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Liverpool International Horse Show

The first ever Equestrian.com Liverpool International Horse Show is a brand new concept brought to you by the team behind the hugely successful Bolesworth International, which happens in Cheshire every year in June and Mini Travellers have a family ticket to give away (2 adults and 2 children).  Just enter …

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Storytime with Santa at St George’s Hall Grotto

If you live in or around Liverpool and wondering which grotto to take the kids to this Christmas you should definitely consider St George’s Hall. Storytime with Santa, within the Heritage Centre, which is centrally located just opposite the bus station and Lime Street station. The magic starts as you …

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Why you should visit Chester Zoo on a Rainy Day

On Sunday we were supposed to meet friends for the day at Tatton Park but the weather forecast for the day was horrendous. We toyed with the idea of the Chill Factore but with the Ideal Home Show being on it wasn’t really a sensible idea.  So we suggested Chester Zoo.  I …

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Hidden Gem in Liverpool

I have been challenged by Travelodge to tell my readers about a hidden gem in Liverpool. The hidden gem that I want to talk about is Oh Me Oh My.  Actually described as A Secret Place on their website, the bar and restaurant is steadily growing in popularity but what …

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Geronimo Festival is Back for 2016 – Tatton Park and Harewood House

If you were reading this blog last year I’m sure you won’t have missed me posting about the Geronimo Festival.  It was one of the best things we did last year, and as you can see from this blog, we get out and about quite a lot. Quite simply, it …

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The Blackpool Tower Dungeon ‘Home of Halloween’

This is a guest post by Sharon who visited on behalf of Mini Travellers as guests of the Dungeon! Guests are advised to be 8plus to visit! Along with my husband, 9 year old nephew, and 8 year old daughter, we visited the Blackpool Dungeon today- the first day of …

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Manchester City Club Tour Experience

Myself and my six year old son Freddie have recently returned from the Manchester City Club Tour. Depending on the day of the tour (may change on match days) you can park right beside the City Store which is the meeting point for the start of the tour. Access for …

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Fabulously Appointed Large Cottage in the Lakes

This weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to spend a weekend in a beautifully appointed 6 bedroomed cottage in the Lake District with some friends.  The property The Old Joiners Shop can be rented out through Sykes Cottages and I have to say is absolutely excellent value for money. …

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Grip & Go Haslingden

Guest Post by Pauline. Grip & Go  in Haslingden was frequented by Freddie aged 6 and Jac aged 9 this weekend. We were very lucky to be invited by Mini Travellers to go on their behalf and review the centre. We checked it out online before we set off so we …

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Lazy Days in Autumn

After a very busy week and long day in Blackpool the day before, we decided to have really lazy Autumn morning where pyjamas were worn until lunchtime and then just to head out on the hill behind our house for a walk in the woods. The girls kicked leaves around …

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Madame Tussauds Blackpool with Kids

This October we went to Blackpool primarily to see the illuminations but we combined that with a visit to Madame Tussauds and some of the other attractions Blackpool has to offer too.  There isn’t a lot to write about with Madame Tussauds as it’s a very visual attraction, so this will mainly …

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Extra Terrestrial Sightings in Blackpool….

A NUMBER of Blackpool residents reported an extra terrestrial sighting this week as an otherworldly being was spotted in the basket of a young boy’s bike on the streets of the resort. It’s not the first time aliens have visited the Fylde Coast, a UFO hotspot in the UK which …

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Fabulous Frost Fair, Pacific Road Venue, Wirral (18th/19th/20th November 2016)

The Fabulous Frost Fair returns for the third year in an all new venue. WHEN: Friday 18th November- VIP Launch Night 6pm-10pm Saturday 19th November- Super Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 20th November- Family Fun Day 10am- 4pm WHAT: Want to know what to expect on each day? Follow us on Facebook …

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Family Friendly Carden Park Hotel & Spa

When we were asked if we fancied going to stay at Carden Park I jumped at the chance. A swanky night away just me and the hubby I thought – how wonderful! But that wasn’t the offer, the offer was to take the kids and find out how child friendly …

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Just So Festival 2015

On the 21st August my wife and I set off for the Just So Festival at Rhode Hall in Cheshire with our three children: 2 boys aged 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 and our 10 month old girl. To say I was nervous was an understatement as camping at a …

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Knowsley Safari Park

I’ve wanted to bring the girls here for ages, but as we are members at Chester Zoo we always end up there if animals are what we want to do that day! So when we were asked if we fancied a day trip to Knowsley Safari Park with a Go …

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Liverpool One Summer Activities

As we were heading into Liverpool to have lunch at Cafe Rouge we decided to visit the attractions at Chavasse Park that Liverpool One have put on for the summer. Unfortunately as our visit coincided with a summer monsoon, most of the attractions were actually closed.    However the main …

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Oliver Twist by The Dukes Lancaster

Tonight my husband and I, with our two children Freddie and Daisy ages 6 and 2 went to watch Oliver Twist at Williamson Park in Lancaster produced by the Dukes Theatre. The reviews of the play set in the beautiful delights of Lancaster were enough to strike my desire to book. …

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Luxury Glamping with Kids at Lantern & Larks

When I suggested to my husband that we went glamping last weekend he deleted the calendar invitation as he thought it was a joke. I’ve never been one for camping, and he didn’t think I was going to start during our wettest summer in the last few years with our …

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FREE – Run Wild Child – Thursday 6th August

Manchester City Centre, Thursday 6 August 10am – 3pm. FREE  Start: Information Point (Exchange Street)  Dig The City, Manchester’s summer garden festival and Wild Rumpus, producers of the award-winning Just So Festival invite families to Run Wild, Child, an anarchic immersive wild adventure across Manchester City Centre for a fantastical finale …

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Fairytale in the Woods, Magical Experiences

This summer holidays (25th July to 2 August) Tarvin Sands Reindeer Centre, has put on a Fairytale in the Woods Experience.  This event is similar to the Frozen Experience that we went to at Christmas!  We arrived not long before it started, after arriving a little too early for the Christmas one …

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The Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire – Whole New World!

Today we went to the soft opening of the completely newly renovated Ice Cream Farm in Cheshire. They have completely and I mean completely re-done it. The place is completely unrecognisable. Millions must have been spent to put this place on the map and it will definitely be a must …

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Arctic Adventure Playground at Chill Factore

Last week I took the Mini Travellers to the new Arctic Adventure Playground at The Chill Factore.  On one of the hottest days of the year we packed up all our ski kit and drove to the Trafford Centre for some arctic fun. Chill Factore is the UK’s longest indoor real snow …

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Rufford Old Hall, Ormskirk

This review is by Hayley who writes a fantastic blog, with wonderful photos, Hayley from Home.  Like us here at Mini Travellers, Hayley has three children including twins., although hers are all boys.  She visited Rufford Old Hall with her husband and three children and it is a great review …

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