post
Disney on Ice presents Dream Big – Review

Disney on Ice presents Dream Big – Review

Last Friday night, I took Ben, Chloe and Amy along with Uncle Will and Cass to see Disney on Ice presents Dream Big at … View Post