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Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! is Chris Payne’s family-friendly blog. Here you will find articles on great stuff to do with the kids, along with sumptuous pics by Chris, Northern Soul’s Head Photographer.

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Review: The Gruffalo LIVE – with the Northern Sinfonia

November 14, 2014 Comments Off on Review: The Gruffalo LIVE – with the Northern Sinfonia

There can’t be many parents who haven’t read Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo to their child at least 30 times.

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The enduring appeal of LEGO: Northern Soul gets the inside track

August 6, 2014 Comments Off on The enduring appeal of LEGO: Northern Soul gets the inside track

I met Morgan Walker in the summer of 1995.

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Just So Festival: a magical weekend in Cheshire

August 5, 2014 Comments Off on Just So Festival: a magical weekend in Cheshire

Just So Festival is an annual festival for children and their families set in the sprawling landscape of Rode Hall, Cheshire (near Congleton). Imagine a farmland that’s been bewitched by Roald Dahl and Lewis Carroll, decorated by Cath Kidston and soundtracked by Kate Rusby, Fats Domino and the Muppets and you’re halfway there.

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CBeebies’ Alex Winters talks to Northern Soul

July 25, 2014 Comments Off on CBeebies’ Alex Winters talks to Northern Soul

CBeebies entered my life in late 2010 and has been an invaluable friend to me, my wife and my little boy ever since.

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Chimp at Chester Zoo by Chris Payne

Chester Zoo: lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

May 17, 2014 Comments Off on Chester Zoo: lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Last time we visited Chester Zoo our boy was just that little bit too young to understand it.

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