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Leeds German Christmas Market (Christkindelmarkt)

November 18, 2014 2 comments

For some continental Christmas cheer a little closer to home, the annual Leeds German Christmas Markets (Christkindelmarkt) is a great day out to get you in the festive mood.

Situated in Millennium Square, Leeds, it comprises lots of traditional, wooden stalls selling handmade wooden toys and crafts, and decorations.

I personally can’t resist going in here for the mulled wine and the bratwurst (German sausage.)

One certain way to feel the cheer is wrapping your hands around a lovely, warm mug of mulled wine and sitting next to a roaring fire!

christmas market hut

(Try the blueberry mulled wine. It’s delicious! )

mulled wine

The carousel is great for children, and adds an olde worlde feel of rides gone by from another time as the horses go round and round.

carousel German Market_resize

If you’re looking for decorations and toys, there’s lots of them to be found as well.

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You can’t beat German Christmas markets to put you in the festive mood.

I can’t wait to go back. If not to just try the cherry mulled wine next time… 🙂

The Christkindelmarkt is open until 20th December 2014.

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Categories: Christmas

Halloween fun at Pirate Island Adventure Golf, Castleford

November 1, 2014 Leave a comment

If you’re looking for some ghoulish fun this Halloween weekend, Pirate Island Adventure golf has become ‘infested’ with spiders and all manner of spookiness.

Situated in the middle of the Junction 32 shopping outlet in Castleford, this is a great adventure golf course with a difference – read about our previous trip here.

For Halloween, however, it has been transformed for some great scary fun.

Playing golf alongside the “River of Blood”, we had to be careful not to knock the ball in otherwise we’d have had to immerse our hand in the bloody water. Shriek!

blood river pirate island

With 18 holes to play, and two different courses to choose from, there’s a great variety.

On entering Pirate Island, we took a treasure map out of the chest and made sure to follow the clues to the hidden buried treasure.

Can you find the loot? We did!

Make sure you look out for spiders along the way, too.

We had some company too in the form of spooky people like this watching our every move…

skeleton pirate island

You can also try and guess the name of the skeleton in the entrance for a chance to win a prize, so we had fun trying to decide what he was called.

If you’re looking for something different to do, Pirate Island’s themed Halloween weekend is a brilliant day out for all ages.

We received tickets in order to do this review. All opinions completely our own and a true, honest representation of our day out.

Categories: Adventure Golf