DC Super Heroes Swimwear from Zoggs
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Monday Escapes

Good Morning and welcome to Monday Escapes on Monday 18th June. If you haven’t seen it already why not take a look at our video we made in Kalkan! This week the link up is being hosted by Claire at Tin Box Traveller and Lisa at Travel Loving Family. You’ll …

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Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park  | Best Safari in Africa?
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14 Nights in Malawi | Our Malawi Family Holiday with Responsible Safari Company

We spent 14 nights in Malawi over Easter and some of you asked why Malawi, or maybe why a Malawi Family Holiday? What is there in Malawi, why did you chose Malawi as your next adventure destination? Lot of questions as to why? The answer put simply was why not! …

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Review Keswick Mountain Festival with Blacks
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Review Keswick Mountain Festival with Blacks

The excitement began as soon as we heard about the Keswick Mountain Festival.  What more could you ask for from a festival than camping near the mountains and being able to swim in the lake! We decided to pack two small tents rather than the big family tent as we …

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Elderflower Fields Festival Review | Taking the Plunge on our First Family Friendly Festival
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Elderflower Fields Festival Review | Taking the Plunge on our First Family Friendly Festival

After seeing Elderflower Fields Festival included in Mini Travellers’ list of Family Friendly Festivals we were delighted to have the opportunity to go. Our daughters, aged 8, 6 & 2, love music, toasting marshmallows, and getting muddy, so we knew they would have the time of their lives. My husband …

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War Horse at The Lowry
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War Horse at The Lowry

I’m not going to lie, when my husband said we were going to see War Horse at The Lowry, I wasn’t thrilled.  I love the theatre but I’m not a huge fan of war films (I haven’t seen the film or read the book). I find war films difficult to …

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Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
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WIN a Family Ticket| Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is a music festival which takes place every year during the second week of July in the beautiful town of Llangollen, North Wales. The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has announced its star-studded concert line-up for 2018, featuring performances from best-selling artist, Alfie Boe, prolific recording …

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Deer Shed Festival 9
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What to expect at Deer Shed Festival 9 – Making Waves

The ninth edition of the north’s favourite family festival, Deer Shed Festival 9, is shaping up to showcase its biggest ever programme of family friendly music, arts and science and we are going! Here is what Deer Shed Festival themselves have to say about it! Deer Shed Festival 9 – taking …

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Shrek The Musical
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Shrek the Musical Review | Liverpool Empire

Last night I was lucky enough to be able to take my two boys age 5 and 7 to the Empire Theatre in Liverpool to see the touring production of Shrek the Musical. We were greeted on the red carpet by theatre staff all wearing Shrek ears, and as we …

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Satemwa Tea Estate with Kids
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Satemwa Tea Estate with Kids

During our time at Satemwa Tea Estate we had one full day to explore and discover what the Satemwa Tea Estate has to offer for kids. We had a leisurely start to the day with breakfast being cooked for us, and served by the staff that take care of the …

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#FeedTheirPlayfulNature with Munch Bunch Organic
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#FeedTheirPlayfulNature with Munch Bunch Organic

So we are always looking for new snacks to eat on the go and so when Britmum got in touch and asked us if we wanted to try out some of the Munch Bunch Organic range and see if the girls wanted to #FeedTheirPlayfulNature we thought we should give it …

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Bell Tent Glamping with Bell Tent Boutique
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Bell Tent Glamping with Bell Tent Boutique

From my first click on Bell Tent Boutique’s website, I was hooked on the idea of a Bell Tent and their promise of Happy Bell Tent Glamping. When I called to explain that we were first time campers due to be at our first family festival in just over a …

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Swallows and Amazons – Storyhouse, Chester
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Review | Swallows and Amazons at Storyhouse, Chester

After the success of The Secret Seven at Christmas, we were excited about returning to this fabulous theatre to watch Swallows and Amazons at The Storyhouse, Chester for the Saturday matinee. Bryony Lavery’s new adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons was in the words of a six year old – Epic! So …

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5 Fathers Day Ideas for a Dad that loves to Travel
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5 Fathers Day Ideas for a Dad that loves to Travel

So it’s that time of year that I start to panic about what I’m going to buy my hubby for Fathers Day (in 2018 Fathers Day in Sunday 17th June). He’s at the age (an old age according to the girls) that means he pretty much has everything that he …

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Diono Traverze Stroller Review | Lightweight Stroller for Travel
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Diono Traverze Stroller Review | Lightweight Stroller for Travel

We are at the point of not needing a buggy all the time with our nearly 2-year-old because she is always wanting to walk or scoot with her older brother and sister. However, we can’t say goodbye to a buggy just yet especially when we are travelling with the kids. …

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Mount Mulanje with Kids
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Mount Mulanje with Kids

In between our time at Game Haven Lodge and Zomba Forest Lodge we made a slight detour (3 hour detour) to visit Mount Mulanje. We decided to visit Mount Mulanje mainly because we’d read up on the fact that you could get some of the best views in Malawi from …

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Review: The Snail and the Whale at The Lowry Theatre
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Review: The Snail and the Whale at The Lowry Theatre

As a family we love to go to the theatre, and we are avid Julia Donaldson fans so when the opportunity to see The Snail and the Whale at The Lowry Theatre came up, I naturally jumped at the chance. Unfortunately there was a mix up with tickets, and although …

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Mini Travellers Children's Book Ideas for June 2018
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Mini Travellers Children’s Book Ideas for June 2018

With the holidays fast approaching it’s the perfect time to start thinking about children’s book ideas to keep the kids entertained. Picture books You Choose in Space by Pippa Goodheart and Nick Sharratt (Puffin) You Choose in Space is the most recent book in this popular series. Each page is …

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Review: Legally Blonde The Musical
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Review: Legally Blonde The Musical

Legally Blonde The Musical starring Rita Simons as Paulette Bonafonte, Lucie Jones as Elle Woods and Bill Ward as Professor Callahan arrived at the Liverpool Empire this week until Saturday 9th June and I can highly recommend you book tickets to go and see it. The smash hit Broadway and …

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Zomba Forest Lodge with Kids
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Zomba Forest Lodge with Kids

On arrival at Zomba Forest Lodge it was clear we had arrived somewhere very special indeed. Zomba Forest Lodge run by Tom & Petal is set within 20 acres of mixed woodland towards the top of the Zomba Mountain and it feels like you’re arriving at an exclusive retreat. It’s …

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DC Super Heroes Swimwear from Zoggs
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DC Super Heroes Swimwear from Zoggs

I’m sure we all know that DC Super Heroes are not just about boys and that Girls can be Super Heroes too, in fact I wrote a full post about that a while ago.  But Zoggs have just launched a new DC Super Heroes swimwear range with products for women, …

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Pumulani Lodge Review | Robin Pope Safaris
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Monday Escapes

Good Morning and welcome to Monday Escapes, you’ll find the link up at the bottom of this post! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic half term. We’ve been in Turkey and had a fantastic time. The kids have literally loved it and if they are having a lovely time …

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Kalkan Regency Hotel | Family Friendly Hotel in Kalkan, Turkey
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Kalkan Regency Hotel | Family Friendly Hotel in Kalkan, Turkey

We’ve just had the most fabulous week at a family friendly hotel in Kalkan, The Kalkan Regency Hotel, hosted by Simpson Travel.  I know already that I am going to be raving about this place for some time to come, and could genuinely see us returning again very soon. If …

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On the Tiger Trail at Knowsley Safari Park
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On the Tiger Trail at Knowsley Safari Park

We were invited this half term to be among the first to experience the new Amur Tiger Trail at Knowsley Safari Park.  The Tiger Trail officially opened on 25 May, allowing visitors to get up close to the park’s two resident Amur tigers – sisters Sinda and Bira.  Of the nine …

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Ilam Park to Dovedale Stepping Stones | National Trust
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#UKexplore May 2018

Once again in May we haven’t spent a lot of time exploring the UK, to be honest in between Malawi, Lisbon and our week in Turkey at the end of the month we haven’t been around a lot! When I am exploring the UK I tag all my UK days …

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