16 tips for visiting Alton Towers cBeebies Resort and water park with young children

We spent a weekend at Alton Towers water park, theme park and resort. Whilst we had a brilliant time, a few tips could have made our stay even better. We were among the first people to try out the cBeebies hotel. We also put both cBeebies Land within Alton Towers theme park and the Splash Landings waterpark through their paces. Our children were aged 3 and 5, so the perfect age for the cBeebies experience. I wanted to share the things that would have improved our stay so that others will hopefully have a better time. Here’s a quick video…

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What’s on West Midlands Summer holidays 2017

The school summer holidays can seem a little overwhelming from a parent’s point of view. Luckily if you’re in the West Midlands, there’s loads going on to keep you entertained. These 58 West Midlands family days out are a great starting point. But there are also various special events going on during the school holidays. Do check the relevant websites for full details. All Summer holidays Ackers Adventure – Birmingham Everyday adventures school holiday scheme. Each day includes at least two outdoor activities along with crafts and games. Children can attend for a day or a whole week. Activities include skiing, kayaking,…

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A breathtaking evening at the Chinese State Circus

There aren’t many evenings out that are fun for the whole family. Entertainment after a certain time tends to be aimed at adults and whilst children are often welcome, it’s not necessarily much fun for them. One clear exception is the circus. And as circuses go, the Chinese State Circus is by some distance the best I’ve ever seen. About the Chinese State Circus The Chinese State Circus is world famous for skilful performances that wow the audience. The team comprises 30 acrobats, jugglers, aerial artists and Shaolin Warriors. Each act is a few minutes long before moving on to a…

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Family friendly events West Midlands May half term 2017

We’ve only just got past the Easter holidays and yet in just a few weeks, the children will be off school again. This post is about local attractions running specific events for May half term. You’ll notice that there are several family favourites missing from this list. This is simply because whilst they’re open, they’re not doing anything in particular that week. So for a more comprehensive list of places to go, check out these 58 family friendly days out in the West Midlands. Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) – Stratford-upon-Avon There are workshops and activities for children aged from 4 to…

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Horrible Histories at Warwick Castle

For the past few months, we have been blogger ambassadors for Warwick Castle. I have always loved the attraction and remember going there on school trips as a child. I took my brother and sisters there for a day out when they were younger and now it’s time to introduce our own children to my favourite castle. We decided to head there on Saturday to finish the Easter holidays with a bang. Horrible Histories maze at Warwick Castle Last time we visited, I wrote about what to do at Warwick Castle. Unfortunately we totally ran out of time on that visit and…

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Telford Steam Railway Polar Express

Over the past few years, we’ve been lucky enough to go to various Christmas experiences all over the West Midlands. I’ve reviewed most of those on the blog. But when I was writing my Christmas days out West Midlands post last year, there was one event we just couldn’t bear to miss out on. Tickets were about to sell out, so I booked ours straight away. And it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. And why am I telling you about this in March? Because the tickets for the Telford Steam Railway Polar Express 2017 have gone on sale, and…

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21 West Midlands days out Easter holidays 2017

Update – March 2019: My 2019 Easter what’s on post is now live. Head over to the new post for up to date information on things to do in the West Midlands Easter Holidays 2019. The Easter holidays are one of my favourite times of the year. We’re not busy, the weather is improving and it’s the perfect time to explore our local area. Here’s what’s going on at the top attractions in the West Midlands this Easter. 1. Warwick Castle – Warwick This Easter there’s more than ever going on at Warwick Castle. The Flight of the Eagles falconry displays…

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