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    Blue Planet Aquarium – A Birthday Trip

    admin July 9, 2019

    When you have a little boy who is obsessed with sharks and you happen to live less than an hour from Europe’s largest collection of sharks in captivity, a birthday visit to the aquarium is something of a no-brainer. I’m just actually surprised we haven’t had our arms twisted for a trip long before now! The Blue Planet Aquarium is based in Chester, next to the Cheshire Oaks Retail Park.…

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  • 5 Things To Do at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

    admin March 26, 2019

    This year we have decided to make more of an effort with our National Trust membership and venture a little further afield. We have our favourite local places, but sometimes it is nice to try new places, so when we woke one Saturday to the…

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  • Chester Zoo ǀ Day Out

    admin November 5, 2018

    When it comes to days out in the north west, Chester Zoo is probably one of the better known and more popular options.  After our kids fell in love with watching ‘The Secret Life of the Zoo’ it is one which we have been meaning to…

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  • British Music Experience, Liverpool ǀ Day Out

    Jess McGlynn July 29, 2017

    It wouldn’t be a school holiday if we didn’t jump on the train and head into Liverpool and this summer turned out to be no different when we were invited to come along to the British Music Experience and check out their new summer programme.…

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  • East Lancashire Railway, School of Wizardry ǀ Day Out

    Jess McGlynn May 4, 2017

    As the Queen of all things last minute it was with excitement that I spotted a comment on Facebook from a fellow blogging friend about the East Lancashire Railway’s latest event…a School of Wizardry.  With two children who absolutely adore Harry Potter I knew that this…

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  • The Museum of Liverpool ǀ Day Out

    Jess McGlynn March 9, 2017

    With Storm Doris in full swing and nothing but rain clouds on the horizon, we decided to head into the city to take advantage of one of the fantastic free museums which are on offer in Liverpool.  We have visited most of the museums and…

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  • Hogwarts in the Snow ǀ Warner Bros Studio Tour

    Jess McGlynn January 31, 2017

    With all the buzz and excitement surrounding the recent annoucement that this spring will see the addition of the Forbidden Forest to the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour, I realised that I had completely forgotten to write about my own recent visit to Hogwarts…

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  • Pili Palas Nature World ǀ Day Out

    Jess McGlynn October 4, 2016

    There are some days out which just stick in your mind as being particularly enjoyable and worthwhile and our recent trip to Pili Palas Nature World in Anglesey definitely fulfils that brief. We were drawn in by the tropical butterfly section but there is actually…

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  • Roald Dahl at Tatton Park ǀ Day Out

    Jess McGlynn September 27, 2016

    I am a huge Roald Dahl fan, so I was thrilled when I realised that lots of places local to us were celebrating the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl.  In particular Tatton Park in nearby Cheshire has a whole years worth of events taking place…

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  • Legoland Windsor Resort ǀ Part Two

    Jess McGlynn July 5, 2016

    Two weeks ago I shared Part One of our trip to Legoland in Windsor and today is part two (or the second day for ease!)This second day was always going to be a shorter one; we had the 4 hour journey home to keep in…

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  • Legoland Windsor Resort ǀ Part One

    Jess McGlynn June 21, 2016

    At the start of the year we sat down as a family and wrote down some of the things we wanted to achieve this year.  This list was then stuck on our fridge and has been a constant reminder to me every time I go…

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