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York Theatre Royal Panto 2019 will be Sleeping Beauty!

York Theatre Royal Panto 2019 will be Sleeping Beauty!

York Theatre Royal Panto 2019 – York Theatre Royal’s pantomime family Martin Barrass, Suzy Cooper, A.J Powell and David Leonard will reunite this Christmas to star in Sleeping Beauty from 7 December to 25 January. Pantomime legend Berwick Kaler, who stepped down in February as […]

Castle Howard Christmas 2018 – 12 Days of Christmas

Castle Howard Christmas 2018 – 12 Days of Christmas

Castle Howard Christmas 2018 – The 12 Days of Christmas at Castle Howard runs from 17 November to 31 December 2018.  Tickets go on sale at 9am on Tuesday 4 September 2018 It’s 112 days (from Tuesday 4 September) until the big day itself, but with […]

21 Magical Christmas Events in Yorkshire 2018

21 Magical Christmas Events in Yorkshire 2018

Christmas events Yorkshire 2018 – 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 […]

Santa’s Sweet Adventure at the York Chocolate Story

Santa’s Sweet Adventure at the York Chocolate Story

Santa’s Sweet Adventure at the York Chocolate Story – At the weekend we visited the York Chocolate Story to see Santa. We had a really lovely time, and the kids really enjoyed it. I shall tell you all about it so you can decide whether […]

How to Make Your Home Feel More Like a Grotto This Christmas

How to Make Your Home Feel More Like a Grotto This Christmas

There’s no better Christmassy feel than dwelling in a grotto! While it used to be that we’d all have to take a trip to our local shopping centres to visit Santa’s grotto, today, we can temporarily transform our homes to the same affect. Now, the […]

William’s Den at Christmas 2018 – Ice Skating!

William’s Den at Christmas 2018 – Ice Skating!

We love visiting Williams Den, near North Cave in East Yorkshire in the summer but this is the first time we have been at Christmas. I was really impressed by the Christmas decorations from the start, both inside and outside looked beautifully festive.  Here is […]

Winter Wonderland and Peter Pan on Ice – London

Winter Wonderland and Peter Pan on Ice – London

Last week we visited London to review the fabulous New Road Hotel and while we were there we visited Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park for the first time ever.  For those of you who don’t know, Winter Wonderland is a huge Christmas themed funfair.  The […]

7 Fabulous Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes

7 Fabulous Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes

7 Fabulous Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes – I love Christmas and I love cookies, so this round up of Christmas Cookie Recipes could not be more perfect for me.  Have a look at these great Christmas cookie recipes taken from some fantastic food bloggers. Christmas […]

The Snowman Beverley Minster – A Christmas Treat!

The Snowman Beverley Minster – A Christmas Treat!

The Snowman Beverley Minster – We were lucky enough to be invited to Carrot Productions afternoon performance of the Snowman, with a live orchestra at Beverley Minster. We really didn’t know what to expect, when we arrived we were met on the pavement by a […]

Thor’s Tipi York – Nordic Bar Review

Thor’s Tipi York – Nordic Bar Review

Now, I have to confess, before this week I had never been to Thor’s Tipi Bar on Parliament Street in York. It’s only there during York’s Christmas Festival and really is a fabulous place to relax and look through the shopping haul you have just […]