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What Kept Us Busy During The Half Term Holidays

by S1m
Half Term Holidays

The half term holidays are over and normality can finally resume… which means slipping back into work mode!

Liv and I were able to make fantastic use of the glorious weather by spending a lot of time in the great outdoors. We got to spend the time with friends, learn something new and eat delicious donuts…

The first half term weekend had us travelling into Manchester to check out the Google Home Mini event, complete with a super cute donut truck in the Manchester Arndale. Shoppers could try their luck at winning a Google Mini… or a donut! It was a great excuse to people watch and a trip into the city wouldn’t be complete without a walk around the shops and play in the park. We even got to see the bees that had set up home in the Trees of Hope, a tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack last year.

Half Term Holidays

Bank Holiday Monday was mainly spent roasting in Inflata Nation Manchester. I clearly didn’t realise it would be that hot upon booking! A total turnaround from the last time were there for a party, as it was previously a trampoline centre known as Jump-Nation. Now, the centre is an indoor inflatable theme park and is fabulous for big kids too! A review is to follow over on Manchester Mummy.

Half Term Holidays

Mid-week, we met up with the lovely Jane from A Little Lyrical and her family for a picnic lunch and catch-up at Haigh Hall Woodland Park in Wigan. How did I not know about this place, it is absolutely amazing! Featuring a woodland park, there are some fantastic grass areas to enjoy a picnic, a very funky park to play on and make room for a Holden’s ice-cream from the on-site shop. Other activities at the woodland park include adventure golf, high ropes and even golf! It was a fabulous day, with some geo-caching thrown into the mix too.

Half Term Holidays

Geo-caching was completely new to Liv and I, even though I was aware of it, we had never taken part… but now we are hooked! Liv now checks to see if there are any caches that can be found on our adventures out and about. Since our visit to Haigh Hall, we have gone on to find another 3 geo-caches, with many more to go!

Half Term Holidays

Did you enjoy the half term holidays? Are you hooked on Geo-Caching too?

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6 comments

Jenny @thebrickcastle June 4, 2018 - 12:40 pm

I’ve not seen the trees except in photos, and even that makes me cry. Such a gorgeous memorial and the bees moving in is so perfect.
I love that you have discovered geo-caching. It’s always been something I thought was a great idea – we shall have to join you sometime!!

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S1m June 4, 2018 - 2:14 pm

We must definitely give it a go, the boys will love it 🙂 There is a sense of satisfaction when you do find a cache 🙂 x

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Yeah Lifestyle June 7, 2018 - 11:35 am

Just like you, we keep so busy during the half term breaks as kids are full of energy. I love all the suggestions you have shared here as we have not been there, so I will keep this in mind for our next term break.

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Jane June 7, 2018 - 8:48 pm

Loved our day out! Love their faces on finding a cache too. The google thing looks great, I’m not sure which I’d want more a donut or a google mini!

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S1m June 7, 2018 - 8:53 pm

I have to admit that I loved the 3 bites of the donut that I had… probably the best donut I’ve ever had 😉 Aww we enjoyed our first Geocaching trip – the kids were so chuffed to find the cache – fab day out and we need to do it again xx

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Jaki June 10, 2018 - 6:27 pm

That donut shop looks incredible! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales, we’d love to see you back again on Tuesday!

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