On the Tiger Trail at Knowsley Safari Park
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On the Tiger Trail at Knowsley Safari Park

We were invited this half term to be among the first to experience the new Amur Tiger Trail at Knowsley Safari Park.  The Tiger Trail officially opened on 25 May, allowing visitors to get up close to the park’s two resident Amur tigers – sisters Sinda and Bira.  Of the nine …

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Altitude Activity at the Manchester Chill Factore’s Snow Park
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Altitude Activity at the Manchester Chill Factore’s Snow Park

We were invited to try out the new Altitude activity at the Manchester Chill Factore’s snow park this half term. The snow park is next to the giant indoor ski slope at the Chill Factore and is made up of 3 different ‘zones’ – a tubing course, a giant ice luge …

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Inflata Nation in Trafford Park, Manchester
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Inflata Nation in Trafford Park, Manchester

We were recently invited to try out Inflata Nation in Trafford Park, Manchester – described on its website as the UK’s first indoor inflatable theme park for all the family. On booking, we were assigned a one-hour slot and advised to arrive 30 minutes before for a safety briefing. We …

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Farms in North West to Visit with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Farms in North West to Visit with Kids

If you’re looking for Farms in the North West to visit with Kids then do take a look at this great post by Collette at Going on an Adventure about three of her favourites: The first farm Colette recommends is Smithills Open Farm – Farms in the North West Smithills Open …

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Easter Egg Hunts in the North West 2018 | National Trust Properties
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Easter Egg Hunts in the North West 2018 | National Trust Properties

National Trust Easter Egg Hunts in the North West! It’s that time of the year again when the National Trust team up with Cadburys to offer you and your kids an outdoor adventure with cadburys chocolate eggs! What more could you want. There are over 250 hunts across England, Scotland, Wales …

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Ninjago Ninja at Legoland Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre
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Ninjago at Legoland Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre

Lego in our house is standard, my boys, (7,18 and, well, let’s be honest 40) are all very keen to have a go and it’s ever growing presence is something that can’t be denied. So imagine the excitement when we were invited to the Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre, …

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Digital Kids Show is returning this November www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Digital Kids Show Review, Event City, Manchester 2017

As most parents will be able to agree with our children are becoming ever more IT literate and the rise of the YouTube generation is in full flow. I have to admit I am not really a computer game player but my kids are finding there own interests. When I …

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Top Ten Tips for Visiting Winter Wonderland - Event City www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Top Ten Tips for Visiting Winter Wonderland – Event City

Here are Top Ten Tips for visiting Winter Wonderland at Event City 1. Santa Visit  The Santa visit is one of the highlights for me and definitely was for our 4 year old daughter too. The whole experience is wonderful with a greeting from an elf with a diamanté beard, …

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Is it worth queuing for the Ice Slide at Liverpool Ice Festival? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is it worth queuing for the Ice Slide at Liverpool Ice Festival?

Earlier this week we went on the Ice Slide with the Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival and have been asked a few times recently Is it worth queuing for? The answer all depends on how long you need to queue for! It is the UK’s longest real Ice Slide and has …

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Review | Enid Blyton's The Secret Seven at Storyhouse Chester
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Review | Enid Blyton’s The Secret Seven at Storyhouse Chester

Find out what we thought about the world’s first ever stage show of Enid Blyton’s children’s classic The Secret Seven at Storyhouse Chester To be honest this show had a lot to live up to. I had been a little obsessed with Enid Blyton books as a child and the …

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Tips for Ice Skating with Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Tips for Ice Skating with Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival

Earlier this week we went Ice Skating with the Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival and here are 5 Top Tips! Go in the week – not at the weekend! You’ll thank me for it, I promise!  Even though you book the Ice Skating in time slots, it WILL be full …

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Is it worth taking kids to the Ice Bar in Liverpol? | Liverpool Ice Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is it worth taking kids to the Ice Bar in Liverpol? | Liverpool Ice Festival

So is it worth taking kids to the Ice Bar in Liverpool during the Liverpool Ice Festival? Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival has created an ice bar again this Christmas.  It’s -28 degrees inside which is incredibly cold. It suggests on the website that you don’t need to worry about catching cold …

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The Enchantment of Chester Zoo

As an honorary northerner there’s things that I haven’t done in the North West that are considered sacrilege for true Northerners. Now imagine how I felt the first time I realised that I found out my wife hadn’t watched terminator 2? This is the reaction that Mrs P had when …

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10 Things to do in Liverpool with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Things to do in Liverpool with Kids

So here are 10 Things to do in Liverpool with the Kids We recently published a post on the joys of train travel with Virgin Trains.  As a result of that article we were asked if it is really possible to go away for the weekend with your family, by train, …

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5 of The North West’s Top Attractions For Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 of The North West’s Top Attractions For Kids

Here are 5 of the North West’s Top Attractions For Kids *This is a guest post by GOGO Charters Families often spend holidays in a lively city, the countryside, or the beach. The North West offers all three types of destinations within one beautiful region. Conveniently situated in the middle of …

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10 Things to do in Preston with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Things to do in Preston with Kids

Here at Mini Travellers we like finding out what people would recommend that you do in their favourite cities so we asked Jenni from Chilling With Lucas for 10 Things to do in Preston with Kids. This is what she came up with! 1. Brockholes Brockholes is set on the …

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Afternoon Tea and Spa at The Midland Hotel with Spa Seekers www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Afternoon Tea and Spa at The Midland Hotel with Spa Seekers

During October I was lucky enough to be invited to Afternoon Tea and Spa at The Midland Hotel with Spa Seekers to try out their Autumn Spa Day package. It was an even nicer opportunity as I got the chance to spend the afternoon with some of my favourite people …

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Awesome Walls Climbing Clip 'n' Climb Liverpool www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Awesome Walls Climbing Clip ‘n’ Climb Liverpool

Climbing has gone technicolour at Awesome Walls with the opening of Liverpool’s first Clip ‘n Climb Adventure Park! Clip ‘n Climb takes climbing into another dimension, creating an immersive, fun, vibrant and adrenaline fuelled experience. Lights, colour, shapes and textures all work together to create a world of fun and …

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Going on a Bear Hunt at Lowther Castle www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Going on a Bear Hunt at Lowther Castle

Last week I met one of my very best friends who was over from America at Lowther Castle, near Penrith. They were having a large family gathering in the Lakes for the week and I went up and met them for the day.  We were blessed with a sunny day, …

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Experiencing the best of Salford Quays www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Experiencing the best of Salford Quays

Moving up to the North 9 years ago I fully embraced the northern lifestyle from calling rolls, barm cakes and enjoying gravy as an essential part to pretty much every meal. Manchester for me has been an enigma. I’ve spent years working in the diverse and thriving city with many …

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Ribby Hall Village: Baby and Toddler Breaks at a 5* Holiday Village in Lancashire www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Ribby Hall Village: Baby and Toddler Breaks at a 5* Holiday Village in Lancashire | An Alternative to Center Parcs

Ribby Hall Village is a 5* holiday village near Blackpool in Lancashire, which offers short breaks and family holidays. An Alternative to Center Parcs! There is a wide range of accommodation including holiday cottages, pine lodges and even larger cottages which are suitable for larger groups or 3G holidays. There …

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Foodies Festival Tatton Park www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Foodies Festival Tatton Park

The Foodies Festival takes place across 10 different locations from April through to September and claims to be ‘the UKs biggest celebration of food, drink and wellbeing.’ Since becoming a parent, I have learnt to appreciate the ‘finer’ things in life; good food, good drink and the occasional period of …

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Kendal Calling with a Baby www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Kendal Calling with a Baby

Find out how we got on at Kendal Calling with a 7 week old baby! Before the arrival of our little boy, and in fact even before we decided to try for children in the first place, my wife and I discussed what sort of impact having a child would …

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