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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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

Sweden may be dark and cold in the winter, but the country’s landscape and the way things are organised- through the freedom to roam and councils actually actively encouraging people to get outdoors- makes it a winter-break paradise and you can have loads of Winter Fun in Sweden. Family-friendly skiing …

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Exploring Porto with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Exploring Porto with Kids

Last week we spent February half term Exploring Porto with Kids. As a family of 5 we flew from Liverpool with Ryanair to Porto for only £220 (yes that price was for all of us) so it was a fabulously cheap thing to do for Half Term. On our first …

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Utah Beach D-Day Museum | Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Things to do with Kids near Cherbourg while waiting for the Ferry

If you find yourself on the afternoon ferry from Cherbourg at 5pm then here are 10 Things to do with Kids near Cherbourg while waiting for the Ferry. Last year we found ourself needing to head back to the ferry at Cherbourg for 5pm to get the last ferry back home …

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Review | Hotel Costa Calero, Lanzarote www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Hotel Costa Calero, Lanzarote

After a year with no holidays abroad the kids were desperate to go on a ‘proper’ holiday which apparently involves a plane. 3 years ago we had a fabulous October half term break in Lanzarote which had perfect accommodation for a family of five which always seems to be our …

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Which Eurocamp sites are best for families?
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10 of the Best Eurocamp Sites for Families NOT in France!

Did you know there are Eurocamp Sites NOT in France? I was recently chatting to someone who asked me whether I knew there were Eurocamp sites in places like Italy nowadays.  I said I did know that and was actually a little surprised to find out that it wasn’t something …

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Villages Nature® Paris | Center Parcs and Euro Disney Combined? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Villages Nature® Paris | Center Parcs and Euro Disney Combined?

Are you a fan of Center Parcs here in the UK? Have you ever considered visiting a Center Parcs abroad? Well that’s exactly what Villages Nature® Paris is, a Center Parcs abroad and even better than that it’s a holiday resort close to Disneyland® Paris and the Eiffel Tower too! …

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Santa's Lapland Search for Santa Day | Mini Travellers
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Santa’s Lapland Search for Santa Day | Mini Travellers

Search for Santa Day with Santa’s Lapland Christmas treats for kids don’t get much better than going to Lapland and meeting the real Father Christmas – do they?  They don’t but you do need to think about a few things to get the best out of it!  So please do take some …

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Family Holiday at La Vallée in Normandy with Eurocamp www.minitravellers.co.uk
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8 of the Best Eurocamp Sites for Families in Northern & Central France

Here are 8 of the Best Eurocamp Sites for Families in Northern & Central France When faced with the Eurocamp website though and over 190 parcs in 10 European countries, including family favourites France, Spain and Italy. Where do you choose? Which Eurocamp Sites are best for families? Which Eurocamp Sites are best for Families in Northern & Central …

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A Tapsy Tour of the Colosseum in Rome with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Fun things to do in and outside of Rome with Kids

Ever wondered what fun things to do in- and outside of Rome with Kids? Here is a Guest Post from EasyTerra about what you might like to do! What to do & see? Thinking about visiting Rome with kids? You might think they get bored quickly over being dragged from …

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Santa's Lapland and our arrival at Saariselka Inn | Mini Travellers Family Travel
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Santa’s Lapland and our arrival at Saariselka Inn | Mini Travellers Family Travel

Getting to Santa’s Lapland and Saariselka Inn On Christmas Eve we set off on our once in a lifetime trip to Santa’s Lapland with three very excited little girls. You may have seen in our earlier post that we had only told them about the trip at the beginning of …

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Best Eurocamp Sites for Families www.minitravellers.co.uk
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7 of the Best Eurocamp Sites for Families in Southern France

Here are  7 of the Best Eurocamp Sites for Families wanting a camping holiday in Southern France When faced with the Eurocamp website though and over 190 parcs in 10 European countries, including family favourites France, Spain and Italy. Where do you choose? Which Eurocamp Sites are best for families wanting a …

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Weekend in a Luxury Ski Chalet in Morzine with TG Ski www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Weekend in a Luxury Ski Chalet in Morzine with TG Ski

Family Friendly Luxury Ski Chalet in Morzine with TG Ski The weekend before Christmas 2017 I was invited to spend a weekend with TG Ski Holidays in a Luxury Catered Ski Chalet in Morzine with some other travel influencers. The email asked whether I fancied a weekend of sledging, skiing, …

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Mini Travellers Year in Review 2017

In 2015 and 2016 we took 54 and 53 trips respectively. This year we took some fairly exciting trips so as I started writing this I expected the number of trips to be less. We have however taken 60 flights between the five of us, so it hasn’t exactly been …

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How to Tell the Kids they are Visiting Santa in Lapland with Printable Lapland Boarding Pass | Santa’s Lapland

How would you tell the kids you were going to Santa’s Lapland? This Christmas we booked in a trip to Santa’s Lapland in February! We decided before we agreed it all that we weren’t going to tell them in February, as that’s a long time to wait when you’re 39 …

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Camping Fabulous in Rome with Eurocamp www.minitravellers.co.uk
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25 of the Best Eurocamp Sites for Families!

So which are the Best Eurocamp sites for families? Eurocamp was a firm family favourite when I was growing up.  I have fond memories of long drives down through France to get to a site, the excitement of finding our tent or our caravan, of kids clubs and trips to the …

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Santa's Lapland for Christmas Day www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Santa’s Lapland for Christmas Day

We are going to Santa’s Lapland for Christmas Day – yes Christmas Day itself! There are so many reasons that this is AMAZING which it obviously is, but here are a few that you may not have thought of and how we are preparing for it! Reasons it is AMAZING …

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