Christmas is less than ten 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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We are fortunate to live just an hour’s drive from the magnificent Peak District National Park. Famed for its outstanding natural beauty, green moors and dales, steep gorges, country estates and quaint pretty villages this truly is a breathtaking part of the world. One of our favourite places to visit is Matlock Bath. Nestled in a steep gorge alongside the River Derwent this spa town is located right on the…

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Growing up in Australia meant that the traditional Christmas pantos were never really part of my life. Since living in the UK and having my little boy, I have discovered the pure joy and entertainment of the British Panto! The laughter and fun is something that you can’t really explain until you have been to one. This year Leicester doesn’t fail to deliver when it comes to pantomimes. You can…

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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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It was a cold fresh evening when we made our way through the streets of Coventry towards the historic Coventry Cathedral. Just a few days earlier the city of Coventry was announced as the UK City of Culture 2021. One of the cities most historical and beautiful points of interest is the Cathedral. Overlooking University Square this stunning building sits in the shadow of the original Cathedral which was all…

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