Is the Trafford Centre a full day out with the family?

My last visit to The Trafford Centre in Manchester was around 10 years ago after coming up to watch a Chelsea match at Old Trafford, however, we never made it inside as we turned up on a Sunday morning at 10am expecting to be opening its doors and discovered it didn’t open until midday!! We hadn’t planned on visiting during this holiday, however I didn’t realise that the Legoland Discovery Centre and the Manchester SeaLife Centre were actually in the… Continue Reading “Is the Trafford Centre a full day out with the family?”

Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre

I have been meaning to visit Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre for years, but have never got round to it for one reason or another, so when my friend Joanne from Charliemoos spotted a, not to be missed, special offer on Living Social we bought our tickets and set a date to visit. The centre is signposted well from the main A31, but isn’t from the back way in and I managed to miss my turning but I got… Continue Reading “Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre”

Next Home and Garden Hedge End

Next Hedge End

The new Next Home and Garden store in Hedge End, Southampton is quite simply stunning! The purpose-built store, which was designed by Stanton Williams is contemporary, simple and elegant, with feature walls and stone, ceramic and wood floor finishes. The store has three floors – the lower ground floor, where we accidentally went down to in the lift, is the main storage and delivery area.  The ground floor provides the sales floor areas for childrenswear, womenswear, home department and garden centre.  The… Continue Reading “Next Home and Garden Hedge End”

Saturday is Caption Day – 19th July 2014

Weymouth Sea Life

This week we went to Weymouth Sealife Centre. I took Eliza’s swimming stuff so she could enjoy the splash park, but made the mistake of telling her, so after every exhibit she would ask “Is it time to play in the water yet?” Finally she got her chance and was straight at the top of the slide. I am not sure she was expecting the water to be that cold, as she looked a little shocked after she hit the… Continue Reading “Saturday is Caption Day – 19th July 2014”

The Shows at Butlins

The one thing you will not hear from your children at Butlin’s is the phrase “I’m Bored!” In fact there is so much to do that it was impossible to squeeze everything into a four-day break, so my first piece of advice is to study the timetable and work out what you don’t want to miss. For us, the highlight of our stay were the evening shows in Centre Stage.  I am so glad we invested in B-Line passes as… Continue Reading “The Shows at Butlins”