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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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Books to Read on Holiday www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain | The Birmingham Stage Company
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Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain | The Birmingham Stage Company

Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain by the Birmingham Stage Company at the Garrick Theatre, 2 pm or 4 pm. This play alternates with Gangsta Granny. The performance lasted just over an hour. This play was very suitable for children aged 5 to 12; this group made up 60% of the very …

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Jurassic Kingdom Tour | Family Day Out www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Jurassic Kingdom Tour | Family Day Out

I took my 3 children (10, 9 and 7) to visit the Jurassic Kingdom outdoor exhibition at Phillips Park in Manchester.  The exhibition is touring the country, and was in Manchester for about 3 weeks before heading off to Blackpool.  Jurassic Kingdom is basically a guided walkway around the park, …

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Fentimans Botanical Summer Drinks - Perfect for Picnics
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Fentimans Botanical Summer Drinks – Perfect for Picnics

We love a picnic here at Mini Travellers and this week you have the chance to win a hamper full of Botanical Summer drinks from Fentimans. Some of these drinks make me think of my childhood with Dandelion & Burdock and Curiosity Cola, others make perfect mixers with gin like …

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The Wizard of Oz | The Plaza Stockport www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Wizard of Oz | The Plaza Stockport

My 3 children (10, 9 and 7) and I went to see the Wizard of Oz production at the Plaza in Stockport on its opening night last night.  The film version with Judy Garland is one of my favourites of all time, so I was probably as excited as the …

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Ruzizi Tented Lodge | Akagera National Park www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Ruzizi Tented Lodge | Akagera National Park

As part of our Family Holiday to Rwanda we spent two fabulous days in Akagera National Park staying at Ruzizi Tented Lodge. Ruzizi Tented Lodge was the loveliest place we stayed in Rwanda and by far the most exciting for our three girls aged 6, 5 and 5.  I mean …

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Ferry across the Mersey | Family Day Out www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Ferry across the Mersey including Spaceport | Family Day Out

On a sunny but blustery day in the Summer holidays I took the girls on a Ferry across the Mersey on Mersey Ferries. If you’re anything like me you can’t actually make that statement without singing it to the tune of the Gerry & The Pacemakers hit. We went to take …

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Silver Cross Avia Stroller| Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Silver Cross Avia Stroller| Review

When you go away with toddlers, their mode of transport has a large impact on how smoothly things will go. Wrestling a small child as well as a pushchair, can be tricky at the best of times and even more so when you attend a festival. This is when you …

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Travel Tips | Review of Sleepyhead Grande Pod www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips | Review of Sleepyhead Grand Pod

The Sleepyhead Grand is a unique multi-functional stage 2 pod, which makes the Sleepyhead a complete sleep system. It is aimed at children aged 8-36 months (the Sleepyhead Deluxe is also available for babies aged 0-8months). The pod doubles up as a lounger, for sleeping and is fantastic to use …

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Deer Shed Festival with a Toddler www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Deer Shed Festival with a Toddler

Deer Shed Festival 8 – how much fun could my toddler possibly have? Over the weekend of 21st-23rd July 2017 we were invited to Deer Shed Festival at Baldersby Park, Thirsk. I have been to a lot of the big named festivals over the past 10 years, but this was …

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Noah's Ark Zoo Farm Review | Family Fun in Bristol www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Review | Family Fun in Bristol

With the summer holidays now firmly upon us, I’m sure I’m not the only parent out there to be hunting down exciting things to do with our kids, or on the lookout for wonderful new places to take them for a lovely day out. So this is where I would …

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