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.

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’m less familiar with though is the story of The Bear.  This winter, The Bear, based on the book by Raymond Briggs and adapted for stage by Pins & Needles hits Waterside and we went along to watch on Thursday night. To say I’m less familiar with the story is something of an understatement.  I’d never actually read the book before and didn’t really know much beyond the synopsis: One night a great big, white polar comes to stay with Tilly. The bear’s got black hooked claws and huge yellow teeth; but his white furry coat is warm and soft and Tilly decides he’s the cuddliest thing in the whole world. Tilly soon finds out that a big bear can cause big problems – he takes a LOT…

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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
Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure at Manchester Arena

Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure at Manchester Arena

On Wednesday evening I picked everyone up early from childcare, the big two got quickly changed in the car and we hopped a tram … View Post
In the Night Garden Live – A Guest Review

In the Night Garden Live – A Guest Review

It’s safe to say that my three are past the point of being all that bothered about In the Night Garden, in fact … View Post
A repeat visit to The Ice Cream Farm – Review

A repeat visit to The Ice Cream Farm – Review

Top of Amy’s wish list for this summer holiday was a return visit to The Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire – we’d been twice … View Post
FREEDOME, Cheshire Oaks – Review

FREEDOME, Cheshire Oaks – Review

FREEDOME, Cheshire Oaks is more than just a trampoline park.  Situated above the bowling alley on the Coliseum Leisure Park next to the Cheshire … View Post
Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest – Our Three Bed Executive Lodge

Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest – Our Three Bed Executive Lodge

Our three bed executive lodge at Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest provided us with the perfect base for a weekend of relaxation, adventure and quality … View Post