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Lisbon with Children

Earlier this year we had a wonderful break in Lisbon with Children aged 6, 5 and 5.  We spent 4 days in the city and at a beach hotel just outside the city and loved the whole trip so much we are seriously considering a trip back there at October …

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The Pena Palace, Sintra with Kids – A Fairytale Destination

During our stay at Martinal Chiado in Lisbon we went on a day trip to the Pena Palace in Sintra.  It was such a fairytale destination and the kids absolutely loved it, however there are a few things you need to know to make the day a success if you’re …

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Martinhal Cascais Family Friendly Hotel Nr Lisbon Portugal

At February half term we had a brilliant 4 days in Lisbon as guests of Martinhal Family Resorts and Apartments.  Compelled to return to Portugal at February Half Term after a fantastic February trip in 2016 to Martinhal Sagres and Quinta , together with very cheap flights (£250 return for 5 with …

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Review: Martinhal Chiado – A Family Friendly Hotel in Lisbon Portugal

At February half term we had a brilliant 4 days in Lisbon with Martinhal Family Resorts and Apartments.  Compelled to return to Portugal at February Half Term after a fantastic February trip in 2016 to Martinhal Sagres and Quinta , together with very cheap flights (£250 return for 5 with Easyjet) …

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5 Reasons to Visit Portugal with Children

We love Portugal here at Mini Travellers and have been on some fantastic trips to the Algarve recently, however Lisbon is also on our list too.   Portugal is completely affordable destination whether you put the trip together yourself and book flights and accommodation or book a package holiday. So …

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Five Reasons to go to Martinhal, Portugal in Low Season

If you are googling family friendly holidays in Europe or a variation on that theme one of the places that always comes up is Martinhal in Portugal.  It has a very loyal repeat customer base, gets excellent tripadvisor reviews and the photos of the resort are stunning. We recently visited …

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Martinhal Sagres at February Half Term

Martinhal Sagres is a stunning contemporary 5 star resort at the tip of the Algarve.  The resort sits within the protected Costa Vicentina National Park a fabulously unspoilt, wild and rugged setting for such a beautiful hotel, but the combination of luxury in nature really does work.  The determination the owners have to provide …

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Martinhal Quinta at February Half Term

Martinhal Quinta is a beautiful 4 star villa resort in a stunning part of the Algarve.  The owners of Martinhal clearly have a vision for the recent acquisition to their portfolio and having spent time at both Quinta and Sagres (the original) this half term with my three Mini Travellers I …

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Hidden Gems of Portugal

Portugal is famous for its stunning seafood dishes, tranquil beaches and tourist attractions, including striking castles, monasteries, exclusive golf courses and breathtaking natural landscapes – but there are also plenty of hidden gems to discover in the country with or without your children. Let’s start with a little known restaurant …

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Villa in Vilamoura, Portugal

This review of their family holiday in Portugal has been sent in by Jemma who describes herself as a thirty something, who lives in Nottingham, and has been married to Simon for almost 10 years. They have three kids, Oscar who is 5 and Henry and Heidi who are 2. Jemma writes …

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Martinhal, Portugal – A relaxing family holiday with a toddler

I saw this fantastic review with beautiful photographs on facebook and asked Rebecca if we could post it on here.  It is a fabulous independent review of a family holiday at Martinhal.  I have been wanting to get Martinhal on the site for ages as it looks so good for …

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Sanity at Faro Airport

Adeus Faro! For those with little ones, there is a children’s play area in Faro airport which helps pass the hour or so between baggage drop and being called to the gate. After security, but before passport control, head past all the shops to the far end of the terminal …

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Villa Casa de Baixo, Vilamoura, Portugal – We Struck Gold

It was such a simple plan – two families with three boys between us (4, 2 and 1.5 years old); an agreed destination of Portugal (on the basis of a short flight and short transfer times); self catering (husbands’ BBQing); and a pool with a safety fence (essential) – but …

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