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Lyme Park at Christmas

Last weekend we had arranged to meet up with friends at Lyme Park in Cheshire (the setting for Colin Firth’s Pride & Prejudice) on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday morning we woke up to weather warnings suggesting that if you could avoid travelling you should! I texted my friends and suggested Sunday instead! …

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Victorian Christmas Activities at Speke Hall

On Sunday we braved the elements to spend a day at Speke Hall in North Liverpool.  Speke Hall is one of our local National Trust properties and we’ve spent many a summers day wandering in the woods around the Hall and playing in the gardens. The weather forecast for the …

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Rainy Sunday in New Brighton

On Sunday we were faced with a day without plans (rare for me and my Mini Travellers) and a day of rain and blustery winds. We decided to head over to New Brighton for the day and started with a trip to The Light to watch Inside Out. The Light …

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The Lost Carnival Returns to Queens Park, Crewe

Last year we went to the weirdly wonderful Lost Carnival in Burrs Park, Bury. However this year The Lost Carnival is to appear in Queens Park Crewe over the weekend of 28, 29 & 30 May. Read our post here  on some of the mystery that unfolded last year and prepare …

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Liverpool International Horse Show

The first ever Equestrian.com Liverpool International Horse Show is a brand new concept brought to you by the team behind the hugely successful Bolesworth International, which happens in Cheshire every year in June and Mini Travellers have a family ticket to give away (2 adults and 2 children).  Just enter …

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Storytime with Santa at St George’s Hall Grotto

If you live in or around Liverpool and wondering which grotto to take the kids to this Christmas you should definitely consider St George’s Hall. Storytime with Santa, within the Heritage Centre, which is centrally located just opposite the bus station and Lime Street station. The magic starts as you …

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Why you should visit Chester Zoo on a Rainy Day

On Sunday we were supposed to meet friends for the day at Tatton Park but the weather forecast for the day was horrendous. We toyed with the idea of the Chill Factore but with the Ideal Home Show being on it wasn’t really a sensible idea.  So we suggested Chester Zoo.  I …

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Hidden Gem in Liverpool

I have been challenged by Travelodge to tell my readers about a hidden gem in Liverpool. The hidden gem that I want to talk about is Oh Me Oh My.  Actually described as A Secret Place on their website, the bar and restaurant is steadily growing in popularity but what …

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Geronimo Festival is Back for 2016 – Tatton Park and Harewood House

If you were reading this blog last year I’m sure you won’t have missed me posting about the Geronimo Festival.  It was one of the best things we did last year, and as you can see from this blog, we get out and about quite a lot. Quite simply, it …

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The Blackpool Tower Dungeon ‘Home of Halloween’

This is a guest post by Sharon who visited on behalf of Mini Travellers as guests of the Dungeon! Guests are advised to be 8plus to visit! Along with my husband, 9 year old nephew, and 8 year old daughter, we visited the Blackpool Dungeon today- the first day of …

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Manchester City Club Tour Experience

Myself and my six year old son Freddie have recently returned from the Manchester City Club Tour. Depending on the day of the tour (may change on match days) you can park right beside the City Store which is the meeting point for the start of the tour. Access for …

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Grip & Go Haslingden

Guest Post by Pauline. Grip & Go  in Haslingden was frequented by Freddie aged 6 and Jac aged 9 this weekend. We were very lucky to be invited by Mini Travellers to go on their behalf and review the centre. We checked it out online before we set off so we …

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Lazy Days in Autumn

After a very busy week and long day in Blackpool the day before, we decided to have really lazy Autumn morning where pyjamas were worn until lunchtime and then just to head out on the hill behind our house for a walk in the woods. The girls kicked leaves around …

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Madame Tussauds Blackpool with Kids

This October we went to Blackpool primarily to see the illuminations but we combined that with a visit to Madame Tussauds and some of the other attractions Blackpool has to offer too.  There isn’t a lot to write about with Madame Tussauds as it’s a very visual attraction, so this will mainly …

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Extra Terrestrial Sightings in Blackpool….

A NUMBER of Blackpool residents reported an extra terrestrial sighting this week as an otherworldly being was spotted in the basket of a young boy’s bike on the streets of the resort. It’s not the first time aliens have visited the Fylde Coast, a UFO hotspot in the UK which …

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Fabulous Frost Fair, Pacific Road Venue, Wirral (18th/19th/20th November 2016)

The Fabulous Frost Fair returns for the third year in an all new venue. WHEN: Friday 18th November- VIP Launch Night 6pm-10pm Saturday 19th November- Super Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 20th November- Family Fun Day 10am- 4pm WHAT: Want to know what to expect on each day? Follow us on Facebook …

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Knowsley Safari Park

I’ve wanted to bring the girls here for ages, but as we are members at Chester Zoo we always end up there if animals are what we want to do that day! So when we were asked if we fancied a day trip to Knowsley Safari Park with a Go …

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Liverpool One Summer Activities

As we were heading into Liverpool to have lunch at Cafe Rouge we decided to visit the attractions at Chavasse Park that Liverpool One have put on for the summer. Unfortunately as our visit coincided with a summer monsoon, most of the attractions were actually closed.    However the main …

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Oliver Twist by The Dukes Lancaster

Tonight my husband and I, with our two children Freddie and Daisy ages 6 and 2 went to watch Oliver Twist at Williamson Park in Lancaster produced by the Dukes Theatre. The reviews of the play set in the beautiful delights of Lancaster were enough to strike my desire to book. …

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FREE – Run Wild Child – Thursday 6th August

Manchester City Centre, Thursday 6 August 10am – 3pm. FREE  Start: Information Point (Exchange Street)  Dig The City, Manchester’s summer garden festival and Wild Rumpus, producers of the award-winning Just So Festival invite families to Run Wild, Child, an anarchic immersive wild adventure across Manchester City Centre for a fantastical finale …

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Fairytale in the Woods, Magical Experiences

This summer holidays (25th July to 2 August) Tarvin Sands Reindeer Centre, has put on a Fairytale in the Woods Experience.  This event is similar to the Frozen Experience that we went to at Christmas!  We arrived not long before it started, after arriving a little too early for the Christmas one …

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The Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire – Whole New World!

Today we went to the soft opening of the completely newly renovated Ice Cream Farm in Cheshire. They have completely and I mean completely re-done it. The place is completely unrecognisable. Millions must have been spent to put this place on the map and it will definitely be a must …

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Arctic Adventure Playground at Chill Factore

Last week I took the Mini Travellers to the new Arctic Adventure Playground at The Chill Factore.  On one of the hottest days of the year we packed up all our ski kit and drove to the Trafford Centre for some arctic fun. Chill Factore is the UK’s longest indoor real snow …

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Rufford Old Hall, Ormskirk

This review is by Hayley who writes a fantastic blog, with wonderful photos, Hayley from Home.  Like us here at Mini Travellers, Hayley has three children including twins., although hers are all boys.  She visited Rufford Old Hall with her husband and three children and it is a great review …

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