A Stay at Staybridge Suites – Manchester

Staybridge Suites - Manchester

During February half term, we were invited to stay at Staybridge Suites Manchester. Situated in Oxford Road, in the heart of Manchester’s Knowledge Quarter, the suites are nestled in between The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University Campuses.  The hotel does not have its own car park and I have to admit that, thanks to some building work outside, we did struggle to find the entrance to the NCP car park which is situated next door. Thankfully the hotel receptionist managed to point us in the right direction and we were soon heading upstairs to check in. Travelling with a family,… Continue Reading “A Stay at Staybridge Suites – Manchester”

A visit to the Imperial War Museum North with Kids

Imperial War Museum

Last weekend we headed north to Manchester, with a plan to see as much of the city as possible. We stayed at Holiday Inn in Media City, which is a great base as there are lots to do surrounding it, plus it is just a short tram ride into the city centre. One of the things we spotted almost immediately was the Poppy Wave at the Imperial War Museum North, something we had been impressed by earlier in the year when we saw it at Fort Nelson. I have to admit it was more impressive in Portsmouth, but that was… Continue Reading “A visit to the Imperial War Museum North with Kids”

Holiday Inn Media City Review

Media City Manchester

This weekend I headed to Manchester as I was due to attend BlogOn Conference at Hotel Football. As my husband was weekend off, we made the decision to all go to Manchester, so they could explore everything the vibrant city had to offer whilst I did all things blogging. We made the decision to stay in at Media City as not only is it home to BBC and ITV studios, but is also houses the Blue Peter Garden and the Imperial War Museum, has brilliant transport links into the city centre and was a short walk to Hotel Football, which… Continue Reading “Holiday Inn Media City Review”