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

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 […]

Toys, Prisons and High Jinks at Castle Museum York

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 […]

A Sweet Day Out at York’s Chocolate Story

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] […]

Energi Trampoline Park York – Active Kids!

Energi Trampoline Park York – Active Kids!

Yesterday we visited Energi Trampoline Park for the first time. It’s an amazing place, and the kids were very excited to visit. It’s in a huge building and it’s full of both trampolines on the floor and at bounce-able angles against the wall. [singlepic id=199 […]

Activities for Kids at the York Designer Outlet

Activities for Kids at the York Designer Outlet

Let me start this off by saying that I hate shopping with my two. It’s not that they are terribly behaved in shops or anything (well not terribly, yeah, ok, they aren’t that great…). It’s just that I can’t concentrate and they ruin my shopping […]

Half Term at Creepy Crawlies Soft Play, York

Half Term at Creepy Crawlies Soft Play, York

We braved a very busy Tuesday in Creepy Crawlies, this half term. It’s the biggest soft play centre in York.  It was, as would be expected, quite manic, but we managed to secure a parking space (they have an overspill car park) and a table which […]

Children’s Theatre at The Pocklington Arts Centre

Children’s Theatre at The Pocklington Arts Centre

Throughout the year, mainly during school holidays the Pocklington Arts Centre stages plays for children. The venue itself is not huge and so has a much friendlier, more intimate feel.   Children are welcomed and usually have a good view from wherever they sit. If […]