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.

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 plenty more times than we have!)  Each year we have done things slightly differently.  The first time we just visited for the day, the second time we camped for the full weekend and this time we made a last minute decision not to camp due to the weather forecast and just drove over each day. (We live just under an hour away from the festival site of Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire.)  Although we are fully set up for camping in the rain and wouldn’t let the weather spoil our fun, in this instance the forecast was bad for Sunday and the idea of putting the tent down in the rain when we didn’t really have the time or space to get it back up again…

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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
The Bear at Waterside – Review

The Bear at Waterside – Review

When it comes to festive icons – Raymond Briggs has the market nailed – with The Snowman and Father Christmas being firm seasonal favourites.  One I’… View Post
The Snowman, Opera House Manchester – Review

The Snowman, Opera House Manchester – Review

As a child of the eighties, The Snowman is a long-established part of my childhood Christmases, sitting down to watch the film adaptation of … View Post