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

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

The Madagascar PLAY! space at Chester Zoo

During half term we visited Chester Zoo to check out the newly opened PLAY! space featuring a range of different areas created by play experts and launched at the end of May.  The Madagascar PLAY! space is a really active adventure play area designed to encourage children to explore and have fun. New PLAY! area at Chester Zoo We first arrived at the PLAY! space around lunch time – this wasn’t entirely intentional but just happened to be the point at which we stumbled across it whilst exploring the rest of the zoo.  The Madagascar PLAY! Base Camp is conveniently situated near a couple of eateries and with plenty of outdoor spaces for picnics – and as such it was extremely busy at lunch time on a sunny day in the middle of half term!  This is of course to be expected and didn’t really pose too much of a…

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Bank Holiday Adventures with Piri Allergy

Bank Holiday Adventures with Piri Allergy

This spring & summer we are working with Piri Allergy to prove that life is just more fun when you get outdoors!  We spent … View Post
Gangsta Granny, Manchester Opera House – Review

Gangsta Granny, Manchester Opera House – Review

I’m pleased to be able to say that Ben is a keen and confident reader.  He devours books and can often be … View Post
Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Delamere Forest

Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Delamere Forest

Gruffalo Spotters is the latest incarnation of the much loved Forestry Commission Gruffalo Trails in 26 forests across the UK (check here to find your … View Post
Chill Factore – The Snow Park

Chill Factore – The Snow Park

Last weekend we took ourselves off on a bit of an exciting adventure to Chill Factore, our local indoor snow destination!  As Amy and … View Post
The Very Hungry Caterpillar at The Lowry – Review

The Very Hungry Caterpillar at The Lowry – Review

All too often I whisk the big two off to the theatre leaving Amy at home because it’s too late or too grown … View Post
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at The Lowry

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at The Lowry

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has long been a favourite of mine.  I first read  devoured it some thirteen or … View Post