• 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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  • Dex smiling at a monkey behind a barrier at Trentham Monkey Forest

    Trentham Monkey Forest | Days Out

    5th August 2019

    This week, we travelled a little further afield and visited Trentham Monkey Forest in the Midlands. We are lucky in west Lancashire that we are so close to the M6 motorway, which means we can get down south pretty quickly. It took us just over an hour to get to Trentham, which is just outside…

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  • View of Dundonald caslte from the path leading up to it, with grass verges on either side and blue skies behind it

    Dundonald Castle | Days Out

    29th July 2019

    Whenever we travel far away from home, we much prefer using A roads to motorways and stopping off at fun or historic sites for a break, instead of the usual boring motorway service stations. When we stayed at Wemyss Bay Holiday Park, back in April, we stopped off at Dundonald Castle on the way home…

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