5 Reasons to Visit the Philippines with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Reasons to Visit the Philippines with Kids

As anyone who follows us already knows, we try and travel as much as we can. Here at Mini Travellers we always try to explore new destinations and try out new adventures. Having said that, we also have to keep our children in mind and plan our trips accordingly. Every parent …

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Where to stay in Mauritius with Children www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Where to stay in Mauritius with Children

If you’re reading this post it may be because you have decided to go to Mauritius and are just wondering where to stay in Mauritius with Children; but it’s more likely that you’re sat at your desk, or on your couch wondering whether Mauritius is a sensible option with children, and …

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Monday Escapes www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Monday Escapes

Welcome Back to Monday Escapes on Monday 8th May.  It’s been a bit of a quieter month here at Mini Travellers as it’s just over two weeks until we head off to Rwanda for two weeks so we’ve been trying to spend a bit of time at home in anticipation. …

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Digger Land in Devon - Our Family Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Digger Land in Devon – Our Family Review

I think it is safe to say that my little boy is digger obsessed! He owns a fleet of diggers and is never without one. Going past a construction vehicle of any sort (as long as it is yellow!) causes much excitement on any car journey accompanied by a call …

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Wunderlife Brug & Rubbastuff Pacmat – Picnic Mats!

We get asked to try out quite a lot of picnic mats here at Mini Travellers and you might think that really there isn’t much that can be different about a picnic mat, and well until last year I’d have probably agreed with you. I mean there are clearly some picnic …

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#UKexplore April www.minitravellers.co.uk
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#UKexplore – April 2017

April has been a fantastic month and it has been so lovely to see all your photos exploring the UK over Easter.  We know you have been inspired to tag more of your photos with #UKexplore to be in with a chance of winning the fab prize from Cotswold Outdoor so …

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Are You Saving Enough for Your Child's Future? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Are You Saving Enough for Your Child’s Future?

It’s an interesting question – are you saving enough for you child’s future?  Are they entitled to this/should you try/is this necessary.  All questions that should rightly be considered, however I think even if you decide not to save up for specific events for them, it’s interesting to find out …

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Is Ness Gardens Worth Visiting with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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6 National Trust Days Out With Children in Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire

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 for children.  The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of their properties over the last few years and …

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Rumsdale Cottage | Family Friendly Cottage in Lanreath Cornwall

Cornwall is one of my most favourite places in the world. When we arrive I am instantly transported back to childhood memories of long summers spent with my grandparents. I took the girls down to Lanreath near Looe for a little break this Easter holiday’s staying in the gorgeous Rumsdale …

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Review: Yvolution Y Velo Balance Bike www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Yvolution Y Velo Balance Bike

Over the past few years, balance bikes have become increasingly popular in the UK. Rather than the traditional approach of a bike with stabilisers, balance bikes have actually been proven to support the development of gross motor skills such as balance, they are also a pretty quick thing to master …

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Exploring Cyprus with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Exploring Cyprus with Kids

Last October we spent 6 nights in Cyprus at two beautiful family friendly Hotels.  Hotels that you could walk into and not leave until it was time to go home.  They both had multiple restaurants, kids clubs, activities, swimming pools and slides and excellent customer service.  For all those reasons …

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The Park, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall | Family Holiday www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Park, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall | Family Holiday

The lure of Cornwall with its rugged coastline, sandy beaches and turquoise waters make it an idyllic retreat for, if like me, you yearn for a more laid back bohemian vibe. While surfers and party goers flock year after year to the many festivals, nightlife and attractions North Cornwall has …

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Family Day Out with the Ford Kuga from Peoples Ford www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Family Day Out at Formby Sand Dunes

If you haven’t ever visited Formby Sand Dunes then you are missing a trick.  The dunes will forever have a special memory in my heart as we met some very good friends there just moments after finding out that we were having twins and that they would be born when my …

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Premier League Primary Stars | An Amazing New Initiative Your School Wants To Be Involved In!
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Premier League Primary Stars | An Amazing New Initiative Your School Wants To Be Involved In!

Earlier this week,  along with Everton player Morgan Schneiderlin, I visited St Aloysius Catholic Primary School in Huyton to mark the recent launch of Premier League Primary Stars, the Premier League’s new national curriculum-linked education programme. Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football …

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A Joules Picnic for a Sunny Afternoon www.minitravellers.co.uk
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A Joules Picnic for a Sunny Afternoon

On a sunny but windy afternoon last weekend we had a very English picnic (in Wales!).  We arranged to meet up with my good friend Rachel who writes the amazing The Ordinary Lovely blog and try out the new picnic range from Joules.  It’s a tough job but someone has …

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Family Day Out with the Ford Kuga from Peoples Ford www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Family Day Out with the Ford Kuga from Peoples Ford

Last weekend we were lucky enough to try out the new Ford Kuga from the lovely people at Peoples Ford in Liverpool. When I say new, I mean actually brand spanking new with barely a mile on the clock. It was spotless.  So what did we do – we took …

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Family Friendly Hotels with Apartments and Villas

A big dilemma that many families face when thinking about their holiday is the temptation of the luxury of hotel versus the practicality of a villa or apartment. The perfect solution is to take an apartment or villa connected to a hotel or resort. This option gives you the best …

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Considering owning a second home on the Costa del Sol? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Considering owning a second home on the Costa del Sol?

Have you ever considered owning a second home on the Costa del Sol? Growing up it was definitely something I considered a lot, something I thought I’d aim for, but then my twenties came and brought with it parties and clubs and backpacking and island hopping. The thoughts of a …

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Monday Escapes

Welcome Back to Monday Escapes on Monday 23rd April.  We’ve had another busy month and has some fantastic adventures over our Easter holidays, including a trip in a Motorhome, a day trip to the Crocky Trail, a Go-Ape adventure, a trip to Chester Zoo and a mini holiday in Swansea …

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Wales with the Kids | The Ultimate Bucket List www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Wales with the Kids | The Ultimate Bucket List

Here at Mini Travellers, we find it difficult to stay away from Wales. The beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, extensive history, varied wildlife and welcoming culture makes it one of our favourite staycation destinations. Wales ticks all the boxes when it comes to family travel, avoiding the stresses of everything that …

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Review: David Williams' Gangsta Granny www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny

We loved our trip to the Empire Theatre in Liverpool to see The Birmingham Theatre Company’s production of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny. It was a post-Easter holiday treat for us but owing to the short running time (just 2hrs 10 mins to include an interval) and the earlier start time …

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Review: TomTom GO 5200 Sat Nav www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: TomTom GO 5200 Sat Nav

The TomTom Go 5200 is a new portable Sat Nav from TomTom, it’s the company I think of when I think of Sat Nav as it was the first brand of Sat Nav I ever owned. The Go 5200 has a five inch touch screen, voice activation, real time traffic …

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Review: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Dukes Theatre, Lancaster www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

On Wednesday 12th April 2017 me and my 4 year old little girl, Daisy, were lucky enough to be invited to the Dukes Theatre to watch the ballet performance of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. Daisy is well aware of the story and loves baby bear’s porridge, chair and bed …

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Glamping at Watkinsons Farm, Ormskirk www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Glamping at Watkinsons Farm, Ormskirk

I gave myself a bit of a challenge this Easter School Holiday … I wanted to go away for a few days, somewhere I could go on my own with our two boys (aged 4 and 6) for the first night, with my husband joining us for the weekend (by …

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