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Days Out with Kids – Muck Boots and Little Bird!

We love days out with kids here at Mini Travellers, as you know it is what we are all about.  However we love Sunny days out with kids the best, particularly when we have new clothes to try out. Here are some of my favourite photos from a #UKexplore day …

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Erddig Apple Festival
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Erddig’s Apple Festival

Erddig’s Apple Festival began with a simple ambition to rescue and preserve old apple varieties and mark National Apple Day which is 21 October. Before visiting Erddig this weekend I had no idea that there were so many varieties of apple and that 180 apple varieties are grown at Erddig itself! What …

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#UKexplore – September 2016

So in a blink we seem to have finished September and are into October.  September has been a big month for my Mini Travellers, mainly around the twins starting school (in separate classes!) and Lily heading back into Year One, so there have been less days and more Back to …

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#UKexplore – August 2016

I can’t believe we are at the end of the Summer Holidays already and school starts next week.  We have had a fantastic summer exploring the UK.  We’ve been to Lincoln, Greenwich, spent time closer to home in Liverpool and West Kirby, visited Chirk Castle, Tatton Park, Dunham Massey and …

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Speke Hall

Goldilocks and the Three Bears was performed by the Bookworm Players over the August bank holiday weekend at Speke Hall, Liverpool. We visited today and it was a really fun way to spend the afternoon.  It’s especially good value for National Trust members as Tickets are only £5 each, £2 …

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Speke Hall Game On
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Speke Hall #GameOn Weekend 12-14th August

Today we have just spent a fabulous day at Speke Hall in Liverpool at the first day of the #GameOn weekend.  It helped that it was a beautiful day but if you are looking for something to do with the kids this weekend, just take a look at the fabulous …

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#UKexplore – July 2016

I can’t believe we are in August and into week two of the Summer holidays already. I am hoping to be exploring a lot of the UK this summer and sharing those photos with you on #UKexplore.   #UKexplore continues to grow rapidly and we love scrolling through the hashtag to …

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Beatrix Potter at Speke Hall, Liverpool

It is Beatrix Potter Fortnight at Speke Hall from 26 July – 7 August 2016 and they are celebrating the fact that one of the National Trust’s most beloved figures would have been 150 this year! Her work and her characters have become national treasures, inspiring children everywhere and sparking imagination in the …

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Roald Dahl at Tatton Park
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Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park

When the sun was shining (for that brief time in June) we met my brother and his younger children at Tatton Park whilst our elder children were at school. I’d be meaning to go ever since they opened the activities in April but it was really after I saw Hayley’s post …

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#UKexplore – June 2016

Since the launch of #UKexplore on 7th April 2016 Rachel and I are thrilled to have had over 2000 photos tagged #UKexplore on Instagram and over 1000 of those just this month. The competition we ran with Cotswold Outdoor really got you out and about tagging your photos, and we have LOVED seeing …

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#UK Explore – May 2016

When we launched #UKexplore on 7th April Rachel and I had no idea how popular it was going to be.  We are thrilled to have over 1000 photos tagged since then. If you aren’t aware what #UKexplore is it is our new Instagram community that we have invited you all to join …

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Speke Hall and Giant Childe of Hale Trail
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Speke Hall – Giant Childe of Hale Trail and Alice

On a sunny Spring weekend in April we visited Speke Hall in Liverpool. We are regular visitors to Speke Hall as it’s only 40 minutes away from us as a visit last summer was the reason I started up my National Trust membership again. We haven’t however been to visit …

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Introducing #UKexplore

As you will know if you read this blog regularly I love getting my Mini Travellers outside; whether that is down to the local beach, to the woods behind our house, the park, or the countryside a little further afield.  We get out whatever the weather is, as as the …

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3 Child Friendly National Trust Sites Near Chester

I’ve joined in with some other bloggers to showcase English Tourism Week and I’ve put together three suggestions for things to do near Chester.  You can also check out all the other wonderful ideas using the links at the bottom of this post. For us buying our National Trust membership last year …

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Victorian Christmas Activities at Speke Hall

On Sunday we braved the elements to spend a day at Speke Hall in North Liverpool.  Speke Hall is one of our local National Trust properties and we’ve spent many a summers day wandering in the woods around the Hall and playing in the gardens. The weather forecast for the …

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Cragside, Northumberland

By Emily Gettins Cragside has long been one of our family’s favourite days out. I have many happy memories of days there as a child and love seeing my children experiencing the same.    It is a National Trust property just outside Rothbury in Northumberland and the house was the …

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Rufford Old Hall, Ormskirk

This review is by Hayley who writes a fantastic blog, with wonderful photos, Hayley from Home.  Like us here at Mini Travellers, Hayley has three children including twins., although hers are all boys.  She visited Rufford Old Hall with her husband and three children and it is a great review …

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Knole Park, Kent

Ting Dalton loves travelling with her son and writes a fab travel blog called Travel Monkey. She can be found tweeting @my_travelmonkey When considering a day out with the kids or things to do in a new area, why not try our search function, click here to try it.   We’ve been venturing out …

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Family Day Out to Erddig

The girls announced at breakfast that it was Spring (1st March) and that we needed to go out for a picnic. Whilst the sun was shining we thought a picnic was a little adventurous, so we packed some snacks and drove over to Erddig, near Wrexham. We joined the National …

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A Family Day out at Box Hill, Surrey

Ting Dalton loves travelling with her son and writes a fab travel blog called Travel Monkey. She can be found tweeting @my_travelmonkey When considering a day out with the kids or things to do in a new area, why not try our search function, click here to try it.  You can also read another …

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Polesdon Lacey, Surrey – Bluebell Fields and Grand Estates

Ting Dalton writes a really good blog called Travel Monkey and can be found tweeting @my_travelmonkey .  If you would like to find other reviews of National Trust visits, please type National Trust into the search box. When considering a holiday, a day out with the kids or things to …

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Chirk Castle – A National Trust Gem

This review is by one of my blogger friends Jess about her trip to Chirk with her husband and two year old twins. Jess writes a fab blog over at Mummyofboygirltwins.com and she can regularly be found tweeting @soot1978. Jess can also be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Mummy-of-boy-girl-twins So what …

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Erddig House and Gardens, Nr Wrexham

This review is by one of my blogger friends Jess about her trip to Erdigg with her husband and two year old twins. Jess writes a fab blog over at Mummyofboygirltwins.com and she can regularly be found tweeting @soot1978. Jess can also be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Mummy-of-boy-girl-twins So what …

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Chirk Castle, Nr Wrexham, Wales

We have had a brilliant day today. The girls have finally got to an age where a full day out with them is good fun, they can manage without a nap and enjoy exploring. After visiting Speke Hall yesterday and joining the National Trust again, we decided to make the …

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