Category Archives: toddlers


The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park, Wetherby, West Yorkshire

I know it’s only November but time flies and it won’t be long until Christmas. I’ve been a bit slack with Christmas preparations and I really needed something to get us into the spirit of it all. A trip to Stockeld Park near Wetherby and their Christmas Adventure did the trick!

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Aliens Love Underpants Live!

On Sunday morning, we were up and out the door very early because we had a date with some Aliens! Seriously. We were off to see Aliens Love Underpants, based on the book by Clare Freedman and Ben Court at The Assembly Halls in Tunbridge Wells. We’ve had this book a few years and it has become a favourite bedtime book of ours, so the chance to see it transfer to the stage was very exciting indeed. The kids had a good read of the book before going and all the way to the theatre there was constant talk about PANTS! Pants are a hot topic in our house, with a certain little boy’s reluctance to wear them at the moment, or at least reluctance to keep them dry!

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Humber Bridge Country Park

Humber Bridge Country Park, Hessle, East Yorkshire

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

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It’s years since I last went to Humber Bridge Country Park. We were up that way one evening last week to meet family and the girls were desperate to get down on the beach and play but it was getting late so I promised we’d come back again very soon.

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Little Fun Fest, York Maze, September 2013

Today, we have been at Little Fun Fest at York Maze. We’ve had loads of fun and done some fabulous things. There was so much to do that we didn’t get chance to do everything. There were shows constantly from 11am over two different stages, a fun-fair, various characters wandering about to meet, and most of the usual York Maze attractions. The shows were packed with familiar (and less familiar) faces including Alex, Mister Maker, and Mr Bloom from CBeebies, and children’s entertainers such as That Poetry Bloke, and puppets from Phil Fletcher. 

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Hands on History, Hull, East Yorkshire

UPDATE – This museum is open to the public only on selected Saturdays through 2014 due to cutbacks. Please see their website for more information.

Hands on History is a free museum in Hull City Centre. It is a brilliant way of passing an hour with children. It can be incorporated into a visit to other Hull museums, like Streetlife Museum, and is located about a quarter of the way round on the Hull Fish Trail

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York Maze, York, North Yorkshire

I have heard good things about York Maze and, despite living less than an hour away, have never been. I always thought it looked a bit expensive, considering it’s only a maze cut from maize, but I was very wrong.
This place is more like a small theme-park with a maize theme! We spent six hours here, and even with the odd small rain shower, there was LOADS to do.

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Bondville Miniature Village, Sewerby, East Yorkshire

Bondville Model Village in East Yorkshire is somewhere I remember visiting as a child, though I don’t remember much about it. It is still here going strong. It has been a bit neglected for the last few years but a change in ownership last year and an ongoing programme of refurbishment has perked it up no end. 

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