Thackray Medical Museum is in Leeds in West Yorkshire, in the building that was once the Leeds Union Workhouse. It was re-opened in 1997 as a medical museum by the Thackray family, founders of a world-famous medical supplies company – the building once manufactured hip replacement joints and instruments for renowned hip replacement pioneer Sir John Charnley. It now houses exhibits of medical history and is a great place to learn about medicine and its impact on modern life.
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
Better late than never! In October 2016, we made the trip over to Leeds to visit the Royal Armouries. It’s another great free day out, but not to suit everyone’s taste. I knew that not all my girls would enjoy this one, but I made them all go anyway. It’s character building, and we needed somewhere new to see which wasn’t too far away, indoors, and didn’t blow our budget. Continue reading
Smiggle invited us to go to an exclusive preview of their products in time for Christmas at their Leeds store in Trinity Leeds just in from the Briggate entrance. As Leeds is somewhere we aren’t really familiar with, and the three younger girls especially being big Smiggle fans, then it was a yes from us!
This weekend we trotted over to West Yorkshire to the National children’s museum Eureka! to once again see Santa. We love Santa and had heard nothing but good things about the museum. It was also exciting for me as it was a good excuse for meeting up with other family bloggers, which is always a nice thing to do and doesn’t happen often enough for my liking. Continue reading
This Easter holidays we paid another visit to Xscape, Castleford. We were invited to try out Volcano Falls Adventure Golf, and their 3-way combo ticket, which is £10.99 per person for a round of golf, a spin on the Route 66 Dodgems, and a trip on the XD Experience.
We were invited back to play Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Junction 32 at Castleford for their Halloween weekend, so we popped in on the way home from a few days in Blackpool. It made a handy half-way stop off, so we grabbed some lunch, hit the shops, and then nervously made our way over to the Halloween-themed Pirate Island. Continue reading
Snozone is an indoor snow slope (with real snow!) within the Xscape complex. There is one at Castleford, West Yorkshire, and Milton Keynes, Bucks. Snozone is popular with budding and experienced skiiers and snowboarders, but not everyone knows that they also do sledging and sliding sessions.