Dinosaurs In The Wild

Another half-term treat, we went from all things robotic to discovering dinosaurs at Event City in Manchester. This was heavily promoted but I hadn’t given it much thought until reading a review of its Birmingham stint, was intrigued and decided we had to go. I am a bit of a sucker for these immersive live-action…

The Robots Are Coming

Posters on buses and various adverts around Manchester have been announcing “The Robots Are Coming.” Our attention was grabbed, we wanted to find out more so headed to the Museum of Science and Industry. The Robots Exhibition was at the Science Museum in London, it has moved now to Manchester and will be here for…

Ferry Across The Mersey

We took a trip to Liverpool on a gloriously mild early autumn day. My dad was visiting so as a treat we decided to take the famous ferry across the Mersey. The River Mersey is so iconic, played a huge part in shaping the character and fortunes of this great city and a trip on…

Portland Basin Museum

It seemed like only five minutes since the summer holidays but in the blink of an eye half-term was upon us and school was out again. For various reasons we weren’t able to travel anywhere too far, we settled instead for some local(ish) days out, the first of which was at Portland Basin Museum in…

Exploring The Pankhurst Centre

We were always big fans of Heritage Open Weekend in September – in the days before Son, Husband and I often went to London for the weekend and got to explore some incredible places open to the public only at this time. Amongst them we got to mooch around Westminster Hall, the office of the…

Harewood House – Out And About

Having explored the stunning mansion that is Harewood House, we quickly grabbed some (delicious) lunch in their cafe then headed outside to explore the very extensive grounds. There are acres of gorgeous gardens set in a Capability Brown landscape – a lot to see. Son perked up again after food and water and was most…

Inside Harewood House

Sad to be leaving our Staithes cottage, we were also mighty excited to be seeing Son again after his week at camp. We left in good time for the drive to Harrogate, our plan was to collect him and then spend the day at nearby Harewood House. Our journey was good, we arrived to find…