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Family Friendly Hotels with Apartments and Villas

A big dilemma that many families face when thinking about their holiday is the temptation of the luxury of hotel versus the practicality of a villa or apartment. The perfect solution is to take an apartment or villa connected to a hotel or resort. This option gives you the best …

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Considering owning a second home on the Costa del Sol? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Considering owning a second home on the Costa del Sol?

Have you ever considered owning a second home on the Costa del Sol? Growing up it was definitely something I considered a lot, something I thought I’d aim for, but then my twenties came and brought with it parties and clubs and backpacking and island hopping. The thoughts of a …

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Glamping at Watkinsons Farm, Ormskirk www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Glamping at Watkinsons Farm, Ormskirk

I gave myself a bit of a challenge this Easter School Holiday … I wanted to go away for a few days, somewhere I could go on my own with our two boys (aged 4 and 6) for the first night, with my husband joining us for the weekend (by …

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Mini Break in Swansea Bay, Wales with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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4 Day Short Break in Swansea Bay, Wales with Kids

We love Wales here at Mini Travellers and over Easter we were excited to be invited to visit Gower , the Mumbles, and Swansea itself, by the team at Visit Swansea Bay. We drove down to South Wales through the valleys from Wirral to Mumbles on Monday morning, avoiding any of …

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Venice with Kids On a Budget! www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Venice with Kids on a Budget!

When we were choosing a destination in Europe for Easter holidays, I asked my 9 year old son where he would like to go. He surprised me completely by choosing Venice. I was expecting Spain as he is currently learning Spanish, maybe somewhere by the sea with a beach to …

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Ten Top Tips | First Time in a Motorhome with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Ten Top Tips | First Time in a Motorhome with Kids

Thinking of hiring a motorhome for the first time? Here are Ten Top Tips for your First Time in a Motorhome with Kids. We’ve wanted to holiday in a motorhome for some time. We chatted about a week in the Lake District, a road trip to Cornwall, a month in …

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How to Make the Most of Family Friendly Italy www.minitravellers.co.uk
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How to Make the Most of Family Friendly Italy

Mini Travellers takes a look at some of the ways you can make the most of all the family friendly areas on offer in Italy. Italy is a fantastic destination to visit with children, with the friendliness of the locals and the plethora of activities available; you can rest assured …

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Spending Less on Toys and More on Family Holidays www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Spending Less on Toys and More on Family Holidays

Mini Travellers takes a look at why parents should be spending less on toys and more on family holidays! Spend less on toys and more on family holidays In recent years, it has become somewhat of a trend to spoil our children with the latest gizmos and gadgets, regardless of …

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Review Martinhal Cascais Lisbon Portugal www.minitravellers.co.uk (3)
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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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Family Friendly Villas in Corsica www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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5 Reasons to Visit Rwanda with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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 Lisbon Portugal www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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Review of Azia Resort and Spa in Cyprus www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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Snapshots from Portugal Martinhal Chaido www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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5 Things to Do in Barcelona with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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Is Travel the Secret to True Happiness? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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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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Christmas at Crieff Hydro with the Extended Family www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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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* Luxury Family Break at St Mawes Retreats, Cornwall www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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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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