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8 Things To Do In Plymouth Before You Catch The Ferry To France

For many travellers, Plymouth is often seen as little more than a transport hub for connecting ferry services to France. As such, the most the average traveller gets to see of the city is the odd pub or fast food outlet in the vicinity of the ferry port. Which is …

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Happy Mondays are Headlining Nozstock – The Hidden Valley – Family Friendly Festival 2017

We are off to Nozstock this year with friends, all 22 of us!  Mini Travellers sent a scoping party to Nozstock 2016 who came back raving about it (read our review here!) and said it was fabulously family friendly, so we are going en masse this year! 10 adults and …

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Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour at Echo Arena

On Wednesday we took the kids to see the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.  This was a little bit naughty (ok a lot really) as we took them to the 2.30pm showing due to some press tickets and husband announcing at Christmas that it …

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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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Darwin Forest Country Park, Peak District Review
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Darwin Forest Country Park, Peak District Review

Right at the beginning of February we spent a weekend at Darwin Forest Country Park just outside Matlock in the beautiful Peak District.  We (being me, my husband, our three girls and 3 Grandparents!).  As we left home on a cold Friday afternoon I hoped there would be room for us …

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A Winter Day Out at Woburn Safari Park www.minitravellers.co.uk
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A Winter Day Out at Woburn Safari Park

We are fans of last minute plans. We’d been toying with the idea of a day out to Woburn Safari Park  and decided to just go for it and book a night away in a hotel too. Everything was booked at 4:30pm the night before. Woburn Safari Park is in Bedfordshire, …

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Christmas at Crieff Hydro with the Extended Family www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Christmas at Crieff Hydro with the Extended Family

As my Fathers 70th birthday was approaching we were trying to think how we could celebrate. Previously we had been lucky enough to have two trips to Crieff Hydro as a family of five. One staying in a lodge and one in the hotel itself. For us, although it is …

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STAY IN A HAUNTED CASTLE, ST BRIAVELS, UK www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Stay in a Haunted Castle, St Briavels, Gloucestershire

Yes you really can take the kids to stay in a haunted castle and what’s more it won’t cost you a fortune. St Briavels Castle near Lydney in Gloucestershire is bona fide 12th Century castle featured in many ‘most haunted’ tv programmes.  Owned by English Heritage and operated by the …

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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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5 Reasons to Visit Devon this Year with Kids

5 Reasons to Visit Devon this year with Kids recommended by Mini Travellers and some other family travel bloggers. Beaches It’s probably what most people head to Devon for.  The beaches! Whatever the weather, whatever the time of year there is always something to do on the beach with the Kids.  Marsden …

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Astonishing Family Science Weekend at Butlins www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Astonishing Family Science Weekend at Butlins

While taking three kids on the train from Norfolk to Glasgow by myself, we were reading National Geographic Kids and I was feeling particularly adventurous when we spotted an advert for the Butlins Astonishing Family Science Weekend at Skegness. We had been once before to Butlins as a family of 5 …

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Rock Up – Birmingham Review

If you are anything like me, your children have been attempting to climb up, over and onto things from the moment they could walk! With a daughter who was scaling the bathroom sink at 2 years old and with a climbing hobby behind us, taking her to a climbing centre …

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5 reasons to Visit Cornwall this tear with kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Reasons to Visit Cornwall this Year with Kids

Having just returned from an amazing holiday in Cornwall in January, I wanted to tell you about 5 Reasons to Visit Cornwall this year with Kids. Beaches It’s obvious isn’t it, but it has to be said, it’s for the beaches! Cornwall has some of the best beaches in the …

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Should you visit the Eden Project Cornwall with kids under 8? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Should you visit The Eden Project with Kids Under 8?

Before we visited the Eden Project on a cold day in January I had read some really good things about it – unmissable, fantastic day out, incredible. Having visited on a wet cold day in January with three five year olds and a 2 year old, I would say I’m …

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5 Reasons it is Worth Visiting The Lost Gardens of Heligan in the Rain with Kids? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is it Worth Visiting The Lost Gardens of Heligan in the Rain with Kids?

Is it worth visiting The Lost Gardens of Heligan in the rain with Kids?  The overwhelming answer to this question is yes. You need the right clothes on and you need to enjoy being outside, but we had a fun 3 hours there on a wet January day with three …

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5* Luxury Family Break at St Mawes Retreats, Cornwall www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5* Luxury Family Break at St Mawes Retreats, Cornwall

We have just been lucky enough to spend the first week of January having a 5* Luxury Family Break at an amazing house in St Mawes, Cornwall. We stayed in Dreamcatchers run by St Mawes Retreats and I can genuinely say this property was like a 5* hotel without the confines of …

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St Mawes Castle Cornwall with kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Reasons to Visit St Mawes Castle, Cornwall with Kids

St Mawes Castle in Cornwall, managed by English Heritage kept three 5 year olds and a 2 year old, plus their Mums happy for a good couple of hours on a slightly damp Saturday morning in January. It’s £5 for adults to get in and £3 for children over 5, although …

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10 Reasons to Visit the National Maritime Museum Cornwall with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Reasons to Visit the National Maritime Museum Cornwall with Kids

During our stay at St Mawes Retreats in early January we took the ferry across the estuary from St Mawes to Falmouth and visited the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. The museum is a 10/15 minute walk from the ferry so it’s the perfect way to get from St Mawes to …

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Legoland Hotel Junior Builders Week at February Half Term www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Legoland Hotel Junior Builders Week at February Half Term

Over the last couple of years we have enjoyed a trip to the Legoland Hotel for Junior Builders Week. This is a fab opportunity to stay at the hotel and experience it in all its Lego glory without the price tag that it usually carries. Junior Builders Week is held …

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Treehouse Lodge with Forest Holidays

We recently had a Monday to Friday getaway to a tree house lodge with Forest Holidays. Ever the intrepid explorers we ventured all the way to Thorpe Forest, which is a grand total of 40 minutes from our house! We thought about going to one of their other locations around the …

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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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Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers

We have just returned home from absolutely the most magical Christmassy weekend ever!!  From start to finish we have had such a fabulous time that we couldn’t even choose a ‘highlight’ of the weekend because it was all so good!  Be prepared – this blog is a long one full …

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Theatre Severn Pantomime ‘Cinderella’

For as long as I can remember, going to ‘the panto’ has formed part of our family Christmas traditions. Being based in Shropshire, we are lucky to have a choice of venues we can attend. This year, we were invited to go and watch ‘Cinderella’ at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn. From …

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Dates of the Top 15 Family Friendly Festivals 2017

A post including the dates of Family Friendly Festivals in the UK in 2017 from the beginning of the Summer to the end. 1.Elderflower Fields East Sussex 26-29th May This festival promises to be a weekend of adventure, discovery and inspiration. All the planned activities are aimed towards families and children. …

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