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What’s On over May Half Term in Yorkshire 2019?

What’s On over May Half Term in Yorkshire 2019?

Looking for ideas for things to do in Yorkshire with kids over May half-term 2019?  Here’s a round-up of local family events and activities.  Do also have a look at my big post too: 30+ Fantastic Family Days Out in Yorkshire with the Kids For […]

12 Fabulous things to do in York with kids 2019

12 Fabulous things to do in York with kids 2019

Things to do in York with kids – York is a fabulous place to live and to visit.  I grew up in York, and live just outside York now, so am very familiar with all the lovely things to do.  You will find lots of […]

Alpamare Waterpark in Scarborough – Review

Alpamare Waterpark in Scarborough – Review

Alpamare Waterpark in Scarborough Review – We were in Scarborough recently staying at the lovely Crown Spa Hotel and took the opportunity to visit Alpamare. It opened in 2017 and we hadn’t yet got round to visiting, but have always wanted to.  I’ve used press […]

Places to go and Things to do in Whitby

Places to go and Things to do in Whitby

Things to do in Whitby – I love Whitby, I always have.  Every summer from when I was 13 I would stay and work in my uncle’s hotel on West Cliff.  I waited tables and cleaned rooms.  It was hard work but I have very […]

The Jorvik Viking Festival Returns for 2019

The Jorvik Viking Festival Returns for 2019

Every February York hosts its own Jorvik Viking Festival.  Usually cunningly timed to coincide with half term it’s a great one to take the kids to (or time your trip to York during).  If you scroll down the post, you can see my review from […]

Winter Treasure Hunting on Fraisthorpe Beach

Winter Treasure Hunting on Fraisthorpe Beach

I’ve written about Fraisthorpe beach before but wanted to also write about our recent visit the day after Boxing Day. It was a gloriously sunny day and – the crucial factor – there was no wind!  Mr Wonders gave me a metal detector for my […]

Family Days out in Yorkshire with the Kids – 30+ Ideas!

Family Days out in Yorkshire with the Kids – 30+ Ideas!

Family days out in Yorkshire – I am lucky to live in a fantastic place where there are so many fabulous family days out in Yorkshire to enjoy with the kids!  Have a look at the list of the days of with kids below that I […]

21 Best things to do in York – by a local

21 Best things to do in York – by a local

Things to do in York – I love York and have lived here almost all of my life.  It’s a wonderful place to live and a wonderful place to visit.  There are so many things to do for adults and children – far more than […]

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 […]