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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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mifold – The Grab & Go Booster I Will Be Using

There has been a lot of recent discussion in the news about Booster seats. What to use, what not to use, what the new law is and when it comes into effect. So why am I considering using the mifold which isn’t a high backed booster! This isn’t a post …

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Is Travel the Secret to True Happiness?

The short answer is according to research yes – travel is the secret to true happiness! You probably know by now if you read this blog regularly that travelling makes me happy. We took 53 trips last year and I am never happier than when I am flicking through my Instagram …

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5 Reasons to Visit Domaine Des Ormes with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Reasons to Visit Domaine Des Ormes with Kids

I’ve been tasked with trying to decide which Al Fresco Holidays site we would visit this year as a family if we got the chance.  With over 71 to choose from across Europe it actually isn’t a very easy decision at all. However at end of the summer last year I …

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Review of Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester – Special Theme Lego Batman

Our son is a devoted Batman fan.  At the tender age of 3 we already have multiple batman suits for every occasion and he is never without a cape, so you can imagine the excitement in our house when we learned of the new Lego Batman movie.  In celebration of …

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Monday Escapes

Welcome to Monday Escapes on Monday 13th February. I’m trying to work out how last year we managed to pack for 4 days in Portugal with just hand luggage.  I wonder if we actually took one checked in bag with us? Anyway we are off to Portugal again at the end …

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Where You Can Find The Gruffalo in England’s Woods and Forests

The Gruffalo is going to be brought to life in the forest with new augmented reality app! In the first development of its kind, Forestry Commission England and Magic Light Pictures bring The Gruffalo characters to life in the forest through a new augmented reality app. The Gruffalo Spotter has …

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Darwin Forest Country Park, Peak District Review
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Darwin Forest Country Park, Peak District Review

Right at the beginning of February we spent a weekend at Darwin Forest Country Park just outside Matlock in the beautiful Peak District.  We (being me, my husband, our three girls and 3 Grandparents!).  As we left home on a cold Friday afternoon I hoped there would be room for us …

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Review: Bespoke Photo Books by Ella's Books www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Bespoke Photo Books by Ella’s Books

I take a lot of photographs. I take more photographs than most people I know.  However no matter how many photos you take everyone I speak to seems to have a phone or a digital camera full of photos;  everyone ‘means’ to get round to printing them off and putting them …

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Review: LapBaby – The Hand Free Seating Aid

The LapBaby is one of those non-essential baby items that just makes life a little easier for you (which is always welcome when you have a new baby!). Every dinner time, or every time my 4 year old asks me to play with him I have to start by deciding …

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Review: Bookabees – New Book Club Just For Kids

Shortly before Christmas we were asked to review a brand new book subscription service – Bookabees. Bookabees, is a a new book club just for kids.   It works on a subscription basis and because the ‘Little’ subscription starts at just £4.99 a month it does fit into the perfect …

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A Winter Day Out at Woburn Safari Park

We are fans of last minute plans. We’d been toying with the idea of a day out to Woburn Safari Park  and decided to just go for it and book a night away in a hotel too. Everything was booked at 4:30pm the night before. Woburn Safari Park is in Bedfordshire, …

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Travel Tip: How to Travel as a Lady not as a Bedraggled Mother!

How to travel as a lady and not as a bedraggled Mother? Is that possible? Yes if you treat yourself, as you deserve. After all you likely did all the packing and preparation. If you follow these secret rules you may, just may,  arrive at your destination looking like a …

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Wonderful Wellies and Wintery Walks

Last weekend we had a #UKexplore meet up.  Rachel and her family came over to West Kirby and we spent a morning on the beach with some breakfast treats, a frisbee and the buckets and spades. We did have an ulterior motive to get out on the beach that cold Sunday …

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#UKexplore – January 2017

January has felt like a very long month.  It started well for us here at Mini Travellers though with a wonderful week in Cornwall at the fabulous St Mawes Retreats.  We have managed to get out and about quite a bit too really so I guess I shouldn’t complain. February …

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Christmas at Crieff Hydro with the Extended Family

As my Fathers 70th birthday was approaching we were trying to think how we could celebrate. Previously we had been lucky enough to have two trips to Crieff Hydro as a family of five. One staying in a lodge and one in the hotel itself. For us, although it is …

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STAY IN A HAUNTED CASTLE, ST BRIAVELS, UK www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Stay in a Haunted Castle, St Briavels, Gloucestershire

Yes you really can take the kids to stay in a haunted castle and what’s more it won’t cost you a fortune. St Briavels Castle near Lydney in Gloucestershire is bona fide 12th Century castle featured in many ‘most haunted’ tv programmes.  Owned by English Heritage and operated by the …

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Walking out to Hilbre Island from West Kirby with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Walking out to Hilbre Island from West Kirby with Kids

This is a walk of around 4 miles (6.5km) over the sand from West Kirby to Hilbre Island and back.  It is only possible when the tide is out and you have to check the tide times carefully as they can come back in quickly!  You can’t do this with a …

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Monday Escapes

Welcome to Monday Escapes on Monday the 30th Jan. It’s been a couple of weeks of plotting and planning at Mini Travellers. Trying to decide on plans for the year.  Where to go and when.  We flip from Barbados to Rwanda, I know different right. In the Summer we are …

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5 Children’s Books Brought to Life in the North West at February Half Term 2017

Wondering what to do at February Half Term?  There is a plethora of things going on in the North West.  Check out this comprehensive post on Things to do in Manchester in February here. Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake & Bad Things Liverpool One The Storybarn is bringing Michael Rosen‘s Bear Hunt, …

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5 Reasons to Visit Devon this Year with Kids

5 Reasons to Visit Devon this year with Kids recommended by Mini Travellers and some other family travel bloggers. Beaches It’s probably what most people head to Devon for.  The beaches! Whatever the weather, whatever the time of year there is always something to do on the beach with the Kids.  Marsden …

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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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