Tower of London by Boat | Thames Clipper
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Tower of London by Boat | MBNA Thames Clippers

Just before our summer holidays drew to a close, we squeezed in a trip to central London. We had a renewed sense of adventure when the heatwave subsided in late August and decided that it was a good opportunity to jump on the train and explore some of the amazing …

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Luxury Woodland Lodge at Darwin Forest
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Things to do in the Peak District with Kids

The Peak District is pretty much in the middle of England, and just off the M1. Close enough to be convenient but not too close that it doesn’t feel rural. It’s a wonderful place to visit with a family and here are 10 Things to do in the Peak District …

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Family Day Out to Porto Katsiki Lefkada – Ten Top Tips

Porto Katsiki in Lefkada is often voted one of the ten best beaches in Greece. At the southern tip of Lefkada and 45 minutes from Mousses where we are staying we wondered if it was worth making the effort to visit Porto Katsiki. Could the view really be that good? …

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West Kirby Beach

I never thought I’d live near the beach. I grew up near Manchester and never thought the beach would be part of my daily life, but now it is, I actually can’t imagine living without it. So what do we love so much about West Kirby Beach with Kids? Before …

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Visiting London using Competition Wins!
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Visiting London using Competition Wins!

After the Bear Grylls adventure day we had won we thought we would head to London to fit in some more exhausting experiences for the kids and see if we could stress ourselves out to the point of early retirement or holiday induced breakdowns. After much discussion/arguing we settled on a new …

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Mini Travellers Toddler Bucket List
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Mini Travellers Toddler Bucket List

We have created this toddler bucket list.  On it is places we would like to visit and things we would like to do.   With our eldest now nearly 5 and the twins nearly 4, travelling has been challenging (see our Adjusting Expectations post) but is getting easier every day. So where …

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Forestry Commission England celebrate Roald Dahl with the Most Marvellous Forest Adventure Kit
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Forestry Commission England celebrate Roald Dahl with the Most Marvellous Forest Adventure Kit

To encourage children to explore their local woodlands after school, Forestry Commission England has joined in partnership with Roald Dahl Story Company to create the most marvellous “forest adventure kit”.  The kit was launched on 13 September, Roald Dahl Day to celebrate the much-loved author on his birthday. Roald Dahl …

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The Coldstones Cut, Pateley Bridge - What's it all about?
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The Coldstones Cut, Pateley Bridge – What’s it all about?

We went to visit The Coldstones Cut the other day, a totally free activity, near Pateley Bridge and I struggled to find the answers to all my questions on one website – so here you go! What is The Coldstones Cut? The Coldstones Cut has been created by an artist …

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Lyme Park at Christmas

We spent a day at Lyme Park in Cheshire (the setting for Colin Firth’s Pride & Prejudice) at Christmas so read on to find out what Lyme Park at Christmas is like. I had a quick look at the National Trust website before we set off to see what Christmas things they had …

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Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place and Anne Hathaway's Cottage with Kids | Visit Heritage
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Heritage Open Days 2018 with Kids

Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. So where can you find the Heritage Open Days 2018? There is a really …

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Polar Bears!

Fancy seeing a polar bear in Yorkshire? I’ve lived here almost half my life and only just realised that in recent years they are here, in Yorkshire Wildlife Park.  I was pretty excited by this information so thought I’d best take my 2 year old daughter for a trip out. …

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The Great British Food Festival
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The Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival is an annual event across several locations in the UK running from May to September.  The ‘perfect recipe for a fun, foodie, family day out’, the festival take place at some of the UK’s most beautiful stately homes.  We are lucky enough to have Weston …

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Turtle and Shark Feeding Experience at Sea Life Blackpool
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Turtle and Shark Feeding Experience at Sea Life Blackpool

During our trip to Blackpool over the Summer Holidays staying at Ribby Hall we were invited by Sea Life Blackpool to come along and feed the sharks. I’ve been to Sea Life in Blackpool before, often on a busy rainy day and have not had much chance in the past …

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Review | The Great Brick Adventure
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Review | The Great Brick Adventure

With the rain absolutely pouring and wind blowing a gale on Sunday afternoon, we (myself, my husband and our two youngest children, 4 and 8) made our way down to the Exhibition Centre at Liverpool to the Great Brick Adventure, an event by Bright Bricks. Parking close by (thankfully) we …

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Utah Beach D-Day Museum | Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Utah Beach D-Day Museum | Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France

On our way home from our week exploring Brittany we needed to find something to do close to Cherbourg before our 5pm ferry and so we ended up at the Utah Beach D-Day Museum. We were staying further down in France in Redon, so we wanted to drive the 3-4 …

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Family Day at the Races | Taking the kids to the Races?
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Family Day at the Races | Taking the kids to the Races?

Taking the kids to the Races might not be the first idea that pops into your mind when finding things to keep them entertained in the school holidays, but when we visited Ripon Races for one of their family fun days we really did have a brilliant day out! It …

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Oddbods Day out in Bournemouth with National Express
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Oddbods Day out in Bournemouth with National Express

Mini Travellers were invited to Bournemouth to meet international children’s TV stars, the Oddbods, and check-out National Express’ new VUER app. This clever new app means passengers can watch hours of movies and television onboard on their own device, including over 200 minutes of Oddbods footage for the younger passengers. …

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Coral Island Blackpool
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Coral Island Blackpool

So you can take the kids on numerous day trips, family holidays and exciting activities but I find that nothing gets them quite as excited as flashing lights and 2p slot machines. It’s the way their faces light up at the possibility of the win and the giddiness that sets …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe for all ages
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe for all ages. What to see with a family ranging from 10 to 70.

Edinburgh festival for all ages. What to see with a family ranging from ages 10 to 70.  We decided to go to Edinburgh Fringe with the whole family for a day trip to take in the festival and introduce the children to new experiences. The festival never disappoints for providing …

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CBBC Summer Social Liverpool 2018

In the beautiful grounds of Croxteth Hall, Liverpool the sun was shining for a crazy weekend at the CBBC Summer Social. At around £30 a head this certainly wasn’t a cheap day out but was definitely a chance to dance, sing and meet some of the stars of the show. …

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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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