This year the city of Leicester is hosting some magical Christmas events. The city centre is in full festive mode and we were lucky enough to spend a day exploring what is on offer. I can honestly say that it didn’t disappoint! Jubilee Square Ice Skating Rink First stop on our Christmas day out was the fantastic undercover Ice skating rink in Jubilee Square. We’ve only ever been ice skating…

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Since having our little boy the true magic of Christmas has returned to our adult lives! This year L is so excited about the festive season. In fact he’s been counting the days since Halloween. Every year we try to attend at least one lovely Christmas event, whether it’s visiting Father Christmas’ grotto or exploring wonderful Christmas markets. This year I really wanted to do something extra special. When the…

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Since he was very little L has always been a massive fan of Thomas the Tank Engine and Fireman Sam. Even now at 6 he still plays with his Thomas trains and tracks and his Fireman Sam figurines. When we were invited to visit Mattel Play! in Liverpool we were delighted. Mattel Play! is a 13000 square foot interactive play centre nestled in corner of the iconic Albert Dock in…

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Our little boy is obsessed with planes. He dreams of being a pilot and has built up quite a collection of model airplanes over the years. We live very near to East Midlands airport so we spend alot of time there plane spotting! East Midlands Aeropark is the official viewing area for the airport (we sometimes view from other areas). It is also home to a fascinating aviation museum. We…

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Christmas is less than eight weeks away, yes you read that right! Its almost time to crack open the mulled wine, mince pies, eat way to many pigs in blankets and demolish at least two massive boxes of Roses! I have put together a list of the very best Christmas events and family days out in and around Leicestershire (please note that some are in other Counties but just a…

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