Review of Azia Resort and Spa in Cyprus www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review of Azia Resort and Spa in Cyprus

Does it have a spa and a kids club? Right! We’re going there!  So this is a guest post of a First Family Holiday to Azia Resort and Spa Cyprus in October 2016. If like me, you’re a parent in the UK, you may well be feeling what I’m feeling now. …

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Review of Woodfarm Barns, Suffolk www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review of Woodfarm Barns, Suffolk

We have just returned from an incredible 5 night half term trip to Woodfarm Barns.  Lured to this perfect peaceful retreat by a Christmas offer and that was so worth it, as hubby doesn’t like champagne or chocolate so I didn’t have to share. It was also made more attractive …

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#UKexplore – February 2017

We had amazing end to February and it looks like you did too.  There was some sun, some snow, some torrential downpours and Storm Doris but the sun and the snow brought some fab photos with it too! We had a lovely weekend away at the beginning of the month …

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Things to do in Oxford with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Things to do in Oxford with Kids

Where Jo Goes tells us Oxford is the perfect place to go with children as rain or shine, there are more things to do than you could ever manage in a day or two and something for all tastes. Like Harry Potter? Oxford has that covered. Prefer Alice in Wonderland? Yes, got …

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Is Ness Gardens Worth Visiting with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is Ness Gardens Worth Visiting With Kids?

When you think of a day out with young children, you might not think a botanic garden would be high up your list of places to go, however you’d be wrong. Ness Gardens on the Wirral/Cheshire border is a brilliant place to take the kids and stretch their legs at all …

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Flying Long Haul With A 1 Year Old: A Survival Guide www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Flying Long Haul With A 1 Year Old: A Survival Guide

So you might be thinking of flying long haul with a 1 year old?  Or you might be thinking that ins’t possible? You might also be thinking I’d need a large Gin & Tonic to get through that, or you might be thinking the very thought of it gives you indigestion! …

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Snapshots from Portugal Martinhal Chaido www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Snapshots from Lisbon

I’ve got so much to say about our recent trip to Lisbon with Martinhal Family Hotels, but I also have a significant amount of photos to process and videos to make, so the full reviews of our amazing trip may take a little longer.  *Spoiler alert – we loved it! …

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Monday Escapes

Welcome Back to Monday Escapes on Monday 27th February.  It’s been a busy month for my Mini Travellers and we have just had the most fabulous trip to Portugal which I’ll be writing up very soon! If you didn’t see any of my Instagram photos whilst we were there, here …

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8 Reasons to Visit Speke Hall with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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8 Reasons to Visit Speke Hall with Kids

We are huge fans of Speke Hall here at Mini Travellers.  It’s our closest National Trust property and we go at least 4 times a year, probably more. So if you haven’t been, why do we love it and keep returning? 1.Maze which is big enough for fun but small …

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5 Things to Do in Barcelona with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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6 Things to Do in Barcelona with Kids

I’ve lost count of the times I’ve visited Barcelona over the years, I’ve been with work and with friends, I’ve been on a hen do and also on a romantic weekend break; however we have never actually been to Barcelona with kids. I was recently reading an interactive guide to …

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8 Things To Do In Plymouth Before You Catch The Ferry To France

For many travellers, Plymouth is often seen as little more than a transport hub for connecting ferry services to France. As such, the most the average traveller gets to see of the city is the odd pub or fast food outlet in the vicinity of the ferry port. Which is …

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Happy Monday are Headlining Nozstock - The Hidden Valley - Family Friendly Festival 2017
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Happy Mondays are Headlining Nozstock – The Hidden Valley – Family Friendly Festival 2017

We are off to Nozstock this year with friends, all 22 of us!  Mini Travellers sent a scoping party to Nozstock 2016 who came back raving about it (read our review here!) and said it was fabulously family friendly, so we are going en masse this year! 10 adults and …

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Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour at Echo Arena

On Wednesday we took the kids to see the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.  This was a little bit naughty (ok a lot really) as we took them to the 2.30pm showing due to some press tickets and husband announcing at Christmas that it …

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The Narnia Experience at St George's Hall www.minitravellers.co.uk Narnia 1 - Credit David Munn
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The Narnia Experience at St George’s Hall

Last night I took the girls to the Narnia Experience at St George’s Hall. The experience based on the classic children’s tale by the famous children’s author C.S. Lewis, creator of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. returns to St George’s Hall following a sell-out run in 2013 and …

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milfold - The Grab & Go Booster I Will be Using www.minitravellers.co.
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mifold – The Grab & Go Booster I Will Be Using

There has been a lot of recent discussion in the news about Booster seats. What to use, what not to use, what the new law is and when it comes into effect. So why am I considering using the mifold which isn’t a high backed booster! This isn’t a post …

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Is Travel the Secret to True Happiness? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is Travel the Secret to True Happiness?

The short answer is according to research yes – travel is the secret to true happiness! You probably know by now if you read this blog regularly that travelling makes me happy. We took 53 trips last year and I am never happier than when I am flicking through my Instagram …

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5 Reasons to Visit Domaine Des Ormes with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Reasons to Visit Domaine Des Ormes with Kids

I’ve been tasked with trying to decide which Al Fresco Holidays site we would visit this year as a family if we got the chance.  With over 71 to choose from across Europe it actually isn’t a very easy decision at all. However at end of the summer last year I …

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Review of Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester – Special Theme Lego Batman www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review of Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester – Special Theme Lego Batman

Our son is a devoted Batman fan.  At the tender age of 3 we already have multiple batman suits for every occasion and he is never without a cape, so you can imagine the excitement in our house when we learned of the new Lego Batman movie.  In celebration of …

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Monday Escapes

Welcome to Monday Escapes on Monday 13th February. I’m trying to work out how last year we managed to pack for 4 days in Portugal with just hand luggage.  I wonder if we actually took one checked in bag with us? Anyway we are off to Portugal again at the end …

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The Gruffalo Spotter www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Where You Can Find The Gruffalo in England’s Woods and Forests

The Gruffalo is going to be brought to life in the forest with new augmented reality app! In the first development of its kind, Forestry Commission England and Magic Light Pictures bring The Gruffalo characters to life in the forest through a new augmented reality app. The Gruffalo Spotter has …

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Darwin Forest Country Park, Peak District Review
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Darwin Forest Country Park, Peak District Review

Right at the beginning of February we spent a weekend at Darwin Forest Country Park just outside Matlock in the beautiful Peak District.  We (being me, my husband, our three girls and 3 Grandparents!).  As we left home on a cold Friday afternoon I hoped there would be room for us …

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Review: Bespoke Photo Books by Ella's Books www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Bespoke Photo Books by Ella’s Books

I take a lot of photographs. I take more photographs than most people I know.  However no matter how many photos you take everyone I speak to seems to have a phone or a digital camera full of photos;  everyone ‘means’ to get round to printing them off and putting them …

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Review: Lap Baby - The Hand Free Seating Aid www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: LapBaby – The Hand Free Seating Aid

The LapBaby is one of those non-essential baby items that just makes life a little easier for you (which is always welcome when you have a new baby!). Every dinner time, or every time my 4 year old asks me to play with him I have to start by deciding …

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Bookabees - Wonderful Books delivered every month www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Bookabees – New Book Club Just For Kids

Shortly before Christmas we were asked to review a brand new book subscription service – Bookabees. Bookabees, is a a new book club just for kids.   It works on a subscription basis and because the ‘Little’ subscription starts at just £4.99 a month it does fit into the perfect …

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