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UK Holiday Ideas That Involve The Whole Family

UK Holiday Ideas That Involve The Whole Family

While going on holiday is often the highlight of our year, finding a trip that will be fun for all the family isn’t as easy as it may look. With adults, children and sometimes grandparents to accommodate for, there are varying degrees of mobility, interest […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grand Opera House York Panto 2018 – Cinderella Review

Grand Opera House York Panto 2018 – Cinderella Review

Grand Opera House York Panto – This year’s panto is Cinderella, which is my favourite panto!  It will run from Friday 14 December 2018 until Sunday 6 January 2019.   We went to see it last night and everyone had a great time.  We were an […]

21 Magical Christmas Events in Yorkshire 2018

21 Magical Christmas Events in Yorkshire 2018

Christmas events Yorkshire 2018 – 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 […]

Santa’s Sweet Adventure at the York Chocolate Story

Santa’s Sweet Adventure at the York Chocolate Story

Santa’s Sweet Adventure at the York Chocolate Story – At the weekend we visited the York Chocolate Story to see Santa. We had a really lovely time, and the kids really enjoyed it. I shall tell you all about it so you can decide whether […]

The Original Tour in London Review

The Original Tour in London Review

Over the weekend we had a lovely Christmas weekend in London, and part of that was going on The Original Tour. Now, I am a huge fan of going on open top tourist buses when we visit a new place. You get to see so […]

Driving to the York Christmas Festival

Driving to the York Christmas Festival

As you probably realise, I live just a few miles from York. We are quite rural and my nearest bus stop is three miles away so my car is pretty important to me. I drive a Land Rover as I use farm tracks and it […]

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 […]

5 winter activities that’ll keep the festive feel throughout the season

5 winter activities that’ll keep the festive feel throughout the season

The short damp days, uninviting outdoors and frightful weather that come with winter are only a few reasons why most dread this time of year. It’s seriously tempting to stay cooped up indoors with the kids during the cold season. But we know that toddlers […]