• Dexter playing on Southerness beach with the lighthouse in the background

    Why It’s Good To Stray From The Curriculum Sometimes

    23rd June 2021

    Most of the time, parents will be glad to see that their children’s school is sticking to the national curriculum. The national curriculum is an outline of what children need to be able to understand and what they should be taught at various stages of their academic life. All state schools and some private schools…

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  • WWT Martin Mere Wetlands Centre, Burscough | Days Out

    20th November 2020

    Right on our doorstep is the wonderful WWT wetlands centre, Martin Mere. Located just outside of Burscough, six miles from Ormskirk and ten miles from Southport. It’s a fantastic day out for kids and adults alike with hundreds of birds to see and lots to do including a fantastic outdoor play area.

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  • Southerness beach lighthouse

    Southerness Beach | Days Out

    15th August 2020

    We recently stayed in a gorgeous little village called New Abbey, close to Dumfries and near to the Solway Coast. We headed to Southerness beach, one of the most stunning areas on the Solway to explore the rocky coastline, spectacular lighthouse and the various bars, shops and restaurants, the area has to offer.

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  • Lego otter at Martin mere Wetlands Centre

    Martin Mere | Lego Brick Animals | Days Out

    1st August 2020

    The Lego brick animals returned to Martin Mere Wetlands Centre on 31st July and will be in place until the first week of September. As members, Dexter and I headed to Martin Mere this weekend to check out the models and see if we could find all eight of them!

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  • Dexter in frontof the clocktower at Morecambe seaside

    11 Things to Do at Morecambe Seaside

    13th June 2020

    Morecambe is a stunning little seaside town, up the coast from it’s bigger and bolder neighbour Blackpool and a stone’s throw from the city of Lancaster. Although it feels a little run-down, like most seaside resorts in the UK, Morecambe is a gem of a place, with gorgeous views across Morecambe Bay towards the hills…

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  • Dexter stepping in a pool of water on Ainsdale beach

    Ainsdale Beach | Days Out

    22nd February 2020

    Now that we live in West Lancashire, our new preferred beach to visit is Ainsdale beach. When we lived in Liverpool, we loved going to Crosby beach, but now it’s just that little bit too far away, so we now spend the majority of our beach days at Ainsdale. Ainsdale beach is fantastic in the…

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  • Ruff Wood sign on the edge of the woods

    Ruff Wood, Ormskirk | Days Out

    2nd September 2019

    We are so lucky in West Lancashire to have so many woodlands and nature reserves right on our doorstep. This week, we paid a visit to Ruff wood which is nineteen acres of beautiful woodland, situated just outside of Ormskirk. This is a wood that Dexter frequently visits with his childminder, but not one I’d…

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  • Dexter running on Crosby beach

    Antony Gormley’s Another Place | Days Out

    1st September 2019

    We are so lucky that a few miles down the road from our house is the small town of Crosby which homes Antony Gormley’s Another Place.

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  • Blackpool tower from North Pier

    7 Things to Do in Blackpool with Kids

    26th August 2019

    I don’t know what it is about Blackpool but I just adore the place. Where some may see poverty, drunkenness and an economy hit hard, like most British seaside towns, resulting in a widespread drug problem, I see sun, sea, sand and a chance for my kids to have fun. Blackpool with kids is a…

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  • Nicola doing a Bush Tucker trial at Madame Tussauds Blackpool

    Madame Tussauds, Blackpool | Days Out

    12th August 2019

    Blackpool is one of my favourite destinations in the North West when I’m looking for sun, sea, sand and fun filled family entertainment. We recently had a fantastic day out at Coral Island, and I’ve spoken previously about my love of Blackpool’s beach, its piers, the trams and the Pleasure Beach, so I was thrilled…

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