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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Review Martinhal Chiado Lisbon Portugal www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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Exploring Cyprus with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Exploring Cyprus with Kids

Last October we spent 6 nights in Cyprus at two beautiful family friendly Hotels.  Hotels that you could walk into and not leave until it was time to go home.  They both had multiple restaurants, kids clubs, activities, swimming pools and slides and excellent customer service.  For all those reasons …

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Family Friendly Hotels with Apartments and Villas

A big dilemma that many families face when thinking about their holiday is the temptation of the luxury of hotel versus the practicality of a villa or apartment. The perfect solution is to take an apartment or villa connected to a hotel or resort. This option gives you the best …

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Venice with Kids On a Budget! www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Venice with Kids on a Budget!

When we were choosing a destination in Europe for Easter holidays, I asked my 9 year old son where he would like to go. He surprised me completely by choosing Venice. I was expecting Spain as he is currently learning Spanish, maybe somewhere by the sea with a beach to …

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Martinhal Cascais Family Friendly Hotel Nr Lisbon Portugal

At February half term we had a brilliant 4 days in Lisbon as guests of Martinhal Family Resorts and Apartments.  Compelled to return to Portugal at February Half Term after a fantastic February trip in 2016 to Martinhal Sagres and Quinta , together with very cheap flights (£250 return for 5 with …

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Family Friendly Villas in Corsica www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Family Friendly Villas in Corsica

We are going to Corsica this summer with Simpson Travel to a beautiful family friendly villa near to Porto Vecchio and I simply can’t wait.  We had the most magical trip with Simpson Travel last year to a stunning family friendly villa in Greece and I just know we are going to love …

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Review Martinhal Chiado Lisbon Portugal www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Martinhal Chiado – A Family Friendly Hotel in Lisbon Portugal

At February half term we had a brilliant 4 days in Lisbon with Martinhal Family Resorts and Apartments.  Compelled to return to Portugal at February Half Term after a fantastic February trip in 2016 to Martinhal Sagres and Quinta , together with very cheap flights (£250 return for 5 with Easyjet) …

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Review of Azia Resort and Spa in Cyprus www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review of Azia Resort and Spa in Cyprus

Does it have a spa and a kids club? Right! We’re going there!  So this is a guest post of a First Family Holiday to Azia Resort and Spa Cyprus in October 2016. If like me, you’re a parent in the UK, you may well be feeling what I’m feeling now. …

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5 Things to Do in Barcelona with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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6 Things to Do in Barcelona with Kids

I’ve lost count of the times I’ve visited Barcelona over the years, I’ve been with work and with friends, I’ve been on a hen do and also on a romantic weekend break; however we have never actually been to Barcelona with kids. I was recently reading an interactive guide to …

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5 Reasons to Visit Domaine Des Ormes with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Reasons to Visit Domaine Des Ormes with Kids

I’ve been tasked with trying to decide which Al Fresco Holidays site we would visit this year as a family if we got the chance.  With over 71 to choose from across Europe it actually isn’t a very easy decision at all. However at end of the summer last year I …

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Planning a trip to Florence? Find a Hotel in the Heart of the City!

  The city of Florence is definitely one of the most evocative in Italy, but it is easy to be taken in by a cheap offer and find yourself in a hotel that doesn’t work for you or your family. It is well known that Florence is one of the most beautiful …

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