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5 Alternative Ideas for Family Holidays in the USA

Looking for a new, family holiday in the USA off-the-beaten-track? Take a look at our suggestions for holidays in the USA; there’s plenty more than Disney World, Orlando, to discover in the land of the free, home of the brave! Here are 5 of the best US holiday destinations for families to explore and …

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Martinhal Cascais Family Friendly Hotel Nr Lisbon Portugal

At February half term we had a brilliant 4 days in Lisbon as guests of Martinhal Family Resorts and Apartments.  Compelled to return to Portugal at February Half Term after a fantastic February trip in 2016 to Martinhal Sagres and Quinta , together with very cheap flights (£250 return for 5 with …

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11 National Trust Days Out With Children in Devon & Dorset

We love Devon & Dorset and we also love the National Trust here at Mini Travellers and we were surprised to learn the other day that some people still don’t think their properties are suitable for children. The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of …

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Family Friendly Villas in Corsica

We are going to Corsica this summer with Simpson Travel to a beautiful family friendly villa near to Porto Vecchio and I simply can’t wait.  We had the most magical trip with Simpson Travel last year to a stunning family friendly villa in Greece and I just know we are going to love …

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6 National Trust Days Out With Children in Cornwall

We love Cornwall and National Trust days out here at Mini Travellers and we were surprised to learn the other day that some people still don’t think their properties are suitable for children.  The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of their properties over the last few …

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Monday Escapes

Welcome to Monday Escapes on Monday 13th March. I’m in total holiday planning mode at the moment with a trip to Wales coming up at Easter, together with a 3 night stay in a motorhome near Alton Towers, and I have finally pressed book on our flights to Rwanda.  Here are 5 Reasons …

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5 Reasons We Are Visiting Rwanda With Kids

We’ve been talking about the right time to be more adventurous with our family holidays.  BC (Before Children not Before Christ although sometimes it feels that long ago) we travelled extensively.  We trekked in Nepal for our honeymoon, we explored Thailand and Cambodia, we stayed in hostels in Iceland and visited places …

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Review: Martinhal Chiado – A Family Friendly Hotel in Lisbon Portugal

At February half term we had a brilliant 4 days in Lisbon with Martinhal Family Resorts and Apartments.  Compelled to return to Portugal at February Half Term after a fantastic February trip in 2016 to Martinhal Sagres and Quinta , together with very cheap flights (£250 return for 5 with Easyjet) …

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36 Hours in Blackpool with Kids

We have just returned from 36 hours in Blackpool with the kids so what did we do! Where we stayed! We stayed one night in Blackpool, on a Saturday night at the The Big Blue Hotel, which was located just next to the Pleasure Beach near the sea front. The …

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100 Amazing National Trust Days Out With Children

We love National Trust days out here at Mini Travellers and we were surprised to learn the other day that some people still don’t think their properties are suitable for children.  The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of their properties over the last few years and …

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Review of Azia Resort and Spa in Cyprus

Does it have a spa and a kids club? Right! We’re going there!  So this is a guest post of a First Family Holiday to Azia Resort and Spa Cyprus in October 2016. If like me, you’re a parent in the UK, you may well be feeling what I’m feeling now. …

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Review of Woodfarm Barns, Suffolk

We have just returned from an incredible 5 night half term trip to Woodfarm Barns.  Lured to this perfect peaceful retreat by a Christmas offer and that was so worth it, as hubby doesn’t like champagne or chocolate so I didn’t have to share. It was also made more attractive …

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#UKexplore – February 2017

We had amazing end to February and it looks like you did too.  There was some sun, some snow, some torrential downpours and Storm Doris but the sun and the snow brought some fab photos with it too! We had a lovely weekend away at the beginning of the month …

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Things to do in Oxford with Kids

Where Jo Goes tells us Oxford is the perfect place to go with children as rain or shine, there are more things to do than you could ever manage in a day or two and something for all tastes. Like Harry Potter? Oxford has that covered. Prefer Alice in Wonderland? Yes, got …

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Is Ness Gardens Worth Visiting With Kids?

When you think of a day out with young children, you might not think a botanic garden would be high up your list of places to go, however you’d be wrong. Ness Gardens on the Wirral/Cheshire border is a brilliant place to take the kids and stretch their legs at all …

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Flying Long Haul With A 1 Year Old: A Survival Guide

So you might be thinking of flying long haul with a 1 year old?  Or you might be thinking that ins’t possible? You might also be thinking I’d need a large Gin & Tonic to get through that, or you might be thinking the very thought of it gives you indigestion! …

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Snapshots from Lisbon

I’ve got so much to say about our recent trip to Lisbon with Martinhal Family Hotels, but I also have a significant amount of photos to process and videos to make, so the full reviews of our amazing trip may take a little longer.  *Spoiler alert – we loved it! …

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Monday Escapes

Welcome Back to Monday Escapes on Monday 27th February.  It’s been a busy month for my Mini Travellers and we have just had the most fabulous trip to Portugal which I’ll be writing up very soon! If you didn’t see any of my Instagram photos whilst we were there, here …

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8 Reasons to Visit Speke Hall with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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8 Reasons to Visit Speke Hall with Kids

We are huge fans of Speke Hall here at Mini Travellers.  It’s our closest National Trust property and we go at least 4 times a year, probably more. So if you haven’t been, why do we love it and keep returning? 1.Maze which is big enough for fun but small …

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6 Things to Do in Barcelona with Kids

I’ve lost count of the times I’ve visited Barcelona over the years, I’ve been with work and with friends, I’ve been on a hen do and also on a romantic weekend break; however we have never actually been to Barcelona with kids. I was recently reading an interactive guide to …

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8 Things To Do In Plymouth Before You Catch The Ferry To France

For many travellers, Plymouth is often seen as little more than a transport hub for connecting ferry services to France. As such, the most the average traveller gets to see of the city is the odd pub or fast food outlet in the vicinity of the ferry port. Which is …

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Happy Mondays are Headlining Nozstock – The Hidden Valley – Family Friendly Festival 2017

We are off to Nozstock this year with friends, all 22 of us!  Mini Travellers sent a scoping party to Nozstock 2016 who came back raving about it (read our review here!) and said it was fabulously family friendly, so we are going en masse this year! 10 adults and …

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Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour at Echo Arena

On Wednesday we took the kids to see the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.  This was a little bit naughty (ok a lot really) as we took them to the 2.30pm showing due to some press tickets and husband announcing at Christmas that it …

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The Narnia Experience at St George’s Hall

Last night I took the girls to the Narnia Experience at St George’s Hall. The experience based on the classic children’s tale by the famous children’s author C.S. Lewis, creator of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. returns to St George’s Hall following a sell-out run in 2013 and …

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