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Swiss Chalet, Glen Helen

The Swiss Chalet has recently reopened under new management (March 2019) and, after seeing their menu on Facebook, Millie and I were really looking forward to visiting for lunch.  Access into Swiss Chalet is easy but there are a couple of very small steps to get inside. The side door

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The Play Town Role Play Centre, Essendine

Millie and I visited The Play Town Role Play Centre during a recent visit (Jan 2019) back to England to see our friends. We had THE BEST time and I just had to tell you all about it. The Play Town consists of 12 role-play areas with three 90-minute sessions

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Little Jacks Farm and Garden Centre, Bottesford

When we arrived at Little Jacks Farm (July 2018), we went the cafe to have lunch before we went to look around the farm. There was plenty of places to sit and some tables had enough space to park the pram if you need to. They have loads of highchairs

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The Laxey Glen, Laxey Gardens

The Laxey Glen is set in the beautiful Laxey Gardens and reopened in October 2018. The cafe is quite small with four tables and a sofa area with a coffee table but it is absolutely stunning with a welcoming, friendly atmosphere.  The Laxey Glen also has plenty of outdoor seating

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360 Play, Leicester

360 Play is a family entertainment centre and there are 7 centres across the UK. This blog post is only about 360 Play at Meridian Leisure Park in Leicester. All customers must register with 360 Play (this can be done online or upon arrival) and each family must make a

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The Bowling Green’s Secret Playground, Castletown

I loved finding this secret playground in Castletown. It can be found by entering the door next to the tennis courts. Millie really enjoyed the slides and the spring rockers and I liked that it was quiet and completely enclosed. There are two of the Balley Cashtal Beg fairy doors

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Tynwald National Park and Arboretum

My mother-in-law suggested we take Millie to feed the ducks and I wasn’t quite prepared for how much I’d love Tynwald National Park and Arboretum, situation in St Johns. The area is more than 25 acres and contains a large amount of different tree species. There’s a shelter and picnic

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Wicksteed Park, Kettering

On a beautiful sunny weekend during May (2018), my husband and I took Millie to Wicksteed Park, Barton Road, Kettering. Wicksteed Park is an amusement park which I know I used to go to as a child but seem to remember it was miiiiiiiiles away when really it was only

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Weldon Woodland Park

One beautiful June morning, Millie and I went to Weldon Woodland Park (Stamford Road, NN17 3JF) for a walk and a play at the park.   I had no idea where I was going but saw an opening just off Stamford Road and figured that must be it. I found

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Gretton Recreation Ground

Despite a lot of rain the night before, Millie and I headed for Gretton Recreation Ground – head to Kirby Road NN17 3DB and you’ll see a signpost next to the Primary school for ‘Recreation Ground’. This will lead you to the park and a free car park.   The

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