Going on a Bear Hunt at Lowther Castle www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Going on a Bear Hunt at Lowther Castle

Last week I met one of my very best friends who was over from America at Lowther Castle, near Penrith. They were having a large family gathering in the Lakes for the week and I went up and met them for the day.  We were blessed with a sunny day, …

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Autumn Destinations for Family Holidays

Are you feeling spontaneous?  We have had a look at some of the best destinations where you can enjoy some Autumn sun! With temperatures ranging from 21 to 27 degrees, Lanzarote is one of our favourite destinations for a spontaneous autumn break. Only a short flight away, the Canary island …

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Fancy Winning A GoPro? | Mini Travellers

For the last 30 years, Quality Villas has hand-picked over 500 villas to represent, yet the standard of each of their accommodation is still as high as ever. With places in France, Morocco, and Italy, your family is sure to find a home-away-from-home in one of their carefully thought out …

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Experiencing the best of Salford Quays www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Experiencing the best of Salford Quays

Moving up to the North 9 years ago I fully embraced the northern lifestyle from calling rolls, barm cakes and enjoying gravy as an essential part to pretty much every meal. Manchester for me has been an enigma. I’ve spent years working in the diverse and thriving city with many …

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School Shoes from Bobux

Last year we were absolutely thrilled with our Bobux School Shoes when they arrived.  They looked so incredibly smart and shiny and the girls were really happy with how they looked.  However more importantly however than how they looked on the first day, was the fact that they lasted all year! …

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Cornbury Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Festival Themed Party Ideas

Having spent the Summer at festivals with, and without the kids, I decided that for the Fortieth Birthday Party (that I wasn’t going to have) I would go for a festival theme. Now this idea doesn’t come without its challenges as my birthday isn’t in the Summer it’s in October …

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Cheddar Gorge and Caves | Family Day Out in Somerset www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Cheddar Gorge and Caves | Family Day Out in Somerset

We had a lovely day out in Cheddar Gorge, a place full of things to do; we saw the caves, shopped, dressed as cavemen, made clay pots, ate great food, tasted cheese and walked up 274 steps! There is plenty to do in the Gorge and beautiful sights, in and …

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Biking in Bobux

Over this Summer my girls have learnt to ride their bikes.  They have had a lot of fun getting out and about and we are just about to head off to France where they are ‘hopefully’ going to be biking down a popular cycle route in Redon.  We will absolutely …

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Ribby Hall Village: Baby and Toddler Breaks at a 5* Holiday Village in Lancashire www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Ribby Hall Village: Baby and Toddler Breaks at a 5* Holiday Village in Lancashire

Ribby Hall Village is a 5* holiday village near Blackpool in Lancashire, which offers short breaks and family holidays. There is a wide range of accommodation including holiday cottages, pine lodges and even larger cottages which are suitable for larger groups or 3G holidays. There are fantastic facilities for babies …

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Protecting Children from Mosquitos with Lifesystems

When you’re travelling to a country like Rwanda where Malaria and Yellow Fever exists, preventing mosquito bites is essential. It’s not something you wonder if you can get away without doing, it’s a basic morning, afternoon and evening ritual. Even more so when you are travelling with children. I mean …

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How Child Friendly is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival?

How Child Friendly is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival? I wish I had taken them earlier. I was worried about the crowds and rushing around but I put a plan in place that made sure we had a relaxing time. During one of the performances I watched my children more than …

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Crealy Meadows - Safari Tent Glamping in Devon www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Crealy Meadows – Safari Tent Glamping in Devon

If you’ve visited Devon and the surrounding areas with your family you have probably seen the leaflets and signs for Crealy; you may have even visited. However, being relatively new to holidaying in Devon and Cornwall with the family (we have tended to head off to the Lake District!) we …

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Sofitel at Heathrow Terminal 5 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Sofitel at Heathrow Terminal 5

The night before our trip to Corsica with Simpson Travel we stayed overnight at the Sofitel at Heathrow.  This was our second stay at the Sofitel at Heathrow and you can read the review of our first visit here. There is literally no better place to stay if you are …

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Travel Tips: Freeloader Child Carrier www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: Freeloader Child Carrier

This Summer we were excited to be given the opportunity to trial the Freeloader Child Carrier and give our opinion on it. The Freeloader Child Carrier is specifically designed to support carrying children aged 2 1/2 and upwards on your back. The maximum carrying weight of 80 pounds/36kg. However, our …

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and Kids! www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Villa Gorilla, Kinigi near Musanze Rwanda | Volcanoes National Park

During our 14 days in Rwanda we had the pleasure of staying for 2 nights at Villa Gorilla. Villa Gorilla is located at Kinigi near the headquarters of Rwanda’s famous Volcanoes National Park. It has 4 comfortable rooms, each with private bath and toilet facilities, and it also has a …

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Learning to Ride a Bike | #BraveByNature www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Learning to Ride a Bike | #BraveByNature

So this Summer we decided it was time for the girls to learn to ride their bikes without stabilisers.  With a few trips coming up that would benefit from them being able to ride, we decided that we needed to put a bit of effort into them learning.  Prior to …

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Summer Styling with Laura Ashley www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Summer Styling with Laura Ashley

Now I usually stay away from these sorts of posts as I am by no means stylish. I like clothes but have a love hate relationship with my figure and you won’t often find full length pictures of just me without the kids. However when I went to the fabulous …

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Family Day Out in London on the River www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Family Day Out in London on the River

Family Day out with MBNA Thames Clippers, Cutty Sark, Rivington Grill and Emirates Airline……Seeing London from a Different Perspective When I was offered the opportunity to visit London with MBNA Clipper, I had some reservations. I don’t live in London so it would be a long day plus we were …

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25 Books to Read on Holiday

I love reading books on holiday. It’s my favourite thing to do. I mean actual books too. I fill the suitcase with book after book after book.  I read fiction and non-fiction of all types but I do love reading books about the country I’m in at that particular time …

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Is it worth taking a 5 year old to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is it worth taking a 5 year old to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre?

Recently, whilst I was up feeding Matilda, I was doing my usual browse of Facebook. As I was scrolling through endless posts on a local mum group, one caught my eye – “Can anyone tell me whether it is worth taking a 5 and 3 year old to the Roald …

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Foodies Festival Tatton Park www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Foodies Festival Tatton Park

The Foodies Festival takes place across 10 different locations from April through to September and claims to be ‘the UKs biggest celebration of food, drink and wellbeing.’ Since becoming a parent, I have learnt to appreciate the ‘finer’ things in life; good food, good drink and the occasional period of …

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Kendal Calling with a Baby www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Kendal Calling with a Baby

Find out how we got on at Kendal Calling with a 7 week old baby! Before the arrival of our little boy, and in fact even before we decided to try for children in the first place, my wife and I discussed what sort of impact having a child would …

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Travel Essentials: Isbjorn of Sweeden Clothing www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Essentials: Isbjorn of Sweeden Clothing

ISBJORN of Sweden really do know how to make fantastic outdoor clothing for children. Two very adventurous boys put a pair of trousers and jacket to the test after hearing so much about ISBJORN clothing for kids. What better place to test than a rock face in the Italian Alps …

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Nozstock The Hidden Valley | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Nozstock The Hidden Valley | Family Friendly Festival

Is Nozstock a Family Friendly Festival? In 2016 five Mini Travellers went to Nozstock and this year 22 of us went back, proving I think what a good time they had in 2016 to convince us all to go en masse. Last year the sun shone and was kind to …

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