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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 […]

Family Friendly Lunch at The Balloon Tree, Near York

Family Friendly Lunch at The Balloon Tree, Near York

I’ve always loved our visits to The Balloon Tree at Gate Helmsley, near York.  It’s a farm shop, cafe and pick your own place that is very local to us.  We recently visited for lunch and to have fun picking pumpkins!  First of all, let […]

Fancy Hanks York – Deep South Good Mood Food – Review

Fancy Hanks York – Deep South Good Mood Food – Review

Fancy Hanks York – This week I was lucky enough to be invited to review Fancy Hanks, the new Deep South American good mood food restaurant that has opened in Goodramgate in York.  The decor and atmosphere is laid back retro chic, with comfortable tables, […]

Kids’ Birthday Parties at Xscape Castleford – LaserZone and 4D Golf Review

Kids’ Birthday Parties at Xscape Castleford – LaserZone and 4D Golf Review

Kids’ Birthday Parties at Xscape Castleford, LaserZone and 4D Golf Review – Miss H turned ten this year, I can hardly believe it myself, it does not feel five minutes since she was a tiny baby!  She is quite an adventurous girl, which you might […]

York Ghost Merchants – World’s first ghost shop opens in York

York Ghost Merchants – World’s first ghost shop opens in York

York Ghost Merchants – “We only sell one thing – ghosts!” World’s first ghost shop opens in York Do ghosts exist? Absolutely, according to the proprietors of a new shop that has opened in York’s historic Shambles with perhaps the most unusual and unvaried stock […]

10 Best Beach Resorts In Dubai For Families

10 Best Beach Resorts In Dubai For Families

Dubai is one place where everyone irrespective of their age have ultimate fun. Where else to stay than in a beach resort with your family to enjoy & create memories of a lifetime. Known for their world-class service and scenic beauty, beach resorts in Dubai […]

Festive Christmas in the Lake District 2019 – What’s On?

Festive Christmas in the Lake District 2019 – What’s On?

Christmas in the Lake District 2019 – Looking for Christmas events in the Lake District/Cumbria?  Looking to visit Santa, or a Christmas market in the Lake District?  See our list of fantastic Christmas events in the Lake District with kids.  Also have a look at […]

Malory Towers comes to York Theatre Royal!

Malory Towers comes to York Theatre Royal!

It is always a delight to visit the Theatre Royal in York and I was thrilled to hear that Malory Towers was showing from 10th – 14th September.   I really enjoyed the books written by Enid Blyton when I was a young girl.  My 12 […]

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 […]

Children’s Chocolate Workshop by Butterflies Chocolates

Children’s Chocolate Workshop by Butterflies Chocolates

Children’s Chocolate Workshop by Butterflies Chocolates – Over the summer holiday we went along to a children’s chocolate workshop in Wilberfoss run by Butterflies Chocolates of Pocklingon.  As well as workshops they do children’s birthday parties which follow a similar format (worth knowing!). The session […]