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Fireworks Display and Bonfire Night in and Near York 2019

Fireworks Display and Bonfire Night in and Near York 2019

Fireworks displays and Bonfire Night in and around the York area in 2019.  Here are the dates of the best Fireworks Displays in the area.  Let me know if you would like your Bonfire Night event adding! Sledmere House, near Driffield, East Yorkshire Musical Fireworks […]

Hallowtween at York Maze – How Scary is it?

Hallowtween at York Maze – How Scary is it?

York Maze have been doing the extremely successful Hallowscream event for many years, but this year is the first Hallowtween event aimed at ages 10 to 15 and adults of a more nervous persuasion!  Now, full disclosure, I have never been to a scare maze […]

Pumpkin Picking at The Balloon Tree near York

Pumpkin Picking at The Balloon Tree near York

We recently spent a lovely day at The Balloon Tree near York, having lunch and picking pumpkins.  The Balloon Tree has lots of different ‘PYO’ – Pick Your Own produce at different times of the year.  We have been strawberry picking in the past, but […]

York Dungeon Halloween Events 2019

York Dungeon Halloween Events 2019

York Dungeon Halloween – Ooh, I am loving the Halloween events organised by York Dungeon this year!  Now, I have to admit, I haven’t taken my children to York Dungeon yet, as I think they are a bit young (and they are not the bravest […]

Kids’ Birthday Parties at Xscape Castleford – LaserZone and 4D Golf Review

Kids’ Birthday Parties at Xscape Castleford – LaserZone and 4D Golf Review

Kids’ Birthday Parties at Xscape Castleford, LaserZone and 4D Golf Review – Miss H turned ten this year, I can hardly believe it myself, it does not feel five minutes since she was a tiny baby!  She is quite an adventurous girl, which you might […]

Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience, Leeds, 2019

Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience, Leeds, 2019

Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience – Get set to step into Christmas as Yorkshire family attraction, Lotherton, has revealed icy plans for its magical Christmas Experience and launched its sought-after tickets.  With the region set to experience a wave of early Christmas cheer, Lotherton is skating […]

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 […]

New Year’s Eve York 2019 – What’s On?

New Year’s Eve York 2019 – What’s On?

New Year’s Eve York 2019.  Looking for what to do at New Year in York?  I’ve found the information surprisingly sparse on the internet so have put a list together of the events I have found in York.  I’ve found black tie dinners, pantomimes and […]

Children’s Chocolate Workshop by Butterflies Chocolates

Children’s Chocolate Workshop by Butterflies Chocolates

Children’s Chocolate Workshop by Butterflies Chocolates – Over the summer holiday we went along to a children’s chocolate workshop in Wilberfoss run by Butterflies Chocolates of Pocklingon.  As well as workshops they do children’s birthday parties which follow a similar format (worth knowing!). The session […]

Cafe Cargo Review – Great Food on the Leeds Liverpool Canal

Cafe Cargo Review – Great Food on the Leeds Liverpool Canal

We recently took a canal boat holiday on the Leeds Liverpool canal.  (You can read the full review here)  We started at Barnoldswick and spent one night moored in Foulridge outside the lovely Cafe Cargo.  It hadn’t really been on our radar before as I […]