River Dart Country Park – Our Favourite Day Out in Devon! www.minitravellers.co.uk
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River Dart Country Park – Our Favourite Day Out in Devon!

River Dart Country Park was our favourite day out with the kids in Devon! One of the things we were most looking forward to during our trip to Devon was the River Dart Country Park.  I understand, it doesn’t sound much but this award-winning attraction, is set in 90 acres …

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Spooky Halloween at Chessington World of Adventures www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Spooky Halloween at Chessington World of Adventures

In the middle of a busy half term week we headed to Chessington World of Adventures for their big Halloween extravaganza, and found some very pleasing surprises, as well as scary ones! Living in North London, we had not visited Chessington before, and decided to to avoid the rush hour traffic …

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Emma Bridgewater Factory Tour with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Emma Bridgewater Factory Tour with Kids

Can you do an Emma Bridgewater Factory Tour with Kids? Being a Working Mummy, there is something quite special about drinking a whole cup of tea, in peace, while it’s still hot! In our house, that cup of tea has to be in an Emma Bridgewater mug, not that I’m fussy …

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path up to Hill top farm, beatrix potters home
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9 National Trust Days Out with Children in the North West & The Lakes

We love National Trust days out here at Mini Travellers and we were surprised to learn the other day that some people still don’t think their properties are suitable for children.  The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of their properties over the last few years and …

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Crealy Adventure Theme Park, Devon – Fun Across the Generations

Set within 100 acres of stunning East Devon countryside, Crealy Adventure Park is a popular family theme park, about 40 minutes from where we were staying. With over 60 rides including rollercoasters, water rides, and indoor soft play, we were set for a fun day out. We visited as a …

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Pirates at the National Forest Adventure Farm www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Pirates at the National Forest Adventure Farm

The National Forest Adventure Farm lies just outside Burton on Trent and is easily accessible from where we live in the West Midlands. This time last year, we were invited to visit to review their Dinosaur themed events and this week, we were asked to return to see what had …

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Powderham Castle – This Wealth of Robin Hood Fun Won’t Tax You! www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Powderham Castle – This Wealth of Robin Hood Fun Won’t Tax You!

We visited Powderham Castle as part of our journey from the North West down to Devon. We stopped overnight at Gloucester and then drove a further 2 hours. This place was ideal as it was half an hour from where we were staying and gave us plenty to do on …

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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Lake District www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Lake District

On what was due to be a rainy day in the Summer Holidays we decided to spend the morning at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum near Keswick in the Lake District. To be honest I wasn’t expecting very much from Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, but my Mother in Law assured …

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Going on a Bear Hunt at Lowther Castle www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Going on a Bear Hunt at Lowther Castle

Last week I met one of my very best friends who was over from America at Lowther Castle, near Penrith. They were having a large family gathering in the Lakes for the week and I went up and met them for the day.  We were blessed with a sunny day, …

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Cheddar Gorge and Caves | Family Day Out in Somerset www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Cheddar Gorge and Caves | Family Day Out in Somerset

We had a lovely day out in Cheddar Gorge, a place full of things to do; we saw the caves, shopped, dressed as cavemen, made clay pots, ate great food, tasted cheese and walked up 274 steps! There is plenty to do in the Gorge and beautiful sights, in and …

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Family Day Out in London on the River www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Family Day Out in London on the River

Family Day out with MBNA Thames Clippers, Cutty Sark, Rivington Grill and Emirates Airline……Seeing London from a Different Perspective When I was offered the opportunity to visit London with MBNA Clipper, I had some reservations. I don’t live in London so it would be a long day plus we were …

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Is it worth taking a 5 year old to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is it worth taking a 5 year old to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre?

Recently, whilst I was up feeding Matilda, I was doing my usual browse of Facebook. As I was scrolling through endless posts on a local mum group, one caught my eye – “Can anyone tell me whether it is worth taking a 5 and 3 year old to the Roald …

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Foodies Festival Tatton Park www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Foodies Festival Tatton Park

The Foodies Festival takes place across 10 different locations from April through to September and claims to be ‘the UKs biggest celebration of food, drink and wellbeing.’ Since becoming a parent, I have learnt to appreciate the ‘finer’ things in life; good food, good drink and the occasional period of …

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Kendal Calling with a Baby www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Kendal Calling with a Baby

Find out how we got on at Kendal Calling with a 7 week old baby! Before the arrival of our little boy, and in fact even before we decided to try for children in the first place, my wife and I discussed what sort of impact having a child would …

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Nozstock The Hidden Valley | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Nozstock The Hidden Valley | Family Friendly Festival

Is Nozstock a Family Friendly Festival? In 2016 five Mini Travellers went to Nozstock and this year 22 of us went back, proving I think what a good time they had in 2016 to convince us all to go en masse. Last year the sun shone and was kind to …

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Jurassic Kingdom Tour | Family Day Out www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Jurassic Kingdom Tour | Family Day Out

I took my 3 children (10, 9 and 7) to visit the Jurassic Kingdom outdoor exhibition at Phillips Park in Manchester.  The exhibition is touring the country, and was in Manchester for about 3 weeks before heading off to Blackpool.  Jurassic Kingdom is basically a guided walkway around the park, …

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Ferry across the Mersey | Family Day Out www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Ferry across the Mersey including Spaceport | Family Day Out

On a sunny but blustery day in the Summer holidays I took the girls on a Ferry across the Mersey on Mersey Ferries. If you’re anything like me you can’t actually make that statement without singing it to the tune of the Gerry & The Pacemakers hit. We went to take …

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Deer Shed Festival with a Toddler www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Deer Shed Festival with a Toddler

Deer Shed Festival 8 – how much fun could my toddler possibly have? Over the weekend of 21st-23rd July 2017 we were invited to Deer Shed Festival at Baldersby Park, Thirsk. I have been to a lot of the big named festivals over the past 10 years, but this was …

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Noah's Ark Zoo Farm Review | Family Fun in Bristol www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Review | Family Fun in Bristol

With the summer holidays now firmly upon us, I’m sure I’m not the only parent out there to be hunting down exciting things to do with our kids, or on the lookout for wonderful new places to take them for a lovely day out. So this is where I would …

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London’s Summer Showtime: T20 Cricket At Kia Oval

Cricket isn’t the first sport you think of for taking the kids for an afternoon out.  It’s all afternoon tea, men in blazers and big hats and polite applause, well not so if you go to a T20 Cricket match. T20 is a summer based cricket competition where each county …

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The Shropshire Kids Festival
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10 Top Tips for Surviving a Festival with Kids

We love a Family Friendly Festival here at Mini Travellers and have some great reviews on the site linked to these posts, Dates of the Top 15 Family Friendly Festivals 2017 and Dates of the Top 16 Family Friendly Festivals 2018. Family Friendly Festivals are amazing and wonderful for children …

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A Weekend On the Fylde Coast - aka Blackpool!  www.minitravellers.co.uk
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A Weekend on the Fylde Coast – aka Blackpool! 

Ah, the inset day. That most hallowed of days when you can visit what is usually an incredibly busy attraction on a, relatively, quiet day. I pore over the school calendar every year looking for them and the most favourite of ours is the one on a Friday at the beginning of …

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5 Things to do in Manchester with the Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Things to do in Manchester with the Kids

I grew up just outside Manchester and don’t live that far away now.  As a family we are in Manchester a lot and the kids love getting on the train from Liverpool and heading over to spend the day there, so here are my 5 Things to do in Manchester …

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Cornbury Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Cornbury Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival

Unbeknownst to us, this was the final year of Cornbury Festival. Which is so disappointing for a lot reasons, which you will find out more as you read on. One of this year’s sponsors was Dorset Cereals. Having them on board was a really great idea, especially for the people camping there over the …

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