10 West Midlands Christmas days out 2016

*** UPDATED FOR 2018! New post here: Best West Midlands Christmas Days out 2018. This post goes against every ounce of my personality. It’s September and I’m writing about Christmas, this is most unlike me but hear me out. Last year, I wrote about my top 10 Christmas days out in and around the West Midlands. Lots of people found it useful but in my usual style, I didn’t get around to publishing it until November. Well this year, people have been reading that post since the beginning of the school holidays. This has made me realise that it’s time for…

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Webbs by the Beach: Review

We were lucky enough to be invited to spend a couple of hours at Webbs by the beach for the purpose of this blog post. I do love living in our little part of the West Midlands, it’s beautiful. I adore the Malvern hills and the fabulous Malvern Spa is just round the corner. The only thing that sometimes makes me consider moving is the fact it takes us such a ridiculously long time to get to a nice beach. If we want to head somewhere to play in the sand and swim in the sea, we have to drive…

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National Sea Life Centre: 20 year anniversary

We are huge fans of the National Sea Life Centre and we are blogger ambassadors for them in 2016. We tend to head up to Birmingham for a day out at the Sea Life Centre once every couple of months, and we spent a lovely day there a couple of weeks ago. This year marks 20 years of the National Sea Life Centre, and this Tuesday (5th July) will be their 20th anniversary. The first 100 people to visit that day will be charged the original entry price of just £5.95. They will also receive a limited edition badge. And if…

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What’s on West Midlands February 2016

Monday 1st Ancient oceans, Sea Life Birmingham: Walk with the dinosaurs at the National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham. Two weeks of themed talks and activities for visitors to learn about the times when dinosaurs roamed the earth – and the oceans. Tuesday 2nd Women of RAF Defford, National Trust Croome: A talk about the 600 women who were based at RAF Defford during the Second World War. Light refreshments included. The Sound of Music, Malvern Festival Theatre: Musical production with Maria played by Lucy O’Byrne following her recent success as a finalist on The Voice. Wednesday 3rd The Sound of Music, Malvern…

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What’s on West Midlands January 2016

Back in November, I wrote about ten amazing Christmas days out in the West Midlands. A lot of people found it quite helpful, so I thought I’d follow it up with what’s on West Midlands January 2016. If you have an event that you would like me to include for January 2016 or subsequent months, please do get in touch. Friday 1 January 10.00 The Valley, Evesham, Worcestershire: Dirt run and junior dirt run – 10km for adults, 3km for juniors. In aid of St Richard’s Hospice. 14.30 Symphony Hall, Birmingham: Johan Strauss Gala – orchestra and dancers. Saturday 2 January…

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Drayton’s Magical Christmas Review

Update: This review was from 2015 and Drayton’s Magical Christmas 2016 is now in full swing. You can check out this review from The Dadventurer if you’d like to read about this year’s experience. My Review of Drayton’s Magical Christmas This afternoon, we’ve had an amazing time at Drayton’s Magical Christmas. We have been to Drayton Manor more times than I can count this year and every time we’ve been, Libby has asked whether Father Christmas would be there this time. Finally, today was the day. Libby has been buzzing all week waiting for it. She’s been a bit of a pain…

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