On Sunday as we were driving along the M55 into Blackpool, we played the usual game of ‘who can spot The Tower’ first. A few hours later and we were at the top of The Blackpool Tower, seeing who would be brave enough to stand on the Blackpool Tower glass floor. No trip to Blackpool is complete without setting foot inside the world famous Blackpool Tower.
How much is the Blackpool Tower Eye Experience ?
The Tower Eye Experience is currently priced at £12.50 per adult on the day, and £10.00 per child. If you book online, prices can be … Continue reading
I know we have only just entered October, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas Pantomimes. The popular Epstein Theatre in the heart of Liverpool, will be playing host to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from Friday 7th December to Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
Cast members braved the cold to pose for pictures along The Strand – capturing Liverpool’s beautiful and famous landscape, before heading to The Epstein Theatre where press and VIP’s got a sneak peek at what they can expect this Christmas.
Radio City 2’s Claire Simmo, who stars as the … Continue reading
I have lost count of how many times I have suggested a nice family day out, only to be met with a ‘Kevin and Perry’ moment from the teen. And of course our days out as a family are getting few and far between, as both children spend more time with their friends.
But holding on to precious family time is really important to me. In just over two years, the teen could well be heading off to University. So instead of my ideas being met with a resounding NO, I asked them to give me some ideas for our … Continue reading
Chester Zoo Madagascar Play Area
Yesterday we were invited to try out the brand new Madagascar PLAY area at Chester Zoo. We were told that we could climb like a lemur in the tree top adventure, play on the sandy beach like a tortoise, and hide in the Madagascan grasses. Animal noises optional.
Our 2 explorers for the day were Katie and her cousin Finn, all set to experience Madagascar with their lemur tails. We were welcomed into the Madagascar Play area at Chester Zoo, by the most delicious and refreshing mocktails, and WOW what an area.
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Albert Dock Love Locks
For our wedding anniversary last year, I decided to get my husband a love lock. For those of you who have never heard of a love lock, it’s a padlock which you can lock to a fence, bridge or gate to symbolise your love. As we were celebrating 15 years of marriage, our love lock was inscribed with ’15 Years Married’ and on the other side ‘Tracey and Hywel, 12th May 2001’ which is the date we got married.
Where to buy Love Locks
I am pretty sure my husband did the usual male response of … Continue reading
Ever since the Storyhouse in Chester opened its doors in May 2017, I have been longing to see a production there. Located in the heart of the city, The Storyhouse is not just a theatre, but also houses a cinema, arts centre, restaurant, bars, and a pretty impressive library.
Katie and I were invited to the Storyhouse to watch the theatre production of Gangsta Granny, which is based on the book written by David Walliams. The theatre is an impressive 800 seat auditorium, and we found ourselves sitting in row L in the stalls. I would imagine that pretty much … Continue reading
Yesterday we took a break from the modern world, and immersed ourselves into the Victorian era of Blists Hill. This recreated Victorian town can be found in Telford, and as we were staying in nearby Shrewsbury for a few days, it seemed the perfect chance to visit.
Blists Hill has been on my ‘bucket list’ to visit for a few years now, but would it pass the all important ‘teen test’. Believe me, planning a day out with a 12 year old girl and 15 year old boy is no mean feat, and I was hoping that Blists Hill would … Continue reading
Does anyone else feel that Mother’s Day seems to creep up on us each year. Especially now as we seem to have regressed back to Winter with all this snow. I associate Mother’s Day with warmer days, not being wrapped up in 4 layers as you battle with the snow. But thankfully with Buyagift you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home.
This Mother’s Day, Buyagift is supporting Breast Cancer Care for their wonderful Mum of a Kind campaign. When purchasing their Superwoman Smartbox, Afternoon Tea with Bubbles, or the Indulgent Pamper Treat Smartbox, 25% of … Continue reading
The period between Christmas and New Year is always a funny one. Part of me just wants to hibernate on the sofa watching films and eating chocolate. And the other part of me wants to be out having fun with the kids and husband. So last Tuesday we headed off up the M6 to Blackpool, to visit The Sandcastle Waterpark. The waterpark is conveniently located on the seafront in Blackpool, with plenty of parking right next to the Sandcastle Blackpool (car parking charges apply).
What is included in the Tiki Cabana
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This weekend sees the Festive Flower and Food Show returning to Blackpool for its second year. Running from the 9th to the 11th November 2017 at Winter Gardens in the heart of Blackpool. Organised by The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS), their aim is to take the art of flower arranging and place it firmly into the 21st century.
And this event is not just for adults, as kids will have their own workshops to attend on the Saturday. If you have not purchased your tickets yet, here are 8 reasons why you need to visit the show … Continue reading