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Days Out in Yorkshire

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Looking for a Pumpkin Patch in Yorkshire? Pick your own Pumpkins!

Looking for a Pumpkin Patch in Yorkshire? Pick your own Pumpkins!

Looking for a pumpkin patch in Yorkshire?  Somewhere to take the kids pumpkin picking?  There are lots of fab places to visit in Yorkshire to pick your own pumpkin – have a look at some of our favourite pumpkin patches in Yorkshire. Pick Your Own […]

21 Halloween & October Half Term in Yorkshire 2019

21 Halloween & October Half Term in Yorkshire 2019

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, […]

What’s on at the York Balloon Fiesta 2019?

What’s on at the York Balloon Fiesta 2019?

Free showstopping performances from a host of acts are set to add music to the three day visual spectacular of balloons taking flight from York Knavesmire this autumn, with the third annual York Balloon Fiesta from 27 – 29 September. According to the show’s organiser, […]

A Family Day Out At Wolds Way Lavender

A Family Day Out At Wolds Way Lavender

A Family Day Out At Wolds Way Lavender – It’s many, many years since I have been to Wolds Way Lavender, and was before the children came along.  As you might imagine, it’s changed a great deal and is so child friendly I am cross […]

What’s to see at Treasurer’s House, York?

What’s to see at Treasurer’s House, York?

What’s to see at Treasurer’s House, York?  Over the summer holidays we visited Treasurer’s House in York.  It’s an unusual building that was gifted to the National Trust by Frank Green, an eccentric man who ‘created his version of what an historic house should be’, […]