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Review: Thomas the Tank Engine at Llangollen Railway

 I can thoroughly recommend Thomas the Tank Engine at Llangollen Railway.  From the minute he heard the peep of the engines and spotted steam puffing into the clouds, my 3 year old was jumping up and down with excitement along the platform. There’s a “Thomas” train which goes up and down Llangollen station platform all …

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Four Seasons in One Day – What to Wear? | Exploring in Joules

Sometimes, just sometimes you really don’t know what to put the kids in when you’re heading out for a day. This happened to us recently as we spent a day in Wales exploring Castles with Visit Wales but the weather was expected to be bright and sunny in the morning, then cold, and then from …

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Bounce Below Junior at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Snowdonia – NOW CLOSED

Bounce Below Junior is now closed Review: I had wanted to take the girls to Bounce Below since I’d seen the advert on the TV a few years ago. It seemed like such a crazy concept to have trampolines suspended in slate mines and looked like a lot of fun.  Sadly when I first looked …

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Review: Zip World | Treetop Nets | Tree Hoppers | Fforest Coaster Snowdonia

Take a look at our review of Zip World | Treetop Nets | Tree Hoppers | Fforest Coaster in Snowdonia Treetop Nets at Zip World in Snowdonia is an amazing idea as you get to trampoline, tumble, slide and play with huge inflatable balls high up in nets up in the trees. It is literally …

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Visiting Museums in Swansea with Kids

During our recent short break to Swansea Bay in Wales we visited two FREE museums: The National Waterfront Museum and the Swansea Museum, but if you only have a little time which one is best? The National Waterfront Museum, has an interactive and high tech approach to Wales’ history.  The kids had a great couple of hours …

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5 Reasons to Visit Oystermouth Castle with Kids

One of the fun things we did on our recent short break to Swansea Bay in Wales was visit Oystermouth Castle. Oystermouth Castle sits on the hill just off the front in Mumbles and to be honest doesn’t look like much from the sea front. Looks can however be deceiving and the Castle was significantly bigger than …

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Wales with the Kids | The Ultimate Bucket List

Here at Mini Travellers, we find it difficult to stay away from Wales. The beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, extensive history, varied wildlife and welcoming culture makes it one of our favourite staycation destinations. Wales ticks all the boxes when it comes to family travel, avoiding the stresses of everything that comes with travelling abroad, including …

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Erddig, National Trust

On Saturday morning we met The Ordinary Lovely family at Erddig for another #UKexplore meet up. We had previously met up with them at Erddig for the Apple Festival in September which you can read about here, but this time it was for two reasons – to have Breakfast with Father Christmas (read all about this here!) and to go on the Alice in …

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Breakfast with Father Christmas at Erddig, National Trust

On Saturday morning we met The Ordinary Lovely family at Erddig for another #UKexplore meet up. We had previously met up with them at Erddig for the Apple Festival in September which you can read about here, but this time it was for two reasons – to have Breakfast with Father Christmas and to go …

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Greenwood Forest Park in North Wales

Based in Snowdonia, GreenWood Forest Park is the UK’s only eco-adventure theme park. It is located in the small village of Y Felinheli, right on the northern coast of Gwynedd in North Wales. Voted the Best Family Attraction in North Wales for 5 years, this is one very green attraction and has won many awards for …

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