Manchester family blog: Welcome to Play & Adventure
The Manchester family blog Play & Adventure covers family lifestyle, leisure and travel from a Manchester parenting blogger’s point of view. It aims to help fun-loving families make the most of their free time together.
The blog covers ideas and advice to inspire and inform modern, busy parents on how to best spend quality time with their children. Topics regularly include days out and events, outdoor and indoor activities, holidays and general family life.
Why was the Manchester family blog set up?
Juggling all the demands of modern family life can be tough. Working hard for long hours, teamed with the various life admin, chores and jobs that come with being an adult mean you may have little time or energy to fully enjoy family life. What’s more, your children are no doubt in childcare or school, have homework, exams, extracurricular activities and a social life keeping them – and you – busy too.
Sometimes you might think back to life before kids. You know – those days when you could party all weekend, sleep in, go on lavish holidays, see your favourite bands, do your favourite hobby, and eat carbs without putting on any weight. Ah, those were the days!
But the good times don’t need to stop now just because you have children. In fact, I’m going to argue you can have more fun now you have kids. OK, so it is different. But there are so many ways to have fun with your children and share great experiences together.
There’s so much going on in our day-to-day lives. And not all of it is fun. Some of it is boring, some of it is stressful, but a lot of it is essential in one way or another. If we’re not careful, though, these precious days are going to pass us by. The older we get, the quicker time seems to go. And although we might not be able to stop time, we can change the way we use it.
So when you’re thinking about what to do over the weekend, cross off some of those boring chores. The ironing and cleaning can wait. Actually, just scrap the ironing completely. Instead, allocate some quality time to spend as a family. Even if you’ve only got an hour or two free, try to make it count.
Play & Adventure offers ideas and advice on how to find the fun in every day family life and make happy memories for you and your children.
Who am I?
Play & Adventure is brought to you by me – Claire. I live in the North West, just outside Manchester, with my husband and two children. My husband and I know firsthand what it’s like trying to juggle everything when you’ve got kids. We both have busy jobs and still seem to be working out how to adult like proper adults (I didn’t sign up for all this form filling in and house maintenance!). But we love being parents and want to spend as much time experiencing fun things with our children and giving them the best childhood we can.
We’re currently based between Manchester and the Peak District. It’s brilliant – we have one of the best cities in the world to one side of us, and a stunning national park to the other. There is so much we can do, and I want to do it all – now!
As well as providing inspiration and advice on family lifestyle, leisure and travel topics, this blog will also follow our own personal journey as we try to experience as much fun together as possible. All thoughts and ramblings are my own and are intended for reviewing, information and inspiration purposes only.
I also work as a freelance PR, digital marketer and writer, and am a self-confessed media junkie and Instagram addict. You can follow Play & Adventure on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.