Wednesday 7 June 2017

Winter Wonderland 2017!!!










Kingpin Events, organisers of Manchester’s biggest indoor Christmas attraction are delighted to announce that Winter Wonderland Manchester is back for 2017!


They are also proud to announce that the legendary children’s TV show, Rainbow will be the star attraction of this year’s Christmas extravaganza, Winter Wonderland 2017!


Winner of the Best Family Day Out at the Raring 2 Go Awards 2015, the festive family favourite event is back for its fifth consecutive year, fresh off the back of arecord breaking 2016 which saw a huge increase in box office ticket sales reaching a whopping 100,000!


The fabulous festive event will return toManchester from Saturday 9th December 2017 to Monday 1st January 2018 atEventCity next to the Intu Trafford Centre.


Organisers pulled out all the stops last year to create an extra special festive extravaganza and are now aiming to make this year’s event even bigger and better than ever. And with Zippy and George on their way to Manchester, this year’s Winter Wonderland looks set to be the very best yet!


The mammoth 22,000sqm exhibition space at EventCity will be transformed in to an unbelievable wonderland extravaganza, featuring over 50 family rides and attractions all under one roof - including new rides for 2016, and all included in one ticket price.

As well as the rides and the bright lights, there will be a dazzling array of colourful shows and this year, Winter Wonderland is delighted to welcome the nation’s favourite children’s TV characters Zippy and George from Rainbow who will no doubt bring lots of magic, mayhem and comedy capers!


Rainbow dominated the nation’s television sets for 20 years and continued to capture hearts long after its final episode screened. Families and children who fell in love with show’s famous characters will have the chance to meet Zippy and George when they roll into Manchester this winter for the Christmas spectacular with their comedy capers.


Here is what the famous Rainbow duo,Zippy and George had to say when interviewed about their forthcoming appearance at Winter Wonderland Manchester!


George: “Jingle bells, jingle bell jingle all the way…”

Zippy: “You seem very happy George, what’s going on?”

George: “This year we’re off to the UK’s largest indoor Christmas theme park.”

Zippy: “What, really?!”

George: “Oooow yes, the winter wonderland at Event City and you can even meet Santa Clause!”

Zippy: “Fantasticola. I can tell him one of my jokes.”

George: “Err, I’m not sure that’s a good idea, Zippy!”

Zippy: “Right, here it is. What do you get if you cross Father Christmas with a duck? A Christmas Quacker, ha ha ha!”

George: “Oh dear. I do hope they let us in!”


The spectacular Christmas Circus also makes a welcome return delivering the finest collection of circus acts that will leave everyone marvelled and amazed with daily performances. 


Of course, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit from Santa Clauscomplete with real reindeers, who will be taking time out of his busy schedule for meet and greets with all the children, every day up to and including Christmas Eve. Fairies and Elves will also fly around to play and chat and have ‘s-elfies’ with the children.


There will also be a whole host of games stalls and a vast array of food and drinks stalls to purchase refreshments including hot snacks and sweet treats.


Winter Wonderland operates on a session basis to ensure visitors can enjoy the experience without overcrowding offering families four hours of non-stop fun and entertainment.

Organisers Kingpin Events are urging families to book now to make sure they don’t miss out on this magical festive family adventure and to ensure they secure tickets for their preferred date.


Group, family and individual tickets are on sale now for the magical festive family adventure which is guaranteed to create that enchanting Christmas spirit and spread joy across the whole ofManchester.


So, don’t miss the Christmas event of the year at EventCity which is open until 1st January 2018.  


Book your tickets now at 


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Winter Wonderland Manchester

Saturday 9th December 2017 – Monday 1stJanuary 2018

EventCity (Next to Intu Trafford Centre)

Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 7TB





Adult: £20.50 (plus £1.50 Quaytickets booking fee)

Child (3-16): £20.50 (plus £1.50 Quaytickets booking fee)

Family of 4*: £70 (plus £1.50 Quaytickets booking fee per person – total £6)

*(2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children)

OAP: £15 (plus £1.50 Quaytickets booking fee)

Child (Under 3’s): Free (Ticket not required)

Groups: 10% Discount (when booking 15+ tickets)

School Rate: £9.50 per child (under 12’s) with some teachers free from Tue 13th - Fri 16th Dec (Morning session only).


All rides and attractions are included in the ticket price (excluding games and food stalls) and each session lasts for 4 hours.




Sat 9th & Sun 10th 11am – 3pm and 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Tue 12th, Wed 13th & Thu 14th 10:30am – 2:30pm

Fri 15th 10:30am – 2:30pm and 5pm – 9pm

Sat 16th & Sun 17th 11am – 3pm and 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Mon 18th & Tue 19th 10:30am – 2:30am

Wed 20th 10:30am – 2:30pm and 4:30 – 8:30pm

Thu 21st, Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd 11am - 3pm and 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Tue 26th 1pm – 5pm

Wed 27th, Thu 28th, Fri 29th & Sat 30th11am – 3pm and 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Sun 31st 11am – 3pm

Mon 1st 1pm – 5pm




To book tickets, visit the website www.winterwonderlandmanchester.comBookings via telephone can be made by calling 0843 208 1842, for Group Booking please call 0843 208 6003.




Sunday 19 February 2017

The Narnia Experience at St George's Hall in Liverpool.

We were lucky enough to be invited to this and it was amazing!
If you are on half term this coming week and you get a chance definitely check it!!

The Narnia Experience
The Narnia Experience Returns To Liverpool’s St George’s Hall Next Month
Following its sell-out run in 2013, The Narnia Experience returns to St George’s Hallnext month; the critically acclaimed interactive walk-through experience is back from 8 – 25 February and tickets are on sale now.
Brought to life once again by Crosby-based community theatre charity In Another Place, the company also behind 2016’s hugely successful production, The Alice Experience.
Visitors are invited to step through the enchanted wardrobe where they will discover a wintery forest scene and whisked to the magical land of Narnia. Take on the role of either Lucy or Edmund and follow the adventure from their perspective in this classic children’s tale by C.S. Lewis.
The Great Hall will be beautifully transformed as visitors go on a journey through the White Forest and across the land of Narnia in this large-scale, immersive and interactive trail. Get set to meet all the favourite characters along the way including Mr Tumnus, Mrs Beaver and The White Witch.
The Narnia Experience is an ideal day out for the whole family, from children 3+ to adults alike, and is perfect to enjoy during the February half-term holidays.
Set to be a huge production, In Another Place have gathered a team of around 500 volunteers to produce the event who have been drawn from community groups and churches across Liverpool, many individuals are also getting involved.  
This event is expected to sell-out fast, so be sure to book your tickets early and don’t miss out visiting Narnia!
The Narnia Experience returns to St George’s Hall from 8 – 25 February and isopen daily from 9:30am – 7:30pm with admittance every 15 minutes.
St Georges Hall General Manager Alan Smith said: “We are delighted to welcome back the team at In Another Place, their previous productions of Narnia and Alice Experience were incredibly well received by the public. The creativity and vision in their set designs and the characters they bring to life are always astounding. I would definitely recommend booking fast as I imagine this to be another sell-out!”
Annie Spiers, Artistic Director said“This is not just walking through the amazing scenery, but meeting the characters as they bring the story to life in this walk-through performance. This is an experience all ages will love”.

There will be four Autism friendly performances on Tue 21st February between 6:15pm – 7pm specifically designed to welcome those who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment. A BSL performance is also available at 7:30pm on Saturday 18 February.

The Narnia Experience
St George’s Hall, North Entrance, William Brown Street, Liverpool
Wednesday 8 – Saturday 25 February
Times: Daily from 9:30am – 7:30pm (at 15 minute intervals)
Tickets Prices:
Mon & Tue: Child £6/ Adult £8
Wed & Thu: Child £7/ Adult £10
Fri & Sat: Child £10/ Adult: £13
Fri 10th: Child £6/ Adult £8

Purchase in person at Echo Arena Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, online at or on 0844 800 0410.

Thursday 23 June 2016

Legoland 4D Movie

Legoland Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre have got a new 4D Lego Movie out called Nexo Knights. We were super excited to be invited along to view it as we are massive fans of lego!

If you haven't been to Legoland at the Trafford Centre, it is well worth a visit. As the summer holidays are almost upon us, this would be the perfect time to take the little ones. 

Aside from the Lego Movie, with the 4D effects, which I'm not going to spoil for you, there are a whole host of other lego activities to amuse and entertain the family. 

The Lego experience starts with a talk by Professor Block about how lego is made! This then leads you round to a lego ride where you can shoot the baddies to rescue the princess!!!!

Mini Legoland is next with night and day rotating so you can experience the displays with all the lights! It's interactive too and you can have a Manchester United v Manchester City match!!!

The main part of the centre holds the cinema, which generally shows two different films on rotation, a police car ride for little ones, Merlins magical flying ride, car building and racing, a workshop to help you build different creations, a big building blocks area for little hands and a Lego Friends area too! If that isn't enough there is a soft play area and a cafe to keep you fuelled!

You can definitely have a full day out here and as our British weather can be unpredictable to say the least, this is a great choice as it's all inside.

Go on, treat yourselves to a day of fun and building at Legoland Discover Centre this summer!!!

Sunday 3 April 2016

Happy 11th Birthday Megan!!!!

My gorgeous girl is growing up fast....too fast! Her last few months of primary school are rushing up, high school is beckoning.
She turned 11 on Friday and has had a weekend of partying to celebrate. She was delighted to get an Iphone 5 as her present and it hasn't left her hand since!
Her BFF birthday is 2 days after megs so it's always a busy time for celebrating. The weekend has been a whirl of friends and family, roller skating, sleepovers, eating out and today will end with a Chinese takeaway.

Happy birthday Megan!! You are growing up into the most beautiful, kind, generous and caring girl. Love you loads sweetie.

Sunday 13 March 2016

The New 4D Lego Movie at Legoland!

Last night we got to go to Legoland at The Trafford Centre to see the new 4D Lego film. The event was closed to the public and included a selection of the great and the good......and us with the Sephtons!!!!!

The 5 kiddy winks were thoroughly overexcited to just be all together and throw Legoland into the mix and I am sure you can imagine!

The event started with the usual Lego factory tour which never gets old as it's interactive enough to keep the children entertained. We then had the chance to look at the exhibits before our viewing.

The film was brilliant! It featured familiar lego characters in an adventure to defeat the character Risky Business who wanted to hypnotise the Lego friends to make them perform at him new theme park Brick World!!!
Thankfully with the help of the audience Risky Business is defeated!!! 

The special effects are great. As well as the 3D experience, you get the added bonus of being blown with wind and a light soaking too and even a smoke effect!
Without wanting to go into too much detail, this 12 minutes show is brilliant and when you next visit Legoland you will have to see it.

We then had the opportunity to have a play in Legoland and build to our hearts content. As this was an exclusive event it wasn't busy so the children were able to do as much as they wanted with only very short queues.

The boys disappeared and were last seen zooming around the Lego car 'catch the robbers' race track and building lego cars to shoot down the ramps! 
The girls alternated between giving themselves a workout on Merlins flying ride, where the faster you cycle the higher you go, building creations in the Lego pits and playing in the play area.

The master builder was open to give you a step by step guide to building lego creations.

The cafe had refreshments for hot children who were having so much fun they needed to cool down!

The children were all treated to a goody back, containing a poster advertising the Lego Movie, a lego keyring, badge and a packet of sweets and we got a complimentary photo as a keepsake.

If you are planning on visiting the Trafford Centre soon you definitely need to plan a visit to Legoland. You may possibly enjoy it even more than the kids!!!!!


Note the sad faces from the robbers who have been caught!!!!

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Chill Factore Meeting Santa!

A couple of weeks ago we were invited to meet Santaat the Chill Factore whilst enjoying a play in the snow too! How could we refuse???

When we arrived we changed into our snow wear, which you hire at the Chill Factore and got ourselves into the queue to meet Santa. The queue was well organised and had books, tables and seats for little bottoms to have a rest during busier times. Martin and Ben had a chance to sit and read together while we were waiting.
When it was our turn we were led down a snowy walkway, decorated with festive trees which felt very magical.
We knocked on the door and entered the sweetest little room, decked out with a fireplace, cards, presents and the jolliest Santa.
He spent a lot of time talking to Megan and Ben, asking them about themselves and whether they had been good this year and gift they would like him to bring on Christmas Eve.
He asked them to leave out carrots  for the reindeer and a little something for him.
Both Megan and Ben were very captivated by him and he was so jolly and friendly that the magic felt very real.
We were then able to take a few pics with Santa.

Once we came out of there we went for a play in the snow.
The Chill Factore is split into different sections. There is a part for very young children which has an ice maze in crawl through and a slide to climb. There are also mini donuts to slide around on. We had a little play here then ventured round to the bigger donuts and the sledging. Ben and Martin went on the donuts together then we all had a few turns on the sledging. Although it was the run up to Christmas and a Sunday afternoon it wasn't overly crowded and queuing didn't take long for anything.
After the inevitable snowball fight we left after about an hour. That was plenty of time for us to do all we wanted and didn't get too cold during that time.

If you are looking for a special treat in the run up for Christmas this could be it!
We would definitely recommend you visit to meet Santa!

Thursday 26 November 2015

Ben's 6th Birthday

A very late post but I just wanted to share a couple of pictures from Bens 6th Birthday!!

My boy is 6, and getting so very grown up.