Biking in Bobux www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Biking in Bobux

Over this Summer my girls have learnt to ride their bikes.  They have had a lot of fun getting out and about and we are just about to head off to France where they are ‘hopefully’ going to be biking down a popular cycle route in Redon.  We will absolutely …

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Nyamirambo Women's Center | Umutima Co-operative Kigali www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Protecting Children from Mosquitos with Lifesystems

When you’re travelling to a country like Rwanda where Malaria and Yellow Fever exists, preventing mosquito bites is essential. It’s not something you wonder if you can get away without doing, it’s a basic morning, afternoon and evening ritual. Even more so when you are travelling with children. I mean …

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Sofitel at Heathrow Terminal 5 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Sofitel at Heathrow Terminal 5

The night before our trip to Corsica with Simpson Travel we stayed overnight at the Sofitel at Heathrow.  This was our second stay at the Sofitel at Heathrow and you can read the review of our first visit here. There is literally no better place to stay if you are …

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Travel Tips: Freeloader Child Carrier www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: Freeloader Child Carrier

This Summer we were excited to be given the opportunity to trial the Freeloader Child Carrier and give our opinion on it. The Freeloader Child Carrier is specifically designed to support carrying children aged 2 1/2 and upwards on your back. The maximum carrying weight of 80 pounds/36kg. However, our …

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Learning to Ride a Bike | #BraveByNature www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Learning to Ride a Bike | #BraveByNature

So this Summer we decided it was time for the girls to learn to ride their bikes without stabilisers.  With a few trips coming up that would benefit from them being able to ride, we decided that we needed to put a bit of effort into them learning.  Prior to …

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Summer Styling with Laura Ashley www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Summer Styling with Laura Ashley

Now I usually stay away from these sorts of posts as I am by no means stylish. I like clothes but have a love hate relationship with my figure and you won’t often find full length pictures of just me without the kids. However when I went to the fabulous …

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Books to Read on Holiday www.minitravellers.co.uk
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25 Books to Read on Holiday

I love reading books on holiday. It’s my favourite thing to do. I mean actual books too. I fill the suitcase with book after book after book.  I read fiction and non-fiction of all types but I do love reading books about the country I’m in at that particular time …

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Silver Cross Avia Stroller| Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Silver Cross Avia Stroller| Review

When you go away with toddlers, their mode of transport has a large impact on how smoothly things will go. Wrestling a small child as well as a pushchair, can be tricky at the best of times and even more so when you attend a festival. This is when you …

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Travel Tips | Review of Sleepyhead Grande Pod www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips | Review of Sleepyhead Grand Pod

The Sleepyhead Grand is a unique multi-functional stage 2 pod, which makes the Sleepyhead a complete sleep system. It is aimed at children aged 8-36 months (the Sleepyhead Deluxe is also available for babies aged 0-8months). The pod doubles up as a lounger, for sleeping and is fantastic to use …

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How to Enjoy a Holiday with Toddlers and Actually Get a Break www.minitravellers.co.uk
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How to Enjoy a Holiday with Toddlers and Actually Get a Break

Can you enjoy a Holiday with Toddlers and get a break? Before we went on our first holiday with our daughter, 8 month old Chloe, a friend told me to erase all memories of previous holidays because it will never be the same! You have to Adjust your Expectations.   You …

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Travel Tips: Splash About Swimwear for Babies www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: Splash About Swimwear for Babies

When going abroad with the prospect of sun, sea and sand one of the first things in the case is swimwear. Hugh could spend hours on the beach so we needed something for Matilda, even at 8 weeks old. Knowing that swimwear for a baby is a little more complicated …

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Travel Tips | Review of Ergo Pouch Sleeping Bag www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips | Review of Ergo Pouch Sleeping Bag

So what is the Ergo Pouch Sleeping Bag An organic cotton sleep suit that can be converted into a sleeping bag with legs, perfect for walkers or moving baby to a car seat. I reviewed a 1.0 Tog sleep suit bag in size 8-24 months. My little boy is 19 …

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Renewing a Child Passport Online www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Renewing a Child Passport Online

So recently we had to renew not one but three child passports so I actually feel like something of an expert in the area.  I’m not, obviously, so don’t hold me to that but I thought I’d share some tips and some of the things you have to think about …

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Travelling with Children | Is it Better by Train? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travelling with Children | Is it Better by Train?

For most the 6 Week Summer Holidays start tomorrow, Friday 21st July.  The end of school term and the start of the school holidays always sees increased traffic on our already congested roads as thousands of us make a break for the seaside, the airport, our childhood homes, or simply …

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DFDS Ferry Dover to Calais
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DFDS Ferries – Better than Flying?

We have just returned and survived a 2000 mile road trip to the south west of France with a 5 year old and a 9 year old. In fact  more than survive, we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our touring holiday. Having found a campsite near Torreilles, close to the …

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Camping with a Baby www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Top Tips for Camping with a Baby

Here are some top tips for Camping with a Baby. Most people I chat to start with the premise that it can’t be done, shouldn’t be done, or that they simply wouldn’t do it! However here are some Top Tips for Camping with a Baby from me and some other …

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6 Tips for Better Sleep When You Travel www.minitravellers.co.uk
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6 Tips For Better Sleep When You Travel

When we travel sleeping is one of the things I obsess about the most, both before we go and when we are there. Granted this obsession is relaxing a little now the kids are getting older, but I am still asking myself a variety of questions such as: What time …

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Redland Smart Bags | A Travel Bag That Does Everything You Want It To Do!
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Redland Smart Bags | A Travel Bag That Does Everything You Want It To Do!

When we went to Disney in 2016 I wanted a bag that would charge my phone as we went round the parks.  I knew we would take hundreds of photos and use the wifi all day to check ride times and I wanted a bag that would fit loads of …

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CozyPhones - The Headband Headphones www.minitravellers.co.uk
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CozyPhones – The Headband Headphones

My kids love these CozyPhones headphones! Packed in their bags for the 15 hour flight from Manchester via Istanbul to Kigali, I was hopeful that they were going to be good and I felt like I was taking a bit of a risk as we hadn’t actually managed to use …

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Travel Tips: Meet & Greet Services at Manchester Airport www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: Meet & Greet Services at Manchester Airport

We always pre-book parking when we travel and have over the years got used to using Meet & Greet when flying with children. It’s become one of my first travel tips that I pass onto people who are taking their first flight with kids as they usually have far too …

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Travelling to France with Brittany Ferries www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travelling to France with Brittany Ferries

After a very busy and chaotic start to the year my wife and I decided that during the May half term we’d take our three children (age 6, 4, and 2) for a break to France to explore the Normandy Coastline. We choose to the La Vallée campsite with Eurocamp …

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Ultimate Packing List for Eurocamp with Kids www.minitravellers.com
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Ultimate Packing List for Eurocamp with Kids

What to Pack for Eurocamp? This list was our packing list for our latest Eurocamp holiday. We are a family of 5: Mum, Dad and three kids (age 6, 4 and 2) and we went to France for a week. We wanted an easy, relaxed holiday so are going well …

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Travel Tips: Sleepyhead Deluxe Pod Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: Sleepyhead Deluxe Pod Review

With our first child we spent endless nights trying to get him to sleep. Rolling blankets up, tilting mattresses with books, doing anything we can to get that first full night’s sleep. Having become more aware of sleep safety, we really started to consider what we would do with our …

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Travel Tips: MiFi Data Sim Card Bundle www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: MiFi Data Sim Card Bundle

During the May half term our family headed off from our home in Bolton to Eurocamp La Vallee in Normandy, via Brittany Ferries sailing from Portsmouth to Caen. If anyone has ever done the journey from the North West it is a long haul with limited things to keep the …

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