Family and Kids

Le Grand Bornand

Diary of a ski trip: Le Grand Bornand/Chinaillon

Le Grand Bornand, about an hour from Geneva Airport, is perfect for a family ski holiday. There are plenty of green runs and nursery slopes, and easy rope pulls and short drag lifts for the children. New this year is Les Myrtilles – blueberries – which runs from the top […]

Retro video game fun in Manchester

Anyone who remembers loading their video games from a tape recorder will love┬áPlay It! Manchester. Back for a second year at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, Play It! is a step back in time for aging gamers. Stick tennis, original Sonic, the Sega Megadrive, Spectrum ZX81, BBC […]

Chill Factore: Getting a taste for snowboarding

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Well, I only stepped on a pair of skis almost a decade ago aged 39 – so how hard can it be to snowboard? The answer – very! The Chill Factore indoor snow slope near Manchester runs snowboard taster sessions […]

Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank: Time to venture outdoors

With spring around the corner and many of us glad to see the end of the wet winter, now is the time to venture outdoors. Having received one of the most useful Christmas gifts last year, a National Trust family membership, we have been enjoying various trips out and about […]