Days Out

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    Paddle boarding at Loch Lomond

    Jess November 20, 2021

    Call me a cliché but I have fallen for the new paddle boarding trend hard and it’s all thanks to our recent visit to Loch Lomond. We were meant to go paddle boarding on our last trip to Guernsey but inclement weather meant we ended up coasteering instead so I was determined that on our trip to Scotland we would find the time and location to give it a go.

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  • Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience Review

    Jess November 11, 2021

    When you hear about a new Harry Potter experience opening right on your doorstep in this house you quickly learn to investigate! We have visited the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio a number of times, and have also planned and enjoyed our own Harry Potter…

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  • Quarry Bank, National Trust: Review

    Jess May 25, 2021

    Quarry Bank in Wilmslow, Cheshire, is a working mill owned by the National Trust. We visited over the autumn in 2020 when some of the COVID-19 restrictions had been lifted. We are National Trust members so covered the entrance costs through our membership. We’ve been members of…

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  • Crocky Trail, Cheshire: Review

    Jess March 21, 2021

    The Crocky Trail is an outdoor adventure trail based in Waverton, Cheshire. We visited in October 2020 when the COVID-19 lockdown had temporarily lifted and attractions were able to re-open. Although my review will touch on some elements connected to the pandemic, that is not…

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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…

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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

    Jess 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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