The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (also known as the MOSI) is one of the free museums managed by the Science Museum Group. Like other museums in this group (The Science Museum, and the National Railway Museum in York), it is huge and there is a lot to see and do for all ages. Did I say it was FREE? Continue reading
Legoland Discovery Centre is somewhere we have visited before but it’s been almost three years, which to my children, is like aaaaaaaaaggeees ago, although it feels like yesterday to me. Where does the time go?
The first full day of our Manchester mini-break saw us drive the few miles around the M62 and M60 to the Intu Trafford Centre. Our first appointment was with the Sea Life Manchester, an attraction that opened in 2013. Continue reading
During October half-term, we spent a few days in Blackpool on the Lancashire coast. It was fresh and fun. We love it! Here’s what we did.
We can not recommend Blackpool Pleasure Beach enough. We visited on Halloween, when it became Vampire Beach for the day and we had an amazing time. We are a family with members aged from 3 to 53 and all had a brilliant day, and we were there from 11am until 9.30pm – over ten hours, which is fantastic value. The Halloween atmosphere was pitch-perfect and there was so much to do.
Illuminasia is an indoor attraction in the Winter Gardens a short distance behind Blackpool Tower. It is an Asian-themed light exhibition which is suitable for all ages. It combines traditional Chinese paper lantern crafts with modern technology. Continue reading
We stayed at the Travelodge Lytham St Annes in the October half-term break 2014.
Travelodge Lytham St Annes
The Travelodge reception is on the first floor – there are stairs and two lifts – and the accommodation is on floors one, two, and three of the main building. The ground floor is a vet’s surgery and shops such as Costa Coffee and M&S. Continue reading
Sandcastle Waterpark is the UK’s biggest indoor waterpark, and I can quite believe it. I would say it’s much bigger than any of the Butlin’s waterparks and Splash Landings at Alton Towers. Sandcastle Waterpark has over 18 slides and attractions, and we spent three hours here in October half-term 2014.
Legoland Discovery Centre is an indoor attraction in The Trafford Centre in Manchester, and it is ace. For Lego fans young and old, it is a must-do, and brilliant for this time of year when the weather is not so good and there is lots of Christmas shopping to be done.