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Wales with the Kids | The Ultimate Bucket List

Here at Mini Travellers, we find it difficult to stay away from Wales. The beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, extensive history, varied wildlife and welcoming culture makes it one of our favourite staycation destinations. Wales ticks all the boxes when it comes to family travel, avoiding the stresses of everything that …

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Glamping at Watkinsons Farm, Ormskirk www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Glamping at Watkinsons Farm, Ormskirk

I gave myself a bit of a challenge this Easter School Holiday … I wanted to go away for a few days, somewhere I could go on my own with our two boys (aged 4 and 6) for the first night, with my husband joining us for the weekend (by …

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Mini Break in Swansea Bay, Wales with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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4 Day Short Break in Swansea Bay, Wales with Kids

We love Wales here at Mini Travellers and over Easter we were excited to be invited to visit Gower , the Mumbles, and Swansea itself, by the team at Visit Swansea Bay. We drove down to South Wales through the valleys from Wirral to Mumbles on Monday morning, avoiding any of …

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Review: Go Ape Junior Tree Top Adventure www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Go Ape Junior Tree Top Adventure

During the Easter holidays we went to do the Go Ape Tree Top Junior Adventure at Delamere Forest. My nephews were visiting for a couple of days so I needed to try and find an activity that would keep all the kids happy.  I thought we would all have fun trying …

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Ten Top Tips | First Time in a Motorhome with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Ten Top Tips | First Time in a Motorhome with Kids

Thinking of hiring a motorhome for the first time? Here are Ten Top Tips for your First Time in a Motorhome with Kids. We’ve wanted to holiday in a motorhome for some time. We chatted about a week in the Lake District, a road trip to Cornwall, a month in …

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5 Amazing National Trust Days Out with Kids in Somerset & Wiltshire
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5 Amazing National Trust Days Out With Children in Somerset & Wiltshire

We love Somerset & Wiltshire and National Trust days out here at Mini Travellers and we were surprised to learn the other day that some people still don’t think their properties are suitable for children.  The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of their properties over the …

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11 National Trust Days Out With Children in Devon & Dorset

We love Devon & Dorset and we also love the National Trust here at Mini Travellers and we were surprised to learn the other day that some people still don’t think their properties are suitable for children. The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of …

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6 National Trust Days Out in Cornwall With Children www.minitravellers.co.uk
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6 National Trust Days Out With Children in Cornwall

We love Cornwall and National Trust days out here at Mini Travellers and we were surprised to learn the other day that some people still don’t think their properties are suitable for children.  The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of their properties over the last few …

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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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Review of Woodfarm Barns, Suffolk www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review of Woodfarm Barns, Suffolk

We have just returned from an incredible 5 night half term trip to Woodfarm Barns.  Lured to this perfect peaceful retreat by a Christmas offer and that was so worth it, as hubby doesn’t like champagne or chocolate so I didn’t have to share. It was also made more attractive …

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Things to do in Oxford with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Things to do in Oxford with Kids

Where Jo Goes tells us Oxford is the perfect place to go with children as rain or shine, there are more things to do than you could ever manage in a day or two and something for all tastes. Like Harry Potter? Oxford has that covered. Prefer Alice in Wonderland? Yes, got …

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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 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 Monday are Headlining Nozstock - The Hidden Valley - Family Friendly Festival 2017
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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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