These are the last few animals I wanted to show you from Yorkshire Wildlife park, the big ones! Lions tigers and bears oh my giraffes. There are three different prides of lions, and they each have their own sort of island separated by water and fences so they can’t get each other. Yorkshire wildlife park has gotten a lot of their animals by rescuing them from bad conditions in other zoos, or if the places just couldn’t take care of them. This is how they acquired most (if not all, I can’t remember) of the Lions.CONTINUE READING
I’ve wanted to share this house we went to for a while, but couldn’t think of the name! I searched everywhere for pictures that were similar to mine so I could figure out what this amazing house was called, but wasn’t having any luck. Finally I googled “country houses with bright blue furniture” and found pictures of the pretty blue interior. I found out this place we liked so much is called Kedleston Hall. CONTINUE READING
Sometimes it’s hard to find things to do for days out in the winter time. The weather is unpredictable, (ok, maybe all year round in England) cold, rainy, and just all around not great to be outside in. The National Railway Museum is a great day out as the trains are housed in a giant warehouse type building to shelter you from all the bad weather outside. Bring a coat though, as it’s still a little cold.CONTINUE READING
Manchester wins at Christmas. For 6 weeks you can visit the Manchester Christmas Market, which actually a string of markets located in over 9 different places around the city center. This was great as on a Saturday when we went, there was room to walk around and take time to look at stalls. The main market in Albert Sqaure can get quite busy as it’s the most enclosed and a more traditional German market full of food stalls, Gluwein stalls, and of course ornaments and other crafts.
Last year we headed to Scarborough as I’ve wanted to go absolutely ages. Our first stop (and main objective for the day) was Scarborough Castle, up on top of a huge hill. Now, if you are expecting a grand building, this one is not for you as it is literally a bit of the castle walls and a tower. If it’s the views that you are wanting, you can’t get much better.