morning, we were up and out the door very early because we had a date with some Aliens! Seriously. We were off to see Aliens Love Underpants, based on the book by Clare Freedman and Ben Court at The Assembly Halls in Tunbridge Wells. We’ve had this book a few years and it has become a favourite bedtime book of ours, so the chance to see it transfer to the stage was very exciting indeed. The kids had a good read of the book before going and all the way to the theatre there was constant talk about PANTS! Pants are a hot topic in our house, with a certain little boy’s reluctance to wear them at the moment, or at least reluctance to keep them dry!
‘The most recommended place to visit’
Hull, along with Swansea Bay, Dundee and Leicester, has made the shortlist to become UK City of Culture 2017.
It’s years since I last went to Humber Bridge Country Park. We were up that way one evening last week to meet family and the girls were desperate to get down on the beach and play but it was getting late so I promised we’d come back again very soon.
Today, we have been at Little Fun Fest at York Maze. We’ve had loads of fun and done some fabulous things. There was so much to do that we didn’t get chance to do everything. There were shows constantly from 11am over two different stages, a fun-fair, various characters wandering about to meet, and most of the usual York Maze attractions. The shows were packed with familiar (and less familiar) faces including Alex, Mister Maker, and Mr Bloom from CBeebies, and children’s entertainers such as That Poetry Bloke, and puppets from Phil Fletcher.
Ripley Caravan Park is a few miles north of Harrogate in North Yorkshire. We stayed here for three nights in August 2013. We paid about £25 per night for six of us, for an electric grass pitch.
Brimham Rocks is a unique place in North Yorkshire. It is located on a high area of moorland north of Harrogate. It is owned by the National Trust and is a free attraction (you pay £5 per car for all day parking).
Lightwater Valley near Ripon in North Yorkshire has been operating as a theme park since the 1980s and is somewhere I remember going as a child, though I don’t remember too much about it!
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These days it is a huge 175 acre site and incorporates a shopping village and a bird of prey centre. It has over 40 rides and attractions and is home to Europe’s longest roller coaster – The Ultimate. More recently, it has opened a brand new Angry Birds play area.