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Down by the riverside festival discount

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Down by the riverside festival discount

For the last couple of years we have taken Lucas to Geronimo Festival and absolutely loved it so when we were invited* to Down By The Riverside Festival in Dolphinholme, I immediately said yes.        Down By The Riverside takes place on the 2nd June with camping and glamping available the night before […] Read more…

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The best toys to get children outside

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The best toys to get children outside sand with a child kneeling and two buckets

Playing outdoors is important to the physical, mental and psychological development of children. Paediatricians recommend up to an hour’s worth of outdoor playtime daily for children, but even half an hour could do wonders. Playing outdoors helps children learn and adapt to their surroundings, and in the process, improve their motor skills, coordination, spatial awareness, […] Read more…

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Samlesbury Hall, Preston

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Samlesbury Hall, Preston

  Last weekend Lucas and I went for a mooch around Samlesbury Hall near Preston. It is somewhere I used to drive past on a regular basis but I don’t think I have ever visited before. I made a list of free places to visit in Lancashire last year and as part of my things […] Read more…

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The Snowman tour review

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Last Sunday we were invited* to Blackpool to watch The Snowman. Based on the Raymond Biggs book, The Snowman Tour brings to life this enchanting film via a big screen accompanied by a live, professional orchestra playing the original score. A young local soloist also sang the iconic “Walking in the air” written by Howard Blake. […] Read more…

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Teletubbies Live review

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Teletubbies Live review

  Last Friday, we were very lucky to be invited* to watch Teletubbies Live at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. If you’ve never been to the Palace Theatre, you really should if you get the chance, it is a stunning building and a nice intimate size. It is easily accessible from Deansgate train station.   […] Read more…

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Blackpool festive flower and food show review

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On Saturday we were invited* to Blackpool flower and food show at the Winter Gardens. When we arrived we looked around the array of flower displays done in the most imaginative and stunning way possible.   View this post on Instagram Doing a spot of flower arranging at #festiveflowerandfoodshow x A post shared by Jenni […] Read more…

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Legoland Manchester review

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Legoland Manchester review

Way too long ago now, I really should have written this sooner, we went to the Trafford Centre for the day. We combined visits to Sea Life and Legoland that are both situated in Barton Square. The Trafford Centre is easy to locate from the motorway, with free parking but also has very good public […] Read more…

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Blackpool festive flower and food show

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Blackpool festive flower and food show

Flower arranging at its best is a cross-pollination between floristry and contemporary art – forget dusty town halls and an overuse of chrysanthemums – floral design is seeing a new surge of creativity and popularity. At the forefront of this march to take flower art well and truly into the 21st century is The National […] Read more…

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Halloween at Tatton Park

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  On Saturday, Lucas and I went to Tatton Park with 2 of my friends and their children. Lucas and I have been to Tatton a couple of times before as we were ambassadors for the Roald Dahl events last year. This time, we were invited* to explore the Halloween activities that are on until […] Read more…

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