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Travel Tips: GoGo squeeZ snacks | Mini Travellers Review

We were recently asked to try out the GoGo squeeZ snack range of fruit snacks and YogurtZ pouches in a variety of flavours. *NB This is a collaborative post with GoGo squeeZ. We had some friends over for the weekend and were going on a walk out to some islands near us, …

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Quick Ferry to France or Slow Ferry to France? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Quick Ferry to France or Slow Ferry to France?

On our trip to Brittany in August we took the slow ferry to France from Portsmouth to Caen and the quick ferry back from Cherbourg to Portsmouth here is what we thought of both options. We haven’t done Ferries since the kids were born. In fairness I haven’t taken a …

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Review: BookBeat the new audio book streaming service www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: BookBeat the new audio book streaming service

Why BookBeat – the new audio book streaming service – is the perfect travel companion! This post is in collaboration with BookBeat. For £12.90 per month, BookBeat gives listeners unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks, which you can access whenever they like, through your phone. BookBeat is only available in the UK. …

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Muddy Puddles Puddleflex Wellies | Not Just Ordinary Wellies www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Muddy Puddles Puddleflex Wellies | Not Just Ordinary Wellies

You can read what we thought of Muddy Puddles Puddleflex Wellies and Enter our Competition to WIN a Pair at the Bottom of the Post too. We have had quite a lot of wellies here at Mini Travellers. In fact we’ve had wellies from Muddy Puddles before. However one of …

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Travel Tips: Why I Always Pack Dioralyte www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: Why I Always Pack Dioralyte

Every time we go away I take a bag of medical supplies with me. I keep it in the cupboard, pack it every time and hope we never need to use it. However when we went as a family to Rwanda earlier this year my medical bag (actually bags) were …

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Travel Tips: Craft Time Mosaics www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: Craft Time Mosaics

Craft Time Mosaics are perfect for travelling with kids! Earlier in the Summer we got a large box of individually wrapped Craft Time Mosaics from Brainstorm for the girls to take away on holiday. Anyone who knows me well will know that I don’t just dislike craft, I positively detest it, …

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Review: Lullaby Shade for Buggies www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Lullaby Shade for Buggies

Does the Lullaby Shade for Buggies work? With both my children I have used shades to create a dark environment for them to sleep in their buggies. My mum could never understand it and often joked about ‘sensory deprivation’, but do you know what, it seemed to work. It does …

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The Kidunk Outdoor Suit for Pre-Schoolers www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Kidunk Outdoor Suit for Pre-Schoolers

During our recent visit to the Just So Festival, drawn by the appeal of bubbles, a sandpit and some fabulous craft, we bumped into the lovely people at Kidunk Clothing and were asked to review their new outdoor suit especially designed for pre-schoolers who like to get messy! Super practical …

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Review: Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Tent www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Tent

Coleman sent us over their Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 family tent for us to test and review, find out what we thought! Before we had children, camping was our staple weekend away…all we needed to do was throw a tent and some sleeping bags in the car and we were …

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Ultimate Family Camping Packing List for Festivals

So what do you put on a Family Camping Packing List for Festivals. In reality the answer is LOTS of clothes and as little other stuff as possible !  You basically have to pack for a whole British Summer in one weekend which means it includes wellies, flip flops, trainers, …

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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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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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