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The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale – Yorkshire Dales

The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale – Yorkshire Dales

The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale Review – This weekend we went along to the brand new Polar Express Train Ride in Yorkshire.  It was new to us too as we have never done a Polar Express ride and really didn’t know what to […]

The Northern Lights Express – Christmas at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The Northern Lights Express – Christmas at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

There is a new Christmas experience on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – The Northern Lights!  NYMR have long run Santa Specials (and still do) but this is a brand new service for 2019 aimed at adults and older children.  The steam train is magnificently […]

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 […]

Lotherton Hall The Christmas Experience, Leeds, 2019

Lotherton Hall The Christmas Experience, Leeds, 2019

Lotherton Hall The Christmas Experience, Leeds, 2019 – This week we visited Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience for the first time and we loved it!  It reminded us rather of Lapland UK but of course, being in Yorkshire it was a fraction of the cost!  The […]

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland York Designer Outlet 2019

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland York Designer Outlet 2019

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. Last year, I made a video of our day out: We […]

Climbing Birthday Party at Rock Up Hull Review

Climbing Birthday Party at Rock Up Hull Review

Climbing Birthday Party at Rock Up Hull – Master T turned 12 recently and requested a climbing party at Rock Up in Hull. He went there for a year 6 school trip and really enjoyed it and wanted to go again. It’s in St Stephen’s […]

21 Magical Christmas Events in Yorkshire 2019

21 Magical Christmas Events in Yorkshire 2019

Christmas events Yorkshire 2019 – 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 […]

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 […]