UK

Travel and days out in the UK offer a chance for readers to learn our tips and tricks from travel reviews and tips for fun days out that the whole family will enjoy. Here you will find toddler-friendly and child-friendly staycations and day trips in the UK as well as seasonal travel reviews. Chilling with Lucas blog offers a wide range of UK travel reviews including how to travel on a budget and resources such as caravanning in the North of England. If you are looking for UK travel tips you will find advice on things like how to prepare your four-berth caravan for the autumn season. You can read about our travel plans and tips about seasonal staycation parks such as Bluestone, Wales and day trips to Coral Island, Blackpool. For family days out and travel reviews we think it’s important to find places to visit for every budget and showcase a range of things to do in the UK. Chilling with Lucas has plenty of days out reviews for the North West of England for families and couples alike from a first time trip to the Opera to family-friendly theatre reviews. Perhaps you are looking for a fun girls day out in the UK such as a relaxing spa break at The Club and Spa Chester or Tree Top Trek Manchester. If you are travelling with kids you could consider taking them to watch In the night garden live or if you are going to the capital and want to plan things to do with kids in London. This travel in the UK category on the blog is bound to help you find something to help you with any UK based travel planning. There are plenty of things to do in the UK depending on where you are and Chilling with Lucas blog has a great range of fun, family-friendly travel content.

Roald Dahl at Tatton Park this Christmas – Win a family ticket

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Roald dahl at tatton park this Christmas win a family ticket

This festive season, experience Christmas in the most magical way as Tatton Park’s Mansion takes inspiration from Roald Dahl’s greatest stories. For a limited time only from Monday 21 November, enter a festive world where his extraordinary story telling weaves itself through the grand staterooms and in to the bustling servants’ quarters. As part of […] Read more…

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Big Imaginations Sponge Review

| Reviews, Travel & Days Out, UK

  A couple of weeks ago, Lucas and I were invited to watch Sponge, a Big Imaginations production at Z-arts in Manchester.     Z-arts was formed in 2000 as a ‘creative space for young people’ with a priority on providing participatory activity. Creative learning is still at the core of everything they do, both inside […] Read more…

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The Fairy Glen with #MamiaDaysOut

| Food & Drink, Travel & Days Out, UK

This post is an entry for BritMums #MamiaDaysOut Linky Challenge, sponsored by Aldi Mamia.   Aldi kindly sent us a hamper of snacks for Lucas to enjoy on a day out. I should have taken the photo before Lucas got his mits on the fruit pots! The hamper included their award-winning 100% organic baby food which […] Read more…

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A Frightsome Halloween as The Witches Take Over Tatton Park

| Travel & Days Out, UK

This October half term, get into the Halloween spirit with a week of witchy fun and mischief – part of Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park, a year-long programme of events celebrating 100 years since the beloved author’s birth.                                                                                                                            From Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 October, The Old Hall – the park’s […] Read more…

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Blog On MSI Ice Breaker

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In a couple of weeks I am going to my first blog conference, Blog On in Manchester and I’m feeling a little nervous about it. Zoe from Mama Geek has put together a few ice breaker questions for attendees to get to know eachother x Share a recent photo of yourself (or a doodle)Describe yourself in five […] Read more…

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In the night garden live

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A couple of weeks ago we went to watch In The Night Garden Live at the Trafford Centre. We love In the Night Garden in our house and it has been something Lucas has watched for months before going to bed. He has the musical Ninky Nonk, Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka toys so I was […] Read more…

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Possible Snozzcumber discovered in Historic Gardens

| Travel & Days Out, UK

Tatton Park‘s volunteers uncover an unusual large, striped vegetable in their historic walled kitchen garden This year marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the world’s number one storyteller. Cheshire’s Tatton Park* is part of the official Roald Dahl 100 celebrations with Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park – a year-long programme of fun activities […] Read more…

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Sir Quentin Blake Takes on Tatton Park Mansion

| Charity, Travel & Days Out, UK

Tatton Park’s 18th century mansion houses a number of precious and historical works of art from the 14th to 20th century, including paintings by Canaletto, Van Dyck, Chardin and Guercino (as part of the Egerton family’s diverse collection). This year, Tatton is delighted to add a temporary addition to this collection – a wonderful illustration […] Read more…

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Exploring Tatton Park With Roald Dahl

| Travel & Days Out, UK

  I’ve previously written about Roald Dahl at Tatton Park and more recently about how to spot a witch there. Lucas and I took my Grandma for a day exploring Tatton Park* last month as we knew how much she would love the gardens. As we drove up to the car park we were greeted by herds […] Read more…

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