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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Our Week - The Summer Holidays Are Almost Here!

Only four more days left in school for my children before the school summer holidays begin and I cannot wait! The summer holidays are one of my favourite times of the year as we get a full six weeks to spend together as a family and I love to be able to have the chance to travel around and experience some new adventures.

This last week we have been very busy finalising our arrangements for July and August and we have some fantastic places planned to feature on the blog. These currently range from the Lake District to Germany, Edinburgh to Spain and Milton Keynes to Snowdonia with a few local North West & North Wales treats in between. 

Amongst all our planning though we have also had a very busy time with school reports, the school fair, sorting out the house and helping Mr. F get ready for his last Duke of Edinburgh Award trip for the school year. He has worked so hard to help get some great groups of children through their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards this year and so it will be nice for him to have a break with us and spend some quality time together.

Last Wednesday we visited the school fair which is held every year to help raise funds for our children's school. The staff, students and friends of the school team always do a great job of organising the fundraiser and every year there is always something new added for the children to enjoy. This year the local fire service were on hand to let children explore and sit inside a real fire engine and this was definitely the biggest highlight for Riley. He was so excited to sit in the back of the fire engine. There was also electric quad bike racing, wet sponge throwing and a great selection of stalls and games for everyone to enjoy.

On Friday both Emma and Ben received their school reports along with their test results and confirmation of who their teacher would be next year. I love report day as all the children at school run out so excited to ask their parents to open the envelope quickly so they know whose class they are going to be in. Then there is an excitable ten minutes where everyone runs around trying to find all their friends and check that they are in the same class. 

My daughter has stayed with the same group of friends since nursery and will be entering Year 6 when they return in September, so I was both happy and relieved to find out that she will be with the same group for her final year of primary school. Ben was delighted with his new class too and as for their test results, well I literally could not be prouder!

This next week sees the children take part in moving up day on Monday which is when they get to spend the morning in their new classes. Riley will also be participating in this as he will be moving from nursery to reception and he is so excited to be having his first school dinner with his friends tomorrow. The last day of school is Thursday and like every year the school hosts an end of year disco which my children are really looking forward to.

Overall, its been a busy but fun week and we are definitely ready for the summer break. We are all so excited to be visiting some wonderful places during the next couple of months and I cannot wait to share them all with you! 

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Geronimo Festival 2017

The UK's largest children's festival, Geronimo, kicks off on 27th to 29th May 2017 at Arley Hall, Cheshire and for the first time ever, families can enjoy a full weekend of fun and camping on-site in the stunning grounds.

In it's third successive year, Geronimo festival is action-packed with more performances, activities and acts than ever before. With extravaganzas including the breathtaking Rajasthan's Elite Street Superstars and the death-defying Geronimo Festival Circus; kids can not only enjoy the show, but have a go at trying out their circus skills too, learning the trapeze and other tricks of the trade at The Circus House.

The ultimate children's festival also features headline live stage acts including the legendary Justin Fletcher, Andy Day, Mr Bloom, and pirates Cook and Line from Swashbuckle.

Guinness World Record holder Jez Avery will be performing his world class PRO BMX and Mountain Bike stunts at the show ground arena, along with hair raising Fire Stunt Displays and knuckle biting Shetland Pony Grand Nationals. Geronimo festival goers can enjoy the fun all to a sound track of street entertainment bursting with colour and sound; from Mr Wilson's Second Liners, a New Orleans funeral street parade meets 90's club classics rave, to Rockin Rhino's rocked up nursery rhyme remixes.

Brand new to Geronimo is the Digital Zone, where older children can meet their favourite YouTubers and Gamers as well as try their hand at all the latest technology. The Gamers Bus is a double decker packed with the latest gaming tech to keep gamers of all ages entertained; from latest gen consoles to high end gaming PC's linked together in multiplayer mayhem.

Exhaust active kids with the Marine's Inflatable assault course, Parkour workshops, plus the UK's first fully mobile, interactive 30 metre-long trailer cave. Little monkeys can enjoy the four climbing towers and a digital traverse wall.

Tiny tots can enjoy the fun too with Tiny Talk signing classes and sensory activities, along with little learners, the award-winning messy play and mark making class. Get groovy at Dance Baby Sling, fun dance classes using gentle movements choreographed to simulate every area of the baby's brain.

A huge range of street food stalls, artisan burger and wood-fired pizza vans will ensure even the fussiest of eaters will all be well fed and watered, recharged and ready to carry on enjoying the delights of Geronimo Festival.

The fun doesn't stop when the acts do, as for the first year ever families can now camp in the specially designed child friendly campsite. The campsite features both options to either bring your own tent, caravan or motorhome, or take advantage of the many glamping options. Families can choose from a wide range of fully equipped, spacious and unique boutique tents, including Arabian Bedouin Tents, Cosy Cubes or bright, airy and affordable Tangerine Tents. With the option of booking all the kit needed to camp and the promise of being pitched with friends regardless of group size or when you arrive, all the grown-ups need to worry about is making sure they get to see as much of the Geronimo Festival as they can.

For further information and to book tickets, please visit

Ticket Prices

Day tickets start from £25pp
A two-day pass is priced at £39pp
A three-day pass is priced at £55pp
A weekend camping pass with ticket to the festival is £60pp
A weekend caravan/campervan pass with ticket to the festival is £90pp
Car parking is priced at £10 per vehicle
Carers go free.
Children under the age of 2 years go free of charge.
Adults must be accompanied by children.
As a thank you to loyal festival goers, repeat guests will also be treated to a free wrist band ride for Geronimo's Fun Fair.

Location and Date

Campers can access the site from 8am on Friday May 26th. Please note, no events programme is scheduled to take place the evening of May 26th. Some catering outlets will be operating, see website and social media for more information.

Geronimo Festival is open from 9am-6pm from Saturday May 27th to Monday May 29th. The programme varies each day, please see website for full daily line ups.

Geronimo Festival takes place within the grounds of Arley Hall and Gardens in Northwich, Cheshire. For satellite navigation, use postcode CW9 6NA.

Please note, a festival ticket does not include access to Arley Hall.