Ultimate Christmas Panto Guide 2018
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Ultimate Christmas Panto Guide 2018

We are getting closer to Christmas , so we thought we would collate a list of the Christmas Pantomimes near you in our Christmas Panto Guide 2018. For us a Christmas panto is just as much a part of Christmas as the Turkey and the mince pies. It’s good old fashioned family fun …

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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 a Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers!! 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 …

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National Trust Places to Visit in Hampshire with Kids

Discover some amazing National Trust days out with Kids in Hampshire and find out why they make an amazing day out with kids. We love National Trust days out here at Mini Travellers and we were surprised to learn the other day that some people still don’t think their properties are suitable …

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Game Haven Lodge | Hotel in Blantyre Malawi
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Self Drive Safari with Kids in South Africa

When we announced we were intending to travel to South Africa and do a self drive safari with kids aged 5 & 7 we were greeted with a mixture of admiration and disgust. Varying responses included ’Wow, thats brave”, “is it worth the risk?”, to my personal favourite “you could …

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Kalkan Regency Hotel | Family Friendly Hotel in Kalkan, Turkey
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10 Reasons To Visit Holiday Village Turkey

Back in May Amy from Everything Mummy embarked on their biggest adventure to date and visited the Holiday Village in Turkey. Amy had the best two weeks ever at the Holiday Village Turkey and she wanted to share with you all the reasons you should visit if you are looking …

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Theatre Review | Persuasion at Liverpool Playhouse

A newly adapted production of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion visits the Liverpool Playhouse from 9-13 October 2018. We attended on the opening night where the 200 year old play was brought to the stage by Theatre6 and Catherine Schreiber. Persuasion, Jane Austen’s final novel (and in many peoples mind arguably …

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Indoor Skydiving | iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre.
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Indoor Skydiving | iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre.

We were lucky enough to be invited recently to try out the indoor skydiving experience iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre. We kept it a secret from the kids, and they were beside themselves as we parked up next to the iFly centre. We were advised to arrive an hour before …

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Northumberland Camping and Caravanning Club Sites Review
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Recommended National Trust Properties in Northumberland with Kids

Northumberland is home to some incredible National Trust properties but which ones are kid friendly? We’ve put together a list of some of our recommended National Trust properties in Northumberland to visit with Kids for you below! NB: This post has been created in collaboration with Cottages in Northumberland If …

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Future Mapping Company Magnetic Map
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WIN | The Future Mapping Company Magnetic Map

I love maps, well in fact I’d probably go so far as to say I’m a little obsessed with them. I always wanted an office full of old maps and whilst I’m still not there yet I am adding to my collection on a fairly regular basis. So when I …

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Thule Subterra Travel Bag review
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Thule Subterra Travel Bag Review

Thule Subterra travel bags review NB: We were sent the Thule Subterra Luggage 70cm in order to review. Thule Subterra collection offers a variety of luggage, duffel bags, backpacks, and more. Their collection is stylish, practical, simple, and built to last. We have the Thule Subterra Luggage 70cm/28. It’s a spacious rolling …

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Mini Travellers Children’s Book Ideas for October 2018

Whether you’re looking for bedtime stories, books for half term or spooky tales for Halloween we’ve got you covered. Do keep an eye on twitter as we will be running competitions to win copies of some of these books over the next month.So without further ado here are our Mini …

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10 Tips for The Good Life Experience 2019
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10 Tips for The Good Life Experience 2019

The Good Life Experience describes itself as a weekend of “fun + discovery, music, food, books, ideas, workshops & the great outdoors.” It’s also situated in Hawarden which is a mere 25 minutes from our home on the Wirral so we decided to take up the opportunity to head there for …

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Helen Forrester’s By the Waters of Liverpool | Theatre Review
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Helen Forrester’s By the Waters of Liverpool | Theatre Review

Helen Forrester’s latest thought provoking play By the Waters of Liverpool | Theatre Review We arrived at the Empire to the sounds of a brass band welcoming us to go back in time to 1939.  We were attending the premier of Helen Forrester’s ‘By the Waters of Liverpool’, her sequel to …

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The play area at Beningbrough Hall, featured in my guide of National Trust days out with children in Yorkshire.
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Recommended National Trust Places with Playgrounds

Here are our recommended National Trust Places with Playgrounds The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of their properties over the last few years and if your last experience of a visit was when you were a child then you need to go back, as things …

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Reima Kids Down Jacket Fern
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Reima Kids Down Jacket Fern

This luxury light kids down jacket is made of water-repellent, windproof and breathable material. It is shaped to fit and packs down into an incredibly small bag. Before Reima asked if we would like to review these kids down jackets I had decided that the kids (and me to be …

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Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm – NOW CLOSED

Updated: 3 October 2018 We understand that the Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm is now CLOSED at the Cheshire Oaks location. Why not check out the Santa Experience at St Lukes Bombed Out Church in Liverpool instead! For further details please see here.   Last year my brother …

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Coastal Adventures: Exploring the Stunning Dorset Coast
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10 of the Best Sandy Beaches in Dorset

Dorset is home to some of the best beaches in the world but not all of them are sandy. So we’ve put together a list of some of the best sandy beaches in Dorset for you! NB: This post has been created in collaboration with Stay in Dorset If you’re …

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In the Night Garden – Advent Calendar

Every day from 1-24 Dec 24 VIP family tickets worth £188 will be given away for IN THE NIGHT GARDEN LIVE 2019. Plus, there are over £214,512 worth of gifts this December – including 24 VIP Family Experiences worth £188 each! Signing up is 100% free and can be done in …

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St Luke’s “Bombed-Out” Church is Winter Wonderland in Liverpool this Christmas

One of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks St Luke’s “Bombed-Out” Church will be transformed into a magical, immersive, Christmas attraction for 2018. Last year’s Winter Wonderland in Liverpool took place at the Cunard Building. You can WIN 4 tickets to attend the Winter Wonderland Grotto on either 3rd, 4th or 5th December at the bottom …

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#UKexplore September 2018 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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#UKexplore September 2018

We’ve had some lovely Autumn days this September. Yes the rain has come back with some force at times but there have also been fabulous days too. When I am exploring the UK I tag all my UK days out photographs #UKexplore on Instagram and if you aren’t following me …

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Ultimate London Bonfire Night Round Up 2018
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Bonfire Night and Firework Events in Wirral 2018

As the 5th of November 2018 draws ever closer, it’s time to make plans for bonfire night. There are plenty of family friendly options to choose from in Wirral this Bonfire Night.  So get yourself wrapped up warm and stay safe for a night of gunpowder, treason and plot. Six …

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Into the Trees Festival | Family Friendly Festival
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Into the Trees Festival | Family Friendly Festival

Run by the team behind the award winning Elderflower Fields festival, and set in the same beautiful location of Pippingford Park in East Sussex, this was the fourth year Into the Trees has run and the first year they’ve offered camping. Although with two boys under four, we weren’t quite …

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Attingham Park at Halloween | National Trust Days Out www.minitravellers.co.uk
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National Trust Half Term Events in the North West

Whether it’s spectacular landscapes ablaze with colour or dark moody skies over ravaging seas, autumn is a time to feast your eyes on the wonders of the natural world. And with all kinds of events from bat detecting and wild crafts to Hallowe’en trails and pumpkinfests, it’ll be hard for …

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Ultimate London Bonfire Night Round Up 2018
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Ultimate London Bonfire Night Round Up 2018

As the 5th of November 2018 draws ever closer, it’s time to make plans for bonfire night. There are plenty of family friendly options to choose from in London.  So get yourself wrapped up warm and stay safe for a night of gunpowder, treason and plot. Please do check event …

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