Simon Donohue

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Trolls release date, trailer and fun facts

Trolls is out now.<p>Watch the trailer for Trolls<p>From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy …

Half term karting offers at Daytona Manchester

Daytona Manchester is offering discounted Junior Arrive & Drive karting sessions this half term.<p>A fiver off 15 minutes of track time means that …

Visit The Enchantment of Chester Zoo this Halloween

An evil sorcerer is casting a spell on Chester Zoo, trying to steal the super powers of nocturnal animals. Visitors this Halloween will have until …

Ludlow with kids

Foodie Ludlow isn’t the first place you’d think of visiting with kids.<p>But the pretty little Shropshire market town has a number of attractions worth …

Dunham Massey Deer Park and Hall

My little boy and I took a stroll around Dunham Massey Deer Park at the weekend – arriving just in time for our first taste of 2016 sunshine. It was …

Review: Bounce trampoline park Swinton

Bounce trampoline park, Swinton, is one of the masses that seem to be “springing” up in every empty industrial unit at the moment – a utopian dream …

Irlam Station bistro - reviewed

<b>Irlam Station bistro should provide hope for anyone who ever imagined restoring a tumble down railway building to its former glory, writes Simon</b> …

Days Out: Edale, Derbyshire

Kids Days Out: Edale, Derbyshire<p>The beauty of Edale begins with the little two-carriage train that will transport you in under an hour from the …

Hiking

Miss Peregrine's Visit To Blackpool Tower Circus

<b>By Simon Donohue</b><p>Two reviews in one here: one of the most hotly-anticipated new films in ages, and one of the region’s oldest tourist attractions.<p>Set …

Art and soul of the Northern Quarter

Days Out: Formby Red Squirrel Walk and Sand Dunes

We’d gone in search of an endangered species and had modest expectations of how many of the critters we would see.<br>But the red squirrel tally was …

Manchester Science Festival 2016 means there's loads to do during October half term

Manchester Science Festival – England’s largest Science Festival – has announced its 2016 programme, jam-packed with fun and largely free, hands-on …

Bolton Aquarium

Situated in the basement of Bolton Museum and Archive, there aren’t many free things to do with kids that are as cool as a five minute visit to …

Le Mans

Fifth anniversary G-Festival, Worsley - Sunday, May 1

G-Festival – the annual music and family fun festival organised by a Manchester-based children’s charity – is preparing for the biggest event yet as …

Lineup

Rivington and Winter Hill walks

Rivington and Winter Hill walks are worthwhile at any time of year, with the changing seasons bringing a different atmosphere to this popular …

Bolton Wanderers FC

Days Out: Antony Gormley's Another Place at Crosby Beach, Liverpool

For a free beach walk with a difference head to Crosby Beach near Liverpool, where Antony Gormley’s Another Place will keep your interest.<p>One hundred …

England

Endurance exhibition: Central Library, Manchester

A photographic record of the extremes of human survival faced by the crew of the Endurance is being displayed in a free exhibition at Manchester’s …

Antarctica

Street food market, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

On those days when the sun shines and lots of tourists are in town, it’s much easier to conclude that Manchester is a cosmopolitan city of …

England

Now booking for May Bank Holiday weekend: A Day At The Lake festival, Staffordshire

Many of the mesmerising feats which entertained thousands of visitors to a Staffordshire beauty spot more than a century ago are to be recreated for …

Bowling in Manchester

Kids Days Out: Bowling in Manchester<p>There used to be loads of bowling alleys in Greater Manchester but the trend these days is definitely towards …

Soccer

Charity obstacle course coming to Heaton Park, Manchester

A parent and child obstacle course in support of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity is coming to Heaton Park, Manchester on August 6.<p>Macmillan …

Queen Elizabeth II

Manchester's Banksy and how to find it

Finding the Manchester Banksy<p>Bona fide fans of the subersive street art oeuvre would probably become a little off colour at the prospect of …

Streetwear