Is Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Child Friendly?
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Is Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Child Friendly?

My last visit to Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was ten years ago, in life-before-parenthood, so there was no need to wonder whether Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was child friendly. That year my mother-in-law and I took a boat along the Thames to the show. We enjoyed a civilised …

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Do you believe in fairies? | Fairy Hunting at Weston Park

Do you believe in fairies?  We most certainly do and when we were asked to go fairy hunting at Weston Park this Summer we were very excited to see what was in store for us… Weston Park itself is set amongst historical ‘Capability’ Brown parkland and it is the area …

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Unusual Sleepovers in London | Golden Hinde Night Voyage
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Unusual Sleepovers in London | Golden Hinde Night Voyage

Whilst most of England were watching their teams’ final World Cup match, my daughters (aged 8 & 6) and I caught the train to Southwark, where they excitedly jumped aboard the Golden Hinde for an unusual sleepover in London… it was set in 1577. As per instructions we arrived at …

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Coastal Adventures: Exploring the Stunning Dorset Coast
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Coastal Adventures: Exploring the Stunning Dorset Coast

So, whilst we were in Dorset last weekend for Camp Bestival, we took the opportunity to have our very own Coastal Adventure. NB: This post has been created in collaboration with Parkdean Resorts and if you are looking for more inspiration for coastal adventures check out Parkdean Resorts’ coastal blog post. If you’ve not …

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Tree Top Adventure at Go Ape Black Park, Buckinghamshire

On a sunny Sunday, we took our three mini travellers to Go Ape in Black Park, Buckinghamshire. I had been previously with my two eldest daughters, but it never crossed my mind to take the two year old too. However, Go Ape Black park benefits from the addition of Nets …

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On the Tiger Trail at Knowsley Safari Park
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On the Tiger Trail at Knowsley Safari Park

We were invited this half term to be among the first to experience the new Amur Tiger Trail at Knowsley Safari Park.  The Tiger Trail officially opened on 25 May, allowing visitors to get up close to the park’s two resident Amur tigers – sisters Sinda and Bira.  Of the nine …

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Altitude Activity at the Manchester Chill Factore’s Snow Park
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Altitude Activity at the Manchester Chill Factore’s Snow Park

We were invited to try out the new Altitude activity at the Manchester Chill Factore’s snow park this half term. The snow park is next to the giant indoor ski slope at the Chill Factore and is made up of 3 different ‘zones’ – a tubing course, a giant ice luge …

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Howlett’s Wild Animal Park near Canterbury | Animals of the Ice Age Exhibition
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Howlett’s Wild Animal Park near Canterbury | Animals of the Ice Age Exhibition

Keeping your cool on a sunny bank holiday at Howlett’s Wild Animal Park, with their new Animals of the Ice Age exhibition. The sun was blazing in London on the first May bank holiday. Instead of wandering to the nearest park and letting the children run free whilst we soaked …

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Inflata Nation in Trafford Park, Manchester
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Inflata Nation in Trafford Park, Manchester

We were recently invited to try out Inflata Nation in Trafford Park, Manchester – described on its website as the UK’s first indoor inflatable theme park for all the family. On booking, we were assigned a one-hour slot and advised to arrive 30 minutes before for a safety briefing. We …

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Review: Thomas the Tank Engine at Llangollen Railway
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Review: Thomas the Tank Engine at Llangollen Railway

 I can thoroughly recommend Thomas the Tank Engine at Llangollen Railway.  From the minute he heard the peep of the engines and spotted steam puffing into the clouds, my 3 year old was jumping up and down with excitement along the platform. There’s a “Thomas” train which goes up and …

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The Paulos Circus | The Greatest Showman
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The Paulos Circus | The Greatest Showman

Roll up, roll up…..could we have found one of the best value entertaining family trips available, or do you get what you pay for? The Paulos Circus is coming towards the end a 6 week run in York before setting off to its next destination.  We went to see for …

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Battersea by Boat | A Day Out on the MBNA Thames Clipper
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Battersea by Boat | A Day Out on the MBNA Thames Clipper

My three daughters and I love nothing more than a day in London. No trip is ever the same with so many activities and sights on offer. The journey there or home, however, can be the most testing part of the day. Over-tired children, sticky from a day exploring London …

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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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