National Sea Life Centre Birmingham: Review

Today, we were lucky enough to be invited to the National Sea Life Centre to check out their Ancient Oceans event. We are all huge fans of the National Sea Life Centre and visit regularly. However, the Ancient Oceans event was particularly exciting for my dinosaur loving girls. National Sea Life Centre Birmingham: Review The National Sea Life Centre is home to native and tropical fish, sharks, otters, rays, an octopus, a turtle, jellyfish, starfish… the list goes on. But arguably, the star attraction is these gorgeous little chaps, the Gentoo penguins.    On entering the National Sea Life Centre,…

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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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10 Christmas days out: West Midlands

*** UPDATED FOR 2017! New post here: https://plutoniumsox.com/whats-on-west-midlands/21-west-midlands-christmas-days-out-2017/ *** UPDATED FOR 2016! New post here: 10 West Midlands Christmas Days Out 2016 I’ve always found it a little bit difficult to get in the mood for Christmas. I just think it starts a bit too early in the shops and it’s a difficult transition from scrooge to Christmas fairy. Since having children, the one thing that has helped me to get into the spirit of things is a good day out with decorations, carols, a cheeky glass of mulled something or other and of course, the man in red. I’ve researched the…

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