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The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale 2020 – Yorkshire Dales

The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale 2020 – Yorkshire Dales

The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale Review – The Polar Express is back in Yorkshire from the 21st of November 2020!  Have a read of our review from last year.   This weekend we went along to the brand new Polar Express Train Ride […]

16 Fabulous things to do in York with kids 2020

16 Fabulous things to do in York with kids 2020

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 […]

What’s On over February Half-Term in Yorkshire 2020

What’s On over February Half-Term in Yorkshire 2020

I’ve compiled a list of lots of great events and attractions for families over February Half-Term in Yorkshire.  Let me know if there are any more activities that deserve a mention!  If I have found any specific events for half-term I have mentioned them, but […]

Flamborough Fire Festival on New Year’s Eve – 2000 Viking Torches!

Flamborough Fire Festival on New Year’s Eve – 2000 Viking Torches!

This year’s Flamborough Fire Festival promises to be the most spectacular ever! The Festival organisers plan to burn their Viking Longship by setting fire to it with a ring of two thousand flaming Viking torches!  The Festival, now in its fifth year, will take place […]

Have a look at The VIP Room at Cineworld York!

Have a look at The VIP Room at Cineworld York!

Have a look at The VIP Room at Cineworld York – Last night I went along to a press preview of the VIP room at the brand new Cineworld Cinema in York.  It was a miserable dark and wet night but I braved it as […]

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 service aimed at adults and older children.  The steam train is magnificently lit on both sides […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]