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Review of Gandeys Circus – Unbelievable

Gandeys Circus is one of the biggest and best known touring circuses in the country and when they invited Mini Travellers to review their new show at Aintree racecourse- called Unbelievable; we couldn’t wait. Circuses have always fascinated me; ever since I was a little girl and the fairground rolled into town each August, taking …

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10 Family Friendly Alternatives to Disneyland Paris

10 Family Friendly Alternatives to Disneyland Paris for you to consider Not everyone loves Disneyland Paris. It may be out of your price range or it may be too big and too overcrowded, so I regularly get asked for Disneyland Paris alternatives and what other theme parks in Europe we might recommend. So in no …

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The Elderflower Fields magic grows with Elderflower Field Midlands in 2020!

Elderflower Fields Midlands, 29-31 May 2020, Stanford Hall, Leicestershire. WIN a Family Weekend Ticket to Elderflower Fields Midlands at the bottom of this post worth £300! Elderflower Fields is all about families trying new things and after eight years of fantastic feedback the So Sussex team are excited to take on the challenge of a …

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Alice in Winterland at Lightwater Valley

This winter, Lightwater Valley is home to over 100 giant, illuminated, light sculptures of Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, Humpty Dumpty and many more of those Lewis Carroll’s childhood characters we all know and love from the Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass stories.  Last …

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Willow’s Activity Farm Santa Spectacular 2019

We kicked off the festive season indulgently early, with our annual trip to Willow’s Activity Farm’s Santa Spectacular. This the third year we have been to the Santa Spectacular and our three daughters, now aged 9, 7 and 4, enjoy it more and more each year. We thought perhaps our eldest daughter, being nearly ten …

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Wine tasting at a Vineyard in Spain with Kids – Adernats Cellar

How do you make wine tasting at a Vineyard in Spain fun for the kids? Well you combine it with a trip in a horse drawn carriage! We enjoyed a lovely morning at Adernats Cellar whilst we were in Catalonia over October Half Term. Believe me I have attempted to visit vineyards before with the …

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Learning to be a Shepherd in Catalonia | Goat Herding with Kids

One hour from the beach resort of Salou and up into the Prades mountains you’ll find Capafonts, a welcoming rural destination that offers visitors something a little bit different. The something a little bit different is learning to be a shepherd and eating goats cheese and the kids absolutely loved it! This fabulous experience is …

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Is the Ice Skating rink at the Manchester Ice Village good fun?

With the festive season looming, we were excited to be invited to try out the ice skating rink at the Manchester Ice Village in Cathedral Gardens.  Wrapped up in our woolly hats and gloves, we arrived ten or so minutes before our allotted 45 minute slot.  We very quickly swapped our shoes for ice skates …

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Aquum Spa & Wellness, La Pineda – Vila-seca | Spa with Kids

As part of our recent press trip to Catalonia in October 2019 to experience some of the best things to do in Costa Dorada, away from the coast, I was surprised to see Spa on the itinerary: now don’t get me wrong I love a good spa day but have never taken the kids. It …

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The Original Tour Hop on Hop Off Bus – A Great Way to See London

Usually when I visit a city, I plan ahead by identifying what attractions I would like to see and then plan a route / days around it.  So when I started planning our trip to London for October half-term I did just that.  Then I came across The Original Tour and realised there was a …

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What’s on at Christmas in Liverpool 2020

There is so much going on this Christmas in Liverpool 2020 from the Christmas Markets, to Liverpool ONE festivities, to family events and the Ice Festival down on Pierhead! If you’re looking for Christmassy days out in Manchester and the the surrounding area this festive season, why not take a look at some of the …

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Dear Legoland, we are really disappointed!

Good Evening Legoland Following my comment on your Legoland Windsor Facebook page on Saturday 21 Sept, I am writing to explain my disappointment in relation to our weekend trip to Legoland. Over the past few years, my family and I have been privileged to visit a number of popular family attractions and sadly, our opinion …

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