Santa’s Spectacular at Willow’s Activity Farm
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Santa’s Spectacular at Willow’s Activity Farm

We were delighted to be returning to Santa’s Spectacular at Willow’s Activity Farm again this year (as we loved Santa’s Spectacular at Willow’s Activity Farm in 2017). Our three daughters, now aged 8, 6 and 3, were all equally excited, but for different reasons. NB: Lucy and her family received …

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Christmas at the London Transport Museum

I should probably start by declaring that the London Transport Museum has, for years, been one of our go-to attractions in London. Not only does it have lots of buses and trains to play on (always a winner with our 6 year old son) but it has also been very …

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The Wind in the Willows, Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

The Wind in the Willows, is at the Polka Theatre, Wimbledon, until 17 Feb 2019. This is our review. The highlight of the Polka Theatre’s Winter Season has to be this wonderful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic book, The Wind in the Willows, first published 110 years ago. This well known …

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Hogwarts in the Snow | Warner Brothers Studio Tour
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Hogwarts in the Snow | Warner Brothers Studio Tour

I’ve been a fan of Harry Potter since I first read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone back in 1997. I’ve read all the books and seen all the films, so to say I was excited about going on the Warner Brothers Studio Tour is a bit of an understatement! …

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Ultimate London Bonfire Night Round Up 2018
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Ultimate London Bonfire Night Round Up 2018

As the 5th of November 2018 draws ever closer, it’s time to make plans for bonfire night. There are plenty of family friendly options to choose from in London.  So get yourself wrapped up warm and stay safe for a night of gunpowder, treason and plot. Please do check event …

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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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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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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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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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Review | The Tiger Who came to Tea | Live on Stage
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Review | The Tiger Who came to Tea | Live on Stage

On a scorching hot Sunday my three daughters (aged 8,6 and 2) and I headed to Piccadilly Theatre to see The Tiger Who Came to Tea, which is celebrating its 10th year live on stage. This much-loved classic children’s book, now 50 years old, takes you back to childhoods of …

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Tree Top Adventure at Go Ape Black Park, Buckinghamshire

On a sunny Sunday, we took our three mini travellers to Go Ape in Black Park, Buckinghamshire. I had been previously with my two eldest daughters, but it never crossed my mind to take the two year old too. However, Go Ape Black park benefits from the addition of Nets …

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Battersea by Boat | A Day Out on the MBNA Thames Clipper
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Battersea by Boat | A Day Out on the MBNA Thames Clipper

My three daughters and I love nothing more than a day in London. No trip is ever the same with so many activities and sights on offer. The journey there or home, however, can be the most testing part of the day. Over-tired children, sticky from a day exploring London …

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George's Marvellous Medicine, Rose Theatre Kingston
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George’s Marvellous Medicine, Rose Theatre Kingston

Our review of A Rose and Curve production of George’s Marvellous Medicine at Rose Theatre Kingston. The invitation to see George’s Marvellous Medicine at the Rose Theatre was met with great excitement from Amelia (8) and Florence (6). They remembered every detail of the book from when we read it …

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Cheap Family Train Tickets to and from London Euston | From £65 for 6 People!

Recently it came to my attention that you can buy Family Train Tickets to get you to and from London Euston! This is not a sponsored post in any way, and I’ve not been asked to write it, it’s just a public service announcement about how to get cheaper Family …

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Family Day Out in London on the River

Family Day out with MBNA Thames Clippers, Cutty Sark, Rivington Grill and Emirates Airline……Seeing London from a Different Perspective When I was offered the opportunity to visit London with MBNA Clipper, I had some reservations. I don’t live in London so it would be a long day plus we were …

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Why you should stay at Le Méridien Piccadilly, London

Choosing where to stay in London can be incredibly confusing.  There is simply so much choice.  However the landmark hotel Le Méridien Piccadilly right on Piccadilly Circus would be difficult to beat in terms of its central location. Being right in the thick of it, means that you get some quite iconic …

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Things to Do when Visiting Greenwich with Kids

We go to London quite a lot. We go and visit friends and family and hubby and I go for work lots too. Whilst lots of fun they are often rushed and frenzied visits trying to fit a lot in and trying to make as much of our weekends or …

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The Railway Children at Kings Cross

The Railway Children at Kings Cross has been on my list of things to watch since it was first staged in York in 2008. When you have been looking forward to something for so long it is often a worry that it won’t live up to expectations. I needn’t have …

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Afternoon Tea in London and the Sights!

Whilst planning a weekend in London with friends we chatted about having an Afternoon Tea but we also debated trying to see some of the sights. I’m in London fairly frequently through the year but rarely find the time to do anything touristy or relaxing. Rachel, Katie and I decided …

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Imperial War Museum
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The Imperial War Museum London with Young Kids

Cost: Free entry. £15 in the gift shop (£5 each for a spy pen) and a cup of tea and a cake plus snacks £10 Who went – 2 boys aged 9 and my younger son who is 7. How to get there – We drove and were able to …

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3 Young Boys Storm London at Half Term

London has a very useful discount offer that is available for anyone travelling into London by train, 2 for 1 tickets for huge number of attractions. You can pick up a booklet of vouchers at any train or tube station in London. This time we used the vouchers to visit …

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Festive Weekend in London

This lovely post by Heledd about a Festive Weekend in London at The Amba Hotel, Winter Wonderland and Kids Cinema Club is full of beautiful photographs. If you enjoy this post you can read Heledd’s blog Running in Lavender by clicking here or follow her on twitter @HeleddLavender When considering a day out with …

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Review | The Gruffalo Live on Stage | The LowryReview | The Gruffalo Live on Stage | The Lowry www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Gruffalo Live, West End, London

There is no such thing as a Gruffalo…. well I can tell you there is, I saw him! Having now become fans of children’s theatre we jumped at the chance of taking Hugh to see the Gruffalo Live. From a very young age we have read the book to him …

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