Lowry Family Fun Day
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Family Fun at The Lowry – The Gruffalo’s Child, Lunch and Superheroes!

If you’re wondering what to do on a rainy day in the Summer holidays (or afterwards if you have pre-schoolers) then a day at The Lowry in Manchester would be a great idea. We spent a lovely day there watching the Gruffalo’s Child, eating lunch in Pier Eight Restaurant and …

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Brimstage Maze – Highly Recommended even in the Rain

We’ve been regular summer visitors at Brimstage Maze for a few years now and every year it changes. They add something. Take something away.  Change it so it all works a little better (hopefully anyway). The maze itself is still a key attraction but for many not the main focus. …

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Beatrix Potter Fortnight at Speke Hall www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Beatrix Potter at Speke Hall, Liverpool

It is Beatrix Potter Fortnight at Speke Hall from 26 July – 7 August 2016 and they are celebrating the fact that one of the National Trust’s most beloved figures would have been 150 this year! Her work and her characters have become national treasures, inspiring children everywhere and sparking imagination in the …

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Roald Dahl at Tatton Park
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Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park

When the sun was shining (for that brief time in June) we met my brother and his younger children at Tatton Park whilst our elder children were at school. I’d be meaning to go ever since they opened the activities in April but it was really after I saw Hayley’s post …

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Geronimo Festival Weekend 2016

12 months ago I had never even heard of the concept of a ‘Family Festival’ let alone attended one.  However, after reading the review of the first Geronimo Festival on Mini Travellers, I was curious and decided that we were ready to investigate! The Geronimo Festival takes place at two …

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The Lost Carnival
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The Lost Carnival Strikes Back

Having been to the Lost Carnival last year in Bury we knew what to expect in some respects from this years Lost Carnival in Queens Park, Crewe. However the Lost Carnival always has a few tricks up its sleeves so you’ll never quite know what to expect until you get …

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Speke Hall and Giant Childe of Hale Trail
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Speke Hall – Giant Childe of Hale Trail and Alice

On a sunny Spring weekend in April we visited Speke Hall in Liverpool. We are regular visitors to Speke Hall as it’s only 40 minutes away from us as a visit last summer was the reason I started up my National Trust membership again. We haven’t however been to visit …

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Mattel Play Liverpool
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Mattel Play! Liverpool

I went to the launch of Mattel Play Liverpool yesterday with my four year old twins and they had an absolute ball. Situated right next to What’s Cooking on the Albert Dock in Liverpool, Mattel Play opens to the public this morning and tickets for the popular weekend slots are already …

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Fun day out with friends in New Brighton Wirral with Pirates, Fairies and Lunch
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Pirates, Fairies and Blackberry Grove

On a beautiful Spring day I set off to New Brighton with my good friend Julia aka Rainbeaubelle, her little girl and my twins. We haven’t had much sun round these parts for a while and so the blue skies and warm (ish) day was a real treat.  We took …

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Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Cheshire Oaks

We were recently invited to Paradise Island Adventure Golf at Cheshire Oaks. As the UK’s leading indoor adventure golf provider the Cheshire Oaks attraction is is the latest addition to the chain who can also be found in Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield and Livingston. I do like a bit of mini …

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Bubbles World of Play, New Brighton

Today we spent over 3 hours at Bubbles in New Brighton and the girls still didn’t want to leave. Visiting soft play on a weekday during term time is always a treat for those of us who have experienced what is better left un described on a wet weekend in …

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The Alice Experience
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The Alice Experience, St George’s Hall

Today I took my 4 year old twin girls to see The Alice Experience at St George’s Hall in Liverpool. On the way there they were really excited to go back to the place that put on such a good show at Christmas with their Santa and Winter Wonderland so …

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World Museum, Liverpool

On a very wet and windy day in January I couldn’t decide what to do with Izzy and Eve whilst Lily was at school. I want to try and go places with them for the next few months whilst I’m off and they aren’t at school but when you’re trying …

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Snowdrop Walks at Rode Hall & Gardens

Yesterday I spent a lovely day at Rode Hall & Gardens with my twins,  Julia from Rainbeaubelle and her little girl.  It’s a little further from us on the Wirral than we thought but we easily managed it as a day out in between school drop off and pick up. …

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5 Free Things to do with Kids in Liverpool

We don’t live too far from Liverpool, only across the water in fact, but I would really recommend it as a city to visit for the weekend if you’re visiting the UK, or live in the UK and are thinking of somewhere different to visit for the weekend.  There is the …

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Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere Port

On Tuesday (during term time) I spent a lovely 3 hours at the Blue Plant Aquarium with my four year old twin girls. We arrived just after 10 and left around 1. This fits in with the time the Blue Planet suggest it will take to tour the Aquarium and …

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Ten Tips for a Winter's Day at The Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Ten Tips for a Winter’s Day at The Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire

Now it may not seem the obvious place to go on a cold winters day, but as the Ice Cream Farm has recently been completely renovated and now contains indoor areas too, I thought it might be a good place to meet my parents on a cold day in January. …

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Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight

When it is raining and miserable and cold, you need to think outside the box when it comes to days out.  If you are in the North West I have recommended Chester Zoo for rainy days and the Ice Cream Farm is definitely one to consider, but sometimes you just …

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Why you should visit Chester Zoo in Winter www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Why you should visit Chester Zoo in Winter

In early January I took my two four year olds to Chester Zoo in Winter, on a week day in term time. It transpires that it is the perfect time to go.  I’ve recently changed my job and so I’m now getting two days a week at home (or probably …

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Stick Man Trail, Delamere Forest

In-between Christmas and New Year we met some friends and family at Delamere Forest on thankfully a stunning winters day.  The purpose of the visit was to do the Stick Man trail but it was also just a really nice excuse to catch up with some friends we haven’t seen …

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Sleeping Beauty, Floral Pavilion

Yesterday we went to the Floral Pavilion to see the 5pm showing of Sleeping Beauty.  We combined the trip with a very blustery cycle along the front in New Brighton and an early tea at Pizza Express. We had a really lovely afternoon and early evening and can highly recommend …

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Cinderella, Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Today I took my three girls aged 4,4 and 5 to see the pantomime of Cinderella put on by LHK productions at The Epstein Theatre. This is the second panto we’ve seen at The Epstein this year, having seen Beauty & The Beast at Easter.  Why only do panto once a year …

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Blackpool Tower Circus Pantomime

This weekend we went to Blackpool Tower for their fantastic Christmas show. Action packed with a great blend of panto and circus, the whole family were enthralled for the full 2 hours. The staff at Blackpool Tower couldn’t be more helpful; from the promotion man at the front who checked …

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Winter Wonderland 

Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending the Winter Wonderland event at Event City at the Trafford Centre, Manchester. It is billed as the UK’s largest indoor Christmas Theme Park. The fun starts from the moment you walk through the door as bright colours, noise and snow welcome you to …

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