Walking in a Winter Wonderland

winter wonderland

For the last few years we have built up to Christmas with a trip to the spectacular Winter Wonderland in Manchester, held indoors at EventCity, right next to the Intu Trafford Centre. The UK’s largest indoor Christmas theme park has returned for a fifth magical year and opened to the public on Sat 9 December. […]

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Harry Potter Magic

harry potter tour

We have some Harry Potter super fans in our house. The big kids love all things Harry Potter and have done for some time. They are coaching the little boys to follow with the same excitement and enthusiasm. A few years ago, not all that long after it had opened we took the big kids […]

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Outdoor toy of the year

outdoor toy of the year

Each year tons of toys are scrutinised and voted for, in order to receive the title of ‘Toy of the Year’. Recently, the Wicked Mega Bounce XL was crowned winner of the ‘2016 Outdoor Toy of the Year’ at the London Toy Fair 2016. This costs £20 from Wicked Mania. This ball is huge and as […]

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Winter family fun: part seven

Welcome to part seven of our series on ‘Winter Family Fun’. If you are in the North West you really should consider heading to Winter Wonderland at Event City in Manchester. Returning for its third consecutive year from Sat 12 December 2015 – Sun 3 January 2016, the event was recently voted Best Family Day […]

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Winter family fun: part three

Welcome to part three in our series on winter family fun. One of the things we love to do as a family in the winter is ice skate – how about you? There is something particularly special about ice skating outside during the winter months, and it is a great way to exercise and have […]

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Winter family fun: part two

Welcome to part two of our series on winter family fun. I love winter, the frost and snow, Christmas time, wrapping up warm, drinking mulled wine and hot chocolate. There always seem to be lots of wonderful things to do as a family in the winter, and we love the magic of this time of […]

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75 minutes at the spa

Luxurious spa days and hours spent catching up with friends are not the types of things I associate with motherhood. In addition to the cost of these things, most of the time you just can’t justify the time away from your family. All of this is fine, as that’s part of what you sign up […]

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