I have never felt older than I did when late last year the girls asked if I could buy them tickets to see Dan and Phil as part of their Christmas present, my first question was “Who the hell are Dan and Phil?”. After a short masterclass from the girls I wasn’t much wiser, to… Continue reading Review: Interactive Introverts Dan & Phil 2018 World Tour
I believe my home county of Cumbria is one of the most beautiful places to live and since the Lake District was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status back in July last year, joining such places as the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon, it seems that I’m not the only one who thinks so. Cumbria… Continue reading Days Out: Aira Force Waterfall Walk, Ullswater
New Lanark is an 18th Century mill village situated less than an hours drive from the Scottish cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Built alongside the picturesque River Clyde it’s one of Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage sites, boasting a popular visitor attraction and much more besides. It’s history is widely known thanks to the revolutionary… Continue reading Days Out: New Lanark Mills World Heritage Site, Scotland
Carlisle is steeped in history and in the heart of this Border City is where Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery can be found. Sitting directly opposite Carlisle Castle this award-winning visitor attraction is the perfect day out for the whole family. Having been named large visitor attraction of the year by the Cumbria Tourist… Continue reading Family Fun at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle
For what seems like forever Leo has been reminding me of the release date for the new Peter Rabbit movie – 16th March for anyone who didn’t already know! A fan of the animated series on CBeebies as soon as he saw the trailer for the movie he could talk about nothing else and was… Continue reading Mischief & Mayhem With Peter Rabbit – Movie & Exhibition
Situated just off junction 40 of the M6 you could be forgiven for driving past Rheged thinking it’s merely a petrol station as this fun filled heritage centre is in disguise! With a grass roof it’s modern structure, which is built in a disused quarry, blends beautifully into the surrounding countryside. Rheged boasts a huge… Continue reading Days Out: Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria
So Christmas is over and it's those strange few days before New Year where keeping the family entertained can be challenging! I thought I would share our review of Eureka with you as a possible day out idea for which is bound to be a hit with the whole family. I visited the Eureka Children’s… Continue reading Eureka Children’s Museum – Our Review
There’s nothing better over the festive period than going to see a show or Panto with the family to get into the mood, however with Leo having only just turned four I was reluctant to book our local regional pantomime as I know from experience that it is rather long-winded! I was therefore delighted when… Continue reading Santa’s Christmas Wish
A mere stone’s throw from Lake Windermere in the small picturesque town of Ambleside is Hayes Garden World, which you could be forgiven for driving past not giving it a second glance. Its façade isn’t particularly impressive, nor does it appear very big, but this is certainly not your average garden centre by a long… Continue reading Cumbrian Christmas – Hayes Garden World!
A good friend who lives in Newcastle has for many years now talked of her annual family visit to the window of the Fenwick’s department store, in the town centre, during the run up to Christmas. Despite living only an hour away in Carlisle and making regular trips to the Metrocentre at Gateshead I admit… Continue reading A Beary Christmas from Fenwick’s!