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.