Manchester City FC’s Christmas Stadium and Club Tour www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Manchester City FC’s Christmas Stadium and Club Tour

On Sunday we had the opportunity to visit the Manchester City Stadium for their special christmas tour which is named Santa v Elves! We are a family of five with 3 sons aged 5, 7 and 9. As our children and my husband are football mad this seemed an ideal …

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Tatton Park’s Christmas Gloriumptious Mansion www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Roald Dahl’s Gloriumptious Christmas at Tatton Park

We were kindly invited by Mini Travellers to attend the opening evening of Roald Dahl’s Gloriumptious Christmas at Tatton Park on Friday, with a visit to the Mansion and to see the arrival of Father Christmas in the Lantern Parade. My youngest, Daniel, age 7 and his best friend Lucas …

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The Elf Adventure Challenge at Cheshire Ice Cream Farm www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Elf Adventure Challenge at Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

Today we visited the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm to take part in their Elf Adventure Challenge.  The premise is simple, they invite you to “Come and learn what it takes to be a Christmas Elf with fun, challenges and Christmas spirit for the whole family” We had a slot at 10.40 …

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Ten Tips for Just So Festival | Family Friendly Festival

One of the family events of the summer last year that was truly memorable was the Just So Festival at Rode Hall in Cheshire. When the opportunity to go again this year came about we jumped at the chance. The festival organisers kept the format similar to previous years but …

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Goldilocks, The Bookworm Players
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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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ASK Liverpool
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Kids loved ASK Italian in Liverpool

This week we met the very lovely Ally and her little boy at ASK Italian in Liverpool, the whole experience from beginning to end was so lovely that I will absolutely definitely be back to eat at ASK Liverpol with the children next time we are in town. We arrived …

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Albert Dock
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Albert Dock, Liverpool – Summer on the Dock

This week we were tourists in our home town. Until recently I travelled into Liverpool most days but until this week I hadn’t been over much since Christmas.  Whilst it really is only half an hour away we don’t get in there as much as we could with the girls, …

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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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Lowry Family Fun Day
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Family Fun at The Lowry – The Gruffalo’s Child, Lunch and Superheroes!

If you’re wondering what to do on a rainy day in the Summer holidays (or afterwards if you have pre-schoolers) then a day at The Lowry in Manchester would be a great idea. We spent a lovely day there watching the Gruffalo’s Child, eating lunch in Pier Eight Restaurant and …

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Brimstage Maze – Highly Recommended even in the Rain

We’ve been regular summer visitors at Brimstage Maze for a few years now and every year it changes. They add something. Take something away.  Change it so it all works a little better (hopefully anyway). The maze itself is still a key attraction but for many not the main focus. …

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Beatrix Potter Fortnight at Speke Hall www.minitravellers.co.uk
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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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Geronimo Festival Weekend 2016

12 months ago I had never even heard of the concept of a ‘Family Festival’ let alone attended one.  However, after reading the review of the first Geronimo Festival on Mini Travellers, I was curious and decided that we were ready to investigate! The Geronimo Festival takes place at two …

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The Lost Carnival
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The Lost Carnival Strikes Back

Having been to the Lost Carnival last year in Bury we knew what to expect in some respects from this years Lost Carnival in Queens Park, Crewe. However the Lost Carnival always has a few tricks up its sleeves so you’ll never quite know what to expect until you get …

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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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The Magic Beanstalk
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The Magic Beanstalk, Sale Waterside Arts Centre

On Saturday, I took my daughters, aged 8 and 5, to see The Magic Beanstalk at the Sale Waterside Arts Centre. The play was the story of a boy called Jack and his mum who have fallen on hard times and are facing eviction from their caravan.  Jack sells their …

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Mattel Play Liverpool
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Mattel Play! Liverpool

I went to the launch of Mattel Play Liverpool yesterday with my four year old twins and they had an absolute ball. Situated right next to What’s Cooking on the Albert Dock in Liverpool, Mattel Play opens to the public this morning and tickets for the popular weekend slots are already …

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Fun day out with friends in New Brighton Wirral with Pirates, Fairies and Lunch
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Pirates, Fairies and Blackberry Grove

On a beautiful Spring day I set off to New Brighton with my good friend Julia aka Rainbeaubelle, her little girl and my twins. We haven’t had much sun round these parts for a while and so the blue skies and warm (ish) day was a real treat.  We took …

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Carden Park
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Jeeps and Jacuzzis at Carden Park

Last weekend I was lucky enough to spend a wonderful 24 hours at Carden Park in Cheshire with some of my friends Sarah, Rachel and Jess.  Notionally we were going to be talking blogging and sharing tip and ideas.  Whilst we did some of that, we also talked about everything …

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Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Cheshire Oaks

We were recently invited to Paradise Island Adventure Golf at Cheshire Oaks. As the UK’s leading indoor adventure golf provider the Cheshire Oaks attraction is is the latest addition to the chain who can also be found in Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield and Livingston. I do like a bit of mini …

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Bubbles World of Play, New Brighton

Today we spent over 3 hours at Bubbles in New Brighton and the girls still didn’t want to leave. Visiting soft play on a weekday during term time is always a treat for those of us who have experienced what is better left un described on a wet weekend in …

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The Alice Experience
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The Alice Experience, St George’s Hall

Today I took my 4 year old twin girls to see The Alice Experience at St George’s Hall in Liverpool. On the way there they were really excited to go back to the place that put on such a good show at Christmas with their Santa and Winter Wonderland so …

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World Museum, Liverpool

On a very wet and windy day in January I couldn’t decide what to do with Izzy and Eve whilst Lily was at school. I want to try and go places with them for the next few months whilst I’m off and they aren’t at school but when you’re trying …

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Snowdrop Walks at Rode Hall & Gardens

Yesterday I spent a lovely day at Rode Hall & Gardens with my twins,  Julia from Rainbeaubelle and her little girl.  It’s a little further from us on the Wirral than we thought but we easily managed it as a day out in between school drop off and pick up. …

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