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Recommended National Trust Properties in Northumberland with Kids

Northumberland is home to some incredible National Trust properties but which ones are kid friendly? We’ve put together a list of some of our recommended National Trust properties in Northumberland to visit with Kids for you below! NB: This post has been created in collaboration with Cottages in Northumberland If …

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10 Things to do in Northumberland with Kids
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10 Things to do in Northumberland with Kids

Northumberland is the perfect family destination for a UK holiday; it really does have it all. So we’ve put together 10 Things to do in Northumberland with Kids We have stayed in various locations on numerous occasions and thought we’d visited just about every site and attraction.  So, when Crabtree and …

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The Coldstones Cut, Pateley Bridge - What's it all about?
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The Coldstones Cut, Pateley Bridge – What’s it all about?

We went to visit The Coldstones Cut the other day, a totally free activity, near Pateley Bridge and I struggled to find the answers to all my questions on one website – so here you go! What is The Coldstones Cut? The Coldstones Cut has been created by an artist …

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Family Day at the Races | Taking the kids to the Races?
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Family Day at the Races | Taking the kids to the Races?

Taking the kids to the Races might not be the first idea that pops into your mind when finding things to keep them entertained in the school holidays, but when we visited Ripon Races for one of their family fun days we really did have a brilliant day out! It …

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Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed with Kids
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Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed with Kids

My folks moved to Berwick-Upon-Tweed 12 years ago and since then we’ve spent lots of time exploring the northernmost town in England. It has the perfect mix of seaside charm, natural beauty and interesting places to visit. From spotting dolphins at Spittal Beach to quirky museums – we’re still finding …

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Northumberland Camping and Caravanning Club Sites Review
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Northumberland Camping and Caravanning Club Site Review

We’ve just spent the most glorious week camping at Northumberland Camping and Caravanning Club Sites in our motorhome on the stunning Northumberland coast. We used to spend a week up in Northumberland every September before the kids started school, and our last visit was just after our youngest was born 8 …

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A review of Kynren - An Epic Tale of England
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A review of Kynren – An Epic Tale of England

The question I’ve been asked on social media the most since we went to Kynren on Friday night is ‘Is it worth it’? Is Kynren worth the cost? YES emphatically is my answer, Kynren is most definitely worth the cost and definitely worth the trip. Yes it can be expensive …

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Cragside, Northumberland

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 first to be …

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Top 10 things to do in Durham with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Top 10 things to do in Durham with Kids

A Guest Post about the Top 10 things to do in Durham with Kids Durham is in the North East of England, about 15 miles south of Newcastle. The City and surrounding County itself is set on the banks of the River Wear and is filled with stunning architecture, scenic …

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Christmas at York Museum Gardens www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Christmas at York Museum Gardens

When you and your family are invited to “the biggest display of lighting and special effects York has ever seen” there is a high level of expectation!  So we arrived for ‘Christmas at York Museum Gardens’ hoping those expectations would be met (or our 5 and 8 year old were …

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Christmas at Harlow Carr | Glow Winter Illuminations www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Christmas at Harlow Carr | Glow Winter Illuminations

Have you wondered whether to take the kids to the Glow Winter Illuminations at Harlow Carr? Ever since the children were babies, one of our favourite things about Christmas is the lights; so many sparkly lights! So we were really looking forward to visiting one of the RHS Glow Winter …

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Diggerland – A Four Year Old’s Heaven!

In preparation for my youngest boy turning four I made the ‘error’ of asking, a couple of months ago, whether he would like to visit Diggerland for his fourth birthday. The error being that I asked too far in advance, and I was badgered for two months with “are we …

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Beamish
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Beamish in the North East with Kids

During the summer holidays, my friend and I took our children (five between us, aged between six and 10), to Beamish open air museum. I last went to Beamish some 30 years ago on a school residential trip and remember loving it (although possibly more to do with the fact …

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Niddfest 2016
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NiddFest 2016 – A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

This is going to be a very difficult review to write , I will explain why later! However hold the thought, a picture paints a thousand words. Last weekend we visited Niddfest in Pateley Bridge. The festival hosts a number of literary events for both adults and children and is …

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Deer Shed 7 – A Festival For Families!

It’s the people that make Deer Shed Festival so great! The success of this festival is its ability to cater for everyone and seeing how much fun the babies, children and teens have side by side, instils the festivals aim….. Family friendly. From wash time for babies all sitting in little …

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North Star Club near Beverley and York
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North Star Club – A Woodland Escape

On Friday night just a week after we had got back from our trip to Florida we set off across the M62 for a weekend in a cabin in the woods. The two experiences couldn’t be more different, but that’s the beauty of travelling, you can experience the crazy busy …

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Making Movies at Deer Shed Festival 7

Building on the success of this year’s sell out festival the Deer Shed team have just announced their theme for 2016. So grab some popcorn and a comfy seat as we dim the lights and transport you to Deer Shed Festival 7 at the Movies! For a review of last …

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Geronimo Festival is Back for 2016 – Tatton Park and Harewood House

If you were reading this blog last year I’m sure you won’t have missed me posting about the Geronimo Festival.  It was one of the best things we did last year, and as you can see from this blog, we get out and about quite a lot. Quite simply, it …

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Fabulous Cottage Weekend in Whitby for 19

Last weekend we spent a really fun 48 hours in Whitby at a Cottage (Mansion) arranged for us by Sykes Cottages.  The house slept 18 (plus 1 in a provided travel cot) so was perfect for us and our best friends and the 11 kids we have between us!  We’d …

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Binchester Fort with Children

A trip to Binchester Fort with children isn’t going to last a long time, as there isn’t loads to keep them entertained but there is definitely more than you might think!  After our trip to Auckland Castle over August Bank Holiday we called in to the Fort on our way back …

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Auckland Castle with Children

Yesterday inspired by Sam’s recent post over at North East Family Fun, we went to Auckland Castle with our three little girls. We are staying up in the North East at my Mother in Law’s (on our weekend of adventures in our new Ford Smax), and as she lives about ten minutes …

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Weekend Adventure in the North East of England

As you might have realised, we are very rarely at home. As a family we love travelling but we obviously can’t be on a foreign jaunt every week, as much as I’d love to be. There is work to be done and school to be attended, however we do try …

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