Tis the season… to be perfect?

Perfect Christmas tree (thumbnail)

It’s that time of year again. The pressure to be perfect is never felt more acutely than at Christmas-time, when it seeps insidiously from the cover of every magazine and newspaper from November through to January, as we are all urged to make this year the ‘best ever’.

Of course, it is not just . . . → Read More: Tis the season… to be perfect?

From Simply Scandi to Timeless Traditions – Christmas Decorations to suit your style

Alternative wooden Christmas tree by Timbatree (thumbnail)

Everyone has their own ideas about how they want to decorate their house for Christmas. . .
From simply Scandi to timeless traditions – here is a guide to some of our favourite Christmas decorations this year, which will hopefully suit everyone’s style and budget. . . . → Read More: From Simply Scandi to Timeless Traditions – Christmas Decorations to suit your style

Trafford Park Hosts Manchester’s Magical Christmas Event For Families

Santa’s Big Party brings the magical of Christmas to Manchester on 17th December. . . . → Read More: Trafford Park Hosts Manchester’s Magical Christmas Event For Families

Looking For The Real Father Christmas

Children playing at the Christmas tree

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein.

Inspecting a school on a dreary day at the end of November, I entered the Reception classroom and took the only adult chair available, which happened to be next to a little girl sitting on her own. She looked curiously at my white . . . → Read More: Looking For The Real Father Christmas

Oh deer, its nearly Light Up Bramhall!

Santa Claus on the sleigh - Christmas decoration at Bramhall

Light Up Bramhall will be held on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November, with various activities and fun things to do for all ages. Come and celebrate all things Christmas. . . . → Read More: Oh deer, its nearly Light Up Bramhall!

Celebrating Winter Solstice On Chorlton Green

Sign for Horse and Jockey Inn, Chorlton

Saturday 20th December 2014, 3pm – 8pm Celebrating the shortest day of the year has become the Horse and Jockey’s excuse for a Christmas party. Centred around children, this event transforms the Green into a winter wonderland complete with Father Christmas handing out presents in his grotto, real life reindeer and rides. The night is filled with music from choirs, bands and plenty of mulled wine. . . . → Read More: Celebrating Winter Solstice On Chorlton Green

Shows & Pantos

For those who still looking for what to do and where to go this Christmas Holidays, here is the list of family shows and pantos in the theatres of Cheshire and Manchester. . . . → Read More: Shows & Pantos

The Arley Hall Shopping Spectacular 2013

Arley Hall, Jan 2010

The Arley Hall Shopping Spectacular 2013 and Mums&Dads have teamed up to offer five lucky winners a pair of tikets to this exclusive high profile Cheshire shopping event that is held in the beautiful setting of Arley Hall on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th November . . . → Read More: The Arley Hall Shopping Spectacular 2013

Shows & Pantos

If you still haven’t got your Christmas outings sorted, look no further. Here is M&D list of pantos and shows for children and adults alike. Great family entertainment in the theatres of Cheshire and Manchester! . . . → Read More: Shows & Pantos

Shopping in style for Christmas-2012

Arley Hall, Jan 2010

M&D Magazine has teamed up with Arley Hall Shopping Spectacular 2012 and Wine Unearthed to offer 2 lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to a high profile Christmas shopping event in Arley Hall, plus a voucher for Wine Tasting Day in Manchester…Closing date: 31st October . . . → Read More: Shopping in style for Christmas-2012