When LJ woke for his early morning feed, we packed the boys into the car and headed off on our holiday. The destination – the Manchester Christmas markets.

As we made good time, only stopping once for breakfast when the boys woke up, we arrived in Manchester by lunch time – so we headed straight into the markets for lunch and a good explore.

To get to the markets we had to go on a tram – not a train. Poor CJ was a little confused at this, as it definitely looked like a train.

The markets were amazing. It was made up of lots of little markets and you wound your way around the town and each little market was made up of different stalls, crafts and foods.

We even stumbled across the Pringle Christmas tree.

Once we had been to all the markets, we headed back to our hotel to catch up with our good friends P&J. CJ loved all the attention and was very happy to entertain P!