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Family Holiday in Brittany | Visit Brittany

Over the Summer we had a wonderful Family Holiday in Brittany as guests of Visit Brittany. It’s so close to the UK, being a short hop across the English Channel, but the variety of places you can visit will take your breath away.  You can watch what we did on …

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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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Maison de la Nature et des Mégalithes at St Just www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Maison de la Nature et des Mégalithes at St Just with Children

What we loved about Maison de la Nature et des Mégalithes at St Just and how it can work with Children too. One of the things arranged for us on our trip in Brittany was a visit to the Maison de la Nature et des Mégalithes at St Just. There have been …

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Weekend in Belle-Île off the coast of Brittany

Belle-Île is 9 miles (15km) off the coast of the Gulf of Morbihan in France and is Brittany’s largest island. Belle-Île means quite literally a “Beautiful Isle at Sea” When the island naming committee met around the campfire a few centuries ago I suspect it was a very brief discussion.  …

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A view of a azzure water and Nissi beach in Aiya Napa, Cyprus
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Taking Family Holidays Abroad in 2018

Family Holidays Abroad 2018 When is the ideal time to start planning your 2018 family holiday? From our experience, we think that the earlier you book, the better deal you will get! So if you’re looking to book a summer holiday in sunny Europe, here are some of our favourite …

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2 Nights in Redon with Kids | Visit Brittany www.minitravellers.co.uk
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2 Nights in Redon with Kids | Visit Brittany

We recently spent 2 nights in Redon with Kids and this is what we got up to. Redon is not far from Josselin where we started our tour around Brittany and spent 24 hours earlier in the week. Redon is a bigger town than Josseling, or certainly feels that way, …

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10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

Why you should pick Corsica for your next Family Holiday in a Villa! During the first week of the Summer holidays in July we spent a week in a family friendly villa in Corsica with Simpson Travel.  It was an absolutely glorious week jam packed week with swimming, beaches, food …

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24 Hours in Vannes with Kids | Visit Brittany www.minitravellers.co.uk
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24 Hours in Vannes with Kids | Visit Brittany

Vannes is a walled town in the Brittany region of northwest France.  Find out what we did when we spent 24 hours in Vannes with Kids. Vannes old town is characterised by narrow cobbled streets and medieval gates. There is a beautiful Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Vannes in the centre of …

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24 Hours in Josselin with Kids | Visit Brittany
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24 Hours in Josselin with Kids | Visit Brittany

Josselin is a beautiful medieval town in Brittany set on the river Oust. Josselin boasts a beautiful château, a bustling town square with restaurants, cafes and a busy Saturday market.  Combine those with a warm and welcoming Bed & Breakfast with a family room on the top floor and you …

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7 Reasons Eurocamp is a Toddler Friendly Holiday

I went a couple of Eurocamp holidays before my husband and I had children. Both times we went to Southwest France, and both the campsites were a short walk to the beach. I really enjoyed the flexibility of being able to eat out or cook for yourself in France. French …

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How to Enjoy a Holiday with Toddlers and Actually Get a Break www.minitravellers.co.uk
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How to Enjoy a Holiday with Toddlers and Actually Get a Break

Can you enjoy a Holiday with Toddlers and get a break? Before we went on our first holiday with our daughter, 8 month old Chloe, a friend told me to erase all memories of previous holidays because it will never be the same! You have to Adjust your Expectations.   You …

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DFDS Ferries – Better than Flying?

We have just returned and survived a 2000 mile road trip to the south west of France with a 5 year old and a 9 year old. In fact  more than survive, we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our touring holiday. Having found a campsite near Torreilles, close to the …

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Lisbon with Children

Earlier this year we had a wonderful break in Lisbon with Children aged 6, 5 and 5.  We spent 4 days in the city and at a beach hotel just outside the city and loved the whole trip so much we are seriously considering a trip back there at October …

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The Pena Palace, Sintra with Kids - A Fairytale Destination www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Pena Palace, Sintra with Kids – A Fairytale Destination

During our stay at Martinal Chiado in Lisbon we went on a day trip to the Pena Palace in Sintra.  It was such a fairytale destination and the kids absolutely loved it, however there are a few things you need to know to make the day a success if you’re …

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2 Night Mini Cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam with DFDS

Last week, my three Mini Travellers and I went on an adventure to the Netherlands with some of our friends. We booked a 2 night Mini Cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam, which was two nights on board the boat and a day to explore Amsterdam. It was a bargain at …

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Travelling to France with Brittany Ferries

After a very busy and chaotic start to the year my wife and I decided that during the May half term we’d take our three children (age 6, 4, and 2) for a break to France to explore the Normandy Coastline. We choose to the La Vallée campsite with Eurocamp …

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5 Reasons I Loved Sani Dunes | Sani Resort, Greece www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Reasons I Loved Sani Dunes | Sani Resort, Greece

I’ve just spent a glorious 4 days and 3 nights at Sani Dunes, the newest stunning addition to the Sani collection of luxury hotels in Halkidiki. My trip was without exception perfect (and the company of Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos made the trip) but there were 5 reasons I loved …

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Family Holiday at La Vallée in Normandy with Eurocamp www.minitravellers.co.uk
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La Vallée Eurocamp | Family Holiday in Normandy, France

My husband and I both experienced numerous Eurocamp holidays when we were growing up. His family stayed in the tents; my family tended to go with Eurocamp Independent, as we had a caravan. When we discussed our experiences we found that we that our fondest memories were of the kids …

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Travelling to Turkey with Your Family
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Travelling to Turkey with Your Family

Travelling to Turkey was always appealing to tourists due to the unique history, monuments, and culture that Turkey has possessed throughout history. However if you choose to travel to Turkey you will need to consider a number of things in order to have a memorable holiday. Money Before you depart, …

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Visiting Anne Frank House, Amsterdam with Children

My 9 year old recently read The Diary of Anne Frank and it sparked an interest for him into World War 2 and particularly the Holocaust. He decided he’d like to visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam so we booked a trip over with some friends. My first tip …

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Sifnos - Perfect Greek Island Holiday for the Whole Family www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Sifnos – Perfect Greek Island Holiday for the Whole Family

Sifnos – enjoy a perfect island holiday for the whole family Located in the sunny Cyclades, the island of Sifnos offers fantastic Mediterranean vistas, fascinating archeological remains and plenty of healthy and delicious Greek food. It is also a family friendly destination to boot, with sunny beaches and fascinating ruins to …

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Biking in Barcelona with Children

Barcelona is the perfect destination for family bicycling and soaking up the sun and culture Barcelona is a dreamy destination for cyclists and families. The city has it all: rich history, contemporary art and culture, great food, beautiful beaches and tons of exciting activities for children. It is also amazingly …

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A Long Weekend in Disneyland Paris

First things first, travel for a Long Weekend in Disneyland Paris We are lucky enough to live on a main train line to Birmingham Airport and so for the first time we decided to get the train into Birmingham International. Kids, bags and all! So off we trotted at 6am …

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5 of the Top Family Hotels in Europe www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 of the Top Family Hotels in Europe

With so many excellent resorts and hotels, we’ve chosen our favourite hotels that provide the best experience for families in Europe. We’re pretty aware you don’t have hours to read paragraphs about these spectacular hotels, so we’ve compiled 5 bullet points to single out the highlights. Sani Beach, Sani Asterias, …

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