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Santa’s Lapland Search for Santa Day | Mini Travellers

Search for Santa Day with Santa’s Lapland Christmas treats for kids don’t get much better than going to Lapland and meeting the real Father Christmas – do they?  They don’t but you do need to think about a few things to get the best out of it!  So please do take some …

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20 Top Tips for Visiting Lapland www.minitravellers.co.uk
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20 Top Tips for Visiting Lapland

20 Top Tips for Visiting Lapland! Christmas treats for kids don’t get much better than going to Lapland and meeting the real Father Christmas – do they?  They don’t but you do need to think about a few things to get the best out of it!  So here are 20 Top Tips …

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Alice in Winterland, The Rose Theatre, Kingston
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An Epic Adventure in Wonderland this Christmas

An Epic Adventure in Wonderland this Christmas with Alice in Winterland, The Rose Theatre, Kingston The Rose Theatre’s Christmas production is becoming as much a part of our children’s Christmas as mince pies and pantomime. With Amelia now 8 and Florence nearly 6, it is wonderful to be able to …

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Getting Ready for Christmas www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Getting Ready for Christmas

Last year I explained how much I love Christmas and how Christmas has changed over on Fuelled by Latte and this year it is changing again.  For the first time since the girls were born we are actually heading to Santa’s Lapland for Christmas Day and so there has been a lot …

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Review | The Extraordinary Tale of Holly Christmas | The Lowry
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The Extraordinary Tale of Holly Christmas | The Lowry

The Lowry, which presents some of the UK’s largest touring work has commissioned Salford based theatre company Colour the Clouds to produce a brand new Christmas show The Extraordinary Tale of Holly Christmas. Colour the Clouds joined The Lowry’s Associate Artist programme in 2017 after the success of Aleena’s Garden (Review here), a sensory …

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How to Tell the Kids they are Visiting Santa in Lapland with Printable Lapland Boarding Pass | Santa’s Lapland

How would you tell the kids you were going to Santa’s Lapland? This Christmas we booked in a trip to Santa’s Lapland in February! We decided before we agreed it all that we weren’t going to tell them in February, as that’s a long time to wait when you’re 39 …

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Reasons to Explore Theatreland with an under-5 this Winter
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2 Reasons to Explore Theatreland with an under-5 this Winter

The Gruffalo’s Child at the Lyric Theatre & The Hungry Caterpillar at the Ambassador’s Theatre are 2 Reasons to Explore Theatreland with an under-5 this Winter. I have two daughters (aged 8 & 5) who are at school, and Nancy, who is just two. Nancy has not known life without …

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Christmas Screenings at Victoria Baths
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Christmas Screenings at Victoria Baths

Christmas screenings at Victoria Baths ours was Miracle on 34th Street Last weekend, we were lucky enough to see a special screening of one of our fave Christmas films ever at the amazing Victoria Baths in Manchester.  The Village Green Pop-Up Cinema company put on a number of festive classics at …

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Santa's Lapland for Christmas Day www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Santa’s Lapland for Christmas Day

We are going to Santa’s Lapland for Christmas Day – yes Christmas Day itself! There are so many reasons that this is AMAZING which it obviously is, but here are a few that you may not have thought of and how we are preparing for it! Reasons it is AMAZING …

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Top Ten Tips for Visiting Winter Wonderland - Event City www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Top Ten Tips for Visiting Winter Wonderland – Event City

Here are Top Ten Tips for visiting Winter Wonderland at Event City 1. Santa Visit  The Santa visit is one of the highlights for me and definitely was for our 4 year old daughter too. The whole experience is wonderful with a greeting from an elf with a diamanté beard, …

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Christmas at York Museum Gardens www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Christmas at York Museum Gardens

When you and your family are invited to “the biggest display of lighting and special effects York has ever seen” there is a high level of expectation!  So we arrived for ‘Christmas at York Museum Gardens’ hoping those expectations would be met (or our 5 and 8 year old were …

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Queue-busting tips for visiting Santa at Willow’s Farm this Christmas www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Queue-busting tips for visiting Santa at Willow’s Farm this Christmas

Here are some Queue-busting tips for visiting Santa at Willow’s Farm this Christmas! I am not sure there is a festive activity that is not available at Willow’s Farm this Christmas. They really have thought of it all, and as you might expect from Willow’s Farm, they do it all …

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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? Ever since the children were babies, one of our favourite things about Christmas is the lights; so many sparkly lights! So we were really looking forward to visiting one of the RHS Glow Winter …

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St Mawes Castle Cornwall with kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Still time to get away to Cornwall for Christmas!

Want to get away for Christmas?  Ever thought about heading off to Cornwall and getting all cosy in a cottage for the Christmas break? *NB this post has been created in collaboration with Cornish Horizons There are loads of reasons to spend a week in Cornwall over Winter. It’s significantly …

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Is it worth queuing for the Ice Slide at Liverpool Ice Festival? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is it worth queuing for the Ice Slide at Liverpool Ice Festival?

Earlier this week we went on the Ice Slide with the Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival and have been asked a few times recently Is it worth queuing for? The answer all depends on how long you need to queue for! It is the UK’s longest real Ice Slide and has …

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Crumble's Search for Christmas | West Yorkshire Playhouse www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Crumble’s Search for Christmas | West Yorkshire Playhouse

Crumble’s Search for Christmas: West Yorkshire Playhouse’s enchanting Christmas adventure for 2-6 year olds If you’re looking for a festive outing for little ones, Crumble’s First Christmas at the West Yorkshire Playhouse is perfect for getting you in the mood for Christmas. Held in the courtyard theatre – which is …

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Tips for Ice Skating with Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Tips for Ice Skating with Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival

Earlier this week we went Ice Skating with the Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival and here are 5 Top Tips! Go in the week – not at the weekend! You’ll thank me for it, I promise!  Even though you book the Ice Skating in time slots, it WILL be full …

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Is it worth taking kids to the Ice Bar in Liverpol? | Liverpool Ice Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is it worth taking kids to the Ice Bar in Liverpol? | Liverpool Ice Festival

So is it worth taking kids to the Ice Bar in Liverpool during the Liverpool Ice Festival? Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival has created an ice bar again this Christmas.  It’s -28 degrees inside which is incredibly cold. It suggests on the website that you don’t need to worry about catching cold …

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Review | Elf The Musical at The Lowry, Salford www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review | Elf The Musical at The Lowry, Salford

I took my daughter (age 10) to The Lowry theatre to see Elf: The Musical. Like many, we are big fans of the film and watch it every Christmas.  The theatre, as always, was easy to access and very welcoming. Based on the beloved hit film starring Will Ferrell, Elf …

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The Village Screen’s Presents Frozen at Victoria Baths Manchester www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Village Screen’s Presents Frozen at Victoria Baths Manchester

The Village Screen’s Presents Frozen at Victoria Baths on Saturday, 9th December  On Saturday 9th December, The Village Screen pop-up cinema will return to Victoria Baths, transforming the baths into an enchanted Christmas cinema. They are offering you the chance to win a family ticket to see Disney’s Christmas classic – …

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Santa's Christmas Party at the Cunard Building, Liverpool
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Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard Building, Liverpool

So what is Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard Building like? Earlier this week I attended the launch of Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard building. Opening today and on until December 24th, Santa’s Christmas Party is intended to be something a little bit different and a bit more than …

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11 Reasons to Visit Stockeld Park at Christmas www.minitravellers.co.uk
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11 Reasons to Visit Stockeld Park at Christmas

11 things we love about the Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park Colette at We’re Going on an Adventure Blog tells you her 11 reason to Visit Stockeld Park at Christmas here is the first one… 1. There’s so much to do that you don’t have to pay for (and a range of …

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Winter Lodges
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Family Winter Holidays in 2017 and 2018

*This post has been created in collaboration with The Family Holidays Company. The magic of winter is just around the corner and we can’t wait for the holidays! The wonderful Christmas Markets, the beautiful ornaments, the ice skate rinks, the occasional snowflakes, the Christmas sales… who doesn’t love winter? Sure, …

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Christmas at Crieff Hydro with the Extended Family www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Christmas at Crieff Hydro with the Extended Family

As my Fathers 70th birthday was approaching we were trying to think how we could celebrate. Previously we had been lucky enough to have two trips to Crieff Hydro as a family of five. One staying in a lodge and one in the hotel itself. For us, although it is …

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