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Dig the City: gardening fun for kids

Dig the City: gardening fun for kids

If you love teaching your kids about nature and gardening, then check out Manchester city centre this August. For it is being transformed into a garden city with the Dig The City festival. From August 3 – 11, there are is multitude of things to do for kids (and adults too) including a forest appearing...
Another little dude has arrived

Another little dude has arrived

  Another little dude has arrived in the household! I guess this means I’ll be taking a break from blogging seeing as it’s a struggle to even get a shower and get breakfast with two little people to look after. But fingers crossed I’ll be back very soon! Tweet This PostCarolynhi, I'm Carolyn. I live...
Meet Santa’s reindeer at Urban Exchange

Meet Santa’s reindeer at Urban Exchange

To get you in the festive spirit, two of Santa’s reindeer will be at Urban Exchange on Great Ancoats Street on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December, 16. Cupid and Comet will be there from 11am to 4pm on both days so youngsters can have their photos taken and pet the animals. There’s also a...
Autumnwatch at Cringle Park, Levenshulme on Sunday

Autumnwatch at Cringle Park, Levenshulme on Sunday

This Sunday (October 28) sees an Autumnwatch day at Cringle Park in Levenshulme, devoted to nature, organised by Manchester City Council, Red Rose Forest and the Friends of Cringle Park. Aimed at children, this event will give them a chance to try bulb planting, bug hunting, making bird boxes and creating their own clay goblins...
New term Mother Hen storytelling sessions

New term Mother Hen storytelling sessions

Mother Hen is starting its new term of storytelling, drama, music, movement, puppetry, play and much more, at Z-Arts Centre. This term’s theme is the Magical Ice Kingdom in the run up to Christmas. Their website says “Fusing theatre, puppetry, music and storytelling, we promise to blow your mind with our boundless energy, passion and...
Ben and Holly come to the Urban Exchange at Ancoats

Ben and Holly come to the Urban Exchange at Ancoats

Every toddler’s favourite elf and fairy - Ben and Holly - are making an appearance at Urban Exchange on Great Ancoats Street, Manchester. Come and see them on Saturday, October 20 at intervals throughout the day between 11am and 4pm. There will also be  face painting so don’t forget your camera! Parents can shop at the M&S...
Lullaby clothing

Lullaby clothing

Lullaby is a new online children’s clothing stores, just launched by one of the lovely fellow mums I’ve met in the area. Vicky Brown has put her artistic talents to good use and has been making these gorgeous items of clothing for little ones. She’s fantastic at finding the most amazing fabrics and designs of...
Kids sessions at the Whitworth Art Gallery

Kids sessions at the Whitworth Art Gallery

The Whitworth Art Gallery has some great sessions on for babies and toddlers at the moment. If you’ve not been, it’s definitely worth a trip and the park right opposite is great for burning off that excess energy! Toddlertastic! - Adventures in Drama, Art, Music or Dance When: Every Monday, 10.30 – 11.30am, or 11.30am – 12.30pm Creative...
Baby Explorers and storytelling at Manchester Museum

Baby Explorers and storytelling at Manchester Museum

Manchester Museums is running a series of sensory play and interactive story sessions for babies who aren’t walking yet Where: The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL When: Sessions run on Tuesday, October 16 from 12.15-1.15pm and 1.45-2.45pm and then Tuesday, October 30, 12.15-1.15pm and 1.45-2.45pm. Cost: free The museum is also running a...
Autumn is here

Autumn is here

Ah autumn is here – the best season of all. Not only is it my birthday and my unborn child’s birthday season, it’s crunchy leaves, deep reds and oranges, warm fires, low sun in the sky, apple crumble and fluffy slippers. I couldn’t help but stop and snap this tree in Levenshulme on the early...
Funfest at Red House Farm

Funfest at Red House Farm

FunFest 2012 will be held on Sunday, September 9 at Red House Farm, Dunham Massey, from 10am till late, With early bird tickets priced at just £6 (under fives go free), families can enjoy: - The Maize Maize – firmly established as one of the must-visit summer attractions in the North West with six miles...
Family fun at Ramsbottom Festival

Family fun at Ramsbottom Festival

Ramsbottom Festival looks like it has a great line-up of family friendly-fun from circus skills to music master classes, set against a backdrop of bands that include Inspiral Carpets and I Am Kloot. The three-day event runs from Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16, with free entry for under-sixes and tickets starting from £5...