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 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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WIN 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 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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Cinderella www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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Family Friendly Festivals 2017 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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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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Tredethick Farm Cottages Cornwall www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall in Winter

Cornwall in the summer is amazing though you are never really guaranteed beach weather whatever the season. It’s a trip we make each year as a family and have enjoyed exploring the rugged coast line and hidden beaches come rain or shine. So how would it fair for a winter …

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I’m Dreaming of a Blue Christmas – A Festive Visit to Bluestone, Wales www.minitravellers.co.uk
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I’m Dreaming of a Blue Christmas – A Festive Visit to Bluestone, Wales

We’ve always liked the thought of a pre-Christmas break so When the chance to head to Bluestone came up – we literally jumped at the chance. We’ve been once before when Miss Marnie had just turned two a few years back – and we took my mum along too for …

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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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Lapland UK - Where Magic Really Does Exist www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Lapland UK – Where Magic Really Does Exist!

And don’t you agree that Christmas time is the most magical of all? Fortunately for us, we were given the opportunity to have the magic start early for my little girls, as they were cordially invited by none other than Father Christmas himself, to come visit him at his home …

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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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Is Ironbridge Gorge Museums Worth a Visit with Kids? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is Ironbridge Gorge Museums Worth a Visit with Kids?

If you live in or around Shropshire, you know you are in the shadow of a World Heritage Site; The Ironbridge…but are you aware of all that the Ironbridge Gorge Museums have to offer children in need of entertaining? We were asked to spend our Half Term Holiday looking at …

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Go Ape Tree Top - Junior Course Reviewed www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Go Ape Tree Top – Junior Course Reviewed

When Go Ape appeared in the UK around 16 years ago, as a young (ish!), free adventurous couple we wasted no time at all in getting stuck in.  Climbing, balancing and zip-lining through the trees was right up our street!  But what does such an adventurous activity hold for young …

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Brick Live www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Brick Live 2016! Built for Lego Fans!

Brick Live is ‘built by Lego fans, for Lego fans!’. Now in its third year, the annual show at the NEC in Birmingham offers Lego fans (of all ages!) the opportunity to immerse themselves in all things Lego for the day. The show runs for 4 days over October Half …

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