Winter Wonderland in Manchester www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Winter Wonderland in Manchester

We recently took the family back to Winter Wonderland at Event City near the Trafford centre. The kids loved it last year (if you want to read last years’s review just click here) so we decided to go again to see what they had on offer this time around and …

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Snow White at the Liverpool Empire www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review of Snow White Pantomime, Liverpool Empire

We had the most amazing night last week at this year’s Pantomime, at the Liverpool The Empire,  Snow White. I’m 15 and I went with my cousin who is 18. We hadn’t been to the Pantomime since we were little and we were so excited to go, just the two of …

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CBSO Christmas Notelets www.minitravellers.co.uk
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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ‘CBSO’ Christmas Notelets

You might well know that the City of Birmingham has its very own orchestra. You might even know that the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ‘CBSO’ perform Family Concerts several times a year. But did you know that the CBSO also run mini-concerts for little ones? Last week, we were …

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Garden Trail Erddig www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Erddig, National Trust

On Saturday morning we met The Ordinary Lovely family at Erddig for another #UKexplore meet up. We had previously met up with them at Erddig for the Apple Festival in September which you can read about here, but this time it was for two reasons – to have Breakfast with Father Christmas (read all about this here!) and to …

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Breakfast with Father Christmas at Erddig, National Trust

On Saturday morning we met The Ordinary Lovely family at Erddig for another #UKexplore meet up. We had previously met up with them at Erddig for the Apple Festival in September which you can read about here, but this time it was for two reasons – to have Breakfast with …

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Cinderella Pantomine at The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Last night we went to see the first night’s performance of Cinderella at The Floral Pavilion in New Brighton. I’ve taken the kids to see Cinderella and a few other pantos there before, but this was by far the best panto we’ve ever seen over the last decade! Wow ! …

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Peter Pan Pantomime at the Stockport Plaza

Last Friday, I took my 3 children (10, 9 and 6) the opening night of Peter Pan at the Stockport Plaza. We only live a mile away from the theatre, so we’ve been to the Plaza panto every year for the last 4 years and this was my favourite so …

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One Hour in the Louvre, Paris - Is it Worth it? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Monday Escapes

Welcome to, or Welcome Back to Monday Escapes on 12th December our last Monday Escapes this year.  We are all taking a little Christmas break after today and we will be back on 9 January 2017 when I will be hosting! I’m frantically trying to finish off all the Christmas …

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Theatre Severn Pantomime ‘Cinderella’

For as long as I can remember, going to ‘the panto’ has formed part of our family Christmas traditions. Being based in Shropshire, we are lucky to have a choice of venues we can attend. This year, we were invited to go and watch ‘Cinderella’ at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn. From …

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Rocking around the Christmas Tree www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

I’ve been explaining how much I love Christmas and how Christmas has changed over on Fuelled by Latte this week. It starts to feel like Christmas is really here when the tree goes up and at the end of last week we spent an early evening putting decorations on the …

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Our Review of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Musical www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Our Review of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Musical

This week they boys and I took a trip to the Lowry to see the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang stage show. The show features a number well known television stars – Jason Manford as Caracatus Potts, Charlotte Wakefield as Truly Scrumptious, Claire Sweeney as Baroness Bomburst and Phill Jupitus as …

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Family Friendly Festivals 2017 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Dates of the Top 15 Family Friendly Festivals 2017

A post including the dates of Family Friendly Festivals in the UK in 2017 from the beginning of the Summer to the end. 1.Elderflower Fields East Sussex 26-29th May This festival promises to be a weekend of adventure, discovery and inspiration. All the planned activities are aimed towards families and children. …

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50 Greatest Travel Experiences www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The World’s 50 Greatest Travel Experiences

Collect Moments not Things! This encapsulates the essence of Round the World Experts. Round the World’s experts have collated their 50 Favourite Travel Experiences to have around the world!  How many have you done? I’ve only managed 11.  More travelling to do!!   NB: In collaboration with Round the World Experts

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What's on in Liverpool this Christmas #OneMagicalCity www.minitravellers.co.uk
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What’s On in Liverpool this Christmas #OneMagicalCity

It’s probably easier to ask what isn’t going on in Liverpool this festive season than what is. Branded and using the hashtag #OneMagicalCity Liverpool is most definitely magical this season. I have received more invitations than I could attend this year but on Saturday we tried to fit as many …

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Tredethick Farm Cottages Cornwall www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall in Winter

Cornwall in the summer is amazing though you are never really guaranteed beach weather whatever the season. It’s a trip we make each year as a family and have enjoyed exploring the rugged coast line and hidden beaches come rain or shine. So how would it fair for a winter …

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Get the Family Involved at Total Fitness www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Get the Family Involved at Total Fitness

We were recently asked as a family to try out our local Total Fitness as they have launched an introductory 12 days for £12 offer.  I’m already a member of a local gym so I wasn’t sure what Total Fitness could offer me, that it couldn’t.  I was wrong. What …

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Giveaway: Season of the Force comes to Disneyland Paris

Looking for something to do over Christmas? We are going to have a cinema date (in the day – get us) when the kids haven’t yet finished school and we will have hopefully finished work, and we are off to see Rogue One!  You could too as to celebrate the …

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Bluestone Wales Ten Top Tips www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Top Tips for Bluestone Wales

Visiting Bluestone in Wales soon? Here are 10 Top Tips! 1.Book a buggy if you’re not up for walking everywhere. Not only are they fun and a novel way to get around – although nowhere is very far (within 5-10 mins to walk.) There’s plenty of buggy parks and recharging …

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What to do in Paris in 24 Hours www..minitravellers.co.uk
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What to do in Paris in 24 Hours

I’ve just been lucky enough to spend 48 hours in Paris without the kids. Now I know the title to this review says 24 hours, but that was basically the time I had in Paris that I wasn’t spending at the prestigious Les Spot des E-Fluent conference (now in year 5) …

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5 Last Minute Present Ideas for the Travel Obsessed Man www.minitravellers.com
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6 Last Minute Present Ideas for the Travel Obsessed Man

So it’s that time of year that I start to panic about what I’m going to buy my husband for Christmas.  He, thankfully, is as equally travel obsessed as me so at least I have a starting point, but he is tricky to buy for. So these are 6 things …

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What Disney Character Are You?

So what Disney Character are you? My three are currently doing a brilliant impression of Cinderella, Tinkerbell and Jasmine in these utterly beautiful Disney Princess dresses by House of Fraser. They are perfect party dresses for the festive season and beyond!  In these photos we’ve mixed them with Bobux boots …

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I’m Dreaming of a Blue Christmas – A Festive Visit to Bluestone, Wales www.minitravellers.co.uk
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I’m Dreaming of a Blue Christmas – A Festive Visit to Bluestone, Wales

We’ve always liked the thought of a pre-Christmas break so When the chance to head to Bluestone came up – we literally jumped at the chance. We’ve been once before when Miss Marnie had just turned two a few years back – and we took my mum along too for …

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Manchester City FC’s Christmas Stadium and Club Tour www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Manchester City FC’s Christmas Stadium and Club Tour

On Sunday we had the opportunity to visit the Manchester City Stadium for their special christmas tour which is named Santa v Elves! We are a family of five with 3 sons aged 5, 7 and 9. As our children and my husband are football mad this seemed an ideal …

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We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Confirmed for TV on Christmas Eve

Look out for this beautiful new animation of We’re going on a Bear Hunt on TV this Christmas Eve confirmed for 7.30pm on Channel 4 with a repeat on Christmas Day which is likely to be 5.25pm) Here is a little snippet from Lupus Films! It looks brilliant! This festive …

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