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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

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

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

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 explore more of the area of adventure in Snowdonia, which  includes the largest zip zone in the world, with over 8km of zip lines set among the Llechwedd slate quarries at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Llechwedd Slate …

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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

This post is written by Katie who writes a wonderful blog Mami2Five about her often crazy busy, but wonderful life with her husband and five children.  You can find Katie tweeting @mami2fiveblog and on Facebook here. As I mentioned last week we recently spent the weekend in South West Wales.  While there, one of …

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Erddig
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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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Erddig House and Gardens, Nr Wrexham

This review is by one of my blogger friends Jess about her trip to Erdigg 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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Morfa Nefyn
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Morfa Nefyn, LLyn Peninsula

Morfa Nefyn had been on the list of places we needed to visit whilst on our holiday at Gwynfryn Farm, just outside Pwhelli. A number of friends and colleagues had suggested we visit so we put it on the ‘Must Do’ list.  We didn’t know where we were going  or …

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Criccieth
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Fish & Chips in Criccieth, Llyn Peninsula

I don’t really have lots to say in this post as we weren’t in Criccieth for long. We didn’t get chance to visit the Castle itself (although we are likely to on our next visit); we didn’t get to the beach; we didn’t even get to the legendary Cadwalders Ice …

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Black Rock Sands
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Black Rock Sands, Porthmadog, Wales

We went to Black Rock Sands on the second day of our holiday at Gwynfryn Farm and loved it. It had been recommended by my brother and his wife who went the first week of July with their young family. You head into Porthmadog, and turn up the road at …

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Port Mawr
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Porth Mawr, Abersoch, Wales

Having spent the morning at Gwynfryn Farm where we were staying, we drove down to Abersoch Beach for the afternoon. None of us had been for years and as we drove through the village my husband was noting what shops/restaurants had changed and how even more upmarket it looked.     We drove …

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Portmeirion, Llyn Peninsula

We have wanted to go to this village for some time. In the past we’ve thought about driving there for a day trip but it’s two hours from us so a little far for the girls when we didn’t know what really to expect. As we were staying at Gwnyfryn …

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