Laser Maze, 4D Golf and Soft Play – a day out at Xscape Castleford

We spent a lovely day at Xscape this last weekend. There really is lots to do from soft play, crazy golf, cinema, climbing and even skiing. We had a full day out there and managed The Raid, 4D Golf and Soft Play as well as a pizza at Pizza Express (there are loads of great … Read more

A Family Day Out Talking Poo at York DIG

I had a completely proud Mummy moment when we visited Dig in York. The attraction isn’t huge and is built inside an old church. Each visit is completely guided by your own personal guide. We were lucky as we visited quite late in the afternoon and there was only the four of us in our tour group. … Read more

Ride Your Own Unicorn! Pony Parties at Burnby Equestrian, nr York

Birthday parties are hard work! We have got to the grand ages of seven and almost nine so have tried a few variations (some have been harder work than others!) Ride your own Unicorn My daughter loves unicorns, and when we were looking for a venue for her 7th birthday party, we were excited to … Read more

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) – Riding the Hogwarts Express

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) – So September has blown in and the leaves are beginning to take on their Autumnal hue. What better way to welcome the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness than taking the Hogwarts Express to Hogsmeade Station? (Otherwise known as taking a trip on the heritage steam engine on the … Read more

Games and Good Food at Joe’s Kitchen, York

Joe’s Kitchen is a modern family friendly restaurant, newly opened on Coney Street in York. It is right next to the Mansion House where Cafe Rouge used to be. [singlepic id=275 w= h= float=center] Light and Airy Decoration It’s a lovely light and airy restaurant with plenty of nooks and crannies to squirrel your family away … Read more

Gardens, Bikes and an Adventure Playground – Beningbrough Hall

Beningbrough Hall is a 15 minute drive from the outskirts of York. The gardens are lovely and a pleasure to wander through. Look out for the greenhouse which houses a really old grapevine (I was told how old and have now forgotten and Google isn’t helping!). In that greenhouse there is paper and pencils that … Read more

Toys, Prisons and High Jinks at Castle Museum York

It’s been many years since I have been to the York Castle Museum, so I was glad to return recently and take my children. Hubby was not so keen and it took a bit of persuasion that it would be a good idea. I think he had been traumatised as a child by old fashioned … Read more

A Sweet Day Out at York’s Chocolate Story

York Chocolate Story

Now, straight off, let’s just say, I love chocolate. So what better place to visit, umm, what better place to take the children than York’s Chocolate Story? It’s an attraction that is a clever mix of theatre, museum and audience participation. [singlepic id=210 w= h= float=center] Guided Tour The experience began in a darkened room (watch the … Read more

Energi Trampoline Park York – Active Kids!

Trampoline park for kids - York

Yesterday we visited Energi Trampoline Park for the first time. It’s an amazing place, and the kids were very excited to visit. It’s in a huge building and it’s full of both trampolines on the floor and at bounce-able angles against the wall. [singlepic id=199 w= h= float=center] Different Zones Towards the back of the … Read more