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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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Sivota, Greece with Simpson Travel
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Family Friendly Villas in Greece

We are going back to Greece this summer with Simpson Travel to a beautiful family friendly villa in Sivota and I am ludicrously excited. It was all confirmed last Friday and I can’t wait to fly out for a week of Greek sunsets and fun beach and pool days with the …

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North Star Club near Beverley and York
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North Star Club – A Woodland Escape

On Friday night just a week after we had got back from our trip to Florida we set off across the M62 for a weekend in a cabin in the woods. The two experiences couldn’t be more different, but that’s the beauty of travelling, you can experience the crazy busy …

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Reasons to Visit Legoland Florida
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5 Reasons to Visit Legoland Florida with Young Children

During our 14 days in Orlando we took time out of the Disney immersion to visit Legoland Orlando courtesy of Experience Kissimmee and Legoland themselves and we are so pleased we did.  It was an AMAZING day and I think (going out on a limb) one of the most fun days we had whilst …

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Review of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
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Big Kids Day Out at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure

When I say ‘Big Kids’ I mean me and hubby. This review is of our day out at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure whilst on our holiday in Orlando with the kids and grandparents and about how much crazy fun we fit into one day. I guess we should …

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Martinhal Sagres
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Five Reasons to go to Martinhal, Portugal in Low Season

If you are googling family friendly holidays in Europe or a variation on that theme one of the places that always comes up is Martinhal in Portugal.  It has a very loyal repeat customer base, gets excellent tripadvisor reviews and the photos of the resort are stunning. We recently visited …

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Off Site Villa v On Site Resort at Walt Disney World

Later this month we are going on a long awaited trip to Walt Disney World and beyond with our Under 5’s and their Grandparents. We are staying in a villa off site and this is why! We (well actually I) spent hours trying to decide where to stay when we …

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14 Days at Disney with Under 5’s

It won’t be news to regular readers that we are travelling to Orlando next week! I have spent ages deciding where to visit and when; and an equally long time deciding where to stay.  I found the whole thing quite baffling at first as there is just so much to do …

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Darwin Forest Country Park
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Darwin Forest Country Park

Darwin Forest Country Park lies in the heart of Derbyshire. Living in the Midlands, the journey there is just long enough to feel like you are going on holiday, but short enough to manage with two small children! Upon arrival, as my husband commented, you really do feel like you …

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The Wonderful Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey

In February half term, my family and I stayed at the wonderful Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey, in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.  My husband, Ed, found the hotel on Tripadvisor, recommended as a great place for families.  It can be difficult to find good hotel accommodation for a family …

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Martinhal Sagres at February Half Term

Martinhal Sagres is a stunning contemporary 5 star resort at the tip of the Algarve.  The resort sits within the protected Costa Vicentina National Park a fabulously unspoilt, wild and rugged setting for such a beautiful hotel, but the combination of luxury in nature really does work.  The determination the owners have to provide …

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Martinhal Quinta
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Martinhal Quinta at February Half Term

Martinhal Quinta is a beautiful 4 star villa resort in a stunning part of the Algarve.  The owners of Martinhal clearly have a vision for the recent acquisition to their portfolio and having spent time at both Quinta and Sagres (the original) this half term with my three Mini Travellers I …

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Explore Storytelling Britain

To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March, the book worms at holiday letting agency www.cottages.com are offering a collection of Julia Donaldson books to help fill the bookcases of your little readers!  To enter just complete our Rafflecopter entry at the bottom of this post which will be drawn …

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Whitstable: Family Friendly Foodie Heaven

This is a guest post by Amie Caitlin who writes a lovely blog Finding Our Feet.  Amie can be found tweeting @findingourfeet on Instagram @findingourfeet and one Facebook Finding Our Feet. Please do head over and check out her blog if you haven’t already. Nestled in the bottom right hand corner of the UK is the …

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Top 10 Motorhome Destinations in the UK

I don’t know about you but ever since that fateful episode of Peppa Pig where they go on holiday in a Camper Van (you all know the one I am sure but if you don’t it is below) my kids have been asking to go on holiday in a Camper …

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Away Resorts – Home of The Great British Holiday

When Away Resorts got in touch a few weeks ago to talk to us about visiting I clicked on their website and got really quite excited.  I hadn’t heard of them before and the reason I got excited was the website looks really really good! Now I know websites don’t mean …

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Why Everyone Should Visit Lapland Once!

Destination: Saariselka Top of Finland Who we traveled with: Santa Claus Trips What we did: Santa’s Lapland and Lapland Safari Bah Hum Bug…. we don’t do Christmas. Every year we escape to Spain for winter sun but when our 9 year old son was arguing with his brother about who …

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Ultimate 14 Day Walt Disney World Trip Plan with Kids

It won’t be news to regular readers that we visited Orlando in April 2016 with our three little girls  (then aged 5, 4 and 4) and their Grandparents too. I spent ages deciding where to visit and when; and an equally long time deciding where to stay.  I found the whole …

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Bosinver Farm Cottages
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Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Bosinver Farm Cottages are a firm favourite with Mini Travellers readers.  We received a review back in August 2014 from Sally who had adored her visit to Bosinver and reported that “A wonderful holiday was had by all and we would certainly recommend it!” You can read Sally’s review here. …

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