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Talk to Continental Tyres (main sponsors of the FA Women's Super League) about what makes a great family day out - £200 Love2shop voucher to be won! NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 14-Aug-13 12:25:50

For the past few years, Continental Tyres have been an Official Sponsor of The FA Women's Super League (WSL). To promote the WSL as a great family day out this summer they've asked us to find out what Mumsnetters believe make the best family days out.

Here's what they say: "With the summer holidays now in full swing it is always hard to think of what to do that will engage the whole family. At a WSL match there are loads of family friendly activities around the matches making it a great day out at the weekend or after school activity on a week day for the entire family. At selected matches across England, there are free interactive fan zones run in association with Continental Tyres allowing everyone to enjoy family friendly activities from testing their skills on a speed goal to face painting and meeting the stars of the WSL for themselves. Entry to matches is also well below what you'd expect to pay to see top class football - with many matches being £6 for adults and £3 for concessions."

Have you and your family ever been to watch a WSL or women's football match? If so, please tell us all about it. Did your DCs enjoy it? Did you take part in any of the family friendly activities?

If not, please share your thoughts on great family days out. Would you go to a Women's Super League Match with your family? Why? Why not? What activities would you like to see at these match days? How do you keep the LOs entertained on day trips out?

Please share your thoughts on this thread. Everyone who adds a comment to the thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £200 Love2Shop voucher.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

Tee2072 Wed 14-Aug-13 12:29:21

I have never been to any football match, male or female, in my entire life.

Great family days out:

Reasonably priced.
Lots of stuff to see and do, so exhibits and/or activities like bouncy castles, face painting etc
Cheapish food but not necessarily cheap food, i.e. does it always have to be burgers and chips?
Easy to get to even without a car. So shuttle bus from main area of the city or direct bus.

manfalou Wed 14-Aug-13 14:57:49

Again I have never been to any kind of football match but I have never seen a WSL or any womens football matches advertised around here either. I think its good that they do family activities there though, thats a great idea.

Things that keep my LO happy when we go to places is some sort of soft play activity, big or small. We particularly like the shopping centres which have ride in cars available for hire (although they are expensive and only hire if we know we're going to be there a good couple of hours). Also places that have these sort of ride on cars or bikes as an activity. Punch and Judy is a favourite too. Dancing... my boy LOVES to dance! Painting is always a winner but sticking isn't in our household... colouring is OK if the colours work which more than often then don't when you are out and about.

HeySoulSister Wed 14-Aug-13 15:06:13

We are footie fans and dd has been club mascot for both reading fc and Chelsea! Both times we were provided with a great VIP day..... Does WSL provide these for their fans? Hope so

My personal trainer plays in our towns ladies team. Live cheering them on.

Most activities seem to be aimed at younger kids... Bouncy castles/face painting etc, but my older dc and teens don't enjoy that anymore....they do like sports trial sessions, big bungee trampolines and anything dare devilish.

Food needs to move with the times... Football is a popular sport, so lets see some healthier food!! Stalls selling soup/veg stir fry/salads?? Come on, it's not hard to promote healthy eating is it? It's a big bear of mine, as Tee says, why are burgers obligatory?

androbbob Wed 14-Aug-13 18:12:10

Never been to a womens football match, but did notice banners advertising some welsh womens football in Carmarthen in South Wales while here on hpkidsy, but its on after we go hone, else we would have hone.

Good days out are getting difficult with a 11yr and 6 yr old. Two difficult age groups as younger one wants to play in play areas but his elder sister is too big for that. She doesnt want to do anything. Spent two days on beach in Wales with DS and DH playing cricket and foitball. DD and I sunbathed and went for a stroll to the water and coves. Picnics are great and save a fortune.

Good food while out is useful but we tend to take a picnic as eating out can be £25+ for the four of us for mediocre food. Buying a £3 meal deal from supermarket and a few little extras can cost £15, the saving soon adds up over a week.

More entertainment for the young teens would help such as bungie trampolines or zorb balls would be good as long as reasonable.

CMOTDibbler Wed 14-Aug-13 18:24:40

I've never been to a football match (men or womens) at all either. Since moving to where we live now, I have been to watch rugby a few times with ds and dh, and been pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Our local premiership club has local food producers with hot food stands as well as burgers/chips/curry which makes for a really nice experience. We started going as ds had been to a holiday rugby training which is in association with the club and they got free tickets as part of that - a great way of getting families to go for the first time.

A great day out for us as a family means things that all of us will enjoy doing - we love an agricultural show or things like the Game Fair for the sheer variety of things to do and learn about.

IncaAztec Wed 14-Aug-13 18:33:25

Have you and your family ever been to watch a WSL or women's football match? If so, please tell us all about it. Did your DCs enjoy it? Did you take part in any of the family friendly activities?

No, I have never watched a WSL or Women's Football match. I live rurally though so I guess that would be why!

If not, please share your thoughts on great family days out. What activities would you like to see at these match days? How do you keep the LOs entertained on day trips out?

Well-priced is the main thing - your prices look good, especially as football matches are 90 mins as a bare minimum.

Activities on match days could involve bungee runs (very popular), testing your footballing or keepy uppy skills against the players (or their times!), racing mum/dad over a small assault course (e.g. those ones made of tyres).

I keep my little one entertained by a combination of bringing some small activities with me - she is only 2 and will colour for a while and also allowing her some treats e.g. an ice cream or a go on the face-painting (or similar).

snowymum12 Wed 14-Aug-13 20:00:18

I went to see a women's football match several years ago and really enjoyed it. It had a great atmosphere and I think was quite inspirational for the young girls in the crowd as it was really exciting and full of skill. I particularly liked the fact that the atmosphere was really supportive and it felt very family friendly. I'd definitely go again.

wibblyjelly Wed 14-Aug-13 20:18:18

Things that should be at these events-
Reasonably priced food
Maybe a little football training area for kids
Shaded areas in case it's really hot
Beer tent for the adults grin

Faithless12 Wed 14-Aug-13 20:29:51

I've only ever played in Women's football matches and there was no other entertainment other than the match. There were very few spectators, managers and family mainly.

sabretiggr Wed 14-Aug-13 20:38:27

We haven't been to watch one of these matches.

We love having family days out. It is always nice to go to places with a range of activities for a range of ages as we have children of different ages. Sometimes just having a craft or colouring available to keep little ones happy can really help so older ones can enjoy the match for example or whatever the activity is.

I went to London derby matches in the 80s as a kid. Violence was terrible on some days. It got so bad that we stopped going entirely.

I have no experience of any live football now, but I also have limited interest.

I think it is brilliant that there is much better coverage of women's games now (it's about bloody time!)

Good luck with the season! And thanks MN for promoting! It is making me wonder about seeing if there's a local match to me!

turkeyboots Wed 14-Aug-13 20:47:44

Never been to a football match outside of school as a player.

Family day out has to include good food, outdoor activity of some sort - love a nature trail or children's trail with fun things to explore along the way.

We amuse the kids with food and activities - so a children's football class for half the match would be great, as could craft activities to make a prize for winning team. And cake for all.

Hopezibah Wed 14-Aug-13 21:05:25

not been to a match.

Family days out are great for spending quality time together. Shouldn't have to spend a fortune - should be more about doing fun stuff together and making memories.

Good food always helps as often family food is low quality food aimed at the kids but it isn't all that great.

majjsu Wed 14-Aug-13 21:20:08

My little girl who is 3 loves playing football with her dad. None of us have been to a women's football match, things might have to change!

Fun days out for my LO include:

Being in and outdoors
Making the most of the environment ie splashing in puddles, collecting pebbles, counting the number of bikes we see, playing hide & seek

serin Wed 14-Aug-13 21:23:20

Never been to womens football but DD does play it.

Would like to see activities aimed at older children and teens, street dance sessions at half time maybe and basketball knockout competitions.

Meet and greets and autograph signings might go down well too, anything they can upload to Facebook!

sharond101 Wed 14-Aug-13 21:58:23

We have not been to see one of the matches no.
My DS loves all things he can get involved in and rather than being sat down he wants to be on the go so things like tug of war, rounders and running around games are good.

MadMonkeys Thu 15-Aug-13 08:34:54

I've never been to a football match but the elements that make for a good family day for is are the same wherever we go:

Easy parking close to the venue with space to get buggy out of the car

Somewhere to eat picnic, preferably under cover

Easy access to toilets

Somewhere for kids to let off steam - a playground goes down the best, or soft play, or just a field to kick a ball around

Me or my children have never been to a football match in our lives but we would if we had a chance (male /female - the price puts us off). The best days out for us have been spent on the Lincolnshire coast. We used to live there and were there most weekends, collecting shells, paddling, exploring in the rock pools, building sandcastles. My children loved the freedom of it. It was magical smile

PensAndPencils Thu 15-Aug-13 11:06:39

We haven't been to a women's football match but I think my family would love it. Myself and DH enjoyed watching women's Olympic football, much more respect for the game and less dramatic! I think my two DDs would be inspired. Where are they being held? We went to a charity football match with entertainment: face painting, bouncy castles etc. I think football workshops would be fun. Maybe some sort of betting game to get the kids more interested in the match such as choose a team to win when buying tickets and if your team wins get a sweet or entered into a raffle or something.

ninilegsintheair Thu 15-Aug-13 11:08:47

I've been to both male and female football games - lifetime supporter of my hometown's male side, played for the female equivalent for a few years until I moved away (the side were unlucky enough not to be included in the WSL but are part of the women's premiership). Now support both in exile grin. I also went to the olympic bronze medal match for the women last year. I havn't taken my DD as she is only 2 but I'm looking forward to the day when I can! We are a football-loving household and she already watches games with us.

Speaking about days out at football games - I'd love to see more provision for female toilets (WHY is there always a queue when the ratio of men to women is far higher yet the men never queue!). I'd also like to see more dedicated areas in the stands for families that are swear-free. When I go to a game without any children I like to swear with the best of them and I don't think it should be taken from the game (aside from obvious racist/sexist/homophobic etc chanting which should never have a place), but I appreciate that children should not have to hear it. Family 'zones' have never been fully implemented in all but the largest of clubs, and that's a shame.

Cheap tickets for kids is great, as are games when kids can go for free. This needs to be encouraged, especially at smaller clubs. Hook em young I say!

I've always liked it when the kids get to have a shot on goal during half-time. I never had that chance as a child so can only imagine what it's like. More of that please. And more for sporting academies - the big names in football need to do more to get down to grass roots level and give kids the inspiration to do well.

I would love to go to a WSL game in case it isn't obvious that I love football and hope my DD does too when she grows up. Women's football was decimated by the FA and is finally coming back strong. The discipline and training required by women in all sport is something to be admired - I want my DD to see women enjoying physical activity, getting a bit grubby and a bit of team spirit.

I'm going to stop talking about football now. blush

ouryve Thu 15-Aug-13 11:21:21

We're not football fans, whoever is playing!

A good day out with the kids is one when everyone enjoys themselves and no one melts down (me, included!) and we get home feeling that we've done something nice with the day, instead of thinking "never again!" It needs to be not overly structured and to not involve too much time having to deal with lots of people. Somewhere half decent to eat makes a difference, too, even if that just means edible sarnies! I hate going to places where the only food options are some sort of processed meat of dubious origin, with greasy chips.

BellaVida Thu 15-Aug-13 11:25:33

The first and only 'proper' football match I have been to was women's football. We were lucky enough to get seats for the whole family to the Olympics women's football final.
The children were so excited and I wanted my sons and daughters to see that all sports and careers are open to men and women. It's so important for them to believe they can achieve whatever they want.
Atmosphere is really important for a family friendly match, as well as a safe environment. The kids like to feel part of the game, so some music to get them going and even little flags to wave make a big difference.
We would certainly go to another women's match, but would look to tie it in with a visit to another local attraction to make a full day, unless there were other activities at the match.
The children would probably be more interested if there was a guided tour or opportunity to meet some players, or get involved in a kick about or workshop.
In terms of facilities, good food choices are a must, as buggy access and decent toilets!

ShatnersBassoon Thu 15-Aug-13 11:58:50

I've never watched any women's football, live or televised.

I would take the family to watch a women's match if it was reasonably priced and well-publicised (big crowd makes for a better atmosphere). My children aren't very interested in football, but a live sporting event is a good experience even if they're not really bothered who wins. Extras like a chance to go on the pitch (seat number lottery, perhaps) and interactive elements eg Mexican waves/giveaways would hold their interest.

I have only been to one football match and it was awful, the spectators were rude, ranty, sweary and obnoxious. I would never take my daughter to a male football match.

I would hope that female football would be different, and we do show her the female football matches that are being shown so that she can see that there are no male/female sports and that girls can be just as good at football.

For a good day out at a match, I think there should be ways to get the children involved, maybe meeting players, having a kick about on the pitch, etc.

tanfastic Thu 15-Aug-13 12:17:22

We don't go to football matches but I would never say never. Ds 5 is starting to show an interest in a few sports.

A great family day out for us would be first and foremost great weather, then somewhere with lots of activities and things to look at that don't cost the earth. Preferably somewhere with nice picnic facilities, toilets nearby etc.

dahville Thu 15-Aug-13 12:23:05

No, we've never been to a game. To be honest I didn't know if Cardiff had a team but my husband just confirmed that they do!

Now that my son is a bit older (he'd 2) and goes to football training every week (Little Kickers) we would definitely consider going, especially if my mum was visiting as she loves football (she enjoyed the women's matches much more during the Olympics than the men's matches - she said it was better football!)

Things that make any day a good day out are easy access to toilet facilities that are family friendly, enough concession stands that you don't need to queue up for ages, opportunity for the kids to do something interactive, and areas to take the kids if they get a bit restless during the match.

We have never been to a game but neither myself nor DP are into football at all. If DD took it up as a hobby then we might attend.

Best days out for us are always reasonably priced with plenty to do or see. And options when it comes to catering (ie: canteens, restaurant nearby or picnic facilities.)

afromom Thu 15-Aug-13 12:54:39

Our lives pretty much revolve around football! DS is football mad and we have been to see some games, highlight was the GB Olympics matches that we watched (men's). However we did follow the women's matches on the TV and enjoyed watching the Women's Euro 2914 matches on TV this year too!
We would love to go to a WSL match, and since the Olympics I have said to DS that we will try to go to a couple of matches each year.

When it comes to family sports events I think we could learn a lot from the US. We went to watch a baseball match, which was great and very family orientated. The whine set up was very interactive with the crowd, with the large screens showing crowd members and huge scale Mexican waves going around the stadium. I think the sense if fun and I retraction in US sporting events keep people occupied. Also there were loads of activities for the kids to try out around the stadium, like pitching and hitting games, design your own hat, loads if food stands, including ones you could sit in to eat, if they get restless in the main stadium seating area.

I think it's mainly about having enough to keep the kids occupied, both in the seating area and around the stadium and making it a fun, interactive experience for everyone!

afromom Thu 15-Aug-13 12:55:26

Obvious women's 2013 not 2914! Whoops!

lolancurly Thu 15-Aug-13 13:19:43

When I was a teenager, I played football and I was pretty good I think at the time. I was asked to play locally for a ladies team but never did as got distracted by other things. My six year old daughter is a big fan of Chelsea football club and this love has been nurtured by her dad - she went up to London the day they did their parade and sat on his shoulders and sang along with all the other fans. My instinct is that she would not be keen to attend a women's game unless her dad was interested - personally I think he would be disparaging about it and possibly only be interested in the possibility of jiggling boobs. I might consider taking her myself.

gazzalw Thu 15-Aug-13 13:33:22

Have you and your family ever been to watch a WSL or women's football match? If so, please tell us all about it. Did your DCs enjoy it? Did you take part in any of the family friendly activities?

To my shame, I've never even thought about taking our two even though I'm an ardent footie fan myself. We should though as there's a family loyalty (although not mine!) to Arsenal who, I'm led to believe, have the best women's side in England - or so I've been told! I wonder how expensive it is - possibly the way to get them into the Emirates Stadium which none of us have ever visited?

If not, please share your thoughts on great family days out. Would you go to a Women's Super League Match with your family? Why? Why not? What activities would you like to see at these match days? How do you keep the LOs entertained on day trips out?

Yes, I would in theory but I think they need to be publicised a lot more... I really don't tend to remember about the Women's Super League and as DW isn't really a major footie fan she doesn't ever flag it up either! I would consider it in theory particularly if it's more cost-effective than going to the Premier League games which are exorbitantly expensive as a family day out...

I almost think football grounds need to have 'chill' family rooms - we took DD (7) to her first match and she was restless and bored and cold. It might have been easier to watch the match inside in the haven that a 'chill family room' could be (or possibly not!)

Variety and forward-planning are the key to a successful day out and not being out too late that they get over-tired!

petalsandstars Thu 15-Aug-13 16:13:22

I have never been to a football match but would consider a family oriented day out to one.

Good family activities for us with young children are bouncy castles and face painting, my 2 year old loves to kick a football about and join in. Playground type equipment is also a good bet for encouraging running round to let off steam amd soft play too. Again a broader choice of food than just fried fast food is a winner for me but ice cream is fab on a day out as a treat.

StrangeGlue Thu 15-Aug-13 16:41:45

I haven't been but that's because I've actually never seen it advertised near me. I enjoyed the Olympic women's footie so would go - plus the price is great!

Elainey1609 Thu 15-Aug-13 17:24:57

Ave been to a couple of football matches I personally have been to see England and Chelsea but will admit to them being way to expensive
Have taken to see Carlton though a couple of time when they have family days and the tickets are £5
They loved it I think the experience is something all children should experience
Daughter loves football so took her to see women's football at the Olympics she loved it

Best family day out is one that is reasonably cheap and fun for all ages
Very interactive although I always bring a couple of my own activities as I know they have a short attention span
Educational or keeping little ones active is always a plus
That allows you to bring picnic or own snacks with a decent picnic area
Somewhere that also has a nice place for the adults to sit and have a rest while still mowing children are safe

SunnyIntervals Thu 15-Aug-13 18:28:54

Seems like a great idea for a day out to go to a women's match smile

whattodoo Thu 15-Aug-13 20:40:05

I've never been to WSL. But it sounds great, if I could be sure DD could see well.
A great day out for us includes good weather, affordable, not having to take too much stuff with us.
We love the outdoors when the weather is good. A swing and a slide always goes down well, plus something 'interesting' eg interactive science experiments.
We're not averse to eating out, but not terribly keen on fast food.

letsgetreadytoramble Thu 15-Aug-13 20:53:49

I've never been to a WSL match, but I'm always looking for reasonably priced family activities to do at the weekend, and this sounds like it would suit us well - the sport side of things would keep my DH and teenage DSS happy, while the other activities would be great for my toddler.

A good day out for us has to be (very) reasonably priced, have something to suit different age ranges and enough going on to keep everyone entertained for a few hours. There also needs to be food available and somewhere to go if it rains.

I've never been to a football match - the idea of large crowds and packed public transport puts me off, I imagine it to be hellish with the DCs. Having said that, perhaps I ought to give it a go. A great family day out shouldn't cost the earth, be too overcrowded, have lots of clean loos and reasonably priced food - not junk

jojane Thu 15-Aug-13 21:40:12

we are not sports fans so never been to a game.

a good family day out needs -
lots of toilets dotted around
reasonable prices
reasonably priced food and drinks
pinic areas
play areas for small children

WowOoo Fri 16-Aug-13 08:24:24

I've never been to watch women's football but might consider it if the price and place was right.

There should be some things to entertain children - just a small activity area would be enough.
Decent food for the kids and adults.

Most important thing is for it to be affordable.

MissRee Fri 16-Aug-13 09:03:33

Have you and your family ever been to watch a WSL or women's football match? If so, please tell us all about it. Did your DCs enjoy it? Did you take part in any of the family friendly activities?

No, we've never been to a WSL match or women's football match. My cousin plays regularly in a girls' team though.

If not, please share your thoughts on great family days out. Would you go to a Women's Super League Match with your family? Why? Why not? What activities would you like to see at these match days? How do you keep the LOs entertained on day trips out?

I've never even thought about taking the kids to a football match (men or womens) to be honest. I would though, especially if, as you say, there are lots of activities for the kids to do.

asuwere Fri 16-Aug-13 10:43:51

Never been to any football matches - DH not into football so kids aren't either really.

Great family days out need to be reasonably priced. Either with a decent entry price or free and activities fairly priced - not both though! Hate paying to get into an event then have to pay again for each activity.
Reasonable food available - not just hot dogs and coke (and not expensive!) plus picnic areas.
Play park
Toilets!
My kids often like just free play rather than structured activities - so just a few footballs and a goal set up and they can work it out themselves.

Lilyloo Fri 16-Aug-13 11:51:54

We have never been to a Wsl game. However dp and ds do have a premier league season ticket so it could be something we could look into.
I would worry that the dd's would get bored as they aren't that into football. There would have to be some other activities about to keep them busy if they got restless. The price is very good though and would definitely be a cost effective day out.
This summer has been quite difficult as ds is almost 12 and the girls are 5 and 8. Finding activities that covers all their ages has been hard. For me a great day out would be able to provide appropriate things for varied ages.
Cost is a major factor as a family of 5 can be expensive to go out for the day.
After that weather can factor , having a mixture of indoor / outdoor choices is good.
Good quality and cost effective food or the ability to bring your own food is good as that really bumps the price.
We have visited a place that provided kennels for dogs. That was fantastic as we we camping and it is very hard to find things to do especially when the weather is bad if you have your furry friends with you.
Providing independent activities helps to , as if I have to take the 3 dc out on my own its impossible to give them all help if needed , or plenty of staff on hand to help.
Nice clean and an abundance of toilets are another thing that helps. Nothing worse than getting involved in something when your little one decides they need the toilet , then you all have to stop and trek to find a toilet cue moaning from the other kids.

iwantavuvezela Fri 16-Aug-13 11:58:26

Never been to WLG but could think about it. I have only been once to a football match, it was a longvtimecafo.v however I do enjoy family days at cricket, pretty relaxed, time to chat etc.

For us a good family day is weather dependent ... On a lovely warm day it could be a day at the beach, the park for a picnic, a farm, national trust property.
If weather not that good we love dipping into the various London museums which offer endless activities for children, a cafe for coffees etc.

Other than that meeting upvwithvfriends, having lunch together, catching up whilst the children play is always something I look forward to.

trikken Fri 16-Aug-13 13:34:26

Not sure that football would keep my kids entertained, they aren't really into watching sports and neither are dh and I. A good family day out is something that keeps everyone entertained and is suitable for all age ranges and not too expensive. Plus having facilities for children and babies is a must eg baby cjangibg and feeding rooms available and the ability to take a pushchair around (surprising how many places deemed for a good family day out dont have this and it puts a downer on whatever it is you decided to do.) We like just going to the beach or feeding the ducks ending with a picnic so that doesnt cost much.

trikken Fri 16-Aug-13 13:35:52

Baby changing that is. Not whatever that word I put was.

TiredFeet Fri 16-Aug-13 17:46:00

Never been to a wsl match but at those prices I guess I might consider taking my children when they're older if they are interested in football.

A good family day out for me would include all activities being included in the entry price, its frustrating paying an entry price and then discovering there's an extra cost to do most of the best bits.

At a football match, if taking children, it would be good if there was space for them to run around and play at half time and after/before. Also decent clean toilets are a must for me.

aristocat Fri 16-Aug-13 21:52:58

Have you and your family ever been to watch a WSL or women's football match? If so, please tell us all about it. Did your DCs enjoy it? Did you take part in any of the family friendly activities?

No, sadly we have never been to womens football however we have watched on the TV. We love all sports and it is definitely something that would interest us as a family.
My DH and DS attend mens football matches quite often and this would be something different.

A good family day out for me would be something to keep the children busy. It needs to be a good price, indoor/outdoor depending on the weather, have toilet access.
As others have said meeting players, kick about at half-time, and other activities as well as the match would all help ensure return visits.

WSL is not advertised very well is it?

RiceorChips Fri 16-Aug-13 23:06:44

We are football fans though have never been to a womens match (only mens).
Since having DS we haven't been to see a match at all, though intend to go as a family when he is older (he's only 10 months).

A good family day out should include:
- somewhere to go indoors in case it rains
- toilets / baby changing facilities
- reasonably priced & a good range of food
- plenty of space for the kids to run around though plenty of seating for the parents
- activities for children of all ages
- parking
- fun and educational

RubySparks Sat 17-Aug-13 10:15:35

Went to a lot of football matches as a student in Aberdeen when they had a cup winning side, that was a lot of fun! Used to play football unofficially with mix of boys and girls when I was young, didn't know of any girls football teams then (1970s/80s). Also plate door an office five-side ladies team in my 20s, much too old for that now!

Son is more interested in rugby so never been as a family to football but with the right atmosphere that could be a good day out. My children are teenage so trickier to know what would get them involved, maybe some celebrity involvement?

Solo Sat 17-Aug-13 17:29:09

No, we aren't a footballing family, so don't attend matches ~ though I have been to one before now in an official capacity! (Millwall v Portsmouth in around 1982!).

For us to have a good family day out, there has to be entertainment for a 15 year old boy and a 6 year old girl and something for an aging single Mum too that at least the 6yo will find interesting! there is nothing worse than any one member of the party dragging themselves along to something they are just not interested in imo. My Dd loves arts and crafts and so do I, but Ds would not be amused by those things, so there would need to be something to his liking too that isn't football.
Food needs to be fresh and of a fairly wide variety, plus the cost needs to not break the bank.

ChocChaffinch Sat 17-Aug-13 20:17:29

we are quite a football -loving family; but at 7 and 5 I think my kids are too young to sit through a match in the cold weather grin and Im also bothered by the swearing in the stands.
A great day out is not too far to travel, cheapish to get in, fun for all, great choice of lunch, plenty of clean loos, and free carparking.

West Midlands Safari Park, Drayton Manor Park and Zoo, Dudley Zoo are all great, if expensive days; meaning we can only do one of them per holiday.
we have a lot of sunner picnics and cycling days though, theyre low cost but weather dependant.

goldenretriever Sat 17-Aug-13 20:48:10

Have you and your family ever been to watch a WSL or women's football match? If so, please tell us all about it. Did your DCs enjoy it? Did you take part in any of the family friendly activities?

No.

If not, please share your thoughts on great family days out. Would you go to a Women's Super League Match with your family? Why? Why not? What activities would you like to see at these match days? How do you keep the LOs entertained on day trips out?

A great family day out would be to the beach or to the farm. I can't see us going to a woman's match as my OH is underwhelmed by women's football and my children are currently too young.

Doubtfuldaphne Sat 17-Aug-13 21:41:44

I've been to just one football match in my life and I found it quite fun but a bit intimidating. I think a women's football match would probably feel a lot safer for families. My uncle runs a women's football team - I should go to a match!
For the perfect day out the most important thing is organisation. Make sure you have everything you need before you go so that you really can relax when you're at your destination. The best place would be somewhere where they can run around freely and burn off as much energy as possible but also something that has a bit of interest for you too. Then lots of food and drink after. That way, by 7pm they'll be exhausted and you might even get an evening to yourself!

Willemdefoeismine Sun 18-Aug-13 15:06:49

No but given that football in our family seems to fall down the gender stereotypical divide, I think it's about time I went to one with DD to support my Team rather than Daddy's for once! I guess I've never been because I could always think of other ways I'd rather spend my money (clothes, theatre, cinema, holidays...) but with the passage of time, I'm seeing that one's duty as a parent is to open up the World to one's children by exposing them to as many interesting and different experiences as possible. The WSL should surely be on one's list for this next football season!

I would however hope the WSL matches are competitively priced for families (rather than the rip-off that the Premier League matches are!) and less intimidating. Better quality food options would be good too!

bluebump Sun 18-Aug-13 17:59:04

I have never been to watch a WSL or women's football match but the prices do seem reasonable so I probably would give it a go at some point but at the moment my son (5) isn't that interested in sport.

We have had some great days out during the holidays, the two that my son has enjoyed the most were the Gromit hunt in Bristol and the Gorilla hunt in Exeter. I think he liked them both because they were interactive (we had a map to follow and he ticked them off etc), we got to walk about and explore and we did them with friends and family. I liked them for those reasons too and also because they were free! As they were free we had lunch out on both days as a treat whereas normally we would take a picnic to make days out more affordable.

I've never been to a football match in my life, I have zero interest in it! I can see that others really enjoy it though and I like the idea of having family friendly activities on offer.

For me a good day out can be almost anywhere as long as I have fun with my son.We like all kinds of places and just enjoy exploring somewhere new together. smile

Theimpossiblegirl Sun 18-Aug-13 22:07:54

We've never been to a women's football match but some of DD's friends went to see the women's football at the Olympics and DD wished she had. She has been to see a Premiership game but even with "Kids for a quid" it still cost a small fortune.

I'd love to take them to a women's game as it would show them girls can play professionally too. Activities I'd like to see include skills workshops, opportunities to meet the players and fun games.

Keeping it affordable is the key, including drinks, snacks and souvenirs. There is too much money in men's football and I find it all a bit obscene tbh, when ordinary fans and families are priced out while players earn millions.

LovesBeingOnHoliday Mon 19-Aug-13 07:25:24

TO haven't taken my family, neither have we been to see men's football.

I've watch the Womens England team quite a few times when I was you younger and would redo want to take dd. have now got her answering "anything" when I ask what can girls do!

A family day out to meet our needs;
Free/cheap close parking
Able to take push chairs with causing problems
Plenty of activities so that if one is full you can easily do another
Proper nappy changing and plenty of clean toilets
Things that cover every age range I have with me
Reasonably priced food or you can take your own
If you must sell stuff make it cheap/reasonable nothing will make me vow not to return more than overpriced crap that cannot be avoided

HandbagCrab Mon 19-Aug-13 07:47:19

We took ds then 9 months ish to a men's Olympic football game. He slept through most of it smile Me and dh went to a women's match and it had a fantastic atmosphere & really good football.

We're moving near a low league ground soon so dh is going to take ds to see if he likes it as it is cheap. We've been looking at women's football near here & although its a football city, we're not sure when it's on etc, more information would be great!

With our toddler we currently like places where you can sit or move around without too much fuss. Family areas where hardcore fans aren't tutting about you getting up and down would be good at a match. Something edible to eat other than chips. Maybe activities with the mascots, have a go on the pitch, beachballs in the crowds, run around at half time would work at the football.

Spirael Mon 19-Aug-13 08:42:15

I seem to remember being taken to a football match when I was a child, but I thought it was just as dull then as I do now. I'm not really interested in sports, neither is DH. So we're unlikely to be attending any sort of football themed day!

Our idea of a good family day out is something that covers our interests and isn't too crowded. We went to an event at the NRM recently that was no fun because it was dangerously busy. We couldn't even get into the same room as some of the exhibits!

I'd rather pay a bit more and organise tickets ahead of time, or even be given a time slot to certain areas/events, to make sure we can actually enjoy the day with time and space.

Also important is the provision of parking (or good/easy/cheap public transport links) and facilities such as toilets, food and drinks.

For the day itself, I'd like a selection of things you can watch/see and things you can get involved with. But again with the caveat that they're not so insanely busy that you have no hope of getting involved without queuing for hours or fighting your way to the front!

VileWoman Mon 19-Aug-13 17:03:59

Never been to a WSL match, and looking at the teams in the league we are unlikely to because we live in the northeast and it's a bit far. We probably will take the DDs to see a local team pay though, DD1 is quite keen on playing football and it would be good inspiration. Good food at a football match would be great, something local and tasty. Don't mind burgers if they are good quality! Also football related activities before or after would be popular, maybe the opportunity to have a bit of coaching.

littlemonkeychops Mon 19-Aug-13 19:31:25

Never been to a women's football match, our DC are a big young.

We often find the best family days out are when we have a rough plan (walk in woods, castle or whatever), pack a picnic and off we go. Freshvair, exercise, somewhere to explore, perfect. Driving home while the DC fall asleep in the back, perfect!

lorisparkle Mon 19-Aug-13 20:49:02

I have been to a football match but never taken the children. My concern is that they would lose interest and disrupt others around. So I would want ease of access in and out of seats with somewhere to go. We went to the Olympics and the boys went for a walk every now and again as they are real fidget bottoms. Also lots of toilets, reasonable price food, opportunities to get involved, big screens so they could see more of the action.

Eastpoint Tue 20-Aug-13 07:09:33

I've never been to a football match & neither have any of my children. They enjoyed going to the Olympics & Paralympics - we went to the final of the Paralympic basketball & that was brilliant.

I'd take them to a football match but I don't know where WSL matches are held or anything about the WSL. My daughters play lacrosse, one at school & for a club so I might take her to an international lacrosse match if there was one near us.

We tend not to do family days out but we all went to see a film recently & that was a success. I used to take them to zoos, museums etc but my husband doesn't like going to very busy places so I take them on my own which is wearing when they are reluctant teens. I usually take/took a picnic as I find food at big organised places v expensive & time consuming due to queues etc. also masses of fried stuff which my children don't like.

hermancakedestroyer Tue 20-Aug-13 08:18:43

If not, please share your thoughts on great family days out. Would you go to a Women's Super League Match with your family?

I have never been to a women's super league match with my family as I have never seen them advertised. We would love to got to a WSL match as my daughter in particular is a very keen football player and it would be great to give her some female role models.

What activities would you like to see at these match days?
I would like to see what you offer all ready ie face painting plus a kickabout session for the kids and a meet the players question and answers type session. Maybe a football goody bag... Football signing session.

How do you keep the LOs entertained on day trips out?
We get outdoors as much as we can. We get involved in everything available to them. They enjoy treasure trails, colouring, playing football, face painting. They also enjoy healthy snacks to keep them going.

ICutMyFootOnOccamsRazor Tue 20-Aug-13 19:49:57

I've never been to a football match (except DS's school ones!).

I think I would consider it as long as it was family-friendly. I wouldn't consider going without the children. I don't like the idea of lots of drunk, sweary, aggressive people at Premier League matches (Disclaimer I have no idea if matches are really like that, just my perception), and the tickets are insanely expensive.

A good family day out is entertaining but not outrageously expensive, with things to do not just things to look at (my DC are quite small still).

Decent, healthy food and not too much plastic-tat merchandising also help.

tinypumpkin Tue 20-Aug-13 21:46:02

If not, please share your thoughts on great family days out. Would you go to a Women's Super League Match with your family? Why? Why not?

No I would not. None of us are sporty at all and we would be bored. The children are very young so perhaps that will change when they get older and have more ideas about their own interests.

What activities would you like to see at these match days? How do you keep the LOs entertained on day trips out?

Snacks to help keep them entertained (only joking, a bit anyway)
Something to do in addition to things to look at
Decent food that is child friendly without having to be junk food. Some options would be good.
Not overpriced. Some tickets for things are stupidly expensive.
Variety of activities.
Somewhere nice to eat a picnic if you choose to take your own food. Cover for eating in the rain would be good too ;)

We've never been to any football matches, not really a footballing family, and always thought it may be a bit loud and intimidating.

A great family day out would be free or cheap, with activities for a range of ages (mine range from 3 weeks to 9 years old!) and space to eat picnics as well as family friendly food for sale. Quiet spaces for feeding/baby changing/chilling out are great, and somewhere that is accessible. No lengthy trudges from public transport or car parks (makes for grumpy children and mums especially at the end of the day)

If it is a sporty day out, like a football match, we'd be looking for activities before and after that would help the older DCs engage with the game...as well as purely fun activities, bouncy castle, face painting etc.

BigGapMum Wed 21-Aug-13 20:30:53

I've never been to any football match, I'm not into sports at all.

Things which appeal to me regarding good days out are a sensible entry price, parking, decent healthy food available to buy and also somewhere to eat a packed lunch. Somewhere to change nappies and decent toilets and handwashing facilities Plenty of activities for children of all ages, including some under cover. At the end of the day happy kids = happy parents.

GetKnitted Thu 22-Aug-13 11:24:11

I would love to take the kids to a women's footy match. We've never been to a men's match, but they've seen it on the telly. I find the high cost of men's football most off putting, so the ticket prices mentioned look really attractive, particularly if the half time entertainment is also lively smile

vestandknickers Thu 22-Aug-13 13:42:57

I've never been to a football match and wouldn't really consider it normally, but my DD loves football so maybe it is something I should think about. My priorities for a good day out are: resonable price (and transparently priced so that I can work out cost in advance and not have lots of add on costs when we get somewhere), plenty of clean toilet facilities!, good and reasonably priced food, a variety of activities and a chance to get really involved so a kick about with the players would be spot on. My DS is also slightly obsessive about having something to take home to remember the day, so availability of cheap key rings/notebooks etc to buy would help me out!

CheeryCherry Thu 22-Aug-13 15:52:42

We go to a lot of football matches, our own team and the local team where we now live. Never been to a women's game, tried to get Olympic tickets for them but had left it too late.
Yes we would go see a women's match, especially if they were nearby.
For a good day out in our family, we love a day at the coast with the dog, with fish n chips for tea.
Or more locally we often gather a few friends and family and have a big sharing picnic by the river at out local park. Good fun and cheap!

Tyranasaurus Thu 22-Aug-13 16:14:31

Have you and your family ever been to watch a WSL or women's football match? If so, please tell us all about it. Did your DCs enjoy it? Did you take part in any of the family friendly activities?

Never been to any football match.

If not, please share your thoughts on great family days out. Would you go to a Women's Super League Match with your family? Why? Why not? What activities would you like to see at these match days? How do you keep the LOs entertained on day trips out?

I don't like football, so wouldn't go to any match. If I had a kid into football I'd consider it I suppose. I'd be less likely to go if there was too much of a 'funfair' feel with loads of noisy rides/entertainment and extra stuff to pay for. I'd say keep it cheap and simple and reasonably priced healthyish food

mumsdotravel Thu 22-Aug-13 17:48:12

I've never been to a football match except to watch my 10 year-old son play. He'd love to go to a WSL match, I'm sure, and I'd love to take him. We're planning a family tour of Wembley Stadium soon, at his request.
For me, a great family day out is all about spending quality time together wherever it is: beach, zoo, woods, museum, sporting event, or anywhere else. I love family days out, and even have a weekly #familydays Linky on my blog so that we can all share days out which have worked well for our families and so that we can inspire each other.

bumps2babies Thu 22-Aug-13 18:06:46

I have never been to a WSL or women's football match but I would go to one especially as my partner is a keen football fan and supports/enjoys women's football. I love the sound of the free interactive fan zones and I know my son would love the face painting and my other half would love to test his skills on a speed goal. I also like the sound of the prices to see these matches are a lots less than top class football and very affordable for families.

nextphase Thu 22-Aug-13 18:19:52

I remember being taken to a (1st division) football match one boxing day. It was cold and noisy. Can't imagine taking a 2 and 4 year old there.
Wouldn't know where to look for womens football - and only see it on the TV at Olympic time.

Think mine are too small to sit through 90 mins of football. If you wanted to encourage smaller kids, think you'd need a series of mini matches.

Good days out - space to run around, not too far away, not too much "Mummy can I do XYZ" that involves £££ - so once your in, its all included except food and drink.

Worth thinking about when they are older.

Greensmurf1 Thu 22-Aug-13 18:24:59

We enjoyed the women's football finals at the Olympics but I dont know anything about wsl. Now that we have a dd less than 1 year old, family days out are strolls in the park or historic sites.

Twilly84 Thu 22-Aug-13 18:50:40

I have only ever been to male football matches and would love to take my family to a WSL match, my eldest daughter especially would love it smile I can imagine she would find it inspiring. I have never thought about it as a family day out before.
Our favourite days out don't involve too much travel and have to be truly family friendly! We are a fairly large bunch of happy and loud free spirits!!

KateOxford Thu 22-Aug-13 18:58:06

I haven't seen any women's football matches advertised but if this was local to me I would definitely consider it. Good days out for us are places with plenty of outside space for 3 year old son to run around, good cafe with plenty of space between tables for buggy for baby, healthy and reasonably priced fruit/ picnic areas, easy parking, toilets and baby changing. We often go to national trust places as they are very family friendly.

strandednomore Thu 22-Aug-13 20:10:07

We took my two daughters to the England vs Cameroon match at the Olympics in Cardiff last year. They were 4 and 6 at the time. We also took my parents, who used to live in Cameroon so had divided loyalties.

Although I was sceptical, I am so glad we went. Apart from the fact it was the only Olympic tickets we could get, it was such a fun event. And, above everything else, the girls now believe that football is a game for women as well as men - my older daughter took it up at after-school club with huge gusto last year and can beat all the boys in her class at dribbling.

However, I realise that this won't last. Every time I turn on the sports news it is dominated by men's sport, usually football. I realise the Women's world cup was on recently, but relegated to BBC Three and barely mentioned amongst the male foaming at the mouth excitement about transfers and change of managers.

I would also add that although we enjoyed our day at the Olympics, it certainly wasn't a very family friendly facility. It is obviously geared towards male rugby matches and things like trying to buy reasonably priced, child-friendly food was nigh on impossible.

So! A good day out should be affordable, fun, have somewhere to buy cheap, healthy(ish) child-friendly food, not too crowded, perhaps the chance to try something new. For our family, something active is also good and definitely something we can do as a family and all enjoy. Kayaking down a river or something similar comes to mind.

Shnook Thu 22-Aug-13 20:21:39

I've never been to a women's football match but it definitely sounds a good idea as my 3yr old DD goes to football club and loves it.

Most important thing for a good day out - reasonably priced; decent food for the whole family - no chicken nuggets, choc bars and crisps thanks; nice, clean toilet facilities - nothing worse than taking your little ones into a smelly, dirty toilet.

Although I think my DD might enjoy a football match, two halves of 45mins would be quite a long time in terms of her attention span - how about some kind of sticker book (toddlers LOVE stickers!) to complete during the match every time a goal is scored/flag goes up/whistle is blown etc?

Athers Thu 22-Aug-13 20:35:07

We are at football a lot but haven't been to a women's match. We have watched them on telly though my 7 year old son is sports mad. A good day out for use needs to be well priced and were my kids both very lively and noisy can run about.

Boaty Thu 22-Aug-13 22:19:06

I play ladies football and I'm a middle aged woman!!!!! I've been playing less than 2 years. There weren't the teams when I was young so I joined a team aged 45 and I play in the local league for my team and have been made welcome by coaches and fellow players alike! I'm having a brilliant time!!
I haven't been to a WSL match yet but would love to.
I would love to see the profile of womens' football to increase!

chrismse Thu 22-Aug-13 23:03:36

I have never been to a womens football game but would like to. My teenage neice is in a county ladies foootball team and loves it. Sport is an excellent way for teenage girls to forget about being too thin and concentrate on being healthy.

katiewalters Thu 22-Aug-13 23:42:10

i would go to a womens super league match, as never been before and i like to try out new things. activities would be fun things for the kids like face painting, bouncing castles, etc. when we got on daytrips, it will be places where there are lots of things to do, to keep the kids entertained for a while.

VirtuallyThere Fri 23-Aug-13 00:01:34

I've never been to a womans football match, only a male one, and I would only take my DS (6) when older.

For a good day out something to see and a nice cafe selling fresh quality food that isn't too pricey.

Never been to a football match, and I think my 3 and 5 year old are simply too young to sit through something like this, even if we were interested.

A good day out has a lot to do with logistics when your kids are this age. Long walks to and from car parks (Blenheim Palace, I'm looking at you!) can really ruin a day, no matter how good the attraction. An ideal day out has space to run around and see exciting new things, nice places to sit and have a picnic / cafe, easy parking and short distances or a shuttle, and lots of easy access loos.

lottietiger Fri 23-Aug-13 12:21:54

Have you and your family ever been to watch a WSL or women's football match? No we have never been and to be honest i wouldnt know where to start looking. I have not seen any advertised locally but this has prompted me to have a look.
Would you go to a Women's Super League Match with your family? Yes, i would love to go, we are a sporty family and yet i would be reticent to take my son to a large london match until he is older, the WSL would be a great start to live matches.
What activities would you like to see at these match days? It would be great if they could have a mini match at half time for toddlers and prizes to be a mascot.
How do you keep the LOs entertained on day trips out? mainly keeping active, doing & seeing things wether it be walking or visiting zos etc. Keeping my son inteested is easy if we dont sit down too long!

Letitsnow9 Sat 24-Aug-13 00:47:05

I've never been to a football match but think the most important thing for a good day out is PMA-positive mental attitude, if you all go out expecting a good time then you will have fun no matter what you do

janekirk Sat 24-Aug-13 17:00:08

My daughter plays football, but she isn't interested in watching WSL. Let's be honest it just isn't as exciting as watching a mens or mixed game.

Have you and your family ever been to watch a WSL or women's football match?
No I've never been to one and dont know of any in my area.

If not, please share your thoughts on great family days out. Would you go to a Women's Super League Match with your family? Why? Why not? What activities would you like to see at these match days? How do you keep the LOs entertained on day trips out?

At the moment I wouldn't as my preschool children probably would be too young just now. We tend to do lots of outdoor activities where they can be free to burn off energy by running about with as little 'structure' as possible, ie beach or park. Entertainment tends to be wide open space, bucket and spade or ball or den making, on all but the most foul weather days! However my eldest is very sporty and is showing signs of being very interested in team sports so its very likely we will encourage him to watch and participate in the future in anything that interests either of them.

I'm not a huge fan of some of the 'football culture' that I see on a regular basis where we live (very near a championship league club ground) and so probably wouldn't want to steer my DC's towards this. It is a shame as i see lots of families going with young children but I dont see it as being a very child friendly or family friendly event any more for a number of reasons. I would definitely attend a WSL event or match if the atmosphere was good, the price of tickets not out of my budget and if it was welcoming to families with young children.

MJennieJ Sat 24-Aug-13 22:28:29

My youngest daughter really enjoys playing girls football in Scotland and it is an exciting and growing sport here. We went to see 2 womens football matches at the Olympics and found them family friendly and very enjoyable.

Good days out
freedom and fun in the countryside
a good cafe
loos
easy parking

claireuk83 Sun 25-Aug-13 22:47:31

I actually play women's football and my daughter has seen me play, but I am not of the standard of WSL! Have played with a few players that are. Having said that, I've never taken her to see a WSL match - probably as she does not have a massive interest in football so I want to make sure that interest grows, rather than her being bored of it at 5 years old. The activities in addition to the football would be popular (I didn't realise they did this). She loved it when we went to 'family day' at Watford FC cos the mascot was near her and being stupid the whole way through the match!! smile

pussinwellyboots Mon 26-Aug-13 19:19:37

Have you and your family ever been to watch a WSL or women's football match? If so, please tell us all about it. Did your DCs enjoy it? Did you take part in any of the family friendly activities?

No, none of us have.

If not, please share your thoughts on great family days out. Would you go to a Women's Super League Match with your family? Why? Why not? What activities would you like to see at these match days? How do you keep the LOs entertained on day trips out?

At the moment or 2 boys (3 and 5) are too young to sit still for any length of time, so somewhere with lots of open space to run around and some play equipment together with somewhere nice to eat a picnic and good loos. As the boys get older and are more able to sit still, football matches, cinema etc will become more possible. Some of the activities at WSL matches sound good - but would not by themselves draw us to a match.

DoubleMum Tue 27-Aug-13 10:58:56

I've never been to a football match and we aren't football fans here so a match would not be an obvious family day out for us. We like somewhere interesting to look around, with space for the DCs to run around and perhaps a decent playground, some shelter if the weather is bad, decent toilets, somewhere to picnic and a decent cafe wouldn't go amiss. Without paying a fortune.

zipzap Tue 27-Aug-13 12:11:54

I haven't been to a football match ever - male or female - and I can't see a reason to go really, sorry. I find big crowds of people unpleasant and find standing watching sport boring, especially football. I have noticed our local football team - they have a big stadium near the shops and run a very good local education service including football after school clubs, holiday sessions and so on that ds1 has enjoyed. However I haven't ever spotted any reference to any women's football locally.

DH and ds have been to see a rugby match and are planning to go to another one to the team they support but I really didn't fancy joining them. They are more likely to go and see women's rugby as I have a relative that plays for a good team and hopefully they will go to see her play when her team plays within a reasonable distance.

Things that are important for these sort of days out are being able to park easily, cheaply and safely with a safe walking route to the stadium/pitch, decent food at a reasonable price (always amazed by the push for 'healthy' and 'sporty' etc on the pitch and yet the food available always seems to be grim greasy stodge of undeterminable origin), seating that means that a child can see if they have an adult sitting in front of them - too often it seems that the way the seating has been put in, the rise in height between the rows isn't big enough for somebody small to see over somebody tall sitting in front of them. Also events, food and activities afterwards - not for hours but an hour say, so that there isn't a stampede to get out of the grounds but a more gentle flow of people.

If an event is attracting lots of families then there needs to be a very visible presence of safety staff and well rehearsed procedures of what to do if a child gets separated from their parents or if they can't cope watching the match or if they need a quiet area away from all the hullaballoo.

Finally, if you really are serious about attracting lots of women and kids then there needs to be decent provision of loos for women - so that the queuing time for women is the same as the queuing time for men, rather than having the same number of loos for each. Plus the men's loos need to be family friendly so they can take kids to the loo too - if only the women can take them then that makes the queues even longer at the female loos!

BooMeowson Tue 27-Aug-13 13:37:43

I've never seen a female football match but I think I would like to once to support women's football. Although no football interests me or my DH really!

My idea of a great day out is the local Shopping Centre (The Trafford Centre). Lots of food and things to do, very comfortable to walk around and lots of options for food and just relaxing. They also have breastfeeding rooms which I really love!

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 27-Aug-13 15:50:11

Thanks everyone who has added their thoughts to the thread. The thread is now closed and I'm happy to announce ninilegsintheair as the winner, congratulations! We'll be in touch shortly.

ninilegsintheair Wed 28-Aug-13 11:20:17

So chuffed, I never win anything! grin Thanks again MN and Continental Tyres! grin

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