Review: Thomas the Tank Engine at Llangollen Railway
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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 …

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Four Seasons in One Day - What to Wear? | Exploring in Joules
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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, …

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REVIEW: Bounce Below Junior at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Snowdonia
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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.  …

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Review: Zip World | Tree Top Nets | Treehoppers | Fforest Coaster
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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 …

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Mini Break in Swansea Bay, Wales with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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 …

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5 Reasons to Visit Oystermouth Castle with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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 …

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Wales with the Kids | The Ultimate Bucket List www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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 …

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Garden Trail Erddig www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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 …

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Breakfast with Father Christmas at Erddig National Trust www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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 …

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llechwedd slate caverns Snowdonia www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Snowdonia

Right at the end of the Summer I stayed at Surf Snowdonia with my friend and her children too and we spent a little bit of time trying out some of the other adventurous activities down in that area of Snowdonia. One of the activities that had been arranged for us …

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Greenwood Forest Park in North Wales
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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 …

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Erddig Apple Festival
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Erddig’s Apple Festival

Erddig’s Apple Festival began with a simple ambition to rescue and preserve old apple varieties and mark National Apple Day which is 21 October. Before visiting Erddig this weekend I had no idea that there were so many varieties of apple and that 180 apple varieties are grown at Erddig itself! What …

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the Ffestiniog Railway which departs Blaenau Ffestiniog before making its way to Porthmadog
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Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog on a Steam Train

During our trip to Surf Snowdonia we took some time away from the surf lagoon to see the rest of the area.  The area is famous for Wales largest mountain Snowdon, wonderful walks and the Ffestiniog Railway which departs Blaenau Ffestiniog before making its way to Porthmadog. We managed to do an …

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CREGENNAN LAKES
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Adventure Walk at Cregennan Lakes, Pembrokeshire

We can’t be the only parents who sometimes find it hard to come up with stuff to do when the kids are off during half term, can we?! We always ask the boys for ideas and all they can come up with is swimming. Swimming is always fun with them …

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5 Free Days Out for Kids Near Abersoch

If you are thinking of traveling to Abersoch or Pwhelli this summer, here are five free (or nearly free) days out to consider. 1. Morfa Nefyn The beach itself is well worth the walk.  It is a lovely clean beach with shells and is perfect sand for castle building.  The …

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Peppa Pig Live
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Muddy Puddles on a Windy Day in Llandudno

We usually head to Llandudno in the summer months for a walk along the prom or the pier, followed by an ice cream soda, in Fortes, to remind me of the years prior to the A55 when Llandudno was the shopping mecca of North Wales and I used to get …

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Bodelwyddan Castle and Park

Our adventures in North Wales have taken us to Bodelwydden Castle and Park, near Rhyl in Denbighshire. It is essentially a very grand Victorian house which was reconstructed between 1830 and 1832, although it was originally built as a Manor House in 1460. It is set in is set in …

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The Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay

The Welsh Mountain Zoo  which we visited whilst staying at The Granary with Sykes Cottages.is (funnily enough) set on a hillside high above Colwyn Bay in North Wales. My husband and I decided to go with our three children (age 4, 2 and 9 months) for a day out. We …

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Dan yr Ogof Caves

As I mentioned last week we recently spent the weekend in South West Wales.  While there, one of the places we visited was The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, more commonly known as Dan yr Ogof. If you plan to visit Dan yr Ogof with babies, I would seriously consider bringing a baby carrier …

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Family Day Out to Erddig

The girls announced at breakfast that it was Spring (1st March) and that we needed to go out for a picnic. Whilst the sun was shining we thought a picnic was a little adventurous, so we packed some snacks and drove over to Erddig, near Wrexham. We joined the National …

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Bluestone – Adventure and Tranquility

One of our contributors, Suzanne, was invited to Bluestone last week as a #BluestoneBlogger.  Suzanne holidayed with her husband Doug and their three children.  They had a superb time as is clear from this review. If I was asked last week whether it’s possible to have a fun, energetic, adventurous, …

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Santa Special Llangollen Railway

So today we went on another of our Christmas Adventures. You can’t live on the Wirral for long without people mentioning childhood trips to Santa Special Llangollen Railway, which is only an hour away.  Llangollen railway is renowned as being a great day out and one of the top things …

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Chirk Castle – A National Trust Gem

This review is by one of my blogger friends Jess about her trip to Chirk with her husband and two year old twins. Jess writes a fab blog over at Mummyofboygirltwins.com and she can regularly be found tweeting @soot1978. Jess can also be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Mummy-of-boy-girl-twins So what …

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