Shop Small This Christmas

Shop Small This Christmas

It’s that time of the year again! The time to indulge in plenty of hot chocolate, biscuits and mince pies. All whilst snuggled up watching classic Christmas films. The reality though is that, we usually run round frantically looking for those last Christmas presents, rather than actually enjoying all the wonders of Christmas.

Although this year has been, well…many things. I am still super excited for Christmas. And, what’s more exciting I can enjoy all the Christmas shopping with my hot chocolate and Christmas film at the same time. I must say, all the deliveries, have me skipping to the door (a bit like Christmas Day, when you’re running downstairs in excitement).

I’ve also enjoyed looking further than just the stores I’d usually shop from. There are so many wonderful small businesses out there who create beautiful things with so much love.

Here’s a small list of little businesses that I have enjoyed following and ordering from. Ranging from delicious treats, gorgeous jewellery, amazing portraits and more, there’s definitely something for everyone.


What can I say about Honeywell Biscuit Co. Not only are their biscuits gorgeous to look at but they are incredibly delicious. All put together with love and care by a super talented team.

Using only the best and where possible local ingredients, you are in for a real treat.  

With so many stunning designs, baking kits for adults and children there is plenty for you to choose from as a perfect Christmas gift.

I came across Rosie Bow Jewellery whilst swiping through insta stories. Straight away I had to check out Kate’s account.

I just adore the dainty, simple style of everything Kate makes. 

If you’re looking for a special gift for your friend or loved one, be sure to check out Kate’s account. 


A personalised portrait is always an amazing gift, that keeps on giving.

And Kamala’s bespoke portraits are simply breathtaking. The detail in her drawings are out of this world. 

A perfect gift for that special someone.

Charlotte creates the most gorgeous, freehand embroidered house accessories, cards and prints.


If you are looking for a perfect bespoke stocking filler or even something for yourself or your little ones. Please do take a look at her shop. 


I have a few little Christmas decorations waiting in the basket too. Which reminds me, I must get them ordered in time for Christmas. 




Organic and gentle skin care for little ones and grown ups too.

I was super excited to find Rue & Cole little business, as I am always on the look out for good skin care, especially for my little ones. And even more excited to know that it’s a Yorkshire based business too.

Using only natural ingredients and products that are kind to the planet too, you or your loved one are in for a real pampering treat. 



Jessica Steele Jewellery is another Yorkshire based business. Making the most gorgeous jewellery. From wedding rings to necklaces, bracelets and more, there’s plenty to choose from.

Oh and not to mention her bespoke service too. If you would like to make something new from something old. Maybe something passed down. You can work closely with Jessica Steele Jewellery to create the perfect gift, whether it’s for you or a loved one. 



Murphy and Me is one of my favourite little businesses out there. Frances creates such adorable portraits and personalised illustrations.

From personalsied pet portraits (we have one proudly displayed at home of our beloeved lab), to baby and family illustrations.

There’s plenty to choose from.




Yes, I did sneak myself into this blog :).But, whether it’s maternity, newborn or a family session. Capturing beautiful memories is always a perfect gift. So how could I not include it?! 

We offer vouchers for each session, so please do get in touch if you would like to purchase a voucher towards any session. 



Newborn Photography Barnsley, all white

A gift for little ones. If you are looking to gift something creative, then Organised Chaos with Kids is the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping. 

A small business with a huge passion for play, creativity and sustainability. You”ll find lots of homemade, eco conscious play dough and play kits that stimulates your little ones natural creativity and imagination. 

Photography by Laura Aziz

Bambino Store UK is a lovely little business based in Yorkshire. Specialising in beautiful, organic and top quality baby clothing, soft toys and nursery accessories. 

If you are looking for something that’s delicate on babies skin, great minimalist design using only natural materials and organic cotton. Bambino Store UK is the perfect place to find a perfect gift.


I hope this blog has been helpful and you’ve found some lovely gifts to give this Christmas. If I do come across any more, I will certainly add them to this blog. 

Anna x

Making Isolation Easier – Activities for you and your children

Making Isolation Easier – Activities for you and your children

Whilst we’re in the middle of a surreal and uncertain time. And each and every one of us are feeling the pressure with massive social change around us. We must also take a step back every now and again and think positively. Make the most out of the situation that we find ourselves in. With this in mind, I have devised a blog dedicated to giving you a few ideas on isolation activities for children. I am no expert, but with a toddler constantly attached to me anyway, all whilst working, these are the things that help, with some added extras.

Firstly – relax

I know what you’re thinking, relax, really?

All I mean is, just take the pressure off, don’t give yourself a hard time, wondering how you’re going to get through this. Enjoy the days, taking things slower.

Lay in bed for a little longer, maybe watch a film too. Cook some pancakes or soft boiled egg and soldiers (our kids favorite). Bake a cake and some cookies, read stories. Oh and enjoy some yoga or exercise, you’ve wanted to do for so long. Take time to reflect on things and enjoy being in the moment with your family.

Create a routine

Since our normal routines are out of the window – creating new ones is the key. One thing I know from personal experience; kids love routine. I’m sure ours will change and adapt all the time, but having one, helps you plan ahead and keeps kids busy and entertained. Happy kids – happy parents. I will be sharing more on my instagram stories of our routine and daily activities.

Indoor fun

From baking  to cooking and reading books, I am hoping to keep us entertained with other indoor activities.  Some chilled games, some energy burning fun and some relaxation whilst also getting kids involved in some house work (although I am not sure how long that will last).

If you haven’t heard, Joe Wicks is also offering online PE lessons for kids at 9AM Monday – Friday on his YouTube Channel. We are definitely doing this.

If you would like to learn some cool freestyle football tricks, Ash Randall at Freestyle Football Academy is now posting some tricks for the kids to learn at home daily. You must check it out.

Outdoor fun

With the weather slowly getting warmer, isolating at home might just be that little bit easier. If you can get some fresh air in the garden.

We have planned to do some chalking, bouncing on trampolines, weeding, riding bikes and scooters, playing with the dogs. As well as Easter egg hunt, bug hunting, leaves and sticks too. And most of all just letting kids use their imagination whilst playing outdoors. Walks but in quiet places and staying well away from anyone else.

Learning Activities

If your children are at school, I am sure they will have had “Home Learning Packs” to help them carry on at home.

I’ve collated some more ideas on Pinterest that might be helpful but also fun. This is something toddlers can get stuck into as well.

Twinkl is a fantastic website with plenty of learning resources that are great for kids at primary and secondary school.

Reading Eggs is one of the best online reading programmes that is proven to help children read, even if they are struggling a little.

I hope some of the “isolation activities for children” ideas have been helpful and you can create a plan that will work for you, during this time. Most importantly, stay safe, look after yourselves and enjoy some of the slow pace days.

I will be adding more to this blog and sharing our days on my Instagram stories, for some inspiration. Sending everyone health and love during this time.

Anna x

Play Groups and Cafes for Babies and Toddlers around Barnsley

Play Groups and Cafes for Babies and Toddlers around Barnsley

With the weather being really gloomy (even though there are signs of spring), getting out with your baby can be a struggle at times. In this blog I want to share our favourite “play groups and cafes for babies and toddlers around Barnsley”. I am sure you will already be aware of the bigger attractions around, so I wanted to share some places I’ve enjoyed taking my little ones.

Play Groups

Baby Sensory

If you’ve recently had a baby or your baby is under 13 months old. I highly recommend Baby Sensory. It is one of my most favourite groups and one I couldn’t wait to go back to when my son was born. 

Baby Sensory is an Award Winning Baby Development Class. There are hundreds of fun activities provided which are suitable for babies from birth. Their baby classes include singing to fibre optic light shows, amazing light balls, bubbles and bells; there is always something different. Most of the activities are set to their own Baby Sensory Music (I love their songs). It’s a great way to spend some quality time with your baby, helping them develop their skills. 

For more information please visit here.

Baby & Me Do

Baby & Me Do provide baby massage, baby yoga and messy play for the little ones.

They offer a very relaxed and comfortable environment for you and your baby to enjoy.

There are three ways for you to learn the joy of baby massage, through their training programme. You can choose between:

– Joining their regular courses with a trainer and other parents. 

– A 1-2-1 session.

– Or if you have a small group of friends you can book a course to run in the comfort of your home.  

You will learn many techniques that can help with relieving colic, pain, wind and more. As well as improve sleep patterns, reduce stress levels, simply enjoy positive time out and much more.

Baby Yoga is a great way to enhance a playful interaction and communication between baby and parent. It helps to attune to your baby’s needs and to calm or stimulate them as appropriate with a sense of security and wellbeing.

Please visit their website for lots more information.


Music Bugs

Music Bugs are a play-based, interactive and sensory music and singing classes for children aged newborn to 4 years.

Instruments, finger play rhymes, knee bouncers, puppets, pom poms, bubbles, silly songs, action songs, rhythm and dance, hobby horses, counting songs and parachute games are just some of the things you can expect to find at your local Music Bugs class
If you would like to find out more or book a class, you can do so by visiting their website. 
Sounds Right Phonics

Sounds Right Phonics classes are available for children from 3 months to 4 years. The sessions are structured around having plenty of fun, while learning early phonics skills. With nursery rhymes, language play, puppets, instruments, props, games and many activities, you and your little one will have lots of fun without realising that there’s learning involved. 

The sessions are carefully planned and structured in a way that is appropriate for each age group.

This is definitely one we are going to try out with my nearly 3 year old, in time to prepare him for nursery.

For more information or to book visit here

Baby/child friendly cafes & play gyms


Babyccinos is a baby & child friendly cafe focusing on the parents. Serving delicious, good quality food and coffee in a stylish setting. Whilst still providing for the little ones. 

 With a baby garden for the babies that’s within an arms reach, you’re able to enjoy good quality food and drink while your baby plays safely.

And toddlers can have plenty of fun in the “Toddler Forest” room. With a tree house, a den, a dress up station and craft material, there’s plenty fun to be had, that’s a change from a usual play area. You can keep a close eye on your toddler from the comfort of your seat through the cctv monitor.

Make sure you check their social media regular for more different activities available to your little ones, such as teddy bear’s picnic, toddler disco and more.

This is by far one of my favourite places to enjoy while my little one plays. The food and drink is amazing and it truly is a home from home but where you can enjoy some company and let your child play, while you actually have a little rest with a nice hot drink. 

132, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8XS

Crafty Kids & Timmy Tigers

Crafty Kids & Timmy Tigers is an exciting craft venue, cafe and play gym. Recently merged together, it’s a perfect location with plenty of activities for your little ones. 

The children can really enjoy best of both worlds. From all important physical activity in the safe, yet exciting play gym. To a fantastic crafting and activity area where your little ones can really let their creative juices flow. 

If they fancy creating something to take home, there is fabric printing, canvas art and pottery as an extra. 

Not to mention you can enjoy different classes during the week, such as toddle disco, mini rock and sign, messy morning and more. If you would like to attend these classes visit their page here for more information. 

10 Union St, Heckmondwike, WF16 0HH

Cannon Hall

Cannon Hall is probably one of our all time favouite places to visit. A place you can enjoy seeing farm animals and reptiles, outdoor play area and a fantastic indoor play gym, that is suitable for all ages. There is so much to enjoy with the kids. Not to mention a walk around the grounds with a gorgeous view and some delicious, fresh food and drink. 

If you are visiting with a baby or toddler, I have always absolutley adored going during school time. It’s just lovely and relaxing. We’ve always enjoyed looking at the animals, then burning some energy in the play gym followed by a scrumptious lunch.

Bark House Ln, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT 

Jolly Tots

If you are looking for a play gym that’s tailored for children under 5 years of age, this is the perfect place.

Jolly Tots is a friendly and cosy play gym with plenty of things for your little ones to enjoy. From lots of toys to jigsaws, puzzles, slides, ball pits, soft play areas and many other activities, you can be sure that they will have lots of fun. If you and your little ones fancy a bite to eat, there’s yummy hot and cold food, healthy snacks and drinks to be had. 

Lancaster House, Mortimer Heights, Cubley, Penistone, Sheffield S36 9UY

Tots Explore

Tots Explore is a cosy cafe where your little ones can explore and get involved in interactive and imaginative play. With plenty of activities, arts and crafts and toys you can be sure they will have plenty of fun. All while you can always keep an eye on them while actually enjoying a drink and some refreshments. There are always different classes and events happening at Tots Explore.

Please do visit their page if you would like to join in.

High St, Shafton, Barnsley S72 8NH 

Kiddy Winx Play Cafe

Kiddy Winx is another one of our favourite places to visit. It is a play cafe with a kiddy sized village to explore. There are so many gorgeous and educational toys, crafts, little wooden slides, soft play for the babies and so much more. I would absolutely recommend visiting.

Please visit their page here, so you can see for yourself. 

5 Davey Rd, Thurnscoe, Rotherham S63 0JF 

I hope this has given you a few good ideas on what play groups and cafes to take your babies and toddlers. If there are any that you come across too, please comment below or drop me a message here. I would love to hear from you.



October Half Term 2019 Activities

October Half Term 2019 Activities

October half term is just upon us. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably thinking there’s still plenty of time to plan your days out and activities for the busy week off.

I am always on the look out for fun activities and days out, forever scrolling Pinterest and lately Instagram too. We have recently been enjoying a lot of park and woodland walks, collecting conkers and leafs to take home, kids play with them for hours while enjoying a nice hot/warm chocolate, although its me that mainly has the hot chocolate.

In this blog I will be sharing with you some great places to visit and some fun autumn activities you can enjoy with your little ones at home.

Activities we are currently enjoying at home

With so many activities, arts, crafts and baking ideas out there. I’m sure there’s plenty for you to choose from to enjoy this October half term. It can be overwhelming when you are searching for things to do. So I thought I’d include a small number of fun ideas that we are trying out this autumn ourselves. Every year I do try and do something different. 

Leafy friends

This has to be one of my favourite activities, I’ve come across so far. The “Leafy friends” are just adorable.

We’ve always loved picking leaves and bringing them home, painting them or making leaf bowls.

Creating “Leafy Friends” is just an amazing idea by Wee Gallery, whom have some lovely make your own ideas on their Instagram page and create some amazing baby/toddler sensory and other products that help your babies development. You must check them out.

All you need for this activity is a paint brush, black and white paint. Some leaves and twigs that you can collect pretty much anywhere this time of year.

Conker Alphabet

This is the first year my little boy has really got into conker picking. He loved it. We came back home with around 100 conkers.

He is also into learning the alphabet. So we decided to paint the letters onto the conkers. It’s his current favourite thing to play with.

Next year we might paint something different. There’s 100s of ideas on Pinterest but if you’re little one is into learning the alphabet this might be just a great idea for you too.  

‘Pumpkin’ pizza

Pizza has to be my kids most favourite food, alongside chocolate or sweets.

When I came across this ideas in Tesco magazine, I thought it was genius. Making a pumpkin out of their favourite food, easy and fun to do. If you would like to have a go, they have a step by step guide on how to make it online

Autumn/Halloween Treats

Baking, although a messy activity, it can be so much fun getting creative in the kitchen. The easier the bakes are for the kids the more fun and stress free it usually is. I do always try and get kids involved in cooking, baking and trying new things from scratch. 

The recipes of the halloween biscuits and cupcakes are actually plant based (apart from the Nutella spread that my kids love). We are not vegan in this household but I have learnt that it’s so much quicker to make plant based treats and they are super tasty.

For the gingerbread biscuits check out Bo’s kitchen Instagram page and look for squirrels, her food is not only incredibly beautiful but delicious too. I did have to substitute plain flour for oats but its still as delicious. 

The chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes are also a hit with my kids and I can’t get enough of peanut butter icing. The recipe is by Ella at Deliciously Ella, you can find this particular recipe on her YouTube channel. We decided to add an extra autumn flare with some chocolate leaves. We did these in one day and it took very little time.  




Pumpkin carving ideas

We usually create the standard scary pumpkin face with the kids, when it comes to carving. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but me being me, I like to do more.

This year we are definitely trying the hedgehogs, I love the stacked up pumpkins. The glow in the dark pumpkins would also be amazing in the window on halloween night. You just need some glow in the dark paint.

You can never have too many pumpkins to carve 🙂 and there’s so many to choose from.   


Places to visit this autumn half term

 We have a few favourites that we will visit every year during October half term. I will be sharing these with you and some new places that we have come across.




Babyccinos is like a second home for the times when you just want to get out of your house with the little ones. A place where you know they are playing safe in an entertained environment while you are actually able to enjoy delicious food and drink.

With weekly events for the little ones such as Teddy Bears Picnic, Toddler Disco and more, there is plenty for you and the kids to enjoy.

I would absolutely recommend this place any time of the year. The food is delicious, the staff are friendly but professional and you definitely feel totally relaxed while your children are also having fun. 


Crafty Kids

Crafy Kids is a fantastic craft venue for children, providing a big amount of amazing activities such as paint a pot, messy sessions, stuff a teddy and fun outdoor activities too. 

This October join them for a halloween party. Enjoy painting a spooky ceramic pot, making scary masks, halloween themed arts and crafts, frightening play dough and more on 27th October, pre booking is essential. 

You can also enjoy carving a pumpkin, spooky slime, sweet treats and handprint art from 28th October – 1st November, pre booking is also essential. 

Cannon Hall Pumpkin Festival

Cannon Hall always put on fantastic events every month. Their pumpkin festival is amazing, you’ll have someone on hand helping you carve the perfect pumpkin lantern. You’ll be able to complete challenges at the Forbidden Forest and enjoy regular shows. Make sure to book in advance to secure a space and avoid on the day admission prices.

The event takes place from October 19th to 31st.

Pumpkin Trail at Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Enter at your own risk through the giant spooky gates at the start of Strid Wood. Follow the trail of over-sized pumpkins through Strid Wood and discover the mystery doors hidden among the trees. Behind each door is a clue to help unravel the witch’s magical spell. With a fun surprise awaiting you at The Strid, it will be worth the journey to get there!

This event takes place from 19th October – 3rd November. This is a FREE event but the estate’s usual admission fee apply. 

Farmer Copleys Pumpkin Festival

Farmer Copleys is another fantastic place to visit during the October half term. With thousands upon thousands of pumpkins of all different shapes, sizes and colours to choose from you’ll not be disappointed. You can then enjoy carving your pumpkin with some onsite helpers and even enjoy eating some pumpkin.

With Witches story time, face painting, live music, fancy dress competition, pumpkin pot painting and lots more you’ll have an amazing family day out.

Tickets MUST be purchased online. This event takes place from 5th – 31st October.

Northwood Trail

The Northwood Trail is England’s Fairy Sanctuary and a beautiful woodland attraction.

It’s a place where you can foster a true connection with nature and see the forgotten History of Northwood yourself. Finding original fairy doors, discovering the fairy hamlet and the mushroom fairy ring.

This halloween the Northwood Trail are celebrating with the fairies. Join them for a magical evening lantern walks and a storytelling of a short tale in their autumn grotto.

The event runs from the 25th of October to the 3rd of November.

Tickets cost £12.50 per person (under 3’s are free) and include a glass of alcoholic or non- alcoholic warm punch.

If you head up earlier in the afternoon you can also join in a lantern workshop (this is a seperate event), creating beautiful lanterns using foraged woodland bounty and make a day of it. 

For more details and to book visit Northwood Trail here. 

Halloween at Skelf Island, Castle Howard

At Castle Howard, across the dormant water of the Great Lake lies the new adventure playground, Skelf Island and the naughty Skelves. If you are brave enough to join Corvus the Crow to find out the seasonal secrets of his hidden world you must visit the Skelf Island.

This event takes place from 26th October – 3rd November. The event is included within the garden tickets.

Hocus Pocus – Halloween at Eureka

Eureka are putting a fun Hocus Pocus event on for magicians aged 0-11 years. You will enjoy a series of tasks before the Witches and Wizzards pledge allegiance while mystical characters from Black Knight Historical will be conjuring up some truly magical classes in the Eureka. Come dressed up in your spooky halloween costumes. 

The event takes place from 19th October – 3rd November. 

Pumpkin Party at The Den, North Case

The Den Pumpkin adventure is full of spooky delights. The little ones can pick their own pumpkins, create a pumpkin masterpiece before the pumpkin party time.

You’ll enjoy a pumpkin photo booth, broomstick racing and a frozen treat from the Ice Cream Scream.

Not forgetting all the adventures to be had in the indoor den and outdoor play areas.

Save by booking online. The event takes place from 21st – 31st October. 

Halloween Ghost Train at Kirklees Light Railway

Dare you join Kirkless Light Raiwlay for a ghost train ride? The fangtastic trains are not for the weak at heart. Please be aware of this when booking for you and the children. The Half Term Horrors may be more suitable for the smaller ones.

This event runs on 31st October, 1st and 2nd of November. Booking is essential and fancy dress is certainly encouraged. 

Half Term Horrors – Kirklees Light Railway

Enjoy some spooktacular fun with your little ones at Kirklees Light Railway. Join in with creepy craft activities and spooky stories that are totally FREE with a valid day ticket for the railway.

All the children getting into the halloween spirit and dressing up in spooky fancy dress will ride for HALF PRICE.

The event takes place from 26th October – 3rd November. Head on over to Kirklees Light Railway for more information.


Frightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley is transforming to Frightwater Valley as a part of it’s spooky Halloween celebrations from October 26th – 31st.

You will enjoy a series of spooktacular events and activities for all ages.

From meeting spooky characters and scary magic shows for the little ones to Live Scare Maze for the big ones and lots more. There’s something for everyone.

Head over to Lightwater Valley for more information or to book your spooky adventures.


Witches and Wizards at Tropical Butterfly House

Enjoy some frighteningly good family fun.

The little ones can join a magical school of witchcraft, follow activity trail around the park and try on an enchanted sorting hat to find out which wizardry animal house they belong to. They can try their hand at broomstick training and dare to dabble in a potion class before graduating and receiving a certificate.

The kids can then wonder through the haunted house, find the storytelling witch, enjoy a spooky tractor ride and more.

At Tropical Butterfly House you can be sure to have a day full of halloween fun.

26th October – 3rd November. 

Nostell Priory – October Half Term

From pumpkin tales and pumpkin carving to toasting marshmallows on the campfire while listening to stories, there’s plenty fun to be had at Nostell Priory this October half term.

Head over to the National Trust page for dates and times of the events.

October Half Term, FREE fun activities at IKEA Sheffield

IKEA at Sheffield are putting a FREE event on for all the kids where they can enjoy fabric ghost making, colouring competitions, plate making and face painting. Enjoy something for all the family.

19th October – 3rd November.

Halloween at Pit, National Coal Mining Museum

With odd things happening at National Coal Mining Museum, from strange noises and sensations to disembodied voices and rumours of a strong spirit haunting the mine.

You can join Mary and Peggy, to look for clues and get to the bottom of the ghostly going ons.

This day out is recommended for children 7+.

29th and 30th October, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

I Want My Mummy, A Halloween Spectacular, Family Musical at Montgomery, Sheffield

If you want to do something different with the kids this year, A musical Halloween Treat by Far Far Away Theatre is a great alternative to pumpkin picking.

More information is available on The Montgomery.


Halloween at The Forbidden Corner

At The Forbidden Corner you can join in on the halloween fun with a halloween quiz, prizes for finding lost bones and fancy dress competitions on 31st October. 

12th October – 3rd November. 

Tickets must be pre-booked. 

To book visit The Forbidden Corner here.

Halloween at Clifton Park

Halloween at Clifton Park presents: The Wizard of Roth. You will start by picking your pumpkin in the Land of Oz, meet Dotty, the Lion, the Steel Man, Scarecrow and the Wizard of Roth.

Enjoy crafting your own pumpkin with which ever design you like. Then take a trip round the park on the train to the amusements for one full hour of unlimited rides.

The event will run Saturday 26th – Thursday 31st October. 

Head over to Clifton Park Events to find out more.

Spectacular Bonfire Nights around Yorkshire

Cannon Hall Bonfire Spectacular

Enjoy a full day at Cannon Hall seeing the animals, shows, the reptile centre, indoor and outdoor play area as well as a tractor ride.

The bonfire fun then kicks off with a disco by CopyCat Party Company in the Marquee followed by the bonfire at 5pm and firework display at 6.30pm.

Tickets are £11.95 and must be pre-booked online. This event sells out really fast so make sure you book soon.

For more information and to book visit Cannon Hall website here.

The Fairway Pub, Dodworth, Barnsley

Enjoy a night of fantastic firework display a huge bonfire and good food and drink. Incuding burgers, hotdogs, Hog Roast and traditional pie and peas.

1st November at 6pm.

Barnsley Round Table Charity Bonfire and Firework Spectacular at Locke Park 

Have some fun at the funfair starting at 6pm, fire lighting at 7.15pm followed by a fantastic firework display at 8pm. 

All tickets are bought on the gate.

Family Ticket (2 x Adults, 3 x Children): £15
Individual Ticket: £5
5’s and under free
Parking: £3

Saturday 2nd November

Travellers Inn Oxspring

Enjoy some delicious pub food, from burgers to chilli and curry with a sweet treat for afterwords including toffee apples and parkin.

The fire will be lit at 6pm and fireworks at 7pm.

Tuesday 5th November from 5pm. 

Notton Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular

Notton Bonfire and Firework Spectacular is one of the largest in West Yorkshire. Enjoy some fun rides, amusements for the kds, food followed by a fire lit at 7pm and fireworks start at 8pm. This is year is set to be bigger and better.

Tickets can be bought online for £5.

Please make sure to arrive early as parking can be some what of a problem due to it being such a small village.

Saturday 2nd November.

To book click here.

Bolton Abbey Bonfire Night, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Bolton Abbey Bonfire Night is returning again this year with its annual bonfire event by the banks of the river Wharfe in the shadows of the Priory Ruins. You’ll be entertained by the fire eaters, glow in the dark jugglers and traditional fairground rides. You will finish the evening off with a dazzling firework display.

£12.50 Adult

£8.00 Child 4 – 16 (children aged 3 and under are free of charge and do not require a ticket)

Saturday 2nd November.

Gates open at 4pm

Fire lit at 6pm

Fireworks at 7pm

For further information and to book visit Bolton Abbey.

Doncaster Racecourse Firework Display

Doncaster Racecourse are putting a fantastic Firework Spectacular on, in conjunction with Heart FM.

You can be sure to have a fantastic evening, with some fairground rides that kids and adults can enjoy. From 4-5pm you can enjoy a Fairground Happy Hour where all of the rides are discounted (£1.50 for small rides and £2 for large rides).

Furthermore the kids can enjoy a disco, face painting, fire tricksters.

Have fun in a Circus Workshop and learn how to spin a plate and walk a tight rope……..

Enjoy a 15 minute fireworks display at 7.30pm from a covered viewing area ensuring you have a great time whatever the weather.

Food and drink is available from the Food Court and concession stands.

Saturday 2nd November.

The evening will start at 4pm and finish at 8.30pm.

 Advance Ticket Prices

Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) – £15.00

 Adult Ticket – £6.00

Child Ticket (up to 14) – £3.50

Under 3’s – Free

On The Day Ticket Prices

Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) – £20.00

Adult Ticket – £7.50

Child Ticket (up to 14) – £4.50

Under 3’s – Free

For furhter information and to book head over to Doncaster Racecourse website. 

Leeds Bonfire Nights

Bonfire nights are celebrated on a grand scale in Leeds. There will be fantastic firework displays, huge bonfires and entertainment across parks in the city including Roundhay Park, East End Park, Woodhouse Moor, Springhead Park, Middleton Park and Bramley Park.

Click here and search for your most desired park to find more information on their bonfire nights. 

I hope this blog has been helpful in planning your October half term. If you have any more questions or want to suggest some more places that I should add just leave a comment below.

Anna x