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.

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 nearest one!) and this time features a fantastic app to bring the characters to life. The closest forest to us with a Gruffalo Spotters Trail is Delamere Forest where we’ve completed the two previous Gruffalo Trails (The original Gruffalo Trail and Gruffalo Orienteering) so it was only right that we went there this weekend to try out the new Gruffalo Spotters app! Mich and I had been checking the weather forecast fairly obsessively in the run up to our planned adventure, knowing this was our only chance to do the new Gruffalo Spotters Trail together before the summer holidays.  Even right up till Saturday night it looked like we were going to be well and truly rained off however Sunday morning came round bright and sunny…

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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
The Enchantment of Chester Zoo – a guest review!

The Enchantment of Chester Zoo – a guest review!

We had planned to visit Chester Zoo yesterday to experience the Wild Rumpus “The Enchantment of Chester Zoo” – unfortunately our plans were foiled by … View Post