Category Archives: Days Out

Liverpool FC Stadium Tours, Liverpool

Disclosure – Liverpool FC Stadium Tours provided us with a family ticket for this review. All opinion (and chants of YNWA) is our own

It was about 1992 when I last set foot in Anfield. It was for a match and I went with my Dad, a lifelong Liverpool fan, my brother, uncle and cousins. We travelled the almost three hours on the train, ran from Liverpool train station to Anfield in time for kick off. Watched the Mighty Reds beat Nottingham Forest, then walked back to the train station and travelled three hours back home. I didn’t get to see much of the stadium, and very little of Liverpool itself.

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YHA London Central, London

Over the summer, we decided to take advantage of lots of people avoiding the big cities and made a trip down to London. The twins were desperate to go again and see more of what we didn’t see on previous trips. We will run out of things to see at some point, I’m sure, though I’m an adult and still haven’t seen everything myself!

For our stay, we opted to stay with YHA (again!). I love YHA and YHA London Central didn’t disappoint. Previously we have stayed at YHA St Pauls in London as well as other YHAs around the UK.

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Lone Flyer at Hull Truck Theatre

Thank you to Hull Truck Theatre for inviting us to see their latest show Lone Flyer: The Last Flight of Amy Johnson. It was a much welcomed return to the theatre for us. It’s been far too long!

Lone Flyer is a two-man/woman play all about the life of Hull’s famous pilot Amy Johnson. Amy is played by local born actress Louise Willoughby and everyone else (Amy’s father, her first love, her husband, her engineer friend, and even her best friend Winifred) is played by the very versatile Benedict Salter.

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Days out by bus in East Yorkshire

How do you travel on your days out? Do you have a car? Maybe you let the train take the strain? Or are you more of a bus fan?

I have teamed up with East Yorkshire Buses to show you how taking a bus can enhance your family day out.

I am a huge transport fan of all kinds, both private and public. I think that all forms of transport have their time and place, and they all certainly have their pros and cons. The transport I choose to use for a particular trip depends on a lot of factors, such as ease of parking, bus fare v petrol cost, and how much I feel like driving. Sometimes, I just can’t be doing with it!

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Burnby Hall Gardens, East Yorkshire

It’s been a while since we last visited Burnby Hall Gardens in East Yorkshire. We went there in 2013 and you can read our review here. I remember thoroughly enjoying our visit and thinking what a beautiful place it is and wondered why it had taken me so long to visit in the first place. Going back this week, I still feel exactly the same. There have been some improvements made but it is essentially, reassuringly, the same Burnby Hall Gardens I remember from 8 years ago.

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5 ways to make your attraction family friendly

Years of taking my famiily around days out and attractions around the UK has taught me many things – one of which is that places which sell themselves as ‘family friendly’ are often way off the mark. Having parent and baby parking and chicken nuggets on the menu does not cut it. Not every place can truly call itself family friendly.

Today, we have a guest post from Carly Straughan of QLINE Consulting, an experienced tourism consultant who has spent years helping attractions to be able to cater for their target markets.

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East Riding Theatre, Beverley – Little Women

Over Christmas, we went to see Little Women at ERT – East Riding Theatre – in Beverley, East Yorkshire. It was my first visit and I have to say I was very impressed, both with the play and the theatre itself, and no doubt I will be back in the future. Mainly because it’s a great little theatre with lots going on but also because I can walk to it from my house, which is useful!

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Alternative Christmas gifts for families

Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas for Families and Children

What do you get the family or child for Christmas who already has everything they could possibly need? More plastic tat? Or something that’s going to provide memories that last longer than the wrapping paper?

We’re a big fan here of buying experiences rather than stuff. Are you?

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Gin making at Hotham's Gin School

Enjoying Hull without the kids

This weekend for a few hours, I played tourist in my home town of Hull. I joined a group of bloggers, mostly from out of town, to experience some more grown-up activities, courtesy of Visit Hull and East Yorkshire. It was a nice change to do something without the children. I haven’t played out in Hull as a grown-up very often in my own right since having children. Since then, Hull has experienced a lot of welcome changes, a lot of which were implemented in the run-up to and the duration of Hull’s tenure of UK City of Culture in 2017.

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