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A day trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan

f you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know that we visit Bude in North Cornwall every year and this year was no different – we spent the first week of the Easter holidays there.  Whenever we go we make sure that we fulfill certain traditions (like having an ice …

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Digger Land in Devon - Our Family Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Digger Land in Devon – Our Family Review

I think it is safe to say that my little boy is digger obsessed! He owns a fleet of diggers and is never without one. Going past a construction vehicle of any sort (as long as it is yellow!) causes much excitement on any car journey accompanied by a call …

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lake at stourhead taken by devon mama 11 National Trust Days Out With Children in Devon & Dorset www.minitravellers.co.uk
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11 National Trust Days Out With Children in Devon & Dorset

We love Devon & Dorset and we also love the National Trust here at Mini Travellers and we were surprised to learn the other day that some people still don’t think their properties are suitable for children. The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of …

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8 Things To Do In Plymouth Before You Catch The Ferry To France

For many travellers, Plymouth is often seen as little more than a transport hub for connecting ferry services to France. As such, the most the average traveller gets to see of the city is the odd pub or fast food outlet in the vicinity of the ferry port. Which is …

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5 Reasons to Visit Devon this Year with Kids

5 Reasons to Visit Devon this year with Kids recommended by Mini Travellers and some other family travel bloggers. Beaches It’s probably what most people head to Devon for.  The beaches! Whatever the weather, whatever the time of year there is always something to do on the beach with the Kids.  Marsden …

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5 Reasons to Visit Cornwall this Year with Kids

Having just returned from an amazing holiday in Cornwall in January, I wanted to tell you about 5 Reasons to Visit Cornwall this year with Kids. Beaches It’s obvious isn’t it, but it has to be said, it’s for the beaches! Cornwall has some of the best beaches in the …

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5 Reasons it is Worth Visiting The Lost Gardens of Heligan in the Rain with Kids? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is it Worth Visiting The Lost Gardens of Heligan in the Rain with Kids?

Is it worth visiting The Lost Gardens of Heligan in the rain with Kids?  The overwhelming answer to this question is yes. You need the right clothes on and you need to enjoy being outside, but we had a fun 3 hours there on a wet January day with three …

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5* Luxury Family Break at St Mawes Retreats, Cornwall www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5* Luxury Family Break at St Mawes Retreats, Cornwall

We have just been lucky enough to spend the first week of January having a 5* Luxury Family Break at an amazing house in St Mawes, Cornwall. We stayed in Dreamcatchers run by St Mawes Retreats and I can genuinely say this property was like a 5* hotel without the confines of …

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5 Reasons to Visit St Mawes Castle, Cornwall with Kids

St Mawes Castle in Cornwall, managed by English Heritage kept three 5 year olds and a 2 year old, plus their Mums happy for a good couple of hours on a slightly damp Saturday morning in January. It’s £5 for adults to get in and £3 for children over 5, although …

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Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall in Winter

Cornwall in the summer is amazing though you are never really guaranteed beach weather whatever the season. It’s a trip we make each year as a family and have enjoyed exploring the rugged coast line and hidden beaches come rain or shine. So how would it fair for a winter …

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Wonderful Week in Weymouth
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A Wonderful Week in Weymouth

Weymouth was an unusual choice for us as we would usually not opt for such a long car journey but with son number 1 spending a week at PGL at Osmington Bay (for the second year running), we were doing the travelling anyway and I didn’t fancy there and back …

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Four Go To Cornwall – Trevathan Farm

Cornwall has always been a place I’ve wanted to go. But living in Manchester, it’s a hell of a drive, especially with two little people moaning in the back. But, last week we packed up the car and set off on an exciting road-trip to what I have to say …

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Family Day Out to Charmouth Beach
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Family Day Out to Charmouth Beach

On a recent holiday to Somerset, we decided we couldn’t end the week without a ‘beach day’.  After a little local research (asking a local parent!) we found out that although Lyme Regis was an excellent beach to visit,  we would be better off heading a little further away and …

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Family Holiday in Bude
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Easter Family Holiday in Bude

I have been going to Bude in North Cornwall since I was a little girl.  My aunt and cousins live there, and every summer my Mum and I would trundle down the motorway in Mum’s ancient Renault 5 to stay for a week.  I spent many a happy hour playing in their enormous …

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Forde Abbey Historic House & Gardens
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Forde Abbey Historic House and Gardens

Forde Abbey Historic House and Gardens is a little gem of a find nestled in the heart of Somerset. On a recent family holiday we were staying down the road and needed a morning out with our two early risers while the rest of the family (mainly involving teenagers!) slept… …

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Why Falmouth is the Ideal Escape with Toddlers

There’s something about a Cornwall break that offers a wonderful sense of escapism not always found from other UK breaks. Perhaps it’s because it’s at the foot of the country, one way in and one way out on the A30. But what that means for us, lifelong fans of Cornwall, …

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Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Bosinver Farm Cottages are a firm favourite with Mini Travellers readers.  We received a review back in August 2014 from Sally who had adored her visit to Bosinver and reported that “A wonderful holiday was had by all and we would certainly recommend it!” You can read Sally’s review here. …

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Luxurious Child Friendly Cheddar Woods Resort and Spa

This review is by Karen Whitlock who writes a wonderful blog over at Stopping at Two. Karen travelled to Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa for a family holiday with her husband and two girls.   Click here to see more from Karen. You can also follow Karen on twitter  @karenjwhitlock.   In our pre-children …

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RSPB Centre at Weymouth Radipole Lake

Another great post from this great blog called Dorset Mums which is all about life in Dorset, activities, places to visit, things to do and more. If you live in Dorset or are planning on visiting, you should check it out. You can also find Fiona tweeting @Dorsetmums. Fiona has written this post about …

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Sands Resort Hotel & Spa, Newquay

A guest post by the lovely Steph who blogs at diaryofamidlifemummy.com and takes such beautiful photos of her holidays as well as writing reviews. You can also follow Steph @midlife_mummy on twitter or on facebook . My family and I have just spent the most lovely weekend in Cornwall. One …

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5 Family Activities in Salcombe to enjoy in September

You may think that the best time to come on holiday to Salcombe is during the traditional ‘Summer months’ of June, July and August. However, September holidays in Salcombe are possibly an even better choice for young families with pre-school age children, with a whole host of different activities readily …

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Ten Child Friendly Holidays in Cornwall

Cornwall is always a firm favourite with our readers and we have had lots of reviews submitted. If you are looking for a child friendly family holiday in Cornwall this year, or next, why not take a look at some of our favourites, or take a look at this Ultimate …

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The Blue Pool and Tea House

I’ve just recently discovered this great blog called Dorset Mums which is all about life in Dorset, activities, places to visit, things to do and more. If you live in Dorset or are planning on visiting, you should check it out. You can also find Fiona tweeting @Dorsetmums. Fiona has written …

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Longlands – Unplug Reconnect Revive

We recently stumbled across a great blog called Country Mummy, full of days out in the South West and asked them if we could post some of their blog posts on Mini Travellers, thankfully they said yes, so here we go.  Country Mummy is a community focused website designed to champion …

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