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Crafty Kids

Crafty Kids is a lovely little place where you can take your children and not have to worry about mess! Play doh, paints, crayons you name it, if it goes everywhere it doesn’t matter! You don’t get the look, you know the one, where a member of staff is giving you the eyeball because your child is making a complete mess everywhere! Children are able to have fun & enjoy themselves! At Crafty Kids you are able to paint a personal keepsake, card, picture or even paint themselves if they wish! Although I must admit when we visited it was tidy and it didn’t get overly messy! Where: Crafty Kids Postcode: HD8 8TH Suitable for prams: Yes Parking: Yes FREE Total Price: £5 per child Website: www.craftykidshuddersfield.co.uk Would I return: Yes Tip: Dress your child in suitable clothes that if they get messy and full of paint it doesn’t matter! (Aprons…

Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa

If your looking for a perfect family ‘Half Term Stay’ in Leeds then look no further than Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa it is an excellent luxury family hotel! I don’t often use the word perfect but our stay was! From the moment we arrived we parked up with ease & headed to reception where were quickly checked in and were made to feel extremely welcome! Where: Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa Postcode: LS15 8ZB Contact: 01132641000 Stars: 4 Trip Advisor Rating: Ranked 4 out of 85 in Leeds Parking: Yes FREE Near Attractions: Yes Swimming Pool: Yes Website: www.thwaites.co.uk Would I return: Definitely! So your probably wanting to know why our stay was so perfect, One of the main reasons I would recommend this hotel to families is it is in a superb location! See below my table of some fabulous nearby attractions to visit! As all four of us were staying…

Tropical World 🦋 – Leeds 

Recently we decided to head over to Leeds to the the newly renovated Tropical World at Roundhay Park & had a wonderful time! There are so many reasons as to why I would recommend this attraction to anybody with or without children! Where: Tropical World Postcode: LS8 2ER Suitable for prams: Yes Parking: Yes FREE street parking Total Price: £6 (£6 adult Children Age 5 and over £3) (Under 5’s FREE) Website: www.tropicalworldleeds.co.uk Would I return: Yes Tip: If you think your toddler would enjoy exploring by foot, leave the buggy in the car and let them walk around as there is no buggy park! Also it is very tropical inside you will be warm enough in just a tshirt so remember this when the family gets dressed for the day layering is key as normally it will be cold when you get back outside! Tropical World is a fabulous place to…

#MarkWarnerMum Top 10 Must Haves

Okay so I’m going to be totally honest here I LOVE holidays who doesn’t!? There is just something so exciting about telling your children they are going to be going on an aeroplane in however many days… and pointing at them in the sky and saying ‘That will be us soon!’ Anything to do with holidays always catches my eye and as I am a new blogger one day I was scrolling through some of the new bloggers I started following and one of them (@Littleonesweet) had just been on a ski holiday with Mark Warner Holidays and it looked absolutely fabulous! Shortly after… Mark Warner Holidays had announced they were looking for new blogger ambassadors and well I certainly am new! I am coming up to my 4th official week as a blogger. I even wondered if I should bother to enter as I might not have hundreds and…

Adrenaline International Trampolining & Soft Play 

This has to be the best trampoline park for families we have been to! It was recommended to me by my cousins who I hadn’t seen for years, so we all met up here and a had a wonderful time! Where: Adrenaline Postcode: WF15 6JQ Suitable for Prams: Yes Parking: Yes & FREE! Total Price: £22 (2 adults & 2 children) INCLUDES SOFT PLAY! (£18 without soft play) Website: www.adrenaline-international.co.uk Would I return: Yes Tip: Dress your children appropriately for jumping, it may be cold outside but when they run around and bounce they get rather warm! Oh and bring a big drink they get very thirsty! Upon arriving at Adrenaline and paying for your session all ‘Jumpers’ are asked to fill out a waiver form on an iPad which was fairly quick and easy to do, once this is completed and you have purchased your ‘Jumping’ socks you go through to a…

Barnsley Metrodome Swimming

Last week we visited Barnsley Metrodome and my children absolutely loved it! I also loved it because it was lovely and warm…Whenever I take my children swimming I am always paranoid that they are going to be cold, there’s nothing worse than cold changing rooms, a cold swimming pool and a child with blue lips and chattering teeth when they get out! I’m pleased to say this wasn’t the case.. family cubicles with plenty of lockers don’t forget your £1 but you get it back! Where: Barnsley Metrodome Postcode: S71 1AN Suitable for Prams: No Parking: Yes & FREE! Total Price: £13.50 (2 adults & 2 children aged 3 and 1) (Off Peak) Website: www.bpl.org.uk Would I return: Yes Tip: If you have younger children who can’t go on all the big rides then take them when there’s no rides on it’s much quieter and they can still use the…

Chester Zoo

Today was always going to be a special day as my little boy turned 1! I know everybody says the same…. but seriously where has the time gone? Anyway you want to know about Chester Zoo so here is my blog on today’s visit! Firstly if you know you are going to Chester Zoo (even on the same day) Book Online it instantly saves you money! £3.64 per adult ticket to be precise! An online ticket is £16.36 and a pay on the day ticket is £20. (This price bracket was based on orange pricing) Where: Chester Zoo Postcode: CH2 1EU (For Sat Navs) Suitable for Pram: Yes Parking: Yes & FREE Total Price: £32.72 (£16.36 per adult ticket booked online) Under 3’s Free Website: www.chesterzoo.org Would I return: Yes Tip: Take a pen & Collect a map on your way in and circle the animals you managed to visit on your…

Sealife Centre Manchester

Come and SEA what me & my boys got up to at Sealife Manchester! (Sea what I did there!) We had a fintastic time! (Okay… enough now I promise!) Sealife Manchester is a great bargaining tool for me if you ever fancy a shopping trip to the Trafford Centre! You can do some shopping then when your finished you can take your little ones here and then your shopping trip still counts as a day out for the kids! Perfect! Where: Sealife Manchester Postcode: M17 8AS Total Price: £16.95pp (Book Online for cheaper rates see website) Under 3’s FREE Car Park: FREE Website: https://www2.visitsealife.com/manchester Pram Friendly: Yes Would I return: Yes if discounted tickets were available Tip: DO NOT Pay full price! There are so many different vouchers for 2-4-1 or book online to save up to 40% off. You can also purchase a combination ticket so you gain entry to legoland…