Zog is announced as the Julia Donaldson Film for 2018 on BBC1
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FREE Activity Trail: Zog is the new Forestry Commission Trail

Following the success of the Gruffalo, Stick Man and Highway Rat trails at Forestry Commission sites across England, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s magical children’s picture book, Zog, will be the new activity trail for families to enjoy in the nation’s forests this winter. Launching on 11 January 2019, the …

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Church Farm Santa Experience 2018
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Places to see Santa at Christmas in Scotland

Santa experiences can be a mixed bag. You book with fingers crossed that you won’t be at the mercy of a sarcastic elf or find yourself in the presence of a Santa with a wonky beard. But when you find a truly enchanting one, it’s a delight for both young …

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So in no particular order here are some ideas of things to do in New York with kids!
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Things to do in New York with Kids

I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for New York and know where my favourite places are, but as we are heading to New York next year with the kids for the first time, so I put a callout for some fellow bloggers to tell me all about …

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Santa’s Spectacular at Willow’s Activity Farm
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Santa’s Spectacular at Willow’s Activity Farm

We were delighted to be returning to Santa’s Spectacular at Willow’s Activity Farm again this year (as we loved Santa’s Spectacular at Willow’s Activity Farm in 2017). Our three daughters, now aged 8, 6 and 3, were all equally excited, but for different reasons. NB: Lucy and her family received …

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Warwick Castle at Christmas

Despite only living an hour away, we haven’t ever managed to make it to Warwick Castle, so when we were invited to visit Warwick Castle at Christmas, we were only too happy to oblige! Making full use of our Knights Costume and Sword, we arrived in the Castle grounds and …

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Christmas at the London Transport Museum

I should probably start by declaring that the London Transport Museum has, for years, been one of our go-to attractions in London. Not only does it have lots of buses and trains to play on (always a winner with our 6 year old son) but it has also been very …

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Autumn Bike Ride and Bella Italia
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Bike Rides and Bella Italia

Sometimes you have a day where you just need to get outside. Thursday last week was for me one of those days. I was waiting on some news and I needed to clear my head so when one of my friends suggested a bike ride I jumped at the chance. …

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Afternoon Tea at the Radisson Blu with Buy a Gift!
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Afternoon Tea at the Radisson Blu with Buy a Gift!

So all in all the last few weeks have been a bit rough. Not rough for me, but for quite a few of those around me and I think I’ve absorbed quite a lot of anxiety.  So I had a lovely day last week and I popped on some new …

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The Elf Adventure Challenge at Cheshire Ice Cream Farm www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 reasons to visit the Elf Adventure at the Ice Cream Farm

10 reasons to visit the Elf Adventure at the Ice Cream Farm It’s an excellent alternative to a Santa visit for younger ones. For those who are still working the whole Santa thing out and may still be a little wary of the Big Jolly Man in the bright red …

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What's on at Christmas in Liverpool 2018
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What’s on at Christmas in Liverpool 2018

There is so much going on this Christmas in Liverpool 2018 from the Christmas markets, to Liverpool ONE festivities, to family events and the Ice festival down on Pierhead! Liverpool Ice Festival We took a visit to Liverpool Ice Festival which is now in its third year. The ice rink, …

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Santa's Lapland Search for Santa Day | Mini Travellers
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Santa at the Chill Factore in Manchester

This Saturday as we welcomed in the month of December, we made the journey across the M62 to visit Santa in the snow.  I know the weather keeps going a bit mad, but this wasn’t one of those occasions, we were going to see Santa at the Chill Factore in …

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Stick Man - Live on Stage | The Lowry
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Stick Man – Live on Stage | The Lowry

Our review of Scamp Theatre’s fabulous adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stickman – live on stage! NB: Katy and her family received complementary tickets to see Stickman at the Lowry but all views and opinions are their own. We absolutely love the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler  stories in …

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Christmas at William's Den, Yorkshire
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Christmas at William’s Den, Yorkshire

William’s Den is an adventure play centre, but not the brightly coloured soft play type, it’s made entirely of natural wood and has large indoor and outdoor areas with water and sand features. NB: Emma and family were invited to William’s Den to experience Christmas but all views and opinions …

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Christmas Markets with National Express

Last weekend we took a trip from Liverpool to Manchester Christmas market by National Express coach read on to find out what we thought of National Express coaches and the service. NB: In the interests of full disclosure this is a paid campaign with National Express and it isn’t something …

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The Perfect Holiday Gone Wrong: What to do When Bad Weather Strikes
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The Perfect Holiday Gone Wrong: What to do When Bad Weather Strikes

Sun, sea, sand, and sightseeing… the 4 essentials to many great family getaways. Unfortunately, these are also 4 things that aren’t always quite so enjoyable in the pouring rain! While Britain may well have a reputation when it comes to bad weather, even the sunniest of shores can turn grey, …

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Mooky the Clown in Aladdin, Blackpool Tower Circus

Combine the greatest event space in Blackpool with one of the most well know clowns (Mr Mooky) and one of the greatest children’s (also adults) Disney animation, you’ve got a winner! NB: Phil and his family received tickets to see the Blackpool Tower Circus but all views and opinions are …

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Hogwarts in the Snow | Warner Brothers Studio Tour
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Hogwarts in the Snow | Warner Brothers Studio Tour

I’ve been a fan of Harry Potter since I first read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone back in 1997. I’ve read all the books and seen all the films, so to say I was excited about going on the Warner Brothers Studio Tour is a bit of an understatement! …

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Ultimate Guide to Paris with Kids
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Things to do in Paris with Kids

I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Paris and know where my favourite places are, but as we are heading to Paris next year with the kids for the first time, I put a callout for some fellow bloggers to tell me all about their favourite Things …

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Enchanted at Knowsley Safari Park
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Enchanted at Knowsley Safari Park

It seems that these days just meeting Father Christmas is not quite enough, there has to be some sort of experience attached too. Knowsley Safari Parks version is “Enchanted”, an evening event after the traditional safari experience is closed. We went along last Saturday and it is actually rather good! …

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Watching Liverpool FC Womens play at Prenton Park
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Watching Liverpool FC Womens play at Prenton Park

Liverpool FC Women, formerly known as Liverpool Ladies Football Club, is a women’s football club affiliated with Liverpool Football Club. The team currently plays in the FA Women’s Super League, the highest division of women’s football in England and they now play at Prenton Park, the home of Tranmere Rovers. …

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Christmas at Harlow Carr | Glow Winter Illuminations www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Christmas at Harlow Carr | Glow Winter Illuminations

Have you wondered whether to take the kids to the Glow Winter Illuminations at Harlow Carr? On now in 2018 from 22 Nov – 29 Dec 2018. Here is our review from 2017! Ever since the children were babies, one of our favourite things about Christmas is the lights; so many …

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Santa's Christmas Party at the Cunard Building, Liverpool www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 places to meet Santa in London

It’s that time of year, where the big man himself starts popping up all over London. A visit to Santa in London can be truly magical and memorable experience. However it is good to do a bit of research to avoid it transcending into a day of queuing and disappointment. …

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5 Places to see Father Christmas in Gloucestershire this Christmas
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5 Places to see Father Christmas in Gloucestershire this Christmas

Gloucestershire is a fabulous place to celebrate Christmas. Festive family events take place across the county. To help you choose the most the most memorable and magical experiences to take your kids to we’ve asked local blogger, Lisa from Travel Loving Family, to share the best places to see Father …

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Best UK Christmas Days Out
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The Best UK Christmas Days Out

It’s that time of year where we start to get busy planning our family Christmas days out. Festive experiences and trips to see Santa are popping up all around and in the UK we are really spoilt for choice with the immersive and magical experiences that are available. But, which …

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