Its that time of year again when Hull Truck Theatre definitely, absolutely do NOT do a panto. And this year’s non-panto is A Christmas Treasure Island. We were very excited to be invited back again to see what it’s all about. Continue reading
Santa has arrived at Flemingate in Beverley. And he’s here in style! He is in residence every Thursday – Sunday until the 18th December, and then every day including Christmas Eve. You can just turn up, but if you prefer to book, please visit Flemingate’s website.
So on our second visit to Santa already this year, and this time it was Princes Quay in Hull. We’ve seen Santa at Princes Quay before, and I have to say that the offering gets better year on year. Continue reading
I know it’s still November but we’re feeling all Christmassy already here and are excited about the prospect of a snowy winter this year after a couple of dry years. When Chill Factor-e in Manchester invited us to go and try out their indoor Snow Park with a visit to Santa thrown in we jumped at the chance. Continue reading
York Boat are the most well-known boat tour company in York. They have sailings up and down the River Ouse daily from February to November. They also run special trips, such as the upcoming Santa Cruises.
Smiggle invited us to go to an exclusive preview of their products in time for Christmas at their Leeds store in Trinity Leeds just in from the Briggate entrance. As Leeds is somewhere we aren’t really familiar with, and the three younger girls especially being big Smiggle fans, then it was a yes from us!
BRICK Live – the UK’s largest LEGO exhibition – is back in Birmingham this half-term. Following on from the success of shows in London and Birmingham in 2015, BRICK Live is here and is set to be bigger and better.
Middleham Castle near Leyburn in North Yorkshire is most famous as being the childhood home of Richard III. You know, the one they recently dug up from under a car park in Leicester, and subject of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. It’s not as homely now, but it makes a fascinating day out, and all for free if you are a member of English Heritage.
Clent Hills camping and caravanning site was a great halfway point between our trip to River Dart Country Park and our home back in Yorkshire. It was quite different to our previous destination, but provided a good base to explore the West Midlands – somewhere where we aren’t familiar with. We visited in August 2016.