Dad on Duty at The Rainbow Factory

Hello! Sean here, AKA Mr M, and I’ve borrowed the keys to Jo’s blog for the day ūüôā

The other week while Jo was channeling in her inner Sonia in Liverpool, I spent the weekend having some quality time with the kids. Until about 7:30pm when the kids went to bed and I had some quality time with a Chinese takeaway and a large glass of white wine.

If, like me, you’re filled with utter panic over “What to do with the kids” when you have two days to fill, you’ll know the relief that comes when a few options present themselves. Thankfully Jo is never short of an idea or two and let me know about some of the new things happening at The Rainbow Factory.

We’ve been quite a few times to The Rainbow Factory, even holding Emilia’s 4th birthday there. Far from being “more of the same” the great thing about this place is they present new things in a familiar setting over and over.

This time we were treated to a Goldilocks theme – Part of the current “Heroes and Villains” theme running till October 6th. And although the plays start on the stage, they slowly drawing the kids in to the play by acting it out all around them and really making them a part of the story.

What amazes me about the actors is their patience and efforts in making even the most shy child inclusive. Emilia especially has a tendency to switch to feeling a bit quiet – but they can read this and work well to slowly draw out some interaction from your kids. Playing games with the characters was great fun for all the kids… and us parents too, if we’re being honest.

Craft activities before and after the play helped pace things nicely, and Robin especially loved making himself a very hungry caterpillar, while I especially loved a nice cup of tea.

Robin exploring

Robin explores the storyteller’s garden

A quick visit to run around the new storytellers garden, and it was time to head off in time for Robin’s nap, where no doubt he was dreaming of long haired princesses, daring princes, and hungry caterpillars.

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Exploring Independents in Liverpool

Last weekend, I had a night away by myself, which is a rare treat indeed.¬†(Well, not entirely by myself – I went away with friends, but there wasn’t a child in sight for a whole 24hrs – not one of ours anyway, and that’s what counts.) It’s only the second time I’ve left Robin so it felt like a wrench, but when I was sat on the train with two good friends and a bottle of Cava things suddenly seemed brighter.

I always use my red suitcase for rare escapades away, and I LOVE it. I got it when I was about five, and it’s stayed with me since¬†ever since…

My Red Suitcase

My Red Suitcase

We (accidentally, but brilliantly) timed our arrival in Liverpool so that our walk towards the docks coincided with the Gay Pride parade. It was great fun marching alongside this band:

The band! #liverpool #pride #parade #festival #love #gaypride

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After ditching our bags at the hotel we investigated Albert Dock, which is HUGE. We found hundreds of padlocks with promises and memories of loves past and present. It’s really quite¬†touching to see so many of them¬†gathered there… Some people have¬†beautiful, elaborate engravings on massive padlocks, but my favourites were the sharpie pen scrawls on small ones that had¬†just been bought¬†in the moment…

Padlock Bridge

Padlock Bridge

I couldn’t quite convince my friends to take a Ferry, Cross the Mersey, so we investigated¬†Liverpool¬†centre¬†instead. We headed up to Bold St, which is where all the interesting independents are found. It’s bustling with retro boutiques, world food stores, bars, restaurants, gift shops and a whole lot more. It feels bohemian and exciting; like things are happening. It’s interesting, unique and full of character.

There’s all sorts of food on offer too; Peruvian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Asian, British, Italian, Indian, Mexican and fusion. On the recommendation of my friend we opted to go to Leaf, which is a teashop and bar serving great food in a beautiful building.

Leaf on Bold St

Leaf on Bold St

The vibe is relaxed, but quietly buzzing. It’s the type of place you could head for brunch, but¬†still find yourself there in the late-night hours after whiling away hours¬†chatting, eating and drinking. I love it.

We had a rather expensive, and completely delicious bottle of Chardonnay. It was crisp, very dry, and very delicious. Whilst supping on that we feasted on Crisp Fried Squid, Ox Cheek, Ginger and Lime Spring Rolls, and Focaccia with a balsamic and herb oil.

The Food

The Food

Eventually, we wound our way back to the docks and to our hotel, to change before sauntering out for our next feast, which took place at Salt House; a Charcuteria and Tapas Bar. The vibe in here was fun and European, and everything was twinkling with fairy lights and good times.

Lorna and I at Salt House

Lorna and I at Salt House

We sat and munched through delicious dishes, like a board of Monroyo Serrano ham with Manchego shavings (I devoured most of this in seconds Рsorry girls), Seared Fillet Steak with potato fondant, Crisp fried potatoes with bravas sauce, and Cod with lentils, which was all followed up by CHURROS. Amazing.

Salt House believes that tapas is simply small plates of anything that works as a small dish, and that tastes great – it doesn’t necessarily have to be Spanish food that’s served up. After sampling their “non-traditional” tapas dishes, I completely agree with their approach.

I loved my weekend¬†in Liverpool. It was great to find fantastic¬†independent businesses and to see different aspects of the city.¬†I’ll have to return soon…

Where would you recommend for food and drink in Liverpool!?

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Es Mercadal Festival, in Menorca, Spain

Menorcans love their festivals, and I am a huge fan of them too; they’re noisy, fuelled by Pomada (a drink made with local gin and lemonade) and full of beautiful,¬†black Menorcan horses. We went to the fiesta of Sant Marti in Es Mercadal this year (it¬†takes place annually on the third weekend of July) and it was brilliant. It’s¬†a vibrant, jostling¬†celebration, which¬†the Menorcans use to show off their stunning¬†native¬†horses, as well as the skills of their local, traditional riders.

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We arrived in Es Mercadal and found large crowds gathering near the centre. We waited for the whistle blower (known as the Fabioler) who rides through town collecting the horses, and riders (caixers), who then parade through the crowds.

Greeting the crowds

Greeting the crowds

Suddenly, there was an extra buzz in the air, as the parade of horses was heading our way. A lady started talking excitedly to me, telling me to get Robin’s buggy right back against the wall, and it’s a good job she did, as these horses were lively.¬†The riders were getting their stallions to rear up as they passed us, to delight the crowds, which was both exciting and nerve-wracking¬†in equal measure (I nearly got trod on, more than once). There was also something to do with a flag, and some hugging, and a horse being given away?

That's quite a horse!

A Menorcan Horse

Eventually everyone gathered in the main square of the town where the big band had set up and the horses returned.¬†With the band blasting out traditional, lively music, the horses took turns to greet the town’s Major before¬†performing the “Jaleo”, which is a spectacle not to be missed. The riders encourage the horses to rear up and walk through the crowds as people rush forward to touch the metal heart on the breastbone of the stallions for good luck. It’s insanely dangerous, and a health and safety nightmare, but it’s also completely brilliant and amazing to see.

Brave or crazy?!

Brave people or crazy people?!

Here’s a short video (taken from my short height) to give you more of an idea as to what it’s like:

Celebrations continued on through the afternoon and into the evening, but our little lad was in need of a nap, so we left the excitement and headed back after seeing the Jaleo. I’m so glad we saw this fiesta though. It’s loud, vibrant and so much fun. I don’t think we’ll ever see the likes of this¬†in the UK (sadly) as it’s just¬†too hazardous. If you’re heading to Menorca, try and plan your visit to coincide with¬†one of their fiestas; they’re truly spectacular and you won’t see anything like it elsewhere.

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Chaophraya’s Graduation Menu, Leeds

Last night I went along to Chaophraya‘s Thai Tasting Dinner, which¬†showcased their new Graduation Menu. The event included a cooking AND a cocktail masterclass, as well as courses from the new menu. It was a complete treat.

Chaophraya

Chaophraya

We began¬†by making our very own starters…

Chef Lorna

Chef Lorna

First up¬†we tackled the sweetcorn cakes. They’re amazingly simple to make, but don’t let that fact make you underestimate how tasty they are. The ingredients are sweetcorn, thai red curry paste, self-raising flour and egg. Mix them all together, form into round, flat shapes, deep-fry, and serve.

Sweetcorn Cakes

Sweetcorn Cakes

Next up, we made vegetarian spring rolls (whilst wearing chef hats – I love a chef hat).

Lorna, looking very serious DESPITE wearing a chef hat

Lorna, looking very serious DESPITE wearing a chef hat

One of Chaophraya’s¬†talented chefs prepared the veg in front of us (her knife skills are incredible) and then cooked it up, along with bashed up coriander, garlic and black pepper. We were then tasked with rolling up the veg to create spring rolls, and I think we did rather well!

Spring rolls - we made these!

Spring rolls – we made these!

The other starters we tried were Scallops & Black Pudding (with mango and a chilli and lime dressing) and Mahoh (pork poached with palm sugar, sweet turnips and peanuts, served on fresh pineapple). The scallops dish was amazing – the black pudding was of the highest quality, and the hot, zingy lime and chilli dressing cut through the richness of it really well. The Mahoh dish wasn’t for me at all though. It’s incredibly sweet (baklava levels of sweet) and just too much for me,¬†being¬†I’m more of a savoury gal. I brought some home for Mr M though, and he LOVED¬†it.

MAHOH

MAHOH

The main courses we sampled were all big hits. The Chicken Noodles with Sriracha Sauce dish was very hot, but really tasty.¬†The¬†Steamed Sea Bass with Ginger and Soy Sauce was delicately cooked and the sauce was sweet but salty too, with¬†the spring onions bringing¬†freshness and texture. The Roasted Duck in Red Curry was great too. The duck was soft and full of flavour, and it wasn’t overpowered by the curry sauce even though coconut milk flavour was quite strong.

Sea Bass

Sea Bass

Our Cocktail Masterclass was next, and this was SUCH fun.

Hee hee

Cocktail Makers

We made a YOK LOR (blackberries, raspberries and strawberries all muddled and shaken with Absolut Raspberry Vodka and a splash of Chambord). It was fresh, vibrant, and very easy to drink.

Ta da!

Ta da!

Our dessert was a Fresh Fruit Fondue, to share. I really enjoyed the strawberries in the chocolate sauce, but the pineapple didn’t quite work for me.

Fresh Fruit Fondue

Fresh Fruit Fondue

We had a fantastic¬†evening at Chaophraya, and the Graduation Menu is brilliant. As always, the staff were warm and welcoming,¬†and venue was¬†beautiful. I loved the interaction of the masterclasses, and had such a fun evening in great company. Here’s a¬†few more pictures…

Our Hosts

Our Hosts

Cocktail ingredients

Cocktail ingredients

Our masterclass chef

Our masterclass chef

Scallops and Black Pudding

Scallops and Black Pudding

Roasted Duck in Red Curry

Roasted Duck in Red Curry

Cocktail making

Cocktail making

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Wildflower Bakery, Leeds

Wildflower Bakery is an independent artisan bakery based in Leeds. Their cake creations look absolutely stunning; some of their layered cakes are intricately decorated with seasonal edible flowers, whilst others have scatterings of fruit, or even large meringues on top. Wildflower Bakery supplied the cakes for the Horsforth Walk of Art launch party last weekend, and just look at how beautiful they were:

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I was sent a box of samples from these cakes and can honestly say that they tasted just as good as they looked. Everything was perfectly flavoured, and I especially loved the brownie as it was more soft and squidgy than any I’ve ever tasted. The tiny pieces of freeze-dried raspberries on top packed a zingy punch and broke through the richness of the chocolate to make the whole thing come alive.

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If you‚Äôre looking for cake inspiration, just head to Wildflower Bakery’s¬†website or Facebook page¬†to see pictures of their many¬†stunning creations.

The quality of these cakes is of the highest standard, and the attention to detail raises them to another level entirely. I highly recommend Wildflower Bakery for celebration cakes to suit any and all occasions.

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The Food Academy, Leeds

The Food Academy at Leeds City College’s Printworks Campus is a training restaurant providing commercial experience for students enrolled in the Catering and Hospitality courses at the college.

I’d never heard of it before, and was intrigued to see what it was like after being invited down for a bloggers event for¬†the students to¬†showcase their talent. The venue is lovely. There’s a proper restaurant, bar, cafe and deli on site, and the standards are high. We were served a four course meal, with students working both in the kitchen and front of house.

Veal & Goats Cheese Nugget

Veal & Goats Cheese Nugget

First up was a Veal and Goats Cheese Nugget served with pickled beetroot, cucumber, spring onion, and radish. The ingredient that made this course sing was the pickled beetroot. It took on the richness of the goats cheese perfectly.

Scallop

Scallop

Next up was a Saffron infused Scallop served with herb soup, salmon roe and wasabi pea. The scallop was amazingly well cooked (and I’m a harsh judge as scallops are one my all time favourite foods), and the salmon roe added a fresh, strong fish flavour to the dish.

Plate of Pork

Plate of Pork

The main course was named a Plate of Pork, and what a plate it was; Black pudding & chilli crusted pork fillet, slow braised belly and pomme puree. All of this was bursting with flavour and the gravy brought it all together perfectly. It was brilliant. The pork loin was tender and the braised belly had a tasty crust. Also,¬†the fat had been cooked out well, so it wasn’t too rich but remained moist.

Chocolate & Coconut Torte

Chocolate & Coconut Torte

We finished with a Chocolate & Coconut Torte, with coconut shavings, blackberry sorbet and torched meringues. The coconut lightened the dish so it wasn’t heavy at all, and the sorbet was strong with blackberries, though it¬†could have potentially had a bit more acidity in it.

The meal was served up in such a professional manner and it all ran like clockwork. One of my favourite parts of the evening was seeing the chefs come out at the end so that we could meet them and thank them for the meal. They all looked so happy, and rightly so; they did an incredible job.

On leaving we were given a goody bag, with these delights in it:

It’s great to see the new talent emerging from The Food Academy, and the set up is really impressive.¬†You can book into the restaurant, or for something less formal, pop in to the on-site Deli.¬†On Fridays there is a full Butchers shop service there too.

Cafe area

Cafe area

The Food Academy is a great venue, doing some brilliant work with new talent in Leeds. Get down there and support them when you can, please.

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Bill’s, Leeds

Last week Bill’s had a party to launch it’s new summer menu. Bill’s is in a handy central location (Albion Place) and the building is gorgeous; old, big, decadent… The decor within is quite¬†confused though. It’s kind of industrial (metal vents rigged all over the ceiling), shabby chic with it’s wooden flooring and furniture, and then kind of glitzy too, with chandelier style lights beside the tables…?

Glitzu glamour

Glitzy glamour

 

Anyhow, the food itself was great. We tried out the bruschetta, which is a simple dish but one of my all time favourites, and they use different colours / kinds of tomato making it really well flavoured.

Bruschetta

Bruschetta

The crab falafels were delicious (though I couldn’t taste much crab, if I’m honest) but my favourite was the chargrilled paprika and lemon chicken. I could have eaten a whole bucket of this without getting bored. It’s spicy, but the lemon makes it fresh too.¬†A big hit.

Crab Falafel

Crab Falafel

The cocktails were good too. The English Country Garden cocktail (elderflower gin, wild elderflower cordial, lime juice, apple juice, cucumber) is beautifully presented, and the flavours are great. I think someone added an extra splash of cordial to mine, which made it a bit sweet, but I think it was accidental.

English Country Garden

English Country Garden

My favourite thing of the whole evening was The Bee’s Knees;¬†Bill‚Äôs London Dry Gin, honey and lemon juice, topped with Bill‚Äôs pink lemonade. It’s completely delicious and just like drinking a lemon sherbet. It’s sweet, but sharp and zingy too¬†–¬†perfect for the summer months. Another great thing about this drink is that Bill’s have teamed up with Royal Botanical¬†Gardens, Kew, to highlight the role of bees in feeding the planet. With every Bee’s Knees cocktail sold, 25p goes to¬†Kew Science to help them research the plight of the honey bee.

The Bee's Knees

The Bee’s Knees

We finished off our evening with a large slab of cake and the tiniest scones I’ve ever seen. The polarity of scale¬†here was hilarious!

CAKE and teeny scones

CAKE and teeny scones

I¬†had a great evening at Bill’s. There¬†was good food and drink¬†and the new elements to the menu¬†certainly had a fun summer vibe to them.

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Afternoon Tea Aboard The Countess of York

The Countess of York is found within The National Railway Museum (in York). The elegantly restored railway carriages are available for people to dine in splendour, and my friend Lorna and I boarded the train for Champagne Afternoon Tea.

The Countess of York

The Countess of York

First, we were given an extensive menu of teas to choose from. However,¬†I’m a simple girl when it comes to tea¬†and without hesitation, I’ll always choose Breakfast Tea. The tea sets are completely gorgeous. Silver tea pots, and hot water pots, along with dainty china tea cups and sugar bowls are laid out with precision. All the tea paraphernalia is¬†there, ready and waiting for you to go through the intricate ceremonies of creating your perfect cup of¬†tea.

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The Food

Shortly after the tea, our tower of food arrived (and not before time, we had both arrived super hungry). The portions were generous; a selection of sandwiches, quiche, scones, as well as numerous sweet treats to top it all off.

Sandwiches and quiche

Sandwiches and quiche

The finger sandwiches were delicious. My favourite was the chicken, as it was full of flavour and delicately created. I think there was a hint of lemon in the mayonnaise, which lightened the whole thing.

Scones and questionable cream

Scones and questionable cream

The scones were nice, and the jam was vibrant and¬†fruity. However, we were told that they came with clotted cream and Lorna (being a clotted cream connoisseur) quickly spotted that it wasn’t. (The cream was ok, but it had been¬†over whipped and I couldn’t taste the vanilla that it was meant to be flavoured with.)

Completely delicious

Completely delicious

We then moved up to the plate of delights waiting on the top of the stand, and how completely spoilt we were with this. There were strawberry and crème patissière tarts, white chocolate and raspberry eclairs, slices of lemon and blueberry drizzle cake, passion fruit possets AND macarons. Good grief.

My favourite sweet treat was the chocolate macaron. It was chewy, delicate, and really well flavoured with chocolate. The lemon and blueberry cake was stunning too, and the strawberry tarts were as tasty as they were beautiful.

Champagne!

Champagne!

We took our time working our way through all of this, and had a break to enjoy the cold and refreshing Champagne. We sat, nattered and supped our bubbles out of elegant, pretty glasses.

The Countess of York is a beautiful and unique place to enjoy afternoon tea, and we had a fantastic time. There’s so much attention to detail within the carriages, and everything is made of really high quality.

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Excellent HAT

I love the old pictures on the walls, including people dining on trains, and train station tea stalls etc. The management clearly cares about the setting, and have created a gorgeous place space to spend the afternoon.

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The Spring Menu at Iberica, Leeds

I went to Iberica’s launch event recently, which was completely amazing, and so when I was invited back I was delighted. This time it was for a special bloggers’ event to sample the new dishes that have been introduced to the menu for spring. Every few months, head chef¬†Cesar Garcia goes out to Spain to research food and get inspired by new dishes. On his return, he creates new plates of food, which¬†are all tested by a panel. The panel then choose their¬†favourite dishes, and¬†these favourites then make it on to Iberica’s menu.

Our tasting menu

Our tasting menu

We¬†were hosted upstairs in Iberica’s¬†beautiful private dining room.¬†The space is¬†glowing¬†with glamour, decadence and character (and¬†gorgeous wooden tables). I love that the large portraits on the walls reveal that this venue doesn’t take itself too seriously though, and that it’s focus always remains on food.

A candlelit portrait. With celery.

A candlelit portrait. With celery.

We started our evening with a glass of bubbles, from the beautifully colourful bottle of Vilarnau Cava. It was refreshing, flavoursome and very drinkable. Out¬†came a trio of meats alongside boards of¬†cured Iberian acorn-fed “Presa” (Lomito de Bellota). These were high quality, well-flavoured and textured meats. The¬†the pork loin (“Presa”) was dark in colour and looked¬†as if it might be tough, but it was the complete opposite. It was amazingly¬†tender, whilst being¬†strong in¬†flavour. I loved it.

Meats and tomato toast

Meats and tomato toast

Alongside the meats was one of my most favourite Spanish dishes; toasted bread with tomatoes. It’s so¬†simple and basic, but when done right, it’s utterly delicious. Iberica, of course, knows exactly what it’s doing and uses only the best ingredients, so this dish was perfect.

Next up was a real treat: Red berries gazpacho from Mercatbar, by world-renowned and Michelin starred chef, Quique Dacosta. This dish is insanely good. There’s a collection of delicately plated berries, vegetables, flowers, herbs and oils that is served up to you, and then¬†the dazzlingly red gazpacho is poured in.

Red berries gazpacho

Red berries gazpacho

Each and every mouthful of this dish tastes different, and they are all packed with intense and fresh flavours. It’s so impressive. Iberica Leeds has this dish on its menu in honour of Quique Dacosta (who was part of¬†their Nacho & Friends event), but it’s only available until the end of June, so I urge you to go down there and try it. Quick – go!

Cauliflower tempura

Cauliflower tempura

Other dishes that we sampled included Asparagus toast, which, like the tomato toast, appears simple, but is packed with flavour. Cauliflower tempura was a first for me, but I’ll certainly go back for it. There was also hake, with hollandaise sauce and lettuce water. The fish was very delicately cooked, in fact, it was just¬†cooked, which made it immensely¬†soft. A¬†beautiful dish.

Octopus a la Gallega

Octopus a la Gallega

One of my other favourites of the night was the Iberica octopus a la gallega: Galician style octopus with potatoes and pimento de la Vera (paprika). The octopus is boiled before being flash grilled. It’s soft, dense and the flash cooking gives it a wonderful hint of smoke.

Fideua with garlic and prawns

Fideua with garlic and prawns

I also loved the Fideua with garlic and prawns, which is a classic seafood dish originating from Valencia. It’s like a paella, but made with pasta instead of rice. There was a very pleasing amount of garlic in there, and they squeeze the juices from prawn heads in to the sauce too, making it rich with flavour.

At this point of the evening, I had to leave for another event РCOMPLETELY GUTTED Рbut I left my tasting partner to try out the desserts for me. The Caramelised Spanish rice pudding was a big hit with everyone there, as was the Gloria cheesecake, which is served with parmesan and dried strawberries. (That sounds so strange that I might have to go back to sample it.)

Gloria Cheesecake

Gloria Cheesecake

I had such a great evening at Iberica. The staff were brilliant – friendly, knowledgeable and so welcoming¬†–¬†and the company was fantastic too. If you haven’t tried Iberica in Leeds, I recommend that you do. It’s a beautiful venue, serving amazing food, and I love that there’s¬†somewhere in Leeds that has so much fresh seafood and fish on the menu. Iberica is a place that makes me feel like I’m on holiday, and you can’t really get better than that I¬†don’t think.

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Pirate Cove Adventure Golf, Doncaster

I’ve always loved playing adventure golf. The grown up game is far too long and serious for the likes of me, and adventure golf has the perfect¬†amount of silliness to¬†it.¬†When visiting Pirate Cove Adventure Golf, I¬†discovered that the game¬†is just as much fun as an adult,¬†especially at a centre¬†that has been set up¬†with so much thought and detail as this one has.

Ship deck

Ship deck

You enter through a large pirate ship deck, and after you complete the first hole, you cross the water on a raft.

A RAFT. Need I say more?

They're off

They’re off

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HEAVE!

It’s just so much fun. Emilia and her friend Stuee loved hauling themselves across the water to the other side.

Stuee got in trouble

Stuee got in trouble

So much effort has gone into the creation of this place that it’s genuinely exciting to work your way around and discover everything¬†that’s there. (Like a pirate passed out in a hammock, for example.)¬†The¬†course¬†has¬†easy ways¬†to tackle¬†each hole as well as trickier options for older children and adults.

This Pirate might have been on the rum

This Pirate might have been on the rum

Our favourite hole was the snake one. You have to hit the ball hard into its mouth so that it can work its way through the snake and come out of the tail end. Emilia did this over and over again, because she found it so hilarious.

The Ssssnake

The Ssssnake

A happy adventurer

A happy adventurer

After our¬†sea faring golf adventures, we were hungry. Lucky for us the cafe at the golf club provides well-priced, delicious food, which is all served up with a smile. It’s great value for money there. Sandwiches are about ¬£3.50 and come with a big side salad and coleslaw. I opted for the bacon butty and the bacon was cooked just right for me – nice and crispy, but not dried out, and no flab in sight.

The puddings were a real treat too. Stuee’s Strawberry Sundae was bigger than his head.

Strawberry Sundae

Strawberry Sundae

We had a fantastic time at Pirate Cove Adventure Golf. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a trek from Leeds (about an hour’s drive) but with the cafe being available too it made a great day out for us, and was definitely worth the journey.

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