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5 places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall

There are countless places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall but here are The Little Pip’s five favourite places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall. Sugar and Spice Grotto, Bedruthan Scandi inspired grotto and workshop  “Rumours say that Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas have crash landed at Bedruthan this year while doing a …

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Places to see Santa in Wirral in 2018

It’s that time of year and trips to see Santa in Wirral are popping up all around you, but with so many around, and so many that get booked up really quickly, which ones should you be booking in 2018. 1. Santa at Port Sunlight Garden Centre Visit Port Sunlight …

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5 Places to see Santa in Staffordshire this Christmas
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5 Places to see Santa in Staffordshire this Christmas

Christmas is such a magical time. We love the build up of Christmas …. the planning, the magic, and the anticipation of what is to come. Here are our top five places to see Santa in Staffordshire this Christmas. Blithbury Reindeer Lodge, Staffordshire Blithbury reindeer lodge is in Rugeley, Staffordshire. …

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The Best Places to see Santa near you this year!

It’s that time of year and trips to see Santa are popping up all around you, but with so many around, and so many that get booked up really quickly, which ones should you be booking and which ones should you not. We’ve tried to include a mixture of areas …

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5 places to see Santa in Manchester in 2018

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of year when the nights start drawing in, the central heating goes on and the Christmas decorations arrive in the shops. On every parent’s to do list is getting the children to write to Santa and plan a Santa visit, oh and don’t forget …

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Top 10 Places to Visit Santa in The West Midlands

Top 10 Places to Visit Father Christmas in The West Midlands. National Sea Life Centre A visit to the Sea Life Centre has always been a popular choice for our children, particularly when they were small.  Little ones especially like the fact that so much of it is at their …

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A-Z of Chester Zoo

Those people that know my family know we love Chester Zoo. When the kids were little we would go at least once a month if not more. Round our parts once your baby reaches 6 months old it’s time for an annual family pass as it’s incredibly good value. You …

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Why you should visit Chester Zoo in Winter

In early January 2016 I took my two four year olds to Chester Zoo in Winter, on a week day in term time. It transpires that Winter is the perfect time to go to Chester Zoo.  I’ve recently changed my job and so I’m now getting two days a week …

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Where to see Santa at your local National Trust

Making a trip to see Santa adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season for little ones (and the young at heart) and where better to see him than at your local National Trust.  At a National Trust property Santa always seems happier, less worried about money and …

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Blackpool Tower Dungeons at Halloween
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Blackpool Tower Dungeons at Halloween

We recently visited Blackpool Tower Dungeons and I can’t believe I’ve never been before. We went as a family of four including myself and my wife plus our two kids Freddie and Daisy who are 9 and 5 years old respectively. Cost of entry is £16.50 for an adult and …

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10 things to do in Wigan with Kids
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10 things to do in Wigan with Kids

Wigan is an old industrial town located between Manchester and Liverpool. Made famous by George Orwell in his poem The Road To Wigan Pier, it is now more well known for it’s football and rugby teams. I’ve lived in this area for fourteen years now and have discovered this small …

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Is it worth taking kids to the Ice Bar in Liverpol? | Liverpool Ice Festival
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Ultimate Guide to Liverpool Ice Festival with Kids

On 10th November 2018 the enchanting Liverpool Ice Festival returns for another year, as Pier Head is transformed into a winter wonderland. This will be the third year for the Liverpool Ice Festival at its iconic waterfront location, featuring: Liverpool’s biggest ever ice slide Last year we went on the Ice …

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10 things to do in Hampshire with Kids

At Mini Travellers we’re regularly asked for our recommendations of things to do at various places and one place that often gets mentioned is Hampshire. So, we’ve finally put together a list of the 10 things to do in Hampshire with kids. This list has been compiled with assistance from …

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Enjoy a Hauntingly Good Half Term Day Out at Warwick Castle | WIN Family Ticket here too!
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Enjoy a Hauntingly Good Half Term Day Out at Warwick Castle | WIN Family Ticket here too!

Book tickets online by midnight on Monday 23 October and save up to 40 per cent for Warwick Castle’s frighteningly good Halloween celebrations Tickets from £15 per person or you can also enter below to WIN Family Ticket! You can see our full review of Halloween at Warwick Castle last year …

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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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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 – MOVED TO MOLD

Updated: 11 November 2018 We understand that the Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm is now CLOSED at the Cheshire Oaks location and has moved to Mold. Why not check out the Santa Experience at St Lukes Bombed Out Church in Liverpool. For further details please see here.   …

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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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