You’ve Got Dragons Review | The Met Theatre, Bury
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You’ve Got Dragons Review | The Met Theatre, Bury

You’ve Got Dragons is the second in a three series of plays for children exploring ‘Big Issues For Little people’ was something I was really looking forward to, following our previous visit to Yana and the Yeti. You’ve got Dragons is based on the book by Kathryn Cave (which I …

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Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment | The Echo Arena, Liverpool
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Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment | The Echo Arena, Liverpool

As an Easter holiday treat I took 3 very excited Disney fans to see Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment – at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The show started promptly at 6:30pm with high energy warm up group to get everyone dancing and in the mood. We had …

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The Storybarn’s Treasure Island at Liverpool One
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The Storybarn’s Treasure Island at Liverpool One

On Monday night we were invited to the opening of the Storybarn’s latest adventure, Treasure Island at Liverpool One.  Created in conjunction with The Reader (a volunteer-led movement across the North West), and alongside Liverpool One’s Story Season (a three month celebration of all things literary), Treasure Island is located …

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The Royal Yacht Britannia
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Visiting The Royal Yacht Britannia with Children | Mini Travellers Review

Visiting The Royal Yacht Britannia with children is something of a different visitor attraction.  Our 5 year old son wanted to see the Queen’s toilet (you don’t) and 8 year daughter most looked forward to seeing the Queen’s jewels (locked up in The Tower of London I expect!).  It represents …

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Review | Dinosaur World Live at The Storyhouse, Chester - ‘Live’ Dinosaurs in Chester!
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Review | Dinosaur World Live at The Storyhouse, Chester – ‘Live’ Dinosaurs in Chester!

On Saturday, we were lucky enough to be invited to The Storyhouse in Chester to see the amazing Dinosaur World Live. We love this theatre, I think it’s been done brilliantly, is a good size where it still feels intimate and has great facilities to keep the kids occupied if …

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Mini Travellers A-Z of Edinburgh Zoo | Tips & Tricks
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Mini Travellers A-Z of Edinburgh Zoo | Tips & Tricks

You may have seen the Mini Travellers’ A-Z of Chester Zoo. Well, this A-Z is for Edinburgh Zoo. Just a few miles from the centre of Edinburgh this is a much smaller zoo, confined by the geography of the hill it sits on. Whilst it does not have many of …

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Review Beamish Museum The Great North Festival of Transport 24th March - 15th April & The Great North Steam Fair 5th - 8th April
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Review Beamish Museum The Great North Festival of Transport 24th March – 15th April & The Great North Steam Fair 5th – 8th April

My family and I (2.5 years old and 4 months old) visited Beamish on Saturday the 7th April. It rained all day but we still had an excellent day out. Beamish is a world famous open-air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s …

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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella
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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella | Cinderella – like you’ve never seen before

Last night we were lucky enough to be invited to the Empire Theatre in Liverpool to watch Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella.  This wasn’t your usual Cinderella, although you would all recognise the basis of the story, this one was set in 1940’s London during the Blitz. The show was first created …

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Cape Verde Holidays with a Baby | Mini Travellers
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Monday Escapes

Hello and welcome back to Monday Escapes. We know many of you are going to be busy with your family over the Easter school holidays but we hope you can spare a few minutes to join us and we look forward to reading about your travels! Lisa and Sarah are …

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flying Business Class with British Airways
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10 Things I did not know about flying Business Class with British Airways

So with enough air miles saved up we flew Business Class with British Airways from London Heathrow to Oman and here are 10 Things I did not know about flying Business Class with British Airways. 1.You still turn right! First Class is left sadly. 2. Your table can move away from …

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Flying with Kids | Kids Area in Heathrow T5 | Mini Travellers
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Flying with Kids | Kids Area in Heathrow T5 | Mini Travellers

Where is the kids area in Heathrow T5? There are a number of kids areas at Heathrow Airport, in fact each terminal has one but we have flown from T5 a few times and the kids area in Heathrow T5 can be a little tricky to find . The kids …

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Four Seasons in One Day - What to Wear? | Exploring in Joules
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Four Seasons in One Day – What to Wear? | Exploring in Joules

Sometimes, just sometimes you really don’t know what to put the kids in when you’re heading out for a day. This happened to us recently as we spent a day in Wales exploring Castles with Visit Wales but the weather was expected to be bright and sunny in the morning, …

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4 Ways to Sterilise Bottles when Travelling with a Baby
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4 Ways to Sterilise Bottles when Travelling with a Baby

A simple guide on how to sterilise your bottles when travelling with a baby How do you sterilise your baby’s bottles when you’re travelling? This is a question that keeps coming up and whilst it’s been a while since we travelled with bottles the question is one that was etched …

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The truth about travelling India with Kids
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The truth about travelling India with Kids

Even without kids, India is by no means an easy country to travel. The bewildering concoction of noise, chaos and commotion, can be a shocking assault on the senses for any first timer. However, for those that take on the challenge, it may be one of the most rewarding experiences …

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George's Marvellous Medicine, Rose Theatre Kingston
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George’s Marvellous Medicine, Rose Theatre Kingston

Our review of A Rose and Curve production of George’s Marvellous Medicine at Rose Theatre Kingston. The invitation to see George’s Marvellous Medicine at the Rose Theatre was met with great excitement from Amelia (8) and Florence (6). They remembered every detail of the book from when we read it …

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#UKexplore March 2018 www.minitravellers.co.uk (1)
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#UKexplore March 2018

We had a fantastic day out exploring in Wales with Visit Wales during March but really March has involved quite a lot of birthday parties and not much outdoor fun UK fun. the weather has been up until last weekend too wintery hasn’t it. I tag all my UK days …

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Cape Verde Holidays with a Baby | Mini Travellers
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Cape Verde Holidays with a Baby | Mini Travellers

Almost 9 months in to parenting and we embark on our third bout of travelling with a small person in tow this time a Cape Verde Holidays with a Baby to a TUI All Inclusive! As self-confessed travel lovers, how we spent our annual leave was always going to be …

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Luxury Hotels with 2 bedroom suites and a Kids Club
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Luxury Hotels with 2 bedroom suites and a Kids Club

People presume that booking a family holiday comes with a sacrifice of luxury. But, the belief that 5-star elegant hotels are for adults only rather than families isn’t true at all! You can find Luxury Hotels with 2 bedroom suites and a Kids Club! *Guest Post by the Family Holidays …

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Farms in North West to Visit with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Farms in North West to Visit with Kids

If you’re looking for Farms in the North West to visit with Kids then do take a look at this great post by Collette at Going on an Adventure about three of her favourites: The first farm Colette recommends is Smithills Open Farm – Farms in the North West Smithills Open …

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Tours with Kids: A LivItaly Private Food Tour of Florence including Gelato Making
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Tours with Kids: A LivItaly Private Food Tour of Florence including Gelato Making

Whilst we were in Tuscany staying at a lovely villa near the village of Volterra we were lucky enough to do some tours with LivItaly. Now we weren’t with the kids when we actually took these tours but it wasn’t difficult to see how LivItaly’s Food Tour of Florence could …

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British Airways Above & Beyond | Mini Travellers
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British Airways Above & Beyond | Mini Travellers

Yesterday I published a post questioning if  British Airways now a Budget Airline based on an experience on the route between Manchester and London. However it’s only fair to redress the balance with a review of the service on the way home from Pisa to London the same weekend. The whole …

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Is British Airways now a Budget Airline? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is British Airways now a Budget Airline?

Is it fair to say that British Airways is now a Budget Airline? There has been a lot of changes over at British Airway and having taken four flights with British Airways over a long weekend away in Tuscany, I feel like we experienced both the lows and the highs …

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10 Things to do with Kids near Uldale, North Lakes
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10 Things to do with Kids near Uldale, North Lakes

The North Lakes is a great place to rent a holiday cottage. It’s quieter than the South Lakes and the many villages with great local pubs makes it a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday without too many people around. So if you are in the North Lakes then here …

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Mia Tui – The Perfect Hand Luggage | Mini Travellers Review

This bag is, in the name of the book that I’m reading,  ‘My Brilliant Friend’. It’s packed as my hand luggage for our 14 nights in Malawi and it not only has room for everything, but it looks super stylish too. Mia Tui means ‘my bag’ in Vietnamese and the range …

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