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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Erddig, National Trust

On Saturday morning we met The Ordinary Lovely family at Erddig for another #UKexplore meet up. We had previously met up with them at Erddig for the Apple Festival in September which you can read about here, but this time it was for two reasons – to have Breakfast with Father Christmas (read all about this here!) and to …

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Breakfast with Father Christmas at Erddig, National Trust

On Saturday morning we met The Ordinary Lovely family at Erddig for another #UKexplore meet up. We had previously met up with them at Erddig for the Apple Festival in September which you can read about here, but this time it was for two reasons – to have Breakfast with …

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10 Top Tips for Bluestone Wales

Visiting Bluestone in Wales soon? Here are 10 Top Tips! 1.Book a buggy if you’re not up for walking everywhere. Not only are they fun and a novel way to get around – although nowhere is very far (within 5-10 mins to walk.) There’s plenty of buggy parks and recharging …

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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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Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Snowdonia

Right at the end of the Summer I stayed at Surf Snowdonia with my friend and her children too and we spent a little bit of time trying out some of the other adventurous activities down in that area of Snowdonia. One of the activities that had been arranged for us …

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Greenwood Forest Park in North Wales
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Greenwood Forest Park in North Wales

Based in Snowdonia, GreenWood Forest Park is the UK’s only eco-adventure theme park. It is located in the small village of Y Felinheli, right on the northern coast of Gwynedd in North Wales. Voted the Best Family Attraction in North Wales for 5 years, this is one very green attraction and …

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Erddig’s Apple Festival

Erddig’s Apple Festival began with a simple ambition to rescue and preserve old apple varieties and mark National Apple Day which is 21 October. Before visiting Erddig this weekend I had no idea that there were so many varieties of apple and that 180 apple varieties are grown at Erddig itself! What …

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the Ffestiniog Railway which departs Blaenau Ffestiniog before making its way to Porthmadog
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Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog on a Steam Train

During our trip to Surf Snowdonia we took some time away from the surf lagoon to explore more of the area of adventure in Snowdonia, which  includes the largest zip zone in the world, with over 8km of zip lines set among the Llechwedd slate quarries at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Llechwedd Slate …

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Fabulous Fun at Festival Number 6

Festival Number 6 was the destination for a long anticipated father and son adventure, to celebrate Harry’s A level results before his departure for University in London.  We had visited the uniquely beautiful Portmeirion village as last year’s Festival Number 6 was setting up and we had been very keen …

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Surf Snowdonia For Kids

Right at the end of the summer I was invited to spend 2 nights and 3 days at Surf Snowdonia with my 3 girls (all under 6). We stayed in a new glamping pod at the side of the world’s first inland surf lagoon in North Wales – Random – yes I …

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Adventure Walk at Cregennan Lakes, Pembrokeshire

We can’t be the only parents who sometimes find it hard to come up with stuff to do when the kids are off during half term, can we?! We always ask the boys for ideas and all they can come up with is swimming. Swimming is always fun with them …

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The Wonderful Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey

In February half term, my family and I stayed at the wonderful Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey, in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.  My husband, Ed, found the hotel on Tripadvisor, recommended as a great place for families.  It can be difficult to find good hotel accommodation for a family …

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5 Free Days Out for Kids Near Abersoch

If you are thinking of traveling to Abersoch or Pwhelli this summer, here are five free (or nearly free) days out to consider. 1. Morfa Nefyn The beach itself is well worth the walk.  It is a lovely clean beach with shells and is perfect sand for castle building.  The …

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Muddy Puddles on a Windy Day in Llandudno

We usually head to Llandudno in the summer months for a walk along the prom or the pier, followed by an ice cream soda, in Fortes, to remind me of the years prior to the A55 when Llandudno was the shopping mecca of North Wales and I used to get …

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Fabulous Family Holiday at The Granary with Sykes Cottages

So on the 13th July we set off on our holiday to Wales to stay in a gold standard caravan in the Pensarn area of North Wales. On arrival at the site first impressions weren’t great but as you do on your family holiday you smile to the kids and …

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Bodelwyddan Castle and Park

Our adventures in North Wales have taken us to Bodelwydden Castle and Park, near Rhyl in Denbighshire. It is essentially a very grand Victorian house which was reconstructed between 1830 and 1832, although it was originally built as a Manor House in 1460. It is set in is set in …

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The Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay

The Welsh Mountain Zoo  which we visited whilst staying at The Granary with Sykes Cottages.is (funnily enough) set on a hillside high above Colwyn Bay in North Wales. My husband and I decided to go with our three children (age 4, 2 and 9 months) for a day out. We …

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Holiday the Snaptrip Way

This post is written by Katie who writes a wonderful blog Mami2Five about her often crazy busy, but wonderful life with her husband and five children.  You can find Katie tweeting @mami2fiveblog and on Facebook here. This past weekend we went away for our first holiday in 3 years! Okay, it was only for a …

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Dan yr Ogof Caves

This post is written by Katie who writes a wonderful blog Mami2Five about her often crazy busy, but wonderful life with her husband and five children.  You can find Katie tweeting @mami2fiveblog and on Facebook here. As I mentioned last week we recently spent the weekend in South West Wales.  While there, one of …

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Family Day Out to Erddig

The girls announced at breakfast that it was Spring (1st March) and that we needed to go out for a picnic. Whilst the sun was shining we thought a picnic was a little adventurous, so we packed some snacks and drove over to Erddig, near Wrexham. We joined the National …

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Family Holiday at Bluestone

Tara who writes a great blog Mum’s Space, has just returned from a trip to Bluestone National Park. This review of her family holiday is excellent and we love the video at the end.  You can also read more about Tara’s family holiday to Bluestone by clicking through to her links, …

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Bluestone – Adventure and Tranquility

One of our contributors, Suzanne, was invited to Bluestone last week as a #BluestoneBlogger.  Suzanne holidayed with her husband Doug and their three children.  They had a superb time as is clear from this review. If I was asked last week whether it’s possible to have a fun, energetic, adventurous, …

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Santa Special Llangollen Railway

So today we went on another of our Christmas Adventures. You can’t live on the Wirral for long without people mentioning childhood trips to Santa Special Llangollen Railway, which is only an hour away.  Llangollen railway is renowned as being a great day out and one of the top things …

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Chirk Castle – A National Trust Gem

This review is by one of my blogger friends Jess about her trip to Chirk with her husband and two year old twins. Jess writes a fab blog over at Mummyofboygirltwins.com and she can regularly be found tweeting @soot1978. Jess can also be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Mummy-of-boy-girl-twins So what …

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