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The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale – Yorkshire Dales

The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale – Yorkshire Dales

The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale Review – This weekend we went along to the brand new Polar Express Train Ride in Yorkshire.  It was new to us too as we have never done a Polar Express ride and really didn’t know what to […]

Real Christmas Tree by Post – a Pines and Needles Review

Real Christmas Tree by Post – a Pines and Needles Review

Real Christmas Tree by Post – a Pines and Needles Review – I am sure you can probably tell by the amount of Christmas events we attend and write about, that I love Christmas! Every year when I take my Christmas tree down I feel […]

The Northern Lights Express – Christmas at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The Northern Lights Express – Christmas at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

There is a new Christmas experience on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – The Northern Lights!  NYMR have long run Santa Specials (and still do) but this is a brand new service for 2019 aimed at adults and older children.  The steam train is magnificently […]

A Dickensian Christmas at York Castle Museum 2019

A Dickensian Christmas at York Castle Museum 2019

A Dickensian Christmas at York Castle Museum 2019 – I have always loved the York Castle Museum and have been an occasional visitor since I was a child. We took the kids when they were younger – you can see that review here. But, this […]

Festive Christmas Ice Skating in Yorkshire 2019

Festive Christmas Ice Skating in Yorkshire 2019

Festive Christmas ice-skating in Yorkshire – there are few things more Christmassy that ice skating round a beautifully lit Christmas tree with Christmas tunes playing in the background and a promise of hot chocolate to come! Here is my list of ice skating venues in […]

Lotherton Hall The Christmas Experience, Leeds, 2019

Lotherton Hall The Christmas Experience, Leeds, 2019

Lotherton Hall The Christmas Experience, Leeds, 2019 – This week we visited Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience for the first time and we loved it!  It reminded us rather of Lapland UK but of course, being in Yorkshire it was a fraction of the cost!  The […]

Thor’s Tipi in Leeds Review – A Christmas Treat!

Thor’s Tipi in Leeds Review – A Christmas Treat!

Thor’s Tipi Leeds Review – This week we visited Thor’s Tipi in Leeds. It’s at Victoria Gardens and just a few steps from the Christkindlemarkt, Leeds German Christmas Market.  We’ve put a short video together of Thor’s and the Christkindlemarkt so you can get an […]

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland York Designer Outlet 2019

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland York Designer Outlet 2019

Visiting Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is one of our favourite family traditions before Christmas, and this year was no exception.  As soon as November hits, the kids are asking when we are going ice skating. Last year, I made a video of our day out: We […]

21 Magical Christmas Events in Yorkshire 2019

21 Magical Christmas Events in Yorkshire 2019

Christmas events Yorkshire 2019 – Are you looking for events and things to do at Christmas in Yorkshire with the kids?  Have a look at our list of Christmas markets, Winter Wonderlands, attractions and Christmas festivals in York and the rest of Yorkshire.  I’ll add […]

10 Festive Christmas Events in Cheshire 2019

10 Festive Christmas Events in Cheshire 2019

A Fairytale Christmas Mansion at Tatton Park Fairytales are the theme of the décor at Tatton this year – from the state rooms to the servants’ quarters – with music adding to the special atmosphere. It’s just one of several seasonal celebrations here this winter […]