Review |The Little Gift | M6 Theatre Company
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Review |The Little Gift | M6 Theatre Company

As a Rochdale lass born and bred, I was only too happy to go and support our local, multi award winning M6 Theatre Company in their new show, Little Gift. NB: Laura and her family received complimentary tickets to see The Little Gift by M6 Theatre Company at The Lowry but …

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Santa's Christmas Party at the Cunard Building, Liverpool www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Cheeky Elf Academy – Top 10 Cheeky Tricks for Keeping the Magic of Christmas Alive

So we are nearly there! It’s nearly time for the kids to finish school (some of yours will have done so already) and it’s nearly actual Christmas. We love Christmas here at Mini Travellers, so much so that we spent last Christmas Day with Santa in Lapland! NB: Advertisement – …

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Horrible Histories Live on Stage, Horrible Christmas, Alexandra Palace
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Horrible Histories Live on Stage, Horrible Christmas, Alexandra Palace

Our eldest daughter turned 9 on Thursday. Whilst it’s a busy time of year for a birthday, there are so many wonderful events at which to celebrate. We chose to go to the newly reopened Alexandra Palace to see Horrible Christmas on the evening of her birthday. NB: Lucy & …

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Sleeping Beauty Christmas Pantomime at the Plaza, Stockport
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Sleeping Beauty Christmas Pantomime at the Plaza, Stockport

At the start of December, I asked my children (12, 11 and 8) what things they’d most like to do in the run up to Christmas to seriously get into the festive spirit, and was met with cries of ‘The Panto!!!’.  We’ve been to the panto at Stockport Plaza nearly …

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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree….

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree how lovely are your branches! I am a huge huge fan of a real Christmas Tree. For me it isn’t Christmas if you can’t smell the real pine branches. This year our tree once again was delivered and gifted to us from Pines and …

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Once Upon a Christmas | A Christmas show for the under 5’s in Durham City
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Once Upon a Christmas | A Christmas show for the under 5’s in Durham City

A Christmas show for the under 5’s in Durham City Yesterday we went to the Gala Theatre Durham to see the Once Upon a Christmas, a production aimed at the under 5’s. NB: Alicia received tickets to see Once Upon a Christmas in order to review but all views and opinions …

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The Elf Adventure at Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire

If you live in the North West and have children you’ve probably heard of the Ice Cream Farm in Cheshire. It’s like Willy Wonka make a children’s play area with candy canes,strawberry waterfalls, treehouses and then built a play farm in the middle with an ice cream shop too. I’m …

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Church Farm Santa Experience 2018
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Places to see Santa at Christmas in Scotland

Santa experiences can be a mixed bag. You book with fingers crossed that you won’t be at the mercy of a sarcastic elf or find yourself in the presence of a Santa with a wonky beard. But when you find a truly enchanting one, it’s a delight for both young …

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The Lost Present | An Interactive Christmas Adventure Around Leeds City Centre
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The Lost Present | An Interactive Christmas Adventure Around Leeds City Centre

With the usual enthusiasm we have for Christmas in November I joyfully arranged for myself, my mum and two girls (aged 6 and 10) to participate in “The Lost Present” an interactive Christmas adventure around Leeds city centre. NB: We were invited to review but all views and opinions are …

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Santa’s Spectacular at Willow’s Activity Farm
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Santa’s Spectacular at Willow’s Activity Farm

We were delighted to be returning to Santa’s Spectacular at Willow’s Activity Farm again this year (as we loved Santa’s Spectacular at Willow’s Activity Farm in 2017). Our three daughters, now aged 8, 6 and 3, were all equally excited, but for different reasons. NB: Lucy and her family received …

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Warwick Castle at Christmas

Despite only living an hour away, we haven’t ever managed to make it to Warwick Castle, so when we were invited to visit Warwick Castle at Christmas, we were only too happy to oblige! Making full use of our Knights Costume and Sword, we arrived in the Castle grounds and …

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Christmas at the London Transport Museum

I should probably start by declaring that the London Transport Museum has, for years, been one of our go-to attractions in London. Not only does it have lots of buses and trains to play on (always a winner with our 6 year old son) but it has also been very …

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The Elf Adventure Challenge at Cheshire Ice Cream Farm www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 reasons to visit the Elf Adventure at the Ice Cream Farm

10 reasons to visit the Elf Adventure at the Ice Cream Farm It’s an excellent alternative to a Santa visit for younger ones. For those who are still working the whole Santa thing out and may still be a little wary of the Big Jolly Man in the bright red …

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Christmas at Harlow Carr | Glow Winter Illuminations www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Christmas at Harlow Carr | Glow Winter Illuminations

Have you wondered whether to take the kids to the Glow Winter Illuminations at Harlow Carr? On now in 2018 from 22 Nov – 29 Dec 2018. Here is our review from 2017! Ever since the children were babies, one of our favourite things about Christmas is the lights; so many …

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10 places to meet Santa in London

It’s that time of year, where the big man himself starts popping up all over London. A visit to Santa in London can be truly magical and memorable experience. However it is good to do a bit of research to avoid it transcending into a day of queuing and disappointment. …

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