Category Archives: young children

17Nov/16
Visiting Santa at Chill Factore Manchester

Visiting Santa at Chill Factore, Manchester

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

30Aug/16
Camel Creek Adventure Park Cornwall

Camel Creek Adventure Park, Wadebridge, Cornwall

With new attractions and improved all-weather facilities, Camel Creek Adventure Park is billed as one of Cornwall’s leading family days out. It’s a smaller theme park suitable, I think, for under 12s. While it’s not on the scale of parks such as Alton Towers, or Drayton Manor, there’s lots to do. We were there for a full six hours, and there was plenty to keep my children entertained.

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13Aug/15
Keswick Climbing Wall & Outdoor Activity Centre

Keswick Climbing Wall, Keswick, Cumbria

Day two of our Lake District adventure and the morning saw us take advantage of the resort’s very nice swimming pool.

After a refreshing swim and some quick lunch, we drove the twenty minutes to the popular town of Keswick, and paid a visit to Keswick Climbing Wall and Outdoor Activity CentreContinue reading

13Jul/15
Twycross Zoo - Review

Twycross Zoo, Atherstone, Warwickshire

Twycross Zoo is twice the size of London Zoo but with less animals. It makes for a very pleasant day out, rain or shine, of which we had both on the day of our visit.

We visited one changeable Sunday using the tickets we had left as part of the #StayPlayExplore deal. We highly recommend a trip to Twycross Zoo. Continue reading

05Nov/14
Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool

Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool, Lancashire

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.

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14Oct/14

Paradise Park, Newhaven, East Sussex

This is a guest post about Paradise Park in East Sussex from Jennifer of Jennifer’s Little World – mum to two, shameless explorer, and Hama bead genius.

We like to think that we’ve visited most of our local attractions, but we recently discovered Paradise Park near Newhaven – new to us and definitely a hidden gem. Paradise Park really is a unique attraction. It’s difficult to describe in a few words as there is so much to do, so here are the things that we enjoyed the most. Continue reading