October Half Term at Woburn Safari Park www.minitravellers.co.uk
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October Half Term at Woburn Safari Park

Mini Travellers on Safari… in Bedfordshire with an October half term trip to Woburn Safari Park. A day at Woburn Safari Park starts with a Road Safari drive in your own car. The drive usually takes around an hour, but could be stretched out for longer, as long as your …

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Review: Why The Whales Came | The Lowry Theatre www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Why The Whales Came | The Lowry Theatre

I took two of my children (11 and 7) to the Lowry theatre in Salford during half term to see an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Why The Whales Came. Produced by Wizard Presents, it stars Danyah Miller in a mesmerising one-woman theatrical storytelling performance. Set during World War I, When …

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Attingham Park at Halloween | National Trust Days Out www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Attingham Park at Halloween | National Trust Days Out

During our week in Newtown in Wales we decided to drive an hour to visit Attingham Park National Trust as it came highly recommended by other parents. Having checked on the website and realising that there was a Spooky Trail on, I packed the bag of fancy dress I had added …

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Tatton Park at Halloween | National Trust Days Out www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Tatton Park at Halloween | National Trust Days Out

Find out what’s on at Tatton Park at Halloween and whether you should go! I visited Tatton Park at Halloween with my three children (11, 9 and 7). There were Halloween activities in the Old Hall, Mansion House, Gardens and the Farm. We started at the Old Hall, which is set …

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Utah Beach D-Day Museum | Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Utah Beach D-Day Museum | Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France

On our way home from our week exploring Brittany we needed to find something to do close to Cherbourg before our 5pm ferry and so we ended up at the Utah Beach D-Day Museum. We were staying further down in France in Redon, so we wanted to drive the 3-4 …

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Hayfield Camping and Caravanning Club Site
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Hayfield Camping and Caravanning Club

Is Hayfield Camping and Caravanning Club perfect for a Motorhome! We recently visited the Hayfield Camping and Caravanning Club Site in our new Elddis Autoquest motorhome, with our three children (aged,7, 9 and 11) and our dog. The site is very conveniently located in the village of Hayfield in the …

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A Joules Picnic for a Sunny Afternoon www.minitravellers.co.uk
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7 National Trust Days Out with Children in the North East

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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Monday Escapes www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Monday Escapes

Good Morning and welcome to Monday Escapes. What have we been up to? We are currently on our half term holidays in Wales and looking forward to exploring Powis, Montgommery and Whelshpool. We will be making use of our National Trust passes I’m sure this week, and if you’re looking …

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Travel Tips: GoGo squeeZ snacks | Mini Travellers Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: GoGo squeeZ snacks | Mini Travellers Review

We were recently asked to try out the GoGo squeeZ snack range of fruit snacks and YogurtZ pouches in a variety of flavours. *NB This is a collaborative post with GoGo squeeZ. We had some friends over for the weekend and were going on a walk out to some islands near us, …

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Afternoon Tea and Spa at The Midland Hotel with Spa Seekers www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Afternoon Tea and Spa at The Midland Hotel with Spa Seekers

During October I was lucky enough to be invited to Afternoon Tea and Spa at The Midland Hotel with Spa Seekers to try out their Autumn Spa Day package. It was an even nicer opportunity as I got the chance to spend the afternoon with some of my favourite people …

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Thank You Steve

Thank You Steve Thank you Steve for your tablet invention. Your quantum leap in boredom prevention.   There’s only so much i-Spy one can do on a 3 hour journey across the M62.   And so when we fly our kids now only complain Oh why isn’t there Wifi on …

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Fortieth Festival Party | Festival Themed Garden Party
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Fortieth Festival Party | Festival Themed Garden Party

So what do you do when you have spent a Summer at Festivals with the kids and you turn 40 in the October. You have a Fortieth Festival party! Why ever not! Well the reason you shouldn’t I suppose is because I had decided not to have a party: I …

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Quick Ferry to France or Slow Ferry to France? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Quick Ferry to France or Slow Ferry to France?

On our trip to Brittany in August we took the slow ferry to France from Portsmouth to Caen and the quick ferry back from Cherbourg to Portsmouth here is what we thought of both options. We haven’t done Ferries since the kids were born. In fairness I haven’t taken a …

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5 Reasons to Visit Norfolk with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Reasons to Visit Norfolk with Kids

Norfolk is just over 2 hours from London and here are 5 Reasons why you should visit Norfolk with kids. *NB Post created in collaboration with Norfolk Country Cottages. BeWILDerwood! BeWILDerwood is a huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. There are treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, …

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Loch Tay
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Loch Tay for Families

Loch Tay in Scotland, surrounded by mist capped mountains, is just stunning and the wealth of activities available nearby make it a fabulous destination for the whole family to enjoy. We visit Loch Tay regularly and it’s simply impossible to get bored. Less than two hours drive from both Glasgow …

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Ski Resort Prices www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Where are the Cheapest Places to Ski this Winter

According to research (produced in partnership with Crystal Ski Holidays) this year’s report by the Post Office, the UK’s leading provider of foreign currency, has found that Ski resort prices are down in three-quarters of the 22 European resorts surveyed¹ *This post has been created in collaboration with Post Office …

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Learning to Drive | Parents Fears www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Learning to Drive | Parents’ Fears

Recent research by breakdown cover provider RAC, has discovered that nearly half of all learner drivers, who pass their driving test at a young age, will have their own car to enjoy afterwards. NB: Post created in collaboration with the RAC. Driving is such a major part of travelling these …

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Will my kids enjoy the new £3m adventure park William’s Den?
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William’s Den | The Brand New Adventure Attraction in Yorkshire

Will my kids enjoy the new £3m adventure park William’s Den? If you take the kids to the new William’s Den you must remember to take them a change of clothes and a towel! Whatever the weather, kids are drawn to the rainmaker shower in the indoor area like a …

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Winter Lodges
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Family Winter Holidays in 2017 and 2018

*This post has been created in collaboration with The Family Holidays Company. The magic of winter is just around the corner and we can’t wait for the holidays! The wonderful Christmas Markets, the beautiful ornaments, the ice skate rinks, the occasional snowflakes, the Christmas sales… who doesn’t love winter? Sure, …

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Maison de la Nature et des Mégalithes at St Just www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Maison de la Nature et des Mégalithes at St Just with Children

What we loved about Maison de la Nature et des Mégalithes at St Just and how it can work with Children too. One of the things arranged for us on our trip in Brittany was a visit to the Maison de la Nature et des Mégalithes at St Just. There have been …

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CBeebies The Snow Queen Ticket Ballot
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CBeebies The Snow Queen Ticket Ballot

It’s that time of year again; when applications are to be made for tickets to the recording of the CBeebies Christmas Show.  The ballot is open, for one week only from today until 17th October 2017. This year the CBeebies Christmas Show will be CBeebies The Snow Queen, and they’re …

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Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment | Tickets on Sale now! www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment | Tickets on Sale now!

Tickets go on Priority Sale for Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment at the Echo Arena Liverpool today! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favourite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to Echo Arena Liverpool from Wednesday 11th April until Sunday 15th …

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Review: BookBeat the new audio book streaming service www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: BookBeat the new audio book streaming service

Why BookBeat – the new audio book streaming service – is the perfect travel companion! This post is in collaboration with BookBeat. For £12.90 per month, BookBeat gives listeners unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks, which you can access whenever they like, through your phone. BookBeat is only available in the UK. …

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Monday Escapes www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Monday Escapes

Good Morning Monday, it’s the week that ends with my 40th birthday party and me turning 40 on Wednesday this week – argh! What have we been up to? We had a fun weekend with friends last weekend and wandered out to Hilbre Island to give the dogs a run …

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