• 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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  • 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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  • The woods of Fairy Glen in Parbold

    Fairy Glen, Parbold | Days Out

    21st July 2019

    One of our favourite days out in West Lancashire is Fairy Glen, which sits the other side of Parbold Hill, just minutes away from the M6 motorway. Sprodley Brook has cut through the sandstone in this area to create a steep valley and stunning waterfalls between ancient woodland, making Fairy Glen in Parbold one of…

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  • Neil and Dexter in a bird hide in Mere Sands Woods, West Lancashire

    The Best Family Days Out in West Lancashire

    8th June 2019

    Welcome to West Lancashire, an historic borough with so many family friendly attractions, you could spend months here and not get bored. Whether you’re a wildlife lover, a historic building aficionado or just a lover of being outdoors, West Lancashire has got something for the whole family. Check out our favourite days out in West…

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  • The windmill at Windmill animal farm against a dark sky of rainclouds

    Windmill Animal Farm, Burscough | Days Out

    24th January 2019

    One of my favourite days out in West Lancashire is Windmill Animal Farm. We are so lucky that we now live so close to it so we can go whenever we want!

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  • Neil and Dexter on the West Lancashire Light railway

    West Lancashire Light Railway, Hesketh Bank | Days Out

    10th September 2018

    Dexter is at the stage where is OBSESSED with anything that comes with wheels, whether it be cars, aeroplanes, tractors or trains. He takes a particular interest in choo choos and enjoys activities at home which involve building tracks, running along as if he were a train and driving trains up and down the skirting…

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