Family Holiday in Bude
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Easter Family Holiday in Bude

I have been going to Bude in North Cornwall since I was a little girl.  My aunt and cousins live there, and every summer my Mum and I would trundle down the motorway in Mum’s ancient Renault 5 to stay for a week.  I spent many a happy hour playing in their enormous …

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Tattershall Lakes - Away Resorts
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Family Fun at Tattershall Lakes

At the beginning of the holidays me and my girls were lucky enough to spend a week with my brother and his family at Tattershall Lakes in Lincoln. My Mum & Dad took the opportunity to see all of us together and checked into a B&B just down the road, as the …

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14 Places to Holiday in France and Spain with Teenagers

Heading to the continent with teenagers in-tow treads that very fine line between nerve-wracking and terrifying. And not just the continent either – pretty much any holiday where you’ll be expected to entertain older kids or adolescents. Get it right and you’re looking at fun-filled family memories to last a …

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Weekend at Belton Woods, Lincolnshire
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Weekend at Belton Woods, Lincolnshire

To start off our summer holidays this year, Karen from Stopping at Two was invited by Q Lodges to spend the weekend in one of their lodges at Belton Woods near Grantham in Lincolnshire. The lodges (and hotel) are set within 475 acres of beautiful countryside. Staying in one of the lodges means …

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Reasons to Visit Koh Samui with Kids
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6 Reasons to Visit Koh Samui with Children

I’ve never actually made it to Koh Samui on my trips to Thailand. I’ve always meant to but I’ve never actually quite managed it.  I’ve made it as far as Pattaya and experienced the islands from there but Koh Samui has been elusive.  We’ve chatted about Thailand as an option …

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Ten Top Tips for Disneyland Paris
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Ten Top Tips for Disneyland Paris

We have recently returned from 6 absolutely magical days in Disneyland Paris with our 4, 2 and 10 month old little ladies. I wanted to blog about our trip not only to capture the many memories we made while they are still fresh in my mind; but also to share …

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Cavtat Croatia
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Wonderful Family Holiday in Cavtat, Croatia

I love travelling and took my eldest on some pretty adventurous trips when she was younger including Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Japan. However, I now have 2 children and remember that I felt like I was wrestling a crocodile for the entire flight, the last time I travelled …

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Featherdown Farm
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Farm Fun Under the Cover of Canvas at Featherdown Farm

Middle England. Two simple words but laced with visions of suburban life – two point four children, twin cars in the driveway and perfectly-mown lawns. That’s the adopted definition at least, but what of the geographical Middle England? With a car laden with mum, dad, two point four children (with …

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Family Holiday to Ballycastle, Northern Ireland

Who went – me, my two boys Jack (9) and Tom (7) plus we took our Canadian friends Sonya with her two boys Evan (9) and Cole (7) Where; Ballycastle, North Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland How we got there – We flew BA from Heathrow to Belfast City Car – …

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5 Reasons to Visit Jamaica with Kids
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6 Reasons to Visit Jamaica with Children

The last time I was in Jamaica I was significantly younger, I had just met my now husband and we had escaped to Jamaica to spend our first Christmas together. We stayed in a lovely All Inclusive Just for Adults, but now we have three Mini Travellers should we try …

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Our family holiday {Levante Beach, Rhodes}
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6 Reasons We Loved Levante Beach, Rhodes

Our recent family holiday to Rhodes, Greece had a lot to live up to. Primarily because it was our first ever holiday abroad together as a family of four. Previously, pre-children, my Husband and I loved to travel the world and so we wanted to make new some memories with …

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5 Reasons to go to Mauritius with Kids

When I think of Mauritius (which I do often, particularly on rainy cold July Summer days in the UK!) I think of endless beaches, cocktails, crystal blue seas and wonderful hotels with rooms that look out at the Indian Ocean. I think of the peace and tranquility in the day …

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Wray Castle
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Top 5 Things to do in the Lake District with Kids

We adore the Lake District here at Mini Travellers. We are lucky too, it is only a couple of hours drive from us and we try and visit as often as we can. We also head up there to stay for long weekends and family holidays too. We often choose …

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14 Days in OrlandoBlogDisneyFamily Holidays

Orlando Villas for Lovers of Star Wars, Lego, Harry Potter and More..

Having travelled to Orlando recently with three Disney Princess lovers, the only thing that could have made our trip any more perfect would have been the ability to sleep in a Princess bedroom every night and I have just written a post about the amazing rooms you can sleep in if …

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Camping with Kids
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Camping with Kids for the First Time

Last weekend we went camping as a family for the first time. In reality it was only the second time I had slept in a proper tent and so I didn’t exactly have a great deal of pre-children knowledge to draw on. The move to camp had been led by …

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Motorhome in New Zealand
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The Highs and Lows of 6 Weeks in New Zealand, in a Motorhome with 2 Children under 3….

The highs and lows of 6 weeks in New Zealand, in a motorhome with 2 children under 3…. My husband and I had talked about driving around New Zealand for years, so when the opportunity arose I thought we would have jumped at the chance…. Our hesitancy was due to …

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Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

During the May half-term break we went on holiday to Dubai. Simon and I have been a couple of times in the past – 10 years ago, pre-kids and five years ago when Oscar was 11 months old. Both times we loved it. The hotels are luxurious, the shopping is …

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Hendra Holiday Park
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Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay

Hendra Holiday Park is a family-run, award-winning family and couples holiday park situated near Newquay, ideally located to explore Cornwall. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, only minutes from Newquay’s famous beaches and within easy reach of hundreds of holiday attractions. Hendra offers many superb facilities including children’s activities, a full entertainment …

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The Shropshire Kids Festival
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Center Parks on a Budget?

Center Parcs has historically been a family favourite for us and over the last 17 years, I have visited their holiday villages at good number of times. We have explored Elvedon, Sherwood and Whinfell and stayed in a variety of different types of accommodation (sadly, I still have yet to …

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English Channel
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Driving to France this Summer – What You Need to Know!

Our DFDS ferry is booked and my Mini Travellers are excitedly ticking off their holiday countdown in preparation for our trip to France. Between the European Championships and the centenary of the Battle of the Somme this year, plus Disneyland and the culture, food and atmosphere of the French towns …

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Copenhagan for Kids
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Copenhagen For Kids

For me, there’s nothing more liberating than hopping on a plane to an unknown destination, with a bag on your back and money in your pocket. No cares, no worries, just anticipation and excitement. When my children were babies, the lure of city breaks and faraway, exotic destinations, once accessible …

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Explorer Glamping at Chessington World of Adventures 

The girls and I were super excited to be heading to the launch of the brand new Explorer Glamping accommodation at Chessington World of Adventures last weekend. As soon as the girls heard we were to be camping there were shrieks of excitement – this would be their first ever …

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Smallicombe
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June is for Juniors at Farm Stay UK

Summer is on the horizon, the British countryside is a vision of grazing calves, wild meadows and buzzing hedgerows and thoughts are turning to fun filled staycation ideas. This is why Farm Stay UK the UK’s only farmer owned rural accommodation consortium offering over a 1000 rural accommodation options is heralding …

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5 Reasons to Visit Tenerife with Kids
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5 Reasons You Should Visit Tenerife With Kids

There are many reasons to visit Tenerife if you have young children however for me and my family the following points and the top 5 reasons why you should visit Tenerife with kids: 1 Wall to Wall Sunshine and Beaches Whilst December for example is one of the coolest months …

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