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How To Protect Your Eyes Against Harmful Weather When Travelling

Our eyes are subjected to a lot of testing environments and conditions on a regular basis, and while they are sturdy and well-equipped to deal with the majority of everyday challenges, there are certain forces of nature that, if not actively protected against, can cause short and long term damage. …

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Long-Term Travelling with Kids – Is It Possible?

A 10-day trip with your kids may be a true challenge, both financially and emotionally. For that matter, travelling with two or three kids may actually seem mission impossible, especially if your budget is tight. But does it really mean that you should now forget the dream of travelling long-term? …

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Astonishing Family Science Weekend at Butlins

While taking three kids on the train from Norfolk to Glasgow by myself, we were reading National Geographic Kids and I was feeling particularly adventurous when we spotted an advert for the Butlins Astonishing Family Science Weekend at Skegness. We had been once before to Butlins as a family of 5 …

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Rock Up – Birmingham Review

If you are anything like me, your children have been attempting to climb up, over and onto things from the moment they could walk! With a daughter who was scaling the bathroom sink at 2 years old and with a climbing hobby behind us, taking her to a climbing centre …

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8 Places to Visit with Kids at Easter Within 8 Hours of the UK

Notionally we are going to Barbados at Easter for two weeks.  14 lovely long days in the sun sipping cocktails – sounds amazing doesn’t it. However part of me wants to do something different. To take the girls on more of an adventure.  We booked the flights with air miles …

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5 reasons to Visit Cornwall this tear with kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Reasons to Visit Cornwall this Year with Kids

Having just returned from an amazing holiday in Cornwall in January, I wanted to tell you about 5 Reasons to Visit Cornwall this year with Kids. Beaches It’s obvious isn’t it, but it has to be said, it’s for the beaches! Cornwall has some of the best beaches in the …

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Should you visit the Eden Project Cornwall with kids under 8? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Should you visit The Eden Project with Kids Under 8?

Before we visited the Eden Project on a cold day in January I had read some really good things about it – unmissable, fantastic day out, incredible. Having visited on a wet cold day in January with three five year olds and a 2 year old, I would say I’m …

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Planning a trip to Florence? Find a Hotel in the Heart of the City!

  The city of Florence is definitely one of the most evocative in Italy, but it is easy to be taken in by a cheap offer and find yourself in a hotel that doesn’t work for you or your family. It is well known that Florence is one of the most beautiful …

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24 hours in Stockholm with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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24 Hours in Stockholm with Kids

In Summer, our favourite Stockholm family day out is to take a trip out to one of the many islands in the Stockholm Archipelago. In the Archipelago you can enjoy swimming, kayak paddling, building sandcastles and bbq’ing. It’s pretty idyllic and something we could never have done if we still …

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5 Reasons it is Worth Visiting The Lost Gardens of Heligan in the Rain with Kids? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is it Worth Visiting The Lost Gardens of Heligan in the Rain with Kids?

Is it worth visiting The Lost Gardens of Heligan in the rain with Kids?  The overwhelming answer to this question is yes. You need the right clothes on and you need to enjoy being outside, but we had a fun 3 hours there on a wet January day with three …

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5* Luxury Family Break at St Mawes Retreats, Cornwall www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Monday Escapes

Welcome to, or Welcome Back to Monday Escapes on 16th January 2017.  We have already been on our first trip of the year here at Mini Travellers and have just returned from a wonderful week in St Mawes Cornwall.   Our review of the trip is here and there is …

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Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf Review

This weekend we were invited to review Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf by the Action Transport Theatre at Whitby Hall, Ellsmere Port.  The show that has been co-produced with the Unity Theatre, Liverpool and was performed in Liverpool over the Christmas period, was absolutely superb. The Whitby Hall setting is small, …

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Babe, The Sheep-Pig – Live on Stage in 2017

Adapted from Dick King-Smith’s much-loved children’s novel which inspired the Oscar-winning 1995 film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig is arriving on stage in 2017 in a major UK Tour. Featuring stunning puppetry, an original score and an utterly charming ‘baa-ber sheep’ quartet, it tells the story of the lovable Babe in a …

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5* Luxury Family Break at St Mawes Retreats, Cornwall www.minitravellers.co.uk
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WIN 5* Luxury Family Break at St Mawes Retreats, Cornwall

We have just been lucky enough to spend the first week of January having a 5* Luxury Family Break at an amazing house in St Mawes, Cornwall. We stayed in Dreamcatchers run by St Mawes Retreats and I can genuinely say this property was like a 5* hotel without the confines of …

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St Mawes Castle Cornwall with kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Reasons to Visit St Mawes Castle, Cornwall with Kids

St Mawes Castle in Cornwall, managed by English Heritage kept three 5 year olds and a 2 year old, plus their Mums happy for a good couple of hours on a slightly damp Saturday morning in January. It’s £5 for adults to get in and £3 for children over 5, although …

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Tinitell The First Phone Just for Kids

When I received an email in early December about Tinitell the new dedicated smartphone for kids, I did wonder whether my children – Izzy and Eve aged 5 and Lily 6 – really needed a mobile phone. I spent quite a long time mooching around Tinitell’s website which I really like, …

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10 Reasons to Visit the National Maritime Museum Cornwall with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Reasons to Visit the National Maritime Museum Cornwall with Kids

During our stay at St Mawes Retreats in early January we took the ferry across the estuary from St Mawes to Falmouth and visited the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. The museum is a 10/15 minute walk from the ferry so it’s the perfect way to get from St Mawes to …

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Legoland Hotel Junior Builders Week at February Half Term www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Legoland Hotel Junior Builders Week at February Half Term

Over the last couple of years we have enjoyed a trip to the Legoland Hotel for Junior Builders Week. This is a fab opportunity to stay at the hotel and experience it in all its Lego glory without the price tag that it usually carries. Junior Builders Week is held …

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#UKexplore – December 2016

I have absolutely loved December. My girls are the perfect age for them to adore Christmas and for it not to be too hard for me (the baby days can be tough but keep going!). We have loved being out and about watching Christmas shows and seeing Santa, but we …

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Monday Escapes

Welcome to, or Welcome Back to Monday Escapes on the first Monday of the New Year, thankfully a bank holiday so the real world doesn’t have to start for most of us in the UK just yet! I finally finished my review of the years trips and there is a …

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Treehouse Lodge with Forest Holidays www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Treehouse Lodge with Forest Holidays

We recently had a Monday to Friday getaway to a tree house lodge with Forest Holidays. Ever the intrepid explorers we ventured all the way to Thorpe Forest, which is a grand total of 40 minutes from our house! We thought about going to one of their other locations around the …

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Family Friendly Holiday in Greece with Simpson Travel www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Greece with Simpson Travel

Having spent the two previous summers at Simpson Travel’s amazing Family Friendly resort Mousses in Lefkas I was very keen to try out their villas and put to the test whether their exceptional customer service could be matched in a stand alone villa. The premise of a Simpson Travel holiday …

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Digital Kids Show Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Digital Kids Show 2016 – Our Review

Digital Kids Show was my boys’ idea of heaven. A full day of games, gamers and gadgets. They’re 9 and 6 and would happily play Minecraft and FIFA all day, pausing only to watch videos of the same on YouTube. When we were offered the opportunity to attend, we decided it …

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7 Reasons We Loved Staying in a Villa with Villa Plus www.minitravellers.co.uk
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7 Reasons We Loved Staying in a Villa with Villa Plus

Back in November 2014 we stayed in Villa Inma Calero in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote with Villa Plus.  There was seven of us as we took the Grandparents too. We love staying in a Villa as a family (particularly as an extended family) for a number of reasons but these are …

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