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.

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 found lying on his bed, long after he should have been asleep, reading to himself.  I’m always torn between being cross with him and secretly quite pleased – I know it’s something I often got into trouble for myself!  Although David Walliams books are usually recommended for around age 9+, Ben received Gangsta Granny for Christmas last year and has since gone on to read Billionaire Boy.  He’s more than capable of reading them but I’m obviously aware that some of the themes might be more tricky for him and so we chat about what he’s reading fairly regularly. When the opportunity arose to see Gangsta Granny on stage at the Manchester Opera House I obviously jumped at it, knowing that Ben would be absolutely thrilled but also…

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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
Aladdin at The Epstein Theatre – Review

Aladdin at The Epstein Theatre – Review

What’s Christmas without a panto? Not Christmas that’s what!  Last night, straight from school, I raced Ben and Chloe over to Liverpool … View Post
Disney on Ice presents Frozen – Review

Disney on Ice presents Frozen – Review

You all know how much we love a good adventure, even more so if I can keep it a surprise!  Last night I picked … View Post