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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.

Review | Dreamgirls at Liverpool Empire

Never have I ever arrived at Liverpool Empire feeling more wiped out, worn down and totally lacking in festive spirit and sparkle.Arriving direct on the back of 2 twelve hour days, carrying the standard mental and emotional load that is seemingly the norm at this time of year, coupled with increasing covid confusion; I was …

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7 Best Things to do in Chester in the Rain with Kids

If you need a Chester to do list for when the weather isn’t so kind, this guide is here to help. There are plenty of Chester things to see and do – even when it’s raining. All of the following places to visit in Chester, UK are completely undercover, so there’s no reason why wet …

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Review of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lowry Theatre felt as magical as the fabled wardrobe from CS Lewis’s famous book as my family and I waited for the curtains to open. It had been nearly two years since we last visited the theatre and I’d forgotten what an incredible experience it can be when a show is put together as well as this one.  The …

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Christmas Lights Trails in Cheshire

Over the last few years, Christmas lights trails have become a really popular way to start the Christmas festivities. Some combine Santa visits, some ice skating, and some are simply incredible lights that twinkle and make you feel festive from the get go. We’ve experienced quite a lot of these over the years so have …

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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World Musical | Review | Liverpool Playhouse

The musical Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World at the Liverpool Playhouse was absolutely amazing! It was joyous, fun, uplifting, we all had smiles on our faces from the moment we got in, until it finished 1hr 15 minutes later. BOOK IT! From the producer of SIX, this stage adaptation of suffragette descendent Kat …

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Review of Silcocks Winter Wonderland, Event City, Manchester.

It’s been fours years since we last visited Silcocks Winter Wonderland on Boxing Day with friends. We were thrilled to be able to attend the launch event last night knowing what excitement lay ahead! Event City has been transformed into a Winter wonderland; giant candy canes, snow machines, Santa’s grotto and bright lights fill every …

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Top Tips Christmas Lights Trail at Bolesworth, Cheshire | Review

We’ve just been to the opening night of the Christmas Lights Trail at Bolesworth and here’s what it’s all about, some top tips and what we thought! The whole site is just spectacular. It’s a site to behold from off the main road. When you’re driving up to the entrance and the kids marvel at …

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What’s on at Christmas in Southport

There is so much going at Christmas in Southport from visiting one of Southport’s best tearooms or coffee shops, taking in one of the spectacular Winter Light Trail Events or visiting Santa. Our festive day (during Storm Arwen!) included blowing away the cobwebs and following the map (free from The Atkinson Southport ) to follow the Trail of …

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Lap of Lights at Silverstone | Review

One thing about Christmas light events with kids is that they usually involve hanging around in the cold, often leading to cold children, which in turn leads to grumpiness – me and the kids! Well Silverstone Racetrack has come up with a solution, Christmas lights from the warmth of your car. Lap of Lights arrived …

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Theatre Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie | Liverpool Empire

It was funny, on point, up to date, inclusive, brilliant, tragic, uplifting and joyous. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Liverpool Empire was utterly amazing and I think you should all go and see it immediately. The musical tells the story of 16 year-old Jamie who sets off on a journey to become a drag …

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Grease the Musical with Peter Andre | Review

Last night I saw the latest production of ‘Grease’ at the Liverpool Empire. Over the last 30 years, I have seen Grease on stage a number times, so I’m aware of the difference between the musical and film, but each performance I’ve seen previously has been directed in a similar tone to the film. However, …

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