Beauty and the Beast | Unity Theatre
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Review | Beauty and the Beast at Unity Theatre Liverpool

Unity Theatre, Action Transport Theatre and DaDaFest (a Liverpool disability and Deaf arts organisation)  have turned the age old classic of Beauty and the Beast into something that little bit different this Christmas. NB: We were invited to watch Beatty and the Beast at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool and …

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Ultimate Family Guide To Disneyland Paris
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Ultimate Family Guide To Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is one of the most magical places in the world to visit with kids. If you are a planning a family getaway to Disneyland then here’s everything you need to know about a family trip to Disneyland Paris; from where to stay, to what to do, to how …

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Winter Wonderland Liverpool | Santa at the Bombed Out Church | Review
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Winter Wonderland Liverpool | Santa at the Bombed Out Church | Review

Liverpool’s famous “bombed out church” at the bottom of Hardman Street has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland for Christmas, so with the promise of an action packed creative hour or so, culminating in a visit to Santa,  5 year old Oscar and Martha and I went along to sample …

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What's on at Christmas in Liverpool 2018
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What’s on at Christmas in Liverpool 2018

There is so much going on this Christmas in Liverpool 2018 from the Christmas markets, to Liverpool ONE festivities, to family events and the Ice festival down on Pierhead! Liverpool Ice Festival We took a visit to Liverpool Ice Festival which is now in its third year. The ice rink, …

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Santa's Lapland Search for Santa Day | Mini Travellers
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Santa at the Chill Factore in Manchester

This Saturday as we welcomed in the month of December, we made the journey across the M62 to visit Santa in the snow.  I know the weather keeps going a bit mad, but this wasn’t one of those occasions, we were going to see Santa at the Chill Factore in …

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Church Farm Santa Experience 2018
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Church Farm Santa Experience 2018

I have heard people wax lyrical about the Church Farm Santa Experience for years now but for one reason or another we have never made it. With kids aged 8, 7 and 7 I feared we had left it too late to get the best out of it, and whilst …

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Mini Travellers Children’s Book Ideas for December 2018 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Mini Travellers Children’s Book Recommendations for December

It’s not long until Christmas and we’ve got a fantastic selection of festive books for you, perfect for presents and stocking fillers for the children and teens in your life. NB: This post contains some affiliate links. Picture books Grandpa Christmas by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Jim Field (Egmont)  Every …

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Stick Man - Live on Stage | The Lowry
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Stick Man – Live on Stage | The Lowry

Our review of Scamp Theatre’s fabulous adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stickman – live on stage! NB: Katy and her family received complementary tickets to see Stickman at the Lowry but all views and opinions are their own. We absolutely love the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler  stories in …

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Christmas at William's Den, Yorkshire
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Christmas at William’s Den, Yorkshire

William’s Den is an adventure play centre, but not the brightly coloured soft play type, it’s made entirely of natural wood and has large indoor and outdoor areas with water and sand features. NB: Emma and family were invited to William’s Den to experience Christmas but all views and opinions …

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Forest of Bowland
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UKexplore November 2018

We’ve had some really fun UK days out this month and are a little sad that the cold really does seem to have set in. We enjoyed some lovely warm days in the Forest of Bowland and had a great winter walk including a family photo shoot too. When I …

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Christmas with David Charles London Dresses
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Christmas with David Charles London Dresses

We’ve been sent these utterly lovely David Charles London dresses ahead of the festive season and if I don’t say so myself I think they suit the girls a lot. However it isn’t just me that can take advantage of the gorgeous dresses you can all too as I’ve got …

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12 Christmas Gift Ideas for Gin Loving Mothers (or Fathers!) www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Christmas Gift Ideas for Gin Lovers

Looking for gifts for gin lovers? Here are some Christmas Gift Ideas for Gin Loving Mothers (or Fathers!) or even just things you can buy yourself to celebrate the Christmas spirit! NB: Some of these items have been gifted to me, some haven’t, some contain affiliate links, many don’t.  Gin …

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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto | The Snow Queen at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre
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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto | The Snow Queen at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre

Get your festive dancing shoes on … a Mini Travellers favourite the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto is back for Christmas 2018 (this is a no spoilers review!) Late November our Christmas countdown began (much to the disgruntlement of my husband who would put our Christmas Tree up on Christmas Eve if …

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Christmas Gifts for a Family that Loves to Travel
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Christmas Gifts for a Family that Loves to Travel

Our top gifts for travel lovers So it’s that time of year that I start to panic about what I’m going to buy everyone for Christmas.  Thankfully, everyone in the family is as equally travel obsessed as me so at least I have a starting point.. So here are a …

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What to do in Paris in 24 Hours www..minitravellers.co.uk
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Christmas Markets with National Express

Last weekend we took a trip from Liverpool to Manchester Christmas market by National Express coach read on to find out what we thought of National Express coaches and the service. NB: In the interests of full disclosure this is a paid campaign with National Express and it isn’t something …

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The Perfect Holiday Gone Wrong: What to do When Bad Weather Strikes
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The Perfect Holiday Gone Wrong: What to do When Bad Weather Strikes

Sun, sea, sand, and sightseeing… the 4 essentials to many great family getaways. Unfortunately, these are also 4 things that aren’t always quite so enjoyable in the pouring rain! While Britain may well have a reputation when it comes to bad weather, even the sunniest of shores can turn grey, …

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Hogwarts in the Snow | Warner Brothers Studio Tour
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Hogwarts in the Snow | Warner Brothers Studio Tour

I’ve been a fan of Harry Potter since I first read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone back in 1997. I’ve read all the books and seen all the films, so to say I was excited about going on the Warner Brothers Studio Tour is a bit of an understatement! …

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Ultimate Guide to Paris with Kids
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Things to do in Paris with Kids

I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Paris and know where my favourite places are, but as we are heading to Paris next year with the kids for the first time, I put a callout for some fellow bloggers to tell me all about their favourite Things …

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Enchanted at Knowsley Safari Park
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Enchanted at Knowsley Safari Park

It seems that these days just meeting Father Christmas is not quite enough, there has to be some sort of experience attached too. Knowsley Safari Parks version is “Enchanted”, an evening event after the traditional safari experience is closed. We went along last Saturday and it is actually rather good! …

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Review | 8k Flexwarm Gilet
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Review | 8k Flexwarm Gilet

So I’ve recently been sent a Flexwarm Gilet or what you may also describe as a bodywarmer to review. Here are my thoughts and the pros and cons: NB: This post was created in collaboration with 8K Flexwarm, who provided a heated gilet for review, but all views and opinions expressed …

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Watching Liverpool FC Womens play at Prenton Park
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Watching Liverpool FC Womens play at Prenton Park

Liverpool FC Women, formerly known as Liverpool Ladies Football Club, is a women’s football club affiliated with Liverpool Football Club. The team currently plays in the FA Women’s Super League, the highest division of women’s football in England and they now play at Prenton Park, the home of Tranmere Rovers. …

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Christmas at Thomas Land
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Christmas At Theme Parks

Have you started planning your family Christmas days out? We love Christmas at theme parks and find that at this time of year they’re always decorated and full of festive fun. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite parks to visit at Christmas time in the UK. We’ll also …

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Top 10 Podcasts for Kids
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Top 10 Podcasts for Kids

What if there was a way you could get your kids to spend less time on the screens of their phones, TV, Computers or tablets and still deliver educational content to them? When the concept of podcasts came around, the main target was adults but over the years, these podcasts …

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Things to do in Paris with Toddlers

We are off to Paris next year and whilst it’s now been a few years since I had toddlers, as I’ve been checking out what we are going to do when we are there, I have been reminded of all the things you can do in Paris with Toddlers. NB: …

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