23Aug/16
Bolsover Castle Derbyshire

Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire

Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire is about halfway between our home in Yorkshire, and our Easter destinations of Cadbury World and Drayton Manor, and so made a handy stop off point on our journey. It certainly was much prettier than the service station on the nearby M1, and had a lot more room to run around.

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11Aug/16
YHA Grinton Lodge Yorkshire

YHA Grinton Lodge, Richmond, North Yorkshire

As a family of six, we can rarely find a hotel to suit our needs. We end up getting two standard rooms and have to sleep one adult and two children per room. Either that or upgrade to a very expensive suite.

Whenever we go away as a family, we tend to get a self-catering cottage, or we camp. But as much as we love camping, I don’t (and won’t) do it all year round. At Easter, the choice was between two rooms in a Travelodge on the side of the A1 in North Yorkshire, or to try a Youth Hostel from YHA. We decided it was time to give a youth hostel a go, and we are so glad that we did!

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14Jul/16
minions-1200x770 from Hard Rock Cafe

WIN! Tickets to see Minions at The Hard Rock Cafe, London

Hard Rock Cafe are showing some great family films on selected Saturdays – Frozen, Minions, and the Lego Movie – and you can win tickets right here!

Hard Rock Cafe London and Pop Picturehouse present Minions on the 23rd July at 9am for a special breakfast time showing. You can watch the film, meet some *real Minions (*not real), and join in the photo opportunity. You will also be able to buy and eat your breakfast while you’re there. Continue reading

18Jun/16
Didn't we have a lovely time-

Didn’t we have a lovely time? #DWHALT – June 2016

Yay, June isn’t over yet and I’ve remembered to actually get the linky up! Hurrah for me. Have you got any family days out posts to link up this month?

We’ve been super busy with a trip to North Yorkshire where we stayed at a YHA youth hostel, visited the Forbidden Corner, and also had a little tootle around York. We’ve also been up to Dalby Forest to meet Stick Man!

What did you get up to in the half-term break?

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