Category Archives: Yorkshire North

Tree top Junior at Go Ape Dalby Forest

Go Ape! at Dalby Forest, Yorkshire

What to do on the rainiest of days during the rainiest of rainiest summer holidays in living memory? Most mums, especially the sensible ones, would stay indoors, break open the craft box, and have a cosy afternoon in. Me? I take on the challenge of Go Ape! Who wouldn’t, right? Apart from all those sensible people obviously. Continue reading

01May/17
Forbidden Corner review

The Forbidden Corner, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

So last year, we visited a place we’d been meaning to go for ages – The Forbidden Corner in Leyburn. It’s very popular and you have to pre-book. We’d heard lots of good things about it, so set a date to go up there and make a weekend of it. The only tickets we could get were for a 1 pm entry. We weren’t sure this would give us enough time in the park but decided to take it anyway as finding spare days to get anywhere seems to be more effort these days! Did we enjoy it? I think so. I’m still not sure what to make of it, to be honest.  Continue reading

03Apr/17
20 FREE family days out in Yorkshire

Free Family Days Out in Yorkshire

With the school holidays approaching, you may be worried about the expense of keeping your children entertained. Never fear, Kids Days Out Reviews are here to bring you some of the best FREE family days out.

To help you through the days ahead, here are some ideas for family days out in Yorkshire. They are all either free or low cost (such as having to pay for parking) Continue reading

14Oct/16
A review of Middleham Castle in North Yorkshire

Middleham Castle, Middleham, North Yorkshire

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.

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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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18Aug/15
Getting our hard hats on at White Scar Cave

White Scar Caves, Ingleton, North Yorkshire

The last day of our Lake District holiday was a bit fraught as I’d mistakenly thought that check-out time was 11am when it was in fact 10am. Oops. While the girls were off out of the way swimming with Dad, I was frantically packing us all back into our car, and preparing a picnic for our stopover point of White Scar Caves, which is near Ingleton and on our way back to our Yorkshire home. Continue reading

25May/15

Playdale Farm Park, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

This weekend we visited Playdale Farm Park, just a few miles south of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, and we had an awesome afternoon.

Playdale Farm Park had a good mix of outdoor and indoor activities, and would be perfectly fine for a visit on a sunny or a rainy day, and suits children up to the age of 10. Continue reading

02Aug/14

Wind in the Willows at York Theatre Royal, York

Yesterday we went to see York Theatre Royal‘s own production of The Wind in the Willows
The play tells the story of Mole, Ratty, Mr Toad, and Mrs Badger (yes, Badger is a Mrs in this production), and their woodland and riverbank acquaintances. It is people dressed as animals. The music is provided on stage by Mrs Otter, Mr Rabbit, and Mr Fox, and there are hedgehogs, rabbits, and weasels played by junior cast members. 

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