LEGOLAND Christmas, Manchester Discovery Centre
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LEGOLAND Christmas, Manchester Discovery Centre

Christmas arrived at the Trafford Centre and none more so than at Legoland. The decorations are hung and Lego Santa is available in his grotto to see you…Full disclosure we do love Legoland, especially for rainy days so I was very excited when we were invited over to meet him …

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Do More with Doctor Dolittle at the Lowry Manchester

Doctor Dolittle at the Lowry was a chance for me to bond with my teenager. When Children are little they depend on your every need. From food and water to clothes and comfort. You’re there every need. As they get older it gets harder and harder to connect on things …

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Sleeping Beauty Christmas Pantomime at the Plaza, Stockport
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Sleeping Beauty Christmas Pantomime at the Plaza, Stockport

At the start of December, I asked my children (12, 11 and 8) what things they’d most like to do in the run up to Christmas to seriously get into the festive spirit, and was met with cries of ‘The Panto!!!’.  We’ve been to the panto at Stockport Plaza nearly …

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The Elf Adventure Challenge at Cheshire Ice Cream Farm www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 reasons to visit the Elf Adventure at the Ice Cream Farm

10 reasons to visit the Elf Adventure at the Ice Cream Farm It’s an excellent alternative to a Santa visit for younger ones. For those who are still working the whole Santa thing out and may still be a little wary of the Big Jolly Man in the bright red …

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Winter Wonderland Liverpool | Santa at the Bombed Out Church | Review
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Winter Wonderland Liverpool | Santa at the Bombed Out Church | Review

Liverpool’s famous “bombed out church” at the bottom of Hardman Street has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland for Christmas, so with the promise of an action packed creative hour or so, culminating in a visit to Santa,  5 year old Oscar and Martha and I went along to sample …

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What's on at Christmas in Liverpool 2018
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What’s on at Christmas in Liverpool 2018

There is so much going on this Christmas in Liverpool 2018 from the Christmas markets, to Liverpool ONE festivities, to family events and the Ice festival down on Pierhead! Liverpool Ice Festival We took a visit to Liverpool Ice Festival which is now in its third year. The ice rink, …

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Santa's Lapland Search for Santa Day | Mini Travellers
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Santa at the Chill Factore in Manchester

This Saturday as we welcomed in the month of December, we made the journey across the M62 to visit Santa in the snow.  I know the weather keeps going a bit mad, but this wasn’t one of those occasions, we were going to see Santa at the Chill Factore in …

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Church Farm Santa Experience 2018
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Church Farm Santa Experience 2018

I have heard people wax lyrical about the Church Farm Santa Experience for years now but for one reason or another we have never made it. With kids aged 8, 7 and 7 I feared we had left it too late to get the best out of it, and whilst …

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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto | The Snow Queen at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre
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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto | The Snow Queen at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre

Get your festive dancing shoes on … a Mini Travellers favourite the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto is back for Christmas 2018 (this is a no spoilers review!) Late November our Christmas countdown began (much to the disgruntlement of my husband who would put our Christmas Tree up on Christmas Eve if …

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Mooky the Clown in Aladdin, Blackpool Tower Circus

Combine the greatest event space in Blackpool with one of the most well know clowns (Mr Mooky) and one of the greatest children’s (also adults) Disney animation, you’ve got a winner! NB: Phil and his family received tickets to see the Blackpool Tower Circus but all views and opinions are …

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Enchanted at Knowsley Safari Park
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Enchanted at Knowsley Safari Park

It seems that these days just meeting Father Christmas is not quite enough, there has to be some sort of experience attached too. Knowsley Safari Parks version is “Enchanted”, an evening event after the traditional safari experience is closed. We went along last Saturday and it is actually rather good! …

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Watching Liverpool FC Womens play at Prenton Park
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Watching Liverpool FC Womens play at Prenton Park

Liverpool FC Women, formerly known as Liverpool Ladies Football Club, is a women’s football club affiliated with Liverpool Football Club. The team currently plays in the FA Women’s Super League, the highest division of women’s football in England and they now play at Prenton Park, the home of Tranmere Rovers. …

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Breakfast with Father Christmas at Erddig National Trust www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Where to see Santa in Liverpool in 2018

It’s that time of year where we start to get busy planning our family Christmas days out. Festive experiences and trips to see Santa are popping up all around so where can you see Santa in Liverpool in 2018. Visit Father Christmas at Speke Hall At Speke Hall this year …

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Places to see Santa in Wigan this Christmas

It’s already getting to the time of year when trips to Santa are popping up everywhere. If you’re likeLisa of Hollybobbs Blog you’ll want to get booked in early so you don’t miss out or like to get the festive season all planned out then you’ll want to get the dates …

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5 places to see Santa in Manchester in 2018

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of year when the nights start drawing in, the central heating goes on and the Christmas decorations arrive in the shops. On every parent’s to do list is getting the children to write to Santa and plan a Santa visit, oh and don’t forget …

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A-Z of Chester Zoo

Those people that know my family know we love Chester Zoo. When the kids were little we would go at least once a month if not more. Round our parts once your baby reaches 6 months old it’s time for an annual family pass as it’s incredibly good value. You …

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Why you should visit Chester Zoo in Winter www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Why you should visit Chester Zoo in Winter

In early January 2016 I took my two four year olds to Chester Zoo in Winter, on a week day in term time. It transpires that Winter is the perfect time to go to Chester Zoo.  I’ve recently changed my job and so I’m now getting two days a week …

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Blackpool Tower Dungeons at Halloween
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Blackpool Tower Dungeons at Halloween

We recently visited Blackpool Tower Dungeons and I can’t believe I’ve never been before. We went as a family of four including myself and my wife plus our two kids Freddie and Daisy who are 9 and 5 years old respectively. Cost of entry is £16.50 for an adult and …

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10 things to do in Wigan with Kids
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10 things to do in Wigan with Kids

Wigan is an old industrial town located between Manchester and Liverpool. Made famous by George Orwell in his poem The Road To Wigan Pier, it is now more well known for it’s football and rugby teams. I’ve lived in this area for fourteen years now and have discovered this small …

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Indoor Skydiving | iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre.
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Indoor Skydiving | iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre.

We were lucky enough to be invited recently to try out the indoor skydiving experience iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre. We kept it a secret from the kids, and they were beside themselves as we parked up next to the iFly centre. We were advised to arrive an hour before …

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Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm – MOVED TO MOLD

Updated: 11 November 2018 We understand that the Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm is now CLOSED at the Cheshire Oaks location and has moved to Mold. Why not check out the Santa Experience at St Lukes Bombed Out Church in Liverpool. For further details please see here.   …

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West Kirby Beach

I never thought I’d live near the beach. I grew up near Manchester and never thought the beach would be part of my daily life, but now it is, I actually can’t imagine living without it. So what do we love so much about West Kirby Beach with Kids? Before …

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Lyme Park at Christmas

We spent a day at Lyme Park in Cheshire (the setting for Colin Firth’s Pride & Prejudice) at Christmas so read on to find out what Lyme Park at Christmas is like. I had a quick look at the National Trust website before we set off to see what Christmas things they had …

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Turtle and Shark Feeding Experience at Sea Life Blackpool
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Turtle and Shark Feeding Experience at Sea Life Blackpool

During our trip to Blackpool over the Summer Holidays staying at Ribby Hall we were invited by Sea Life Blackpool to come along and feed the sharks. I’ve been to Sea Life in Blackpool before, often on a busy rainy day and have not had much chance in the past …

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