36 Hours in Blackpool with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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36 Hours in Blackpool with Kids

We have just returned from 36 hours in Blackpool with the kids so what did we do! Where we stayed! We stayed one night in Blackpool, on a Saturday night at the The Big Blue Hotel, which was located just next to the Pleasure Beach near the sea front. The …

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Is Ness Gardens Worth Visiting with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is Ness Gardens Worth Visiting With Kids?

When you think of a day out with young children, you might not think a botanic garden would be high up your list of places to go, however you’d be wrong. Ness Gardens on the Wirral/Cheshire border is a brilliant place to take the kids and stretch their legs at all …

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8 Reasons to Visit Speke Hall with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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8 Reasons to Visit Speke Hall with Kids

We are huge fans of Speke Hall here at Mini Travellers.  It’s our closest National Trust property and we go at least 4 times a year, probably more. So if you haven’t been, why do we love it and keep returning? 1.Maze which is big enough for fun but small …

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The Narnia Experience at St George's Hall www.minitravellers.co.uk Narnia 1 - Credit David Munn
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The Narnia Experience at St George’s Hall

Last night I took the girls to the Narnia Experience at St George’s Hall. The experience based on the classic children’s tale by the famous children’s author C.S. Lewis, creator of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. returns to St George’s Hall following a sell-out run in 2013 and …

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Review of Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester – Special Theme Lego Batman www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review of Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester – Special Theme Lego Batman

Our son is a devoted Batman fan.  At the tender age of 3 we already have multiple batman suits for every occasion and he is never without a cape, so you can imagine the excitement in our house when we learned of the new Lego Batman movie.  In celebration of …

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Walking out to Hilbre Island from West Kirby with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Walking out to Hilbre Island from West Kirby with Kids

This is a walk of around 4 miles (6.5km) over the sand from West Kirby to Hilbre Island and back.  It is only possible when the tide is out and you have to check the tide times carefully as they can come back in quickly!  You can’t do this with a …

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Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf Review

This weekend we were invited to review Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf by the Action Transport Theatre at Whitby Hall, Ellsmere Port.  The show that has been co-produced with the Unity Theatre, Liverpool and was performed in Liverpool over the Christmas period, was absolutely superb. The Whitby Hall setting is small, …

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Digital Kids Show Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Digital Kids Show 2016 – Our Review

Digital Kids Show was my boys’ idea of heaven. A full day of games, gamers and gadgets. They’re 9 and 6 and would happily play Minecraft and FIFA all day, pausing only to watch videos of the same on YouTube. When we were offered the opportunity to attend, we decided it …

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Winter Wonderland in Manchester www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Winter Wonderland in Manchester

We recently took the family back to Winter Wonderland at Event City near the Trafford centre. The kids loved it last year (if you want to read last years’s review just click here) so we decided to go again to see what they had on offer this time around and …

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What's on in Liverpool this Christmas #OneMagicalCity www.minitravellers.co.uk
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What’s On in Liverpool this Christmas #OneMagicalCity

It’s probably easier to ask what isn’t going on in Liverpool this festive season than what is. Branded and using the hashtag #OneMagicalCity Liverpool is most definitely magical this season. I have received more invitations than I could attend this year but on Saturday we tried to fit as many …

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Manchester City FC’s Christmas Stadium and Club Tour www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Manchester City FC’s Christmas Stadium and Club Tour

On Sunday we had the opportunity to visit the Manchester City Stadium for their special christmas tour which is named Santa v Elves! We are a family of five with 3 sons aged 5, 7 and 9. As our children and my husband are football mad this seemed an ideal …

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Tatton Park’s Christmas Gloriumptious Mansion www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Roald Dahl’s Gloriumptious Christmas at Tatton Park

We were kindly invited by Mini Travellers to attend the opening evening of Roald Dahl’s Gloriumptious Christmas at Tatton Park on Friday, with a visit to the Mansion and to see the arrival of Father Christmas in the Lantern Parade. My youngest, Daniel, age 7 and his best friend Lucas …

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The Elf Adventure Challenge at Cheshire Ice Cream Farm www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Elf Adventure Challenge at Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

Today we visited the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm to take part in their Elf Adventure Challenge.  The premise is simple, they invite you to “Come and learn what it takes to be a Christmas Elf with fun, challenges and Christmas spirit for the whole family” We had a slot at 10.40 …

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Ten Tips – Just So Festival 2016

One of the family events of the summer last year that was truly memorable was the Just So Festival at Rode Hall in Cheshire. When the opportunity to go again this year came about we jumped at the chance. The festival organisers kept the format similar to previous years but …

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Goldilocks, The Bookworm Players
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Speke Hall

Goldilocks and the Three Bears was performed by the Bookworm Players over the August bank holiday weekend at Speke Hall, Liverpool. We visited today and it was a really fun way to spend the afternoon.  It’s especially good value for National Trust members as Tickets are only £5 each, £2 …

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ASK Liverpool
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Kids loved ASK Italian in Liverpool

This week we met the very lovely Ally and her little boy at ASK Italian in Liverpool, the whole experience from beginning to end was so lovely that I will absolutely definitely be back to eat at ASK Liverpol with the children next time we are in town. We arrived …

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Albert Dock
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Albert Dock, Liverpool – Summer on the Dock

This week we were tourists in our home town. Until recently I travelled into Liverpool most days but until this week I hadn’t been over much since Christmas.  Whilst it really is only half an hour away we don’t get in there as much as we could with the girls, …

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Speke Hall Game On
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Speke Hall #GameOn Weekend 12-14th August

Today we have just spent a fabulous day at Speke Hall in Liverpool at the first day of the #GameOn weekend.  It helped that it was a beautiful day but if you are looking for something to do with the kids this weekend, just take a look at the fabulous …

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Lowry Family Fun Day
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Family Fun at The Lowry – The Gruffalo’s Child, Lunch and Superheroes!

If you’re wondering what to do on a rainy day in the Summer holidays (or afterwards if you have pre-schoolers) then a day at The Lowry in Manchester would be a great idea. We spent a lovely day there watching the Gruffalo’s Child, eating lunch in Pier Eight Restaurant and …

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Brimstage Maze – Highly Recommended even in the Rain

We’ve been regular summer visitors at Brimstage Maze for a few years now and every year it changes. They add something. Take something away.  Change it so it all works a little better (hopefully anyway). The maze itself is still a key attraction but for many not the main focus. …

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Beatrix Potter Fortnight at Speke Hall www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Beatrix Potter at Speke Hall, Liverpool

It is Beatrix Potter Fortnight at Speke Hall from 26 July – 7 August 2016 and they are celebrating the fact that one of the National Trust’s most beloved figures would have been 150 this year! Her work and her characters have become national treasures, inspiring children everywhere and sparking imagination in the …

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Roald Dahl at Tatton Park
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Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park

When the sun was shining (for that brief time in June) we met my brother and his younger children at Tatton Park whilst our elder children were at school. I’d be meaning to go ever since they opened the activities in April but it was really after I saw Hayley’s post …

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Geronimo Festival Weekend 2016

12 months ago I had never even heard of the concept of a ‘Family Festival’ let alone attended one.  However, after reading the review of the first Geronimo Festival on Mini Travellers, I was curious and decided that we were ready to investigate! The Geronimo Festival takes place at two …

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The Lost Carnival
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The Lost Carnival Strikes Back

Having been to the Lost Carnival last year in Bury we knew what to expect in some respects from this years Lost Carnival in Queens Park, Crewe. However the Lost Carnival always has a few tricks up its sleeves so you’ll never quite know what to expect until you get …

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