Saturday, 2 April 2016

Day at the Deep

We are still in half term so wanted somewhere to take the kids for the day.
We are based in Sheffield, and are lucky to be within 10 mins of the M1 motorway, with the weather forecast rubbish as ever we decided to head to The Deep. 
The price of a family (2 adults, 2 kids) ticket is £39.50, but for this you get return entry for a year. 
Both of the children had recently been on school trips but with the aid of the superhero treasure hunt it kept them entertained, we wandered round for a good few hours, the penguins and massive sharks being the highlight for us. The kids loved the huge tank and the tunnel and insisted on walking up the stairs "to get a better look".
Once all the fun of the fish had passed we decided to have lunch in the cafe, the kids had chicken nuggets and chips and my hubby and me both had a cooked lunch, the total cost of lunch was less that £23 which we thought was very reasonable, there are also picnic areas so you can bring your own food.
I would recommend The Deep as a family day out, although not the cheapest place, it is very good value for money, with the year pass, and proper Yorkshire size portions of food.
Oh yeah and we did find a certain famous fish whilst we were there........

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

English Heritage- a family day out

Last year before we went on our summer holiday to North Yorkshire we were looking for things to see and do and realised a lot of things in and around the area were English heritage properties, so we decided to become members as it worked out better value for money. Whilst on holiday we visited Rievaulx Abbey, Scarborough Castle, Helmsley Castle, Clifford's tower, Pickering castle and Whitby Abbey, over the summer months last year we visited Roche Abbey, Conisborough Castle and Brodsworth Hall, taking various family members and friends with us.
The kids love to walk round with the audio guides and listen hard for all the information and tell you all the facts as they hear them.

Today as the weather has started to improve we decided to venture out to Bolsover Castle (which we had visited a long while ago)
We let the kids take the lead following the audio guide and letting us know all the information we needed. There were staff on hand to help with any questions we might have had and they were very friendly.
The kids once they had listened to the whole audio then had a good play on the adventure play area whilst mum and dad had a well deserved pot of tea.

I would highly recommend anyone who has kids of a similar age to mine 7 and 6, and like visiting a variety of different types of buildings/castles to sign up for the membership package, it would have cost us £29.40 as none members to visit Bolsover castle today but our membership is less than £10 a month. During the summer months it will again pay for itself