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Fairy Tales and Trails – Arley Hall

Yesterday we met the Grandparents and my Brother and family at Arley Hall and Gardens in Cheshire. The sun was shining and Spring most definitely seemed to be in the air.  We arrived as the gardens opened at 11am and in the end, didn’t leave until around 3.30pm with three …

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Epstein Theatre Liverpool

Yesterday we were invited to The Epstein Theatre to a launch party celebrating The Tiger Who Came to Tea which will be Live on Stage at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool from Tuesday 9th June to Sunday 14th June 2015. Tickets are £12.  The book (which is a huge favourite …

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West Kirby Beach

I never thought I’d live near the beach. I grew up near Manchester and never thought the beach would be part of my daily life, but now it is, I actually can’t imagine living without it. Before I moved I had a stressful job in Leeds and hubby lived on …

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Tam O’Shanters Farm, Wirral

I’ve written about Tam O’Shanters Farm before. It is very close to us and we visit regularly. I’m sad to say it is now closed on a Monday and a Tuesday but the sign does say that is only until half term. You never know it might find some funding, …

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Geronimo Festival, Tatton Park

If you have been inspired by our post on the Geronimo Festival at Tatton Park running over the weekend of 23rd-25th May 2015 then here is a chance to win a Family Pass.   Simply enter by following the instructions on the Rafflecopter link below. The Gernonimo Festival plans on being ‘a …

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Geronimo Festival, Tatton Park – Organised Mayhem

When we first found out we had been chosen as an Official Geronimo Festival Bloggers for 2015 we were really really excited.  My three Mini Travellers are 4,3 and 3 and they hadn’t ever been to a festival before so I was incredibly excited at the prospect of taking them …

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Crocky Trail Chester

I had seen this place advertised a few times before but always thought my girls would be too young.  However having seen a recent advertisement on Mums in the Know for Wirral, which said it was only £6 for adults in January and Under 5’s went free (mine are 4, …

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Gullivers Hotel – Wheelchair Friendly?

This review has been written by Dawn. Mum to Lewis and Rachel.  You can read more from Dawn in our post ‘Are your car seats safe enough?‘ On Sunday 28th December, we arrived at the Gullivers Hotel for our Christmas panto package mini break.  We are Mum, Dad, Lewis aged …

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Frozen Experience, Tarvin Sands

Due to the success of the Frozen Experience at Christmas, the Magical Experience are putting on the show at February Half Term! Performances run from 14th February to 22nd February 2015, with shows running every day at 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.40pm and 6.30pm.  BOOK ONLINE NOW!! https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/tarvinsandsreindeercentre to book your experience …

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Rainy Day in Liverpool with the Kids – Walker Art Gallery (!?!)

Yesterday it rained and rained and rained. We had planned on a day out in the park but even my husband who is usually optimistic about getting out in the rain couldn’t bring himself to play outside.  I asked our eldest what she wanted to do and she said she …

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Things to do with Kids near Manchester and Liverpool

As we live in the North West, a lot of the reviews of days out we have written ourselves are within an hour of Manchester or Liverpool.  Living in this part of the world you need to be prepared to head out come rain or shine. So what are are our …

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Lantern Magic, Chester Zoo

Today we went on another of our Christmas day trips to the wonderful Chester Zoo.  We love Chester Zoo and friends who had been to see the lanterns last year said it was a trip not to be missed. Today with the rain pouring down, and the wind blowing, I …

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Gruffalo’s Child Trail Delemere Forest

In the words of Monty Python “I want to make this absolutely clear” the Delamere Forest Gruffalo’s Child Trail is a great idea.  Anything that introduces kids to nature, wildlife and the great out doors is beyond criticism in my book.  Delamere Forest do a great job on all these …

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Free Magical Snowflake Trail in Liverpool

Jack Frost will arrive in Liverpool this Thursday evening (20 November 2014) to light up the city centre. To participate, people can pick up a free copy of the Snowflake Trail map from major retailers such as Marks and Spencer, Primark, Dorothy Perkins, Metquarter, St Johns Shopping Centre, Cavern Walks …

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Legoland Trafford Centre – Everything is (not so) awsome!

First things first.  Book on line.  A £29 on the day purchase for an adult and child (aged 3-5) is just £12. online. I took our three girls aged 4, 3 and 3 on a family day out to Legoland Discovery Centre on a Saturday morning in October.  When we …

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Family Day Trip to Eastham Country Park, Wirral

Eastham Country Park, Wirral is only about twenty minutes from our house. It’s situated on the banks of the River Mersey and there are great views across the Estuary. It’s one of those places that I didn’t expect much from, but we have returned time and time again on a …

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Blackpool Illuminations

We always always went to Blackpool Illuminations when we were little.  I can’t believe we haven’t take the Mini Travellers yet.   It’s actually a great thing to do with the little ones and Julia who writes a lovely blog Rainbeaubelle for big and little people recently went with her children. …

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Kenyon Hall Farm, Warrington

This review of pumpkin picking has been submitted by Emma who writes a great blog over at Farmer’s Wife and Mummy. Emma can also be found tweeting @EmmaLander2 and on facebook at www.facebook.com/farmerswifeandmummy  I am still uneasy with Halloween. My post last year about not being comfortable about the begging aspect …

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Santa Express on the East Lancashire Railway

This review of a Christmas day trip has been submitted by Emma who writes a great blog over at Farmer’s Wife and Mummy. Emma can also be found tweeting @EmmaLander2 and on facebook at www.facebook.com/farmerswifeandmummy  So yesterday we visited the East Lancashire Railway in Bury for one of their Santa …

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Speke Hall, Liverpool

There was a teacher training day today, so the kids were off pre-school and we decided to make the most of it by heading over to Speke Hall with our next door neighbours. They are National Trust members so it was a ‘free’ day out for them, and we have …

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A bit carried away with Christmas day trips…

So you know I said in this earlier post about Winter Wonderland at Center Parcs, that I love Christmas, well it seems I have got a bit carried away. I started to look at the Christmassy things we could do with our girls and well I seem to have booked …

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Climbing with your children – A different day trip

Climbing is talked about a lot in our family, my SIL and BIL are huge climbers and they go most weekends. The kids have tried it, and I have once. It’s actually a great thing to do with the little ones and Julia who writes a lovely blog Rainbeaubelle for …

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Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm

Last year my brother and SIL were spending Christmas in Whitby, so they came to see us the weekend before Christmas instead. They were driving over from Bolton on the Friday so I had a look round for something Christmassy we could do during the afternoon with the kids. After …

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Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm, Wirral

We don’t normally wade in on Council cuts here at Mini Travellers. We are about holidays and days out with Mini Travellers.  The fun stuff not the politics.  We also appreciate the context decisions are being made in, and know that sometimes uncomfortable and unpopular decisions need to be made.  …

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