Days Out

  • 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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  • Gruffalo Child’s Forest Trails: Delamere Forest

    Jess McGlynn November 27, 2014

    Earlier on in the year, we visited Delamere Forest to complete the Stick Man trail and so when I heard that the Forestry Commission had created Gruffalo Child trails in various forests around the country, I knew the kids would want to go. The Gruffalo’s…

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  • Half Term Fun at the National Forest Adventure Farm

    Jess McGlynn November 6, 2014

    Recently we were invited by the lovely folk at the National Forest Adventure Farm to join them and check out their Spook-tacular half term event and to pick a pumpkin from their special patch. As any parent will know, having great days out to enjoy…

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  • Our Day As Tourists

    Jess McGlynn September 29, 2014

    One of the things we are really guilty of is not making the most of the area around us for days out.  It seems strange but we are much more likely to travel further afield to visit an ‘attraction’ than to make use of what…

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  • Moshi Monsters come to the Sea Life Centre, Manchester

    Jess McGlynn July 25, 2014

    We are real fans of Sea Life Centres, having been to Birmingham’s a number of times and, more recently, Blackpool for Eli’s 3rd birthday so when we were invited to the Sea Life Centre in the Trafford Centre, we were more than happy to oblige.…

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  • Day Out: Windmill Animal Farm, Burscough

    Jess McGlynn July 14, 2014

    It’s not often that I take Eli somewhere by himself.  I mean, we spend 7 days a week together and 5 of those are when Meg is at school but we tend to haunt the local places such as parks, the library, the beach and…

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  • Day Out: Illuminasia Blackpool

    Jess McGlynn April 22, 2014

    I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. This weekend we headed up to sunny Blackpool to experience one of their newest attractions; ‘Illuminasia’, the world’s…

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  • Exploring Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve

    Jess McGlynn March 13, 2014

    I love discovering hidden gems to visit and one of our new favourite places is Mere Sands Wood.  It’s about 15 minutes away from where we live and is a lovely area of woodland.  There are a number of hides which make it possible to…

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