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Art Detectives Tour with Europe 4 Kids in Florence | Family Friendly Tour of the Uffizi

During our week at Villa Pia we spent an afternoon in Florence and had a family friendly tour of the Uffizi. It was due to be a full day in Florence but due to some bad planning on my part, I thought I’d booked my tours for Thursday and I …

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36 Hours in Bologna with Kids
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36 Hours in Bologna with Kids

Ahead of our trip to Villa Pia in Umbria we spent 36 hours in Bologna with Kids.  Read on to see what we got up to and what are our top tips. Why Bologna with Kids? Our decision to visit Villa Pia at October half term was decided upon when …

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The Best Hotel Crèches In Europe and Beyond (Under 2’s)

Discover these amazing hotel crèches in Europe and beyond You could be forgiven for thinking that holidays are put on hold when you have a young family. Nothing could be further from the truth though if you can find the right hotel that specialises in catering for infants and toddlers. …

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Childcare at Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percée, Tignes

As part of our trip to Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percee in Tignes, with Mark Warner we we were offered free child care for the three girls all day and into the evening. Had we had to pay for this it would have cost £180 per child for the week.  Before …

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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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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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5 Things to do in Elba with Kids

I adore Italy.  In fact I recently wrote a post about why I love Italy so much, yet despite this I still haven’t booked to go back with the kids.  I have however decided it is definitely definitely on the list for next year, but I’ve yet to decide where and …

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Weekend in Belle-Île off the coast of Brittany www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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The Imperfect Family Holiday in Mallorca

We wanted to get away from London after Christmas, but since we are trying for baby number two, we were not sure until last minute whether I would be able to fly. Of course, we could drive, though it would be a long drive to get anywhere sunny and warm. …

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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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A DIY French Alps Summer Holiday to Sospel www.minitravellers.co.uk (1)
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A DIY French Alps Summer Holiday to Sospel

A DIY French Alps Summer Holiday with 3 kids and 2 grandparents. Sun, swimming, hiking, bugs and quaint villages. As a child, most of my summer holidays were spent driving round France experiencing the culture, food and scenery. The favourite parts of my trip were always where we had access …

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Bernisson Monsegur, Dordogne – A Toddlers Playground

Mini Travellers stayed at Bernisson Monsegur in the Dordogne with fabulous friends (Mr & Mrs LH and their 1.5 year old son). In 2013 our eldest was 2.5 and the twins were 1.5 years old.  We flew from Liverpool to Bordeaux with Easyjet. Thanks to Easyjet’s family friendly luggage policy we …

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Mousses Villas Lefkada with Simpson Travel Family Friendly Accommodation
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Mousses Villas Lefkada, Greece – Practically Perfect in Every Way

Simpson Travel promised us a lot with Mousses Villas Lefkada and they did not disappoint! It is the holiday destination that 5 years on I still recommend first as one of the best family holiday destinations! As we set our alarm clock for 3.30 am to get up for the …

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Travelling to France with Brittany Ferries www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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La Grande Métairie in Carnac with Eurocamp
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La Grande Métairie in Carnac with Eurocamp

This half term we decided to head back to France and spend a week exploring the south coast of Brittany with our three children. We booked into La Grande Métairie in Carnac for another week of adventures. NB Emma & Ian and family were hosted by Eurocamp but all views and …

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Sivota, Greece with Simpson Travel
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Family Friendly Villas in Greece

We are going back to Greece this summer with Simpson Travel to a beautiful family friendly villa in Sivota and I am ludicrously excited. It was all confirmed last Friday and I can’t wait to fly out for a week of Greek sunsets and fun beach and pool days with the …

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5 Things to Do in Barcelona with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Barcelonawink | Barcelona Private Tours that are Family Friendly

Barcelona is a beautiful city, full of history, sunshine and, as we came to realise, full of dragons too!  We were visiting Barcelona as a family for a few days in Easter and we were invited to experience the dragons in the city with a tour from Barcelonawink, Barcelona Private …

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NOVASOL Self-catering Rentals | Affordable Rentals Abroad‎ plus WIN a bundle of holiday goodies worth £200

Self Catering Rentals are all the rage these days aren’t they with a number of different companies out there renting properties to people wanting to explore Europe on their own terms. However NOVASOL Holiday Homes stand apart from the crowd with over 50 years experience in the market and with …

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Luxury Hotels with 2 bedroom suites and a Kids Club
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Luxury Hotels with 2 bedroom suites and a Kids Club

People presume that booking a family holiday comes with a sacrifice of luxury. But, the belief that 5-star elegant hotels are for adults only rather than families isn’t true at all! You can find Luxury Hotels with 2 bedroom suites and a Kids Club! *Guest Post by the Family Holidays …

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Tours with Kids: A LivItaly Private Food Tour of Florence including Gelato Making
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Tours with Kids: A LivItaly Private Food Tour of Florence including Gelato Making

Whilst we were in Tuscany staying at a lovely villa near the village of Volterra we were lucky enough to do some tours with LivItaly. Now we weren’t with the kids when we actually took these tours but it wasn’t difficult to see how LivItaly’s Food Tour of Florence could …

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Villa Le Capanne with Bookings for You | Mini Travellers Review
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Villa Le Capanne, Tuscany with Bookings for You | Mini Travellers Review

This is a review, or perhaps it’s fairer to say a gushing love story about a long weekend I spent at Villa Le Capanne in Tuscany, on a trip put together by Bookings for You and the Giovanni Family where we visited as their guests. Country Relais & Spa Le …

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View of Luxury hotel with hut, swimming pool and beach in Turkey.
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Turkey for Parents and Children Alike

When a family goes on holiday it can be very difficult for everyone to enjoy themselves. From food choices to agreeing on daily activities, finding something for everyone can be a challenge. Beyond the typical all-inclusive hotels where everything is taken care of there are still loads to see and …

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How to Choose an Airbnb www.minitravellers.co.uk
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How to Choose the Best Airbnb

When we decided to head to Porto at February half term we decided to use an Airbnb for the first time. I asked on my Mini Travellers Facebook page what tips people had for how to choose the best Airbnb and you all came up with some great ideas so …

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M Roozen Inspireroo Winter family fun in Sweden (1)
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Winter Fun in Sweden

Discover why Sweden is a wonderful destination for Winter fun.

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