Planet Hollywood Observatory | Disney Springs www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Planet Hollywood Observatory | Disney Springs

Planet Hollywood’s flagship Orlando store has re-opened it’s doors – take a peek at their multi million pound makeover *Guest Post in collaboration with Planet Hollywood Planet Hollywood’s flagship store can be found in Disney Springs, Orlando. It has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment and has been changed beyond …

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Review: Lullaby Shade for Buggies www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Lullaby Shade for Buggies

Does the Lullaby Shade for Buggies work? With both my children I have used shades to create a dark environment for them to sleep in their buggies. My mum could never understand it and often joked about ‘sensory deprivation’, but do you know what, it seemed to work. It does …

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Boroughbridge Camping and Caravan Club Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Boroughbridge Camping and Caravan Club Review

Boroughbridge Camping and Caravan Club site is located just off the A1 and near to Ripon, Harrogate and York. Due to its location it is often used as a stop-over site for people travelling between the north and south and vice-versa. However, reading the reviews of the site fans of …

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Spooky Halloween at Chessington World of Adventures www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Spooky Halloween at Chessington World of Adventures

In the middle of a busy half term week we headed to Chessington World of Adventures for their big Halloween extravaganza, and found some very pleasing surprises, as well as scary ones! Living in North London, we had not visited Chessington before, and decided to to avoid the rush hour traffic …

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The Highway Rat Confirmed for Christmas 2017 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Highway Rat Confirmed for Christmas 2017

Look out for the beautiful new animation of The Highway Rat on TV this Christmas on BBC1. Based on the much loved children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The Highway Rat tells the tale of a greedy rat who tyrannises …

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Review: The Night Pirates, Rose Theatre Kingston www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: The Night Pirates, Rose Theatre Kingston

The Night Pirates at Rose Theatre Kingston (9 to 16th September 2017) My little girl crew thoroughly enjoyed this energetic musical adaptation of The Night Pirates written 10 years ago by Peter Harris and Deborah Albright. The musical, adapted and directed by Miranda Larson, celebrates storytelling and imagination with high-energy …

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Monday Escapes www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Monday Escapes

Hello there after what seems like a lifetime of Mondays without this lovely travel community and linky. Did you have a great summer? We can’t wait to hear all about it in your linked posts. But first, the Monday Escapes team have an exciting announcement. The eagle-eyed among you will …

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Emma Bridgewater Factory Tour with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Emma Bridgewater Factory Tour with Kids

Can you do an Emma Bridgewater Factory Tour with Kids? Being a Working Mummy, there is something quite special about drinking a whole cup of tea, in peace, while it’s still hot! In our house, that cup of tea has to be in an Emma Bridgewater mug, not that I’m fussy …

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Pre-School Years are the Best Years to Travel to Exotic Destinations with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Pre-School Years are the Best Years to Travel to Exotic Destinations with Kids

Would you like to go to an exotic destination with your family? Pre-school years can be a the best time to take advantage of off-peak rates for a tropical holiday, before you’re tied in to travelling only during school holidays. The only challenge may be taking a longer flight with …

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9 National Trust Days Out with Children in the North West & The Lakes

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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Glamping at Tamar Lake | Family Friendly Campsite Cornwall www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Glamping at Tamar Lake | Family Friendly Campsite Cornwall

We were invited to stay at Tamar Lake campsite this August, in a ‘glamping’ pod. Tamar Lake straddles the borders of Devon and Cornwall- apparently the old border line falls in the middle of the lake! The camspite is in a beautiful setting overlooking the lake and has around 20 …

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Learn to Read with Reading Eggs | Review

Reading Eggs is a multi-award winning reading programme for 2-13 year-olds which has been developed by experts to make learning to read easy and fun for young kids.  The programme uses the five pillars reading which all children need to become confident readers, phonics and phonemic awareness, sight words, vocabulary, comprehension, …

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The Kidunk Outdoor Suit for Pre-Schoolers www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Kidunk Outdoor Suit for Pre-Schoolers

During our recent visit to the Just So Festival, drawn by the appeal of bubbles, a sandpit and some fabulous craft, we bumped into the lovely people at Kidunk Clothing and were asked to review their new outdoor suit especially designed for pre-schoolers who like to get messy! Super practical …

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Review: Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Tent www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Tent

Coleman sent us over their Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 family tent for us to test and review, find out what we thought! Before we had children, camping was our staple weekend away…all we needed to do was throw a tent and some sleeping bags in the car and we were …

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Is Eurocamp a Toddler Friendly Holiday? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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7 Reasons Eurocamp is a Toddler Friendly Holiday

I went a couple of Eurocamp holidays before my husband and I had children. Both times we went to Southwest France, and both the campsites were a short walk to the beach. I really enjoyed the flexibility of being able to eat out or cook for yourself in France. French …

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Tips for Traveling as a Family

*  Guest Post by Dickies Canada Traveling is a great way for people of all ages to learn about the world and expand their horizons, but it is especially beneficial for kids. Children who travel learn to be curious about the world, respectful of differences, resourceful and cultured. It also …

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Crealy Adventure Theme Park, Devon – Fun Across the Generations

Set within 100 acres of stunning East Devon countryside, Crealy Adventure Park is a popular family theme park, about 40 minutes from where we were staying. With over 60 rides including rollercoasters, water rides, and indoor soft play, we were set for a fun day out. We visited as a …

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#UKexplore August 2017 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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#UKexplore August 2017

How can it be nearly time for school to start again. For most kids school will start again on Monday.  We have a couple more days off, a birthday party and an adventure to take before mine go back, but what a Summer it has been. It’s taken some keeping …

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Inzu Lodge | Accommodation in Gisenyi Rwanda www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Inzu Lodge | Accommodation in Gisenyi Rwanda

After our 7 days staying in a less than average hotel in Rwanda with no running water we were beyond excited to have chosen Inzu Lodge as the first stop on the second part of our adventure in Rwanda.  The first part had been all about the rugby and teaching …

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Pirates at the National Forest Adventure Farm www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Pirates at the National Forest Adventure Farm

The National Forest Adventure Farm lies just outside Burton on Trent and is easily accessible from where we live in the West Midlands. This time last year, we were invited to visit to review their Dinosaur themed events and this week, we were asked to return to see what had …

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Powderham Castle – This Wealth of Robin Hood Fun Won’t Tax You! www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Powderham Castle – This Wealth of Robin Hood Fun Won’t Tax You!

We visited Powderham Castle as part of our journey from the North West down to Devon. We stopped overnight at Gloucester and then drove a further 2 hours. This place was ideal as it was half an hour from where we were staying and gave us plenty to do on …

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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Lake District www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Lake District

On what was due to be a rainy day in the Summer Holidays we decided to spend the morning at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum near Keswick in the Lake District. To be honest I wasn’t expecting very much from Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, but my Mother in Law assured …

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Ruzizi Tented Lodge | Akagera National Park www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Family Holiday in Rwanda | 14 Day Adventure

In May 2017 we spent 14 days in Rwanda with our three children aged just 6, 5 and 5.  Most people I have to say when we told them we were going thought we were absolutely crazy, however we had an amazing trip and it has shown us that the …

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Ultimate Family Camping Packing List for Festivals

So what do you put on a Family Camping Packing List for Festivals. In reality the answer is LOTS of clothes and as little other stuff as possible !  You basically have to pack for a whole British Summer in one weekend which means it includes wellies, flip flops, trainers, …

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