• 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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  • The room and bed inside The Midland, Manchester - a stunning hotel

    The Midland, Manchester | Hotel Review

    3rd October 2019

    I absolutely adore old fashioned hotels and The Midland in Manchester is one hotel I’ve admired for a long time. I spent five years of my life living in Manchester and while I was living in this vibrant, multicultural and very historic city, I couldn’t bring myself to stay there as it was right on…

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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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  • 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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  • Dexter looking at a red tractor on taylor’s Farm on leaf Open farm Sunday

    Leaf Open Farm Sunday @ Taylor’s Farm, Burscough

    10th June 2019

    Leaf Open Farm Sunday took place this last Sunday, June 9th and we visited our local farm: Taylor’s Farm who have a gorgeous farm shop that’s popular in West Lancashire and beyond.

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