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9 National Trust Days Out with Children in the North West & The Lakes

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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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Lake District www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Lake District

On what was due to be a rainy day in the Summer Holidays we decided to spend the morning at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum near Keswick in the Lake District. To be honest I wasn’t expecting very much from Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, but my Mother in Law assured …

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Going on a Bear Hunt at Lowther Castle www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Going on a Bear Hunt at Lowther Castle

Last week I met one of my very best friends who was over from America at Lowther Castle, near Penrith. They were having a large family gathering in the Lakes for the week and I went up and met them for the day.  We were blessed with a sunny day, …

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What to Pack to Tackle a Mountain with a Baby!
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What to Pack to Tackle a Mountain with a Baby!

Ever thought of taking your baby up a mountain? This guest post author did! Scarfell Pike is England’s highest mountain standing at 3209 ft high (978m), located in the beautiful Lake District National Park. We decided to take our little boy Fenn who is 9 months old, up his first …

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Lowther Castle, Penrith
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Lowther Castle – Perfect Summer Holidays Adventure

Last weekend we spent a fantastic afternoon at Lowther Castle near Penrith.  We were blessed with fabulous weather but a place that can keep 6 kids ranging from 4-10, 6 adults and a dog happy is definitely worthy of a visit whatever the weather. The website describes Lowther Castle as  “A sight …

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Wray Castle
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Top 5 Things to do in the Lake District with Kids

We adore the Lake District here at Mini Travellers. We are lucky too, it is only a couple of hours drive from us and we try and visit as often as we can. We also head up there to stay for long weekends and family holidays too. We often choose …

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Wray Castle, Ambleside

Just back from a weekend stay at White Cross Bay Park Resort, Windermere. We went with our two oldest grandchildren (cousins), both not quite 5yrs old. White Cross Bay is ideally placed between Windermere and Ambleside and less than 5 minutes by car to Brockhole, where you can catch a …

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Christmas Tea Party with Peter Rabbit, Lake District

We have previously published reviews of the fabulous Beatrix Potter tea parties. Two of our guest reviewers have said how wonderful they are, and you can read their reviews here Tea with Beatrix Potter  and The World of Beatrix Potter So when we heard about their Christmas Tea Party we …

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Seascale and St Bees, Lake District

This review was submitted by Emma who went on holiday to the Lake District with her husband and two young boys. We were staying on the western side of the Lake District and surprisingly had some lovely weather so we took advantage of it by visiting a couple of beaches. …

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Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria

This guest post has been written by Emma who visited Muncaster Castle with her husband and two children whilst on holiday to the Lake District. We visited Muncaster Castle, in Ravenglass, Cumbria, on the request of our eldest son Freddie (almost aged 4, we also had our 2 year old …

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Tea with Beatrix Potter, Lake District

This review about Tea with Beatrix Potter is by Mammy Flynn who writes a blog called Fun with the Family which you can read by clicking here. If you like this review you can see more by Mammy Flynn by following her on facebook. Click here to be taken straight …

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The World of Beatrix Potter, Lake District

This review has been written by Laura Benson who had a lovely day at The World of Beatrix Potter with her daughter. To follow Laura on twitter @lauarbenson1989 click here. On a recent family holiday to the Lake District we had it in our mind to visit an attraction related to the …

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