Review Nativity! The Musical
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Review Nativity! The Musical

We have hit Christmas with a bang in our house by heading to the Liverpool Empire and watching Nativity! The Musical last week. Thanks to Liverpool Empire for review tickets – all views and opinions our own. In the words of my daughter below – it was stunning! A Strictly …

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36 Hours in Bologna with Kids
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36 Hours in Bologna with Kids

Ahead of our trip to Villa Pia in Umbria we spent 36 hours in Bologna with Kids.  Read on to see what we got up to and what are our top tips. Why Bologna with Kids? Our decision to visit Villa Pia at October half term was decided upon when …

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Santa's Christmas Party at the Cunard Building, Liverpool www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Where to see Santa at your local National Trust

Making a trip to see Santa adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season for little ones (and the young at heart) and where better to see him than at your local National Trust.  At a National Trust property Santa always seems happier, less worried about money and …

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Skiing with Kids – Packing Checklist

It took me ages and I mean AGES to decide what to pack for the girls to take on our ski holiday. So here is our skiing with kids packing checklist! I put this together when it was my first time skiing and when I was a little apprehensive about …

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Bluestone Wales Ten Top Tips www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Reviews of Bluestone Wales | Center Parcs Alternative

Bluestone Wales is a luxury UK holiday resort which is very popular due to its family friendly accommodation. Here are a number of Reviews of Bluestone Wales for you to consider before booking, it really is a fantastic Center Parcs Alternative. *Please be aware that a number of these reviews are …

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Mini Travellers Children’s Book Ideas for November 2018 www.minitravellers.co.uk (1)
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Mini Travellers Children’s Book Ideas for November 2018

As the nights draw in we’ve got some children’s fantastic books for your kids to enjoy. Do keep an eye on twitter as we will be running competitions to win copies of some of these books over the next month. Picture Books Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna (Flying …

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Zog is announced as the Julia Donaldson Film for 2018 on BBC1
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Zog is on BBC1 on Christmas Day

We enjoyed the Highway Rat last Christmas but the BBC has announced that Zog will be the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler adaptation on BBC for Christmas 2018! What time is Zog on TV? Zog is due to air on BBC1 on Christmas Day (Tuesday 25th December) at 4.50pm. Zog is …

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Matching cosy Christmas pjs for a family night in
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Matching cosy Christmas pjs for a family night in

We love to get out and about as you well know but sometime, just sometimes, there is nothing better than a night on the sofa with some hot chocolate and a film.  When it’s getting closer to Christmas it feels like its an essential! We’ve been introducing the girls (now …

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Marvel Universe LIVE! will visit Liverpool for the First Time in 2019 - you can sign-up for priority tickets!
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Marvel Universe LIVE! will visit Liverpool for the First Time in 2019 – tickets go on pre-sale TODAY!

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! COMES TO LIVERPOOL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME WITH A SHOW THAT FEATURES GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY AND MORE THAN 20 FAVOURITE MARVEL SUPER HEROES AND VILLAINS! Super hero action, thrills and drama will soar, smash and burst into Liverpool next autumn as Marvel Universe LIVE! Makes its very …

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Meet Mickey Mouse in These Unexpected Places at Disney World
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Meet Mickey Mouse in These Unexpected Places at Disney World

Mickey Mouse is everywhere at Disney World.  I don’t know how he finds the time.  The big cheese is pushing 90 and he still manages to do all of those wardrobe changes and pop up in unexpected places.  You probably have a pretty good idea of where you can find …

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Review of Villa Pia in Umbria | Family Friendly Accommodation in Italy
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Review of Villa Pia in Umbria | Family Friendly Accommodation in Italy

We arrived at Villa Pia which is situated just over the Tuscan border in Umbria around 4pm. Guests who had arrived the day before welcomed us warmly with a cold beer and a gin and tonic and we felt instantly at home. NB: We were hosted by Villa Pia but …

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Halloween Screenings at the Historic Victoria Baths
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Halloween Screenings at the Historic Victoria Baths

Last weekend, we were lucky enough to be able to take our children to see a special screening of the classic Halloween movie The Witches, adapted from the Roald Dahl book, shown in the fabulous surroundings of Victoria Baths in Manchester.   The Village Screen Pop-Up Cinema company hosted several screenings of spooky movies over the weekend, for …

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

We hope you’ve had a lovely Half Term, wherever you spent it. Unlike last year where we spent October Half Term in Wales, we flew out to Italy last week for some late sun before Winter sets in. When I am exploring the UK I tag all my UK days …

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Blackpool Tower Dungeons at Halloween
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Blackpool Tower Dungeons at Halloween

We recently visited Blackpool Tower Dungeons and I can’t believe I’ve never been before. We went as a family of four including myself and my wife plus our two kids Freddie and Daisy who are 9 and 5 years old respectively. Cost of entry is £16.50 for an adult and …

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10 things to do in Wigan with Kids
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10 things to do in Wigan with Kids

Wigan is an old industrial town located between Manchester and Liverpool. Made famous by George Orwell in his poem The Road To Wigan Pier, it is now more well known for it’s football and rugby teams. I’ve lived in this area for fourteen years now and have discovered this small …

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"This fast-paced panto-esque comedy is damningly relevant now"
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They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! | Liverpool Playhouse Review

Last night I laughed a lot watching the first night of They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! at Liverpool Playhouse. On until Saturday 3rd November “This fast-paced panto-esque comedy is damningly relevant now” (The Guardian). Anthea is a woman on the edge, out of work, and in arrears. When she gets …

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Is it worth taking kids to the Ice Bar in Liverpol? | Liverpool Ice Festival
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Ultimate Guide to Liverpool Ice Festival with Kids

On 10th November 2018 the enchanting Liverpool Ice Festival returns for another year, as Pier Head is transformed into a winter wonderland. This will be the third year for the Liverpool Ice Festival at its iconic waterfront location, featuring: Liverpool’s biggest ever ice slide Last year we went on the Ice …

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3 National Trust Days Out with Children in The Cotswolds www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 things to do in Hampshire with Kids

At Mini Travellers we’re regularly asked for our recommendations of things to do at various places and one place that often gets mentioned is Hampshire. So, we’ve finally put together a list of the 10 things to do in Hampshire with kids. This list has been compiled with assistance from …

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Review | Beverley Park in Paignton
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Review | Beverley Park in Paignton

Why should you book a stay in a caravan at Beverley Park in Paignton? Location We always holidayed in Devon when I was growing up. 3 generations would squash into my mums VW Beetle and off we would set for the 8-9 hour journey to the English Riviera. So when …

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Weekend in Knaresborough with Vauxhall Life
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Weekend in Knaresborough with Vauxhall Combo Life

Last weekend we spent a really lovely weekend in Knaresborough visiting friends and family. We had the opportunity to try out the new Vauxhall Combo Life too and see if it could cope with our family of 5 and all our stuff! In summary we are happy to confirm that …

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Review: Tabby McTat live on tour from 5th October 2018 – 30th December 2018
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Review: Tabby McTat live on tour from 5th October 2018 – 30th December 2018

On Wednesday we went to the Gala Theatre Durham to see the brand new stage adaptation of Tabby McTat. The story of Tabby McTat is based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler. Brought to the theatre by Freckle Productions. It is a much-loved story in …

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Enjoy a Hauntingly Good Half Term Day Out at Warwick Castle | WIN Family Ticket here too!
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Enjoy a Hauntingly Good Half Term Day Out at Warwick Castle | WIN Family Ticket here too!

Book tickets online by midnight on Monday 23 October and save up to 40 per cent for Warwick Castle’s frighteningly good Halloween celebrations Tickets from £15 per person or you can also enter below to WIN Family Ticket! You can see our full review of Halloween at Warwick Castle last year …

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Litter Picking with McDonalds | Love Where You Live
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Litter Picking with McDonalds | Love Where You Live

On Sunday myself and the girls met up with a team of volunteers from McDonald’s at Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester to take part in one of their regular litter patrols. We even managed to persuade the Grandparents to come along and join us too.  Read on to find out how …

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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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