7 Places to Visit on a Family City Break in Edinburgh www.minitravellers.co.uk
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7 Places to Visit on a Family City Break in Edinburgh

Edinburgh – a compact, hilly capital city that’s perfect for family fun! With 3 days to spare over the school Easter holidays we decided that a city break with our 8 and 5 year old would be a great way to spend some time as a family.  Recent research from …

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The Storybarn’s Treasure Island at Liverpool One
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The Storybarn’s Treasure Island at Liverpool One

On Monday night we were invited to the opening of the Storybarn’s latest adventure, Treasure Island at Liverpool One.  Created in conjunction with The Reader (a volunteer-led movement across the North West), and alongside Liverpool One’s Story Season (a three month celebration of all things literary), Treasure Island is located …

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Mini Travellers A-Z of Edinburgh Zoo | Tips & Tricks
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Mini Travellers A-Z of Edinburgh Zoo | Tips & Tricks

You may have seen the Mini Travellers’ A-Z of Chester Zoo. Well, this A-Z is for Edinburgh Zoo. Just a few miles from the centre of Edinburgh this is a much smaller zoo, confined by the geography of the hill it sits on. Whilst it does not have many of …

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Review Beamish Museum The Great North Festival of Transport 24th March - 15th April & The Great North Steam Fair 5th - 8th April
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Review Beamish Museum The Great North Festival of Transport 24th March – 15th April & The Great North Steam Fair 5th – 8th April

My family and I (2.5 years old and 4 months old) visited Beamish on Saturday the 7th April. It rained all day but we still had an excellent day out. Beamish is a world famous open-air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s …

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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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Farms in North West to Visit with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Farms in North West to Visit with Kids

If you’re looking for Farms in the North West to visit with Kids then do take a look at this great post by Collette at Going on an Adventure about three of her favourites: The first farm Colette recommends is Smithills Open Farm – Farms in the North West Smithills Open …

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Tours with Kids: A LivItaly Private Food Tour of Florence including Gelato Making
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Tours with Kids: A LivItaly Private Food Tour of Florence including Gelato Making

Whilst we were in Tuscany staying at a lovely villa near the village of Volterra we were lucky enough to do some tours with LivItaly. Now we weren’t with the kids when we actually took these tours but it wasn’t difficult to see how LivItaly’s Food Tour of Florence could …

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10 Things to do with Kids near Uldale, North Lakes
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10 Things to do with Kids near Uldale, North Lakes

The North Lakes is a great place to rent a holiday cottage. It’s quieter than the South Lakes and the many villages with great local pubs makes it a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday without too many people around. So if you are in the North Lakes then here …

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10 Things to do in Gloucester with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Things to do in Gloucester with Kids

10 Things to do in Gloucester with Kids! Guest post from Stopping at Two Having lived in Gloucester for over 15 years, I have really grown to love this part of the world. There is always something to help entertain the kids either close to the city centre itself, or slightly …

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10 Things To Do In Glasgow With Kids
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10 Things to do in Glasgow with Kids

Glasgow is well known for its nightlife, but it’s also the friendliest city in the world as voted by readers of the Rough Guides series.  So it’s a perfect family destination!  We live less than an hour away from Glasgow and spend plenty of time visiting the city to see …

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5 Reasons to Visit the Dorset with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Things to do in Dorset with Kids

The Top 10 Things to do in Dorset with Kids Guest Post I love living in Dorset, on the South Coast. We are very lucky to have so many amazing places right on our doorstep to visit. If you’re looking for some inspiration I have come up with 10 Things …

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Review | Hop on Hop off Bus in Porto with River Tour www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review | Hop on Hop off Bus in Porto with River Tour

During our time in Porto we were kindly given tickets for the Hop on Hop Off bus in Porto by Porto & Douro Experiences.  The tickets lasted for 48 hours and included an hour long river boat tour too. I love a hop on hop off bus tour. It’s a …

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Easter Egg Hunts in the North West 2018 | National Trust Properties
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Easter Egg Hunts in the North West 2018 | National Trust Properties

National Trust Easter Egg Hunts in the North West! It’s that time of the year again when the National Trust team up with Cadburys to offer you and your kids an outdoor adventure with cadburys chocolate eggs! What more could you want. There are over 250 hunts across England, Scotland, Wales …

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Ninjago Ninja at Legoland Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre
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Ninjago at Legoland Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre

Lego in our house is standard, my boys, (7,18 and, well, let’s be honest 40) are all very keen to have a go and it’s ever growing presence is something that can’t be denied. So imagine the excitement when we were invited to the Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre, …

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Kindness Rocks UK - Families Are Penning Positive Messages On Rocks And Hiding Them All Over The UK
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Kindness Rocks UK – Families Are Penning Positive Messages On Rocks And Hiding Them All Over The UK

This morning a good friend of mine sent me a link to an article in the Huffington Post about Kindness Rocks.  It was one of those sunny days where we really wanted to head out for a long walk but after a week walking round Porto we knew the girls …

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Utah Beach D-Day Museum | Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Things to do with Kids near Cherbourg while waiting for the Ferry

If you find yourself on the afternoon ferry from Cherbourg at 5pm then here are 10 Things to do with Kids near Cherbourg while waiting for the Ferry. Last year we found ourself needing to head back to the ferry at Cherbourg for 5pm to get the last ferry back home …

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10 Things to do in Hull with Kids

Not without its critics (as always), Hull was UK City of Culture in 2017, and what an amazing year it was. Those that doubted that Kingston-upon-Hull, to give it its full name, would not be able to pull anything off to justify the title were proven wrong. Frequently. So here …

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Top 10 things to do in Durham with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Top 10 things to do in Durham with Kids

A Guest Post about the Top 10 things to do in Durham with Kids Durham is in the North East of England, about 15 miles south of Newcastle. The City and surrounding County itself is set on the banks of the River Wear and is filled with stunning architecture, scenic …

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Ilam Park to Dovedale Stepping Stones | National Trust
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Ilam Park to Dovedale Stepping Stones | National Trust

Whilst we were away at Sandybrook Lodges in the Peak District we planned to walk from Ilam Park to Dovedale Stepping Stones. We visited Sandybrook Lodges in the Peak District in the first week of 2018 and had some really terrible weather for a lot of the time. We made …

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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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Digital Kids Show is returning this November www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Digital Kids Show Review, Event City, Manchester 2017

As most parents will be able to agree with our children are becoming ever more IT literate and the rise of the YouTube generation is in full flow. I have to admit I am not really a computer game player but my kids are finding there own interests. When I …

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Top Ten Tips for Visiting Winter Wonderland - Event City www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Top Ten Tips for Visiting Winter Wonderland – Event City

Here are Top Ten Tips for visiting Winter Wonderland at Event City 1. Santa Visit  The Santa visit is one of the highlights for me and definitely was for our 4 year old daughter too. The whole experience is wonderful with a greeting from an elf with a diamanté beard, …

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10 Things to do in Nottinghamshire with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Things to do in Nottinghamshire with Kids

Nottinghamshire is a great county to visit for family friendly days out. It borders Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire making it accessible for many people. Although we live in Lincolnshire we often find ourselves in Nottinghamshire. There is plenty to do in the area and with a lot of …

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Queue-busting tips for visiting Santa at Willow’s Farm this Christmas www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Queue-busting tips for visiting Santa at Willow’s Farm this Christmas

Here are some Queue-busting tips for visiting Santa at Willow’s Farm this Christmas! I am not sure there is a festive activity that is not available at Willow’s Farm this Christmas. They really have thought of it all, and as you might expect from Willow’s Farm, they do it all …

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