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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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Top Tips for Just So Festival 2019
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20 Top Tips for Just So Festival 2019

We have just spent a fun packed magical weekend at Just So Festival in Cheshire with lots of lovely friends.  I’ll share with you throughout this post things we loved but I’ll focus on some tips to help you get the most out of the weekend if you’re planning on …

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Coral Island Blackpool
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Coral Island Blackpool

So you can take the kids on numerous day trips, family holidays and exciting activities but I find that nothing gets them quite as excited as flashing lights and 2p slot machines. It’s the way their faces light up at the possibility of the win and the giddiness that sets …

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CBBC Summer Social Liverpool 2018

In the beautiful grounds of Croxteth Hall, Liverpool the sun was shining for a crazy weekend at the CBBC Summer Social. At around £30 a head this certainly wasn’t a cheap day out but was definitely a chance to dance, sing and meet some of the stars of the show. …

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Family Holiday in Southport
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Family Holiday in Southport

We are big fans of an English seaside resort, so were delighted to be invited to have a family holiday in Southport during the summer holidays, sampling some of the town’s numerous attractions. NB: Jane and her family were hosted on their family holiday in Southport and invited to participate …

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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 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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