Although family is everything, sometimes we all need a little break, and precious downtime, spent either alone or with the girls, is a consistently great way of recharging the batteries that allows me to feel refreshed, particularly after a difficult week. Fortunately, West Yorkshire is full of great options for letting your hair down, so here are some of the best ways to do so.
Shopping in Leeds
If you happen to also live in West Yorkshire, you’ll be fortunate enough to be within spitting distance of the UK’s fourth largest city and cultural melting pot, Leeds. There’s no shortage of things to do in this bustling, safe and cosmopolitan city, but there are few things more enjoyable than hitting the shops for a little bit of retail therapy.
It might feel a little bit naughty at times, but every mum needs a good old fashioned night out every once in a while. It doesn’t have to be throwing back sambuca shots in Revs before a doing your best Dancing Queen routine in Flares (although that is always a good time). Something a little bit more mellow, like a quiet one at the local pub, or a night at the bingo, is just as replenishing. A little bit of bingo always hits the spot, and if you’re not feeling up for the trek to the nearest hall, you can always kick back at home and take advantage of some of the bingo bonuses from companies like Coral at Oddschecker. Whatever your preferred method of cutting loose is, having a night that’s all about you is one of the best tonics there is.
Get in Touch with Nature
West Yorkshire just so happens to be smack bang in the middle of some of the most stunning nature in the world, with some of the most peaceful walks and cleanest air imaginable easily accessible from anywhere in the county. Packing a lunch, a flask of tea, and maybe a good book before heading out to the gorgeous Peak District cannot be recommended highly enough, as the beautiful surroundings, friendly locals and perfect peace will have you forgetting your stresses and feeling at ease no matter what. It’s also, of course, a great place to head to with the husband and kids in tow, and there are plenty of family activities going on throughout the year, but stepping out for a solo hike is always a good shout.
If you have any tips for our Yorkshire-based readers, let them know in the comments.