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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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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8 Reasons to Visit Barbados with Children

The last time I was in Barbados I was 5 months pregnant with our eldest. I dug out the photos recently when I wrote a post about Tips on Flying when Pregnant and it reminded me just how much I love the Island. It also made me start to think about …

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Disney - Plan it! Wing it at your peril!
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Disney with Kids – Plan it! Wing it at your peril!

I planned Disney obsessively before we went. It’s safe to say that I’m not someone that usually ‘wings it’ at the best of times but I knew from experience that Disney was not one of the things to just rock up and enjoy! It should be, it’s the most magical …

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Why Falmouth is the Ideal Escape with Toddlers

There’s something about a Cornwall break that offers a wonderful sense of escapism not always found from other UK breaks. Perhaps it’s because it’s at the foot of the country, one way in and one way out on the A30. But what that means for us, lifelong fans of Cornwall, …

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Is Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Worth It?
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Is Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Worth It?

Let’s start by saying that there are three packages at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the basic package starts at $59.95 for an hour of pampering. That’s the basic package which is why the question posed is – Is Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Worth It? The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique promises a pamper session like no …

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A SERENE FAMILY HOLIDAY IN UMBRIA, ITALY
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A Serene Family Holiday in Umbria, Italy

Italy is my favourite country in the world (Mine as Well as Kate’s who has written this post). No question. Plonk me anywhere on the Italian map and I’m as happy as Larry. (Whoever he is). I’ve visited many places in the past but hand on heart, I can tell …

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School Fines for Term-Time Holidays Decision – What Does it Mean?

Headlines such as ‘Parents Can Take Their Children Out of School for Holidays’ are incredibly misleading, so what is the situation after Friday’s High Court ruling on fines for term-time holidays. Background Jon Platt took his seven-year-old daughter on a family holiday to Walt Disney World in Florida last April, …

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