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4 National Trust Days Out with Children in Yorkshire

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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#UKexplore July 2017 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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#UKexplore July 2017

We are now mid way through the school Summer Holidays and the amount of photos that you have been tagging has been amazing. I’ve loved seeing what you have all been up to and we are about to start our UK adventures too, having just spent a week in Corsica. …

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How to Enjoy a Holiday with Toddlers and Actually Get a Break www.minitravellers.co.uk
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How to Enjoy a Holiday with Toddlers and Actually Get a Break

Can you enjoy a Holiday with Toddlers and get a break? Before we went on our first holiday with our daughter, 8 month old Chloe, a friend told me to erase all memories of previous holidays because it will never be the same! You have to Adjust your Expectations.   You …

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Glamping in Yorkshire | Humble Bee Farm www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Glamping in Yorkshire | Humble Bee Farm

My husband is not a fan of sleeping anywhere without 4 brick walls and good solid foundations.  So I decided to start him at the top of the tree, at the best glamping site I could find, in the hope that he’d see camping could be fun.  So I booked …

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London’s Summer Showtime: T20 Cricket At Kia Oval

Cricket isn’t the first sport you think of for taking the kids for an afternoon out.  It’s all afternoon tea, men in blazers and big hats and polite applause, well not so if you go to a T20 Cricket match. T20 is a summer based cricket competition where each county …

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Tinto Hotel Lanarkshire | Family Friendly Hotel www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Tinto Hotel Lanarkshire | Family Friendly Hotel

Nestled in beautiful countryside in Lanarkshire in the Scottish Lowlands, the Tinto Hotel, near Biggar, is a lovely place for an overnight stay or a short countryside break.  Its advantages include its proximity to the bustling cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh (under an hour to each) and its setting in …

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The Shropshire Kids Festival
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10 Top Tips for Surviving a Festival with Kids

We love a Family Friendly Festival here at Mini Travellers and have some great reviews on the site linked to these posts, Dates of the Top 15 Family Friendly Festivals 2017 and Dates of the Top 16 Family Friendly Festivals 2018. Family Friendly Festivals are amazing and wonderful for children …

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Travel Tips: Splash About Swimwear for Babies www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: Splash About Swimwear for Babies

When going abroad with the prospect of sun, sea and sand one of the first things in the case is swimwear. Hugh could spend hours on the beach so we needed something for Matilda, even at 8 weeks old. Knowing that swimwear for a baby is a little more complicated …

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Travel Tips | Review of Ergo Pouch Sleeping Bag www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips | Review of Ergo Pouch Sleeping Bag

So what is the Ergo Pouch Sleeping Bag An organic cotton sleep suit that can be converted into a sleeping bag with legs, perfect for walkers or moving baby to a car seat. I reviewed a 1.0 Tog sleep suit bag in size 8-24 months. My little boy is 19 …

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A Weekend On the Fylde Coast - aka Blackpool!  www.minitravellers.co.uk
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A Weekend on the Fylde Coast – aka Blackpool! 

Ah, the inset day. That most hallowed of days when you can visit what is usually an incredibly busy attraction on a, relatively, quiet day. I pore over the school calendar every year looking for them and the most favourite of ours is the one on a Friday at the beginning of …

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Log Cabins in the Lake District | Neaum Crag, Skelwith Bridge www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Log Cabins in the Lake District | Neaum Crag, Skelwith Bridge

A Trip to the Lake District to Neaum Crag – Searching for a Monster Cave and a Real-Life Money Tree! As a busy family of four we jumped at the chance of disappearing to the mountains for a few days of nothing but walks, picnics and mountain adventures. And where …

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Canoeing in Rwanda on the Mukungwa River with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Canoeing in Rwanda on the Mukungwa River with Kids

One of the best things we did in Rwanda during our Rwanda Adventure was to go canoeing on the Mukungwa River just outside Musanze with Kingfisher Journeys. When we booked our trip to Rwanda, practically everyone who didn’t say “Is it Safe?” asked “Is there anything for the kids to …

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5 Things to do in Manchester with the Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Things to do in Manchester with the Kids

I grew up just outside Manchester and don’t live that far away now.  As a family we are in Manchester a lot and the kids love getting on the train from Liverpool and heading over to spend the day there, so here are my 5 Things to do in Manchester …

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5 of the Best Holiday Destinations for Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 of the Best Holiday Destinations for Kids

You know that feeling of responsibility when you arrive at the beach with your family for the first time. You need to have found sand that’s soft enough for your partner’s delicate toes and yet strong enough to form the foundations of the kids’ mightiest sand castle.  The sea needs …

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Renewing a Child Passport Online www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Renewing a Child Passport Online

So recently we had to renew not one but three child passports so I actually feel like something of an expert in the area.  I’m not, obviously, so don’t hold me to that but I thought I’d share some tips and some of the things you have to think about …

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Travelling with Children | Is it Better by Train? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travelling with Children | Is it Better by Train?

For most the 6 Week Summer Holidays start tomorrow, Friday 21st July.  The end of school term and the start of the school holidays always sees increased traffic on our already congested roads as thousands of us make a break for the seaside, the airport, our childhood homes, or simply …

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Top 5 Hotels Where Kids Go Free www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Top 5 Hotels Where Kids Go Free

Planning that perfect family holiday? Choosing the best place to stay is not always easy. We know that bringing your children along can make the price of a holiday sky-rocket. That’s why we’ve done the research for you. We have put together a list of the Top 5 Hotels Where …

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Cornbury Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Cornbury Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival

Unbeknownst to us, this was the final year of Cornbury Festival. Which is so disappointing for a lot reasons, which you will find out more as you read on. One of this year’s sponsors was Dorset Cereals. Having them on board was a really great idea, especially for the people camping there over the …

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Family Friendly Villas in Corsica www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Monday Escapes

Welcome Back to Monday Escapes on Monday 17th July.  Some of you may already have kids who have finished for the Summer, some of you may have kids that finish this week or some of you might not have to care about kids summer holidays at all.  This will be …

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DFDS Ferries – Better than Flying?

We have just returned and survived a 2000 mile road trip to the south west of France with a 5 year old and a 9 year old. In fact  more than survive, we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our touring holiday. Having found a campsite near Torreilles, close to the …

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and Kids! www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and Kids!

One of the most amazing things I have ever done is Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda – it was quite simply INCREDIBLE. When we decided to head out to Rwanda to take part in the Friends of Rwandan Rugby tourists tour we knew we wanted to try and see the gorillas …

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Review Martinhal Chiado Lisbon Portugal www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Lisbon with Children

Earlier this year we had a wonderful break in Lisbon with Children aged 6, 5 and 5.  We spent 4 days in the city and at a beach hotel just outside the city and loved the whole trip so much we are seriously considering a trip back there at October …

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Where to stay in Mauritius with Children www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Star All Inclusive Family Holidays

We know that spending time looking for restaurants that have your children’s favourite meal, waiting for hours to be served and being left with a massive bill at the end of it isn’t anyone’s ideal family holiday. That’s why we have carefully selected the best 5 Star All Inclusive Family …

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Camping with a Baby www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Top Tips for Camping with a Baby

Here are some top tips for Camping with a Baby. Most people I chat to start with the premise that it can’t be done, shouldn’t be done, or that they simply wouldn’t do it! However here are some Top Tips for Camping with a Baby from me and some other …

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