Month: October 2016

Campfires and Celestial Fireworks – Jollydays Glamping for Families

Campfires and Celestial Fireworks – Jollydays Glamping for Families

Our woodland tent was huge. I think perhaps the name tent is misleading. Whilst technically it is a tent as it’s made from canvas, it has the feel more of a woodland lodge. Outdoor Living You approach the lodge via a very large deck, so […]

Frightwater Valley – Lightwater Valley with a Spooky Twist

Frightwater Valley – Lightwater Valley with a Spooky Twist

From the moment you step into the entrance you know it is Frightwater time at Lightwater Valley. They have really gone to town with the spooky theming. As we entered there was a bench with a skeleton and antique looking grandfather clock. Next to the […]

Giant Singing Pumpkins, Halloween at York Maze

Giant Singing Pumpkins, Halloween at York Maze

I asked Master T what his favourite thing about our Halloween trip to York Maze was and he told me it was carving his pumpkin. Golden Ticket Pumpkin He saw the ‘Golden Ticket’ notice that somewhere in York Maze’s pumpkin patch there was a pumpkin […]

Halloween Fun at Flamingo Land, Yorkshire

Halloween Fun at Flamingo Land, Yorkshire

Flamingo Land have really got into the Halloween spirit this week (did you see what I did there – out with the Halloween puns in the very first sentence!).  They’ve gone to town decorating the park and so many of the staff were dressed up […]

Family Friendly Stoupa – a Relaxed Beach Holiday in Greece

Family Friendly Stoupa – a Relaxed Beach Holiday in Greece

When people think of Greece they often think of the Greek Islands, Zakynthos, Mykonos, Cos or Santorini for example. We visit Greece every year and stay in Stoupa, a large village on the Mani Peninsula, in the Peloponnese. If that was all Greek to you […]

Halloween Half Term Events in and around York

Halloween Half Term Events in and around York

This article was first published in the Pocklington Post on the 13th of October.  I have added some extra events since I originally wrote the article.  I am hoping to visit as many events as we can squeeze in over the half term and will […]

Bonfire Night and Fireworks Events in the York Area

Bonfire Night and Fireworks Events in the York Area

Sledmere House, near Driffield Saturday the 29th of October Sledmere House hosted a Musical Fireworks Spectacular last year for the first time. We visited and I can honestly say that the fireworks were the best I’d ever seen. They were choreographed to music and wherever […]

Afternoon Tea at The Principal York Hotel

Afternoon Tea at The Principal York Hotel

It does not happen very often, but recently I went out without the kids! You can probably tell that I love my days out with the kids, but every so often it’s nice to go somewhere on my own. And what better place to go […]

Visiting Flamingo Land with Younger Kids

Visiting Flamingo Land with Younger Kids

I have been going to Flamingo Land since I was a little girl, and we’ve been bringing the children every year since Miss H was still in a buggy. There are lots of rides for children, and under 3’s are free, so make the most […]