Days Out

studfold adventure trailsWe love days out with our toddler and child. We love having fun both in our local area (Greater Manchester) and further afield. We try and get a family day out every week and I share reviews and ideas here. Let’s face it, days out with toddlers are tricky to plan with the unpredictable British weather! So we like to have a whole host of options up our sleeve for all different weather conditions.

Whether it’s a family attraction, soft play centre, a park or an event, you can see the photos and read the reviews right here.

Legoland Windsor in February Half Term – Our Review

Legoland Windsor in February Half Term – Our Review
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My eldest started school back in September last year and perhaps one of the things he’s missed the most is the random days out at theme parks we would do to take advantage of term…

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Afternoon Tea with Children at the Midland Hotel, Manchester

Afternoon Tea with Children at the Midland Hotel, Manchester
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I do love a good afternoon tea. Who doesn’t love sandwiches and cake?! And my two sons, currently aged 2 and 4, like sandwiches and cake too. So we figured one way to spend a…

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Studfold Adventure Trail – A Magical Day Out with the Kids

Studfold Adventure Trail – A Magical Day Out with the Kids
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We go on a lot of days out with our children. And we’re specifically keen on getting them out and about outside. They love running around outside regardless of the weather (though I can confirm…

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Nostell Priory – A Day Out with a Toddler and Baby

Nostell Priory – A Day Out with a Toddler and Baby
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We’re really making the most of our National Trust memberships recently. Our oldest is 2 and a half and loves exploring halls and gardens. And our youngest? Well, at 7 months he just goes along…

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In the Night Garden Live at the Trafford Centre, Manchester

In the Night Garden Live at the Trafford Centre, Manchester
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Our 2 and a half year old is obsessed with In the Night Garden! Aren’t all toddlers? Even my husband and I enjoy the show and not just because it indicates bed time is on the way…

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Sea Life Centre, Manchester – A Bit Disappointing :-(

Sea Life Centre, Manchester – A Bit Disappointing :-(
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We love our days out. And I’m currently on maternity leave, while my husband has the odd Monday off, so we like to spend the day with our boys. Last Monday was expected to be…

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Quarry Bank Mill with a Toddler – Our Review

Quarry Bank Mill with a Toddler – Our Review
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Another summer week and another National Trust day out for us. This time we headed off to Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire (very close to Manchester Airport). We were interested in seeing the “Worst Children’s Jobs,”…

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Family Fun at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Family Fun at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens
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In a bid to get as many outdoorsy days out with the boys in before the winter turns up, we’ve been making full use of our National Trust memberships. Yesterday, we headed an hour and…

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Lyme Park, Disley – A National Trust day out with a toddler and a baby

Lyme Park, Disley – A National Trust day out with a toddler and a baby
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I love Mondays! I’m on maternity leave at the moment and my husband is off some Mondays too, so a couple of times a month we make it our day to have a day out…

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East Riddlesden Hall Review – A National Trust Day Out With A Toddler and Baby

East Riddlesden Hall Review – A National Trust Day Out With A Toddler and Baby
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Another Sunday, another National Trust visit. We’re getting some cracking value out of our memberships. Today we opted for East Riddlesden Hall, which is close to Keighley and only around an hour from our house.…

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Things to do with Toddlers in Greater Manchester

Things to do with Toddlers in Greater Manchester
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Greater Manchester is amazing for kids! There are so many attractions, beautiful spaces and options for days out as a family. But what about for particularly young children? As a Mum with a baby and…

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Trains, Fishing and Slides – A Day at Gypsy Wood

Trains, Fishing and Slides – A Day at Gypsy Wood
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We booked a very last minute family break to North Wales this weekend to catch up with a friend and enjoy the forecasted sunshine on the beach. We hadn’t made plans to visit any attractions,…

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What our Toddler Thought of the Legoland Discovery Centre, Manchester

What our Toddler Thought of the Legoland Discovery Centre, Manchester
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Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester markets itself at children over 3. Our son is 2 so we were not so sure whether or not it would be a particularly enjoyable day out for him. But having…

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CBeebies Land, Alton Towers – What Our Two Year Old Thought

CBeebies Land, Alton Towers – What Our Two Year Old Thought
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It’s a good job our son quite likes the rain, because when we got up ready for our day at Alton Towers yesterday, it was bucketing it down! Not to be deterred, we wrapped up,…

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Learning Through Play at Eureka, Halifax

Learning Through Play at Eureka, Halifax
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Eureka is a children’s museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire. It’s been around seemingly forever. I remember visiting when I was at school! And in July last year, we took our then 17 month old son…

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Fun at Lancaster Farm Park, Chadderton, Oldham

Fun at Lancaster Farm Park, Chadderton, Oldham
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Lancaster Farm Park is only a short drive from our house, so we go there quite frequently. We started taking Oliver when he was about 18 months and usually visit every 3 or 4 months.…

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Adventures at Yorkshire Wildlife Park Review With Our Toddler

Adventures at Yorkshire Wildlife Park Review With Our Toddler
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I’d never even heard of Yorkshire Wildlife Park until I went actively hunting online for zoos in the North of England. We decided to pay a visit in mid July last year when our son…

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Fun at Smithills Open Farm Bolton – Our Review

Fun at Smithills Open Farm Bolton – Our Review
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We absolutely love getting out to farm parks with our sons. Our oldest is 2 and loves the animals. But as well as that, the open space and play areas are great for him. We…

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