Days out in and around Manchester

Clifton Country Park

Last week we, unexpectedly, found ourselves at a loose end. I contacted a friend and we met up at Clifton Country Park. It isn’t a park we have been to before, but another friend had mentioned it last year, so I thought it might be worth a wander. The park…

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A Visit to St Matthew’s, Edgeley

A few weeks back, probably towards the end of the summer holidays, I went along to a community group called ‘Friendly Fridays’. It was there that I got chatting to a lady called Pam and when she learned that we home educate, she offered us a tour of a local…

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First Football Matches

The World Cup last month completely captivated Daniel and he has become engrossed in all things football. This weekend saw the start of the season for those teams outside of the Premier League, and it seemed like a good opportunity to take him along to watch a local team, Stockport…

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Viewing Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule

One of my favourite places to visit in Manchester is the wonderful Museum of Science and Industry. I could happily while away the day there, exploring the different parts of the museum and it’s somewhere I really don’t visit often enough with the children. I had an excuse this week…

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Ellenroad Engine House, Rochdale

In a rather fortuitous twist of fate, an event for a children’s day at Ellenroad Engine House came up on my Facebook timeline. Despite only being a short journey up the M60 and M62, it’s not a place I have heard of before. Anyhow, as you will be aware, the…

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