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Stately Homes in Yorkshire with Beautiful Gardens

Stately Homes in Yorkshire with Beautiful Gardens

Stately Homes in Yorkshire – Yorkshire has some truly magnificent stately homes with completely stunning gardens.  Here are some of my favourites: Beningbrough Hall Beningbrough Hall near York was built in the 18th century, and has been shaped by its numerous occupants.  It was built […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland York 2018

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland York 2018

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. This year, I have made a video of our day out: […]

Festive Christmas Ice Skating in Yorkshire 2018

Festive Christmas Ice Skating in Yorkshire 2018

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 […]

Frightwater Valley – Lightwater Valley with a Spooky Twist

Frightwater Valley – Lightwater Valley with a Spooky Twist

Frightwater Valley 2018 – here is the official press release for 2018, but don’t miss my review from last year below it! Lightwater Valley is set to be transformed into ‘Frightwater Valley’ as part of its spooky Halloween celebrations (October 27th-31st).  The North Yorkshire theme […]

21 Halloween & October Half Term in Yorkshire 2018

21 Halloween & October Half Term in Yorkshire 2018

Halloween events Yorkshire – the summer holidays are behind us, Christmas is still a little way off, so what’s the next big family event on the horizon? Halloween of course! I love Halloween, with its opportunity for the kids to dress up in spooky costumes, […]

New Year’s Eve York 2018 – What’s On?

New Year’s Eve York 2018 – What’s On?

New Year’s Eve York 2018.  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 […]

York Dungeon Review – a Scary Day Out in the Dungeons

York Dungeon Review – a Scary Day Out in the Dungeons

It’s many years since I have been to the York Dungeon and it has changed massively in that time. I was, I am slightly embarrassed to admit a little apprehensive beforehand. Was it going to be too scary or worse (for me) gorey? As you […]

Visiting Flamingoland Yorkshire Theme Park

Visiting Flamingoland Yorkshire Theme Park

Flamingoland Yorkshire – we visit Flamingo Land every year, usually in the Spring as it’s a favourite day out for Mr Wonders who likes to go on Father’s Day which we did this year.  We sometimes visit and have reviewed Halloween too.  Father’s Day this year […]