Deer Shed 7 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Deer Shed 7 – A Festival For Families!

It’s the people that make Deer Shed Festival so great! The success of this festival is its ability to cater for everyone and seeing how much fun the babies, children and teens have side by side, instils the festivals aim….. Family friendly. From wash time for babies all sitting in little …

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Featherdown Farm
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Farm Fun Under the Cover of Canvas at Featherdown Farm

Middle England. Two simple words but laced with visions of suburban life – two point four children, twin cars in the driveway and perfectly-mown lawns. That’s the adopted definition at least, but what of the geographical Middle England? With a car laden with mum, dad, two point four children (with …

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Roald Dahl Museum
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Roald Dahl Museum – Inspiring the Next Generation

If you say the name Roald Dahl to most people of my generation, those swiftly moving towards the big 40, we fondly remember our childhood growing up reading the ‘Twits’, ‘Georges Marvellous Medicine’ and of course ‘Matilda’. But the love of Roald Dahl’s book is more widely spread than my …

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Family Holiday to Ballycastle, Northern Ireland

Who went – me, my two boys Jack (9) and Tom (7) plus we took our Canadian friends Sonya with her two boys Evan (9) and Cole (7) Where; Ballycastle, North Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland How we got there – We flew BA from Heathrow to Belfast City Car – …

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Wray Castle
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Top 5 Things to do in the Lake District with Kids

We adore the Lake District here at Mini Travellers. We are lucky too, it is only a couple of hours drive from us and we try and visit as often as we can. We also head up there to stay for long weekends and family holidays too. We often choose …

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BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
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Afternoon Tea in London and the Sights!

Whilst planning a weekend in London with friends we chatted about having an Afternoon Tea but we also debated trying to see some of the sights. I’m in London fairly frequently through the year but rarely find the time to do anything touristy or relaxing. Rachel, Katie and I decided …

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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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Camping with Kids
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Camping with Kids for the First Time

Last weekend we went camping as a family for the first time. In reality it was only the second time I had slept in a proper tent and so I didn’t exactly have a great deal of pre-children knowledge to draw on. The move to camp had been led by …

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CARRICK-A-REDE ROPE BRIDGE, NORTHERN IRELAND
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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

If you don’t follow Mascara & Mud on Instagram, you won’t have witnessed them falling in love with Northern Ireland. Not only was their whole weekend filled with breathtakingly beautiful scenery…it was also filled with back-to-back blue skies! Here is a taster of the fabulous photos, but to read the …

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Leeds Castle
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The Magnificent Leeds Castle, Kent

We recently visited Leeds Castle, in Maidstone, Kent, on a very cold and blustery day in half term. It seemed quite quiet whilst we waited to get our tickets, but when we went through the gates to the parkland it was bustling with young mums and grandparents with children and …

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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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Hendra Holiday Park
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Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay

Hendra Holiday Park is a family-run, award-winning family and couples holiday park situated near Newquay, ideally located to explore Cornwall. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, only minutes from Newquay’s famous beaches and within easy reach of hundreds of holiday attractions. Hendra offers many superb facilities including children’s activities, a full entertainment …

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Lunar Festival 2016 – No Wellies Required!

In my experience wellies are needed at festivals for two reasons: Mud and Muck. Towards the end of the day you really don’t want to be wading through the sea of debris wearing anything else! We have just returned from the Lunar Festival, our first family festival, and no wellies …

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The Shropshire Kids Festival
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Center Parks on a Budget?

Center Parcs has historically been a family favourite for us and over the last 17 years, I have visited their holiday villages at good number of times. We have explored Elvedon, Sherwood and Whinfell and stayed in a variety of different types of accommodation (sadly, I still have yet to …

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Imperial War Museum
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The Imperial War Museum London with Young Kids

Cost: Free entry. £15 in the gift shop (£5 each for a spy pen) and a cup of tea and a cake plus snacks £10 Who went – 2 boys aged 9 and my younger son who is 7. How to get there – We drove and were able to …

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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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Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave

Last weekend me and the girls spent a few hours at a rave in Liverpool. There was a DJ (who I think probably performed at Cream or the Hacienda back in the day) cans of Red Stripe, banging music and lots of smiles; the only difference was that the girls I …

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Explorer Glamping at Chessington World of Adventures 

The girls and I were super excited to be heading to the launch of the brand new Explorer Glamping accommodation at Chessington World of Adventures last weekend. As soon as the girls heard we were to be camping there were shrieks of excitement – this would be their first ever …

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Smallicombe
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June is for Juniors at Farm Stay UK

Summer is on the horizon, the British countryside is a vision of grazing calves, wild meadows and buzzing hedgerows and thoughts are turning to fun filled staycation ideas. This is why Farm Stay UK the UK’s only farmer owned rural accommodation consortium offering over a 1000 rural accommodation options is heralding …

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The Shropshire Kids Festival
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The Shropshire Kids’ Festival

This year marked the inaugural year of the Shropshire Kids’ Festival. As regular visitors to the annual Shrewsbury Food Festival (review to follow!) we were really keen to find out what the same organisers had planned for this child focused event. The event is based in the Quarry Park in …

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Staycations - Have faith and prepare
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Staycations – Have Faith & Prepare

Who doesn’t do it? Who doesn’t agonise over six carefully chosen weather apps in that long-anticipated fortnight before the family Staycation? “So BBC tell me it has a 80% chance of rain on our first Wednesday in Abersoch… Maybe we should cancel” “Hold on, Accuweather is 70% certain it’ll be …

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Why Falmouth is the Ideal Escape with Toddlers

There’s something about a Cornwall break that offers a wonderful sense of escapism not always found from other UK breaks. Perhaps it’s because it’s at the foot of the country, one way in and one way out on the A30. But what that means for us, lifelong fans of Cornwall, …

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Large Family Gathering at Alton Towers Resort
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Large Family Gathering at Alton Towers Resort

We recently returned from our second family trip to the Alton Towers Resort. On this trip, we used the resort as a mid-point for a family gathering, with people travelling from the North East and the South; worked well at around 3 hours journey time each. There were 13 of us …

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North Star Club near Beverley and York
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North Star Club – A Woodland Escape

On Friday night just a week after we had got back from our trip to Florida we set off across the M62 for a weekend in a cabin in the woods. The two experiences couldn’t be more different, but that’s the beauty of travelling, you can experience the crazy busy …

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