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Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere Port

On Tuesday (during term time) I spent a lovely 3 hours at the Blue Plant Aquarium with my four year old twin girls. We arrived just after 10 and left around 1. This fits in with the time the Blue Planet suggest it will take to tour the Aquarium and …

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Ten Tips for a Winter's Day at The Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Ten Tips for a Winter’s Day at The Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire

Now it may not seem the obvious place to go on a cold winters day, but as the Ice Cream Farm has recently been completely renovated and now contains indoor areas too, I thought it might be a good place to meet my parents on a cold day in January. …

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Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight

When it is raining and miserable and cold, you need to think outside the box when it comes to days out.  If you are in the North West I have recommended Chester Zoo for rainy days and the Ice Cream Farm is definitely one to consider, but sometimes you just …

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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 I took my two four year olds to Chester Zoo in Winter, on a week day in term time. It transpires that it is the perfect time to go.  I’ve recently changed my job and so I’m now getting two days a week at home (or probably …

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Stick Man Trail, Delamere Forest

In-between Christmas and New Year we met some friends and family at Delamere Forest on thankfully a stunning winters day.  The purpose of the visit was to do the Stick Man trail but it was also just a really nice excuse to catch up with some friends we haven’t seen …

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Sleeping Beauty, Floral Pavilion

Yesterday we went to the Floral Pavilion to see the 5pm showing of Sleeping Beauty.  We combined the trip with a very blustery cycle along the front in New Brighton and an early tea at Pizza Express. We had a really lovely afternoon and early evening and can highly recommend …

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Cinderella, Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Today I took my three girls aged 4,4 and 5 to see the pantomime of Cinderella put on by LHK productions at The Epstein Theatre. This is the second panto we’ve seen at The Epstein this year, having seen Beauty & The Beast at Easter.  Why only do panto once a year …

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Blackpool Tower Circus Pantomime

This weekend we went to Blackpool Tower for their fantastic Christmas show. Action packed with a great blend of panto and circus, the whole family were enthralled for the full 2 hours. The staff at Blackpool Tower couldn’t be more helpful; from the promotion man at the front who checked …

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Winter Wonderland Manchester www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Winter Wonderland 

Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending the Winter Wonderland event at Event City at the Trafford Centre, Manchester. It is billed as the UK’s largest indoor Christmas Theme Park. The fun starts from the moment you walk through the door as bright colours, noise and snow welcome you to …

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Lyme Park at Christmas

Last weekend we had arranged to meet up with friends at Lyme Park in Cheshire (the setting for Colin Firth’s Pride & Prejudice) on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday morning we woke up to weather warnings suggesting that if you could avoid travelling you should! I texted my friends and suggested Sunday instead! …

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Victorian Christmas Activities at Speke Hall

On Sunday we braved the elements to spend a day at Speke Hall in North Liverpool.  Speke Hall is one of our local National Trust properties and we’ve spent many a summers day wandering in the woods around the Hall and playing in the gardens. The weather forecast for the …

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Rainy Sunday in New Brighton

On Sunday we were faced with a day without plans (rare for me and my Mini Travellers) and a day of rain and blustery winds. We decided to head over to New Brighton for the day and started with a trip to The Light to watch Inside Out. The Light …

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The Lost Carnival Returns to Queens Park, Crewe

Last year we went to the weirdly wonderful Lost Carnival in Burrs Park, Bury. However this year The Lost Carnival is to appear in Queens Park Crewe over the weekend of 28, 29 & 30 May. Read our post here  on some of the mystery that unfolded last year and prepare …

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Liverpool International Horse Show

The first ever Equestrian.com Liverpool International Horse Show is a brand new concept brought to you by the team behind the hugely successful Bolesworth International, which happens in Cheshire every year in June and Mini Travellers have a family ticket to give away (2 adults and 2 children).  Just enter …

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Storytime with Santa at St George's Hall Grotto www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Storytime with Santa at St George’s Hall Grotto

If you live in or around Liverpool and wondering which grotto to take the kids to this Christmas you should definitely consider St George’s Hall. Storytime with Santa, within the Heritage Centre, which is centrally located just opposite the bus station and Lime Street station. The magic starts as you …

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Why you should visit Chester Zoo on a Rainy Day

On Sunday we were supposed to meet friends for the day at Tatton Park but the weather forecast for the day was horrendous. We toyed with the idea of the Chill Factore but with the Ideal Home Show being on it wasn’t really a sensible idea.  So we suggested Chester Zoo.  I …

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Hidden Gem in Liverpool

I have been challenged by Travelodge to tell my readers about a hidden gem in Liverpool. The hidden gem that I want to talk about is Oh Me Oh My.  Actually described as A Secret Place on their website, the bar and restaurant is steadily growing in popularity but what …

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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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The Blackpool Tower Dungeon ‘Home of Halloween’

This is a guest post by Sharon who visited on behalf of Mini Travellers as guests of the Dungeon! Guests are advised to be 8plus to visit! Along with my husband, 9 year old nephew, and 8 year old daughter, we visited the Blackpool Dungeon today- the first day of …

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Manchester City Club Tour Experience

Myself and my six year old son Freddie have recently returned from the Manchester City Club Tour. Depending on the day of the tour (may change on match days) you can park right beside the City Store which is the meeting point for the start of the tour. Access for …

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Fabulously Appointed Large Cottage in the Lakes

This weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to spend a weekend in a beautifully appointed 6 bedroomed cottage in the Lake District with some friends.  The property The Old Joiners Shop can be rented out through Sykes Cottages and I have to say is absolutely excellent value for money. …

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Grip & Go Haslingden

Guest Post by Pauline. Grip & Go  in Haslingden was frequented by Freddie aged 6 and Jac aged 9 this weekend. We were very lucky to be invited by Mini Travellers to go on their behalf and review the centre. We checked it out online before we set off so we …

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Lazy Days in Autumn

After a very busy week and long day in Blackpool the day before, we decided to have really lazy Autumn morning where pyjamas were worn until lunchtime and then just to head out on the hill behind our house for a walk in the woods. The girls kicked leaves around …

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Madame Tussauds Blackpool with Kids

This October we went to Blackpool primarily to see the illuminations but we combined that with a visit to Madame Tussauds and some of the other attractions Blackpool has to offer too.  There isn’t a lot to write about with Madame Tussauds as it’s a very visual attraction, so this will mainly …

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