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Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers

We have just returned home from absolutely the most magical Christmassy weekend ever a Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers!! From start to finish we have had such a fabulous time that we couldn’t even choose a ‘highlight’ of the weekend because it was all so good!  Be prepared – this …

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Indoor Skydiving | iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre.
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Indoor Skydiving | iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre.

We were lucky enough to be invited recently to try out the indoor skydiving experience iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre. We kept it a secret from the kids, and they were beside themselves as we parked up next to the iFly centre. We were advised to arrive an hour before …

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Northumberland Camping and Caravanning Club Sites Review
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Recommended National Trust Properties in Northumberland with Kids

Northumberland is home to some incredible National Trust properties but which ones are kid friendly? We’ve put together a list of some of our recommended National Trust properties in Northumberland to visit with Kids for you below! NB: This post has been created in collaboration with Cottages in Northumberland If …

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The play area at Beningbrough Hall, featured in my guide of National Trust days out with children in Yorkshire.
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Recommended National Trust Places with Playgrounds

Here are our recommended National Trust Places with Playgrounds The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of their properties over the last few years and if your last experience of a visit was when you were a child then you need to go back, as things …

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Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm – NOW CLOSED

Updated: 3 October 2018 We understand that the Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm is now CLOSED at the Cheshire Oaks location. Why not check out the Santa Experience at St Lukes Bombed Out Church in Liverpool instead! For further details please see here.   Last year my brother …

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Coastal Adventures: Exploring the Stunning Dorset Coast
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10 of the Best Sandy Beaches in Dorset

Dorset is home to some of the best beaches in the world but not all of them are sandy. So we’ve put together a list of some of the best sandy beaches in Dorset for you! NB: This post has been created in collaboration with Stay in Dorset If you’re …

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Into the Trees Festival | Family Friendly Festival
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Into the Trees Festival | Family Friendly Festival

Run by the team behind the award winning Elderflower Fields festival, and set in the same beautiful location of Pippingford Park in East Sussex, this was the fourth year Into the Trees has run and the first year they’ve offered camping. Although with two boys under four, we weren’t quite …

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Attingham Park at Halloween | National Trust Days Out www.minitravellers.co.uk
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National Trust Half Term Events in the North West

Whether it’s spectacular landscapes ablaze with colour or dark moody skies over ravaging seas, autumn is a time to feast your eyes on the wonders of the natural world. And with all kinds of events from bat detecting and wild crafts to Hallowe’en trails and pumpkinfests, it’ll be hard for …

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Top Tips for Just So Festival 2019
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Dates of the Top Family Friendly Festivals Last Year

A post including the dates of Family Friendly Festivals in the UK in 2017 from the beginning of the Summer to the end. To find dates for Family Friendly Festivals 2018 do head to our Family Friendly Festivals 2018 post! For Family Friendly Festivals 2019 click here! 1.Elderflower Fields East …

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Attingham Park at Halloween | National Trust Days Out www.minitravellers.co.uk
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National Trust Half Term Events in the South East

Whether it’s spectacular landscapes ablaze with colour or dark moody skies over ravaging seas, autumn is a time to feast your eyes on the wonders of the natural world. And with all kinds of events from bat detecting and wild crafts to Hallowe’en trails and pumpkinfests, it’ll be hard for …

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Tower of London by Boat | Thames Clipper
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Tower of London by Boat | MBNA Thames Clippers

Just before our summer holidays drew to a close, we squeezed in a trip to central London. We had a renewed sense of adventure when the heatwave subsided in late August and decided that it was a good opportunity to jump on the train and explore some of the amazing …

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Luxury Woodland Lodge at Darwin Forest
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Things to do in the Peak District with Kids

The Peak District is pretty much in the middle of England, and just off the M1. Close enough to be convenient but not too close that it doesn’t feel rural. It’s a wonderful place to visit with a family and here are 10 Things to do in the Peak District …

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Family Day Out to Porto Katsiki Lefkada – Ten Top Tips

Porto Katsiki in Lefkada is often voted one of the ten best beaches in Greece. At the southern tip of Lefkada and 45 minutes from Mousses where we are staying we wondered if it was worth making the effort to visit Porto Katsiki. Could the view really be that good? …

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West Kirby Beach

I never thought I’d live near the beach. I grew up near Manchester and never thought the beach would be part of my daily life, but now it is, I actually can’t imagine living without it. So what do we love so much about West Kirby Beach with Kids? Before …

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Visiting London using Competition Wins!
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Visiting London using Competition Wins!

After the Bear Grylls adventure day we had won we thought we would head to London to fit in some more exhausting experiences for the kids and see if we could stress ourselves out to the point of early retirement or holiday induced breakdowns. After much discussion/arguing we settled on a new …

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Mini Travellers Toddler Bucket List
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Mini Travellers Toddler Bucket List

We have created this toddler bucket list.  On it is places we would like to visit and things we would like to do.   With our eldest now nearly 5 and the twins nearly 4, travelling has been challenging (see our Adjusting Expectations post) but is getting easier every day. So where …

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Forestry Commission England celebrate Roald Dahl with the Most Marvellous Forest Adventure Kit
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Forestry Commission England celebrate Roald Dahl with the Most Marvellous Forest Adventure Kit

To encourage children to explore their local woodlands after school, Forestry Commission England has joined in partnership with Roald Dahl Story Company to create the most marvellous “forest adventure kit”.  The kit was launched on 13 September, Roald Dahl Day to celebrate the much-loved author on his birthday. Roald Dahl …

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The Coldstones Cut, Pateley Bridge - What's it all about?
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The Coldstones Cut, Pateley Bridge – What’s it all about?

We went to visit The Coldstones Cut the other day, a totally free activity, near Pateley Bridge and I struggled to find the answers to all my questions on one website – so here you go! What is The Coldstones Cut? The Coldstones Cut has been created by an artist …

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Lyme Park at Christmas

We spent a day at Lyme Park in Cheshire (the setting for Colin Firth’s Pride & Prejudice) at Christmas so read on to find out what Lyme Park at Christmas is like. I had a quick look at the National Trust website before we set off to see what Christmas things they had …

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Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place and Anne Hathaway's Cottage with Kids | Visit Heritage
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Heritage Open Days 2018 with Kids

Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. So where can you find the Heritage Open Days 2018? There is a really …

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Polar Bears!

Fancy seeing a polar bear in Yorkshire? I’ve lived here almost half my life and only just realised that in recent years they are here, in Yorkshire Wildlife Park.  I was pretty excited by this information so thought I’d best take my 2 year old daughter for a trip out. …

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The Great British Food Festival
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The Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival is an annual event across several locations in the UK running from May to September.  The ‘perfect recipe for a fun, foodie, family day out’, the festival take place at some of the UK’s most beautiful stately homes.  We are lucky enough to have Weston …

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Turtle and Shark Feeding Experience at Sea Life Blackpool
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Turtle and Shark Feeding Experience at Sea Life Blackpool

During our trip to Blackpool over the Summer Holidays staying at Ribby Hall we were invited by Sea Life Blackpool to come along and feed the sharks. I’ve been to Sea Life in Blackpool before, often on a busy rainy day and have not had much chance in the past …

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Review | The Great Brick Adventure
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Review | The Great Brick Adventure

With the rain absolutely pouring and wind blowing a gale on Sunday afternoon, we (myself, my husband and our two youngest children, 4 and 8) made our way down to the Exhibition Centre at Liverpool to the Great Brick Adventure, an event by Bright Bricks. Parking close by (thankfully) we …

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