Inflata Nation Beverley, Yorkshire – Review and Video!

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Inflata Nation Beverley Review – We recently visited Inflata Nation at the Flemingate Shopping Centre in Beverley.  It was only its second day of being open.  If you have not yet heard about it, it’s an ‘inflatable theme park’ – think a trampoline park but with bouncy castles, inflatable slides and ballpools.  Needless to say … Read more

Hollywood Bowl Leeds – What’s it Like?

Hollywood Bowl Leeds

Hollywood Bowl Leeds – Last week we visited the Hollywood Bowl in Kirkstall Leeds.  The kids love ten pin bowling and were keen to try somewhere different to our normal bowling place.  The Hollywood Bowl is much more modern than we are used to (I think ours could do with some money spending on it).  … Read more

New Year New Me – Spring Cleaning Tips

I don’t know what I was thinking when I came up with the idea of doing a post about cleaning!  I think I must have been swayed by that magical New Year New Me vibe that says ‘anything is possible’ – even a clean house.  Let’s face it, a tidy house is nigh on impossible, … Read more

Slow Cooker/Crockpot Mars Bar Chocolate Fudge – Recipe

Slow cooker/crockpot Mars Bar chocolate fudge – sounds amazing right?  It is, plus, it’s really easy to make!  It’s a perfect recipe for older kids too as it’s straightforward.  Just four ingredients, all added at once (and then something decorative to add on top like M&M’s or Smarties.  In a related note, you like peanut … Read more

A Steam Train Ride on the Watercress Line, Hampshire

Eleanor from Savings 4 Savvy Mums has kindly written about The Watercress Line steam railway for us. I have a toddler (2 years and 10 months) and a baby (3 months) and trying to find somewhere appropriate to take both of them and a husband for a day out is becoming a challenge. However, a firm favourite is the Mid Hants … Read more

Laser Maze, 4D Golf and Soft Play – a day out at Xscape Castleford

We spent a lovely day at Xscape this last weekend. There really is lots to do from soft play, crazy golf, cinema, climbing and even skiing. We had a full day out there and managed The Raid, 4D Golf and Soft Play as well as a pizza at Pizza Express (there are loads of great … Read more

A Family Day Out Talking Poo at York DIG

I had a completely proud Mummy moment when we visited Dig in York. The attraction isn’t huge and is built inside an old church. Each visit is completely guided by your own personal guide. We were lucky as we visited quite late in the afternoon and there was only the four of us in our tour group. … Read more

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) – Riding the Hogwarts Express

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) – So September has blown in and the leaves are beginning to take on their Autumnal hue. What better way to welcome the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness than taking the Hogwarts Express to Hogsmeade Station? (Otherwise known as taking a trip on the heritage steam engine on the … Read more

Toys, Prisons and High Jinks at Castle Museum York

It’s been many years since I have been to the York Castle Museum, so I was glad to return recently and take my children. Hubby was not so keen and it took a bit of persuasion that it would be a good idea. I think he had been traumatised as a child by old fashioned … Read more

A Sweet Day Out at York’s Chocolate Story

Now, straight off, let’s just say, I love chocolate. So what better place to visit, umm, what better place to take the children than York’s Chocolate Story? It’s an attraction that is a clever mix of theatre, museum and audience participation. [singlepic id=210 w= h= float=center] Guided Tour The experience began in a darkened room (watch the … Read more