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.

A weekend in Manchester with Roomzzz

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you probably know that we live in Manchester – in fact less than 5 miles from the city centre. So you might find it a little strange that we decided to spend last Saturday night at the Roomzzz Aparthotel Manchester City Corn Exchange but after an intentionally quiet September we were all ready for a little adventure and some quality time together that didn’t involve getting jobs done around the house, watching too much TV or generally not paying each other much attention! Despite Manchester city centre being on our doorstep, we don’t actually go into town with the children all that often unless it’s for something specific like the Bee in the City tour or a trip to the theatre.  There are so many place we’d never explored before so when Roomzzz offered us a night’s stay we decided to take…

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A day out with TraffordCity

A day out with TraffordCity

TraffordCity, Manchester is  a “city within a city” – a shopping and entertainment destination built up around the Trafford Centre (which incidentally is currently celebrating … View Post
Just So Festival 2018 – Our Highlights

Just So Festival 2018 – Our Highlights

Last weekend saw our third trip to Just So Festival – which I guess makes us regulars (though there are certainly people who have been … View Post
Coral Island, Blackpool

Coral Island, Blackpool

For many, Blackpool is the epitome of traditional British seaside holidays – but despite it being just an hour away from home, it’s not … View Post
Taking Time Out at The Spa Hotel, Ribby Hall Village

Taking Time Out at The Spa Hotel, Ribby Hall Village

You know how sometimes life just seems to be careering on at full pelt and there seems to be nothing you can do to … View Post
Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment at Echo Arena Liverpool

Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment at Echo Arena Liverpool

I can’t tell you how glad I was to get everyone into bed this evening – the levels of bickering and generally over-tired, over-emotional … View Post
Reddish Vale Farm – Perfect for Under 5s!

Reddish Vale Farm – Perfect for Under 5s!

It’s been years since we last visited Reddish Vale Farm, so long in fact that I was pregnant with Amy.  On the basis … View Post