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The Trafford Centre: 7 Reasons Why You Have to Visit

The Trafford Centre: 7 Reasons Why You Have to Visit

Hey Rachel, why the hell are you chatting to us about a shopping centre? What’s that got to do with anything else on here? You’re right. On the face of it, why would I even bother talking to you shopping? Well, my friends, that is because the Trafford Centre is not just any shopping centre.

Chester Zoo, Your Ultimate Guide to an Awesome Day Out

Chester Zoo, Your Ultimate Guide to an Awesome Day Out

Just an hour’s drive west of Manchester you will find Britain’s best zoo (as named by TripAdvisor 2017), Chester Zoo. Home to over 21,000 animals spread across 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens there really is something for everyone.

Rivington Pike, a Hill with a Past

Rivington Pike, a Hill with a Past

A short drive from Manchester, Rivington Pike sits at the most westerly point of Winter Hill on the West Pennine Moors. A popular walk throughout the year, this place has played a key part in the UK’s communication past. Think back to a time when the internet and phones and electricity didn’t exist. This made the whole keeping in contact and passing urgent messages like ‘we are under attack send help’

Dunham Massey: Top 5 Things to See and Do

Dunham Massey: Top 5 Things to See and Do

There’s plenty of things to do in Manchester but sometimes you just need to get out of the city only you need to inspiration. Well, that’s where I come in. A native Mancunian, let me show you some of my favourite local haunts to get your adventure juices going. Situated to the south of Manchester in the borough of Trafford but once part of the prestigious county of Cheshire lies Dunham Massey Park. Now a national trust site, the name…

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Heaton Park: Finding Adventure in your Backgarden

Heaton Park: Finding Adventure in your Backgarden

I can see for miles from here. In the distance, jutting up from the horizon are the sharp, spiky, silhouettes of the city skyscrapers. They are few and dot the horizon reminding me of the closeness of the city.

Manchester: This is The Place

Manchester: This is The Place

Earlier this year some guy (because he doesn’t deserve to be known as anything else) blew himself up outside the Manchester arena and unfortunately killed 22 and seriously injured several others including children. The youngest of those killed was just 8 years old. What happened next seemed to shock the world.

Manchester: 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

Manchester: 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

Manchester. The Capital of the North. Home of the biggest football team in the world and producer of a wealth of musical and sporting talent. And my home town. I love this city, and yes I’m a teeny bit biased but I have not yet found another place like it. It has everything that London has (in my opinion) but with a whole heap of extra friendliness. Yes, it rains a bit – OK so maybe a lot – but…

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Easter Monday Walkies

Easter Monday Walkies

Yesterday (Easter Monday) is a bank Holiday in the UK and for once the weather did not involve rain! I met up with a couple of friends (and a gorgeous border collie called Brooke) for a wander round my local park, Heaton Park(you can find some more information about this little gem of a park here). One of my friends doesn’t know the park very well so for her and Brooke it was a little Easter monday adventure. As it was…

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The Somme: 100 years on Manchester Remembers

The Somme: 100 years on Manchester Remembers

Friday, July 1st 2016 marked 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme. One of the bloodiest battles in history, 19,240 men died on that first day alone and more than 1 million were killed or wounded throughout the 4 month offensive. Of those sent ‘over the top’ on that first day were the civilian soldiers belonging to Lord Kitchner’s army and in particular the Salford and manchester pals of the Lancashire Fusiliers were some of the…

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