In effect I spend no money from my budget this weekend (except for £12 in petrol) as I had pre-bought the tickets to go ice skating and also Gulliver's world Christmas experience. I got the tickets when they were advertised at reduced rates which saved me over 40% on the actual cost.I packed us a flask of Hot Chocolate and a snack for afterwards, so I did not have to part with any extra cash while out.
So on Saturday we went ice skating, something I have not done since being a teenager myself, it was fntastic, we went to Skate the Park in Heaton park (my favorite place to be). Mini man took to it like a duck to water, ad lil lady was fearless, and absolutely loved it, whereas big bit and myself were more cautious, using the barrier for comfort :)
Sunday we headed to Gulliver's world in Warrington. I bought a ticket which gave us access to the theme park, a panto with Christmas meal, and a train ride to Santa's Grotto with a present at the end. In fact the price was less per child than heading for Manchester Arndale and visiting Santa there and paying for a picture which we usually do, and a greater experience too.
|Sandwiches and a flask of tea packed for on the way home.|
|On the train to visit Santa|
|In the winter wonderland|
|A quick ride before the show.|