Category Archives: Days Out

11Aug/16
YHA Grinton Lodge

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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19Jul/16

National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire

This post is part of our FREE Family Days out in Yorkshire series

 

The National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire is yet another brilliant FREE museum managed by the Science Museum Group. This one is dedicated to all things media and it’s a great place to go if you’re interested in TV, AV production, animation, and computing.  Continue reading

28May/16
Kids Days Out Reviews Linky

Didn’t we have a lovely time? May 2016

I know, right? It’s almost the end of the month and I still haven’t gotten around to this month’s linky, but fear not – here it is – THE linky for family days out in the UK. Where have you been in May?

With both schools being super busy this month, we haven’t had chance to get too far – but we have squeezed in a trip to The Deep. You can read about our trip with Charlie the school bear at The Deep, Hull

We are very much looking forward to this half-term when we will be venturing a little to the north and exploring a couple of places in North Yorkshire.

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26Apr/16

I’m going to BlogOn Manchester

Hello! I am going to Blog On Manchester this weekend. I think it will be my fourth one. I think that means I’ve been to all of them.

Well, I couldn’t not really. Many moons ago (OK, about four years ago, maybe three) there was me and Laura in a pub. Somewhere in Manchester city centre. There was wine. That much I remember. She said she could do a blog conference and did I think anyone would come. I said that I would anyway. I said “If you build it, they will come” in some weird voice of authority. So I really had to didn’t I? Continue reading