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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!

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

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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Review: Cozigo for Babies to Sleep on the Go www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Cozigo for Babies to Sleep on the Go

If you leave a bag on a plane and you are more concerned that you have left your Cozigo on there than the rest of the contents, I think it may mean you love it! (Btw you can win one below!) The prospect of flying to South Africa with an …

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Keen Sandals Moxie – Perfect for Adventuring

Packing for Africa with three little girls was tricky.  I’ve written a whole post about what we packed and how tricky it was, but one of the things I stressed about the most was shoes and sandals. I’ve written about shoes and sandals before! I wrote about it when we …

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Travel Tips: Jungle Formula | Insect Repellant www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: Jungle Formula | Insect Repellent

We have just recently returned from a fantastic two week trip to Rwanda in East Africa. Insect repellent wasn’t a thing we packed out of choice or comfort it was an essential requirement to protect us and the kids from mosquitos that could have had malaria or yellow fever. It …

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Travel Tips: Osprey Transporter www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: Osprey Transporter Travel Bag

I’ve just packed two 90L Osprey Transporter Bags full of 270 rugby balls! Not a usual statement I agree, but the first week of our trip to Rwanda this May Half Term is a Rugby Coaching Tour in local schools in Ruhango, just South West of Kigali, with Friends of Rwandan …

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What To Wear For Gorilla Trekking www.minitravellers.co.uk
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What To Wear For Gorilla Trekking

What to wear for Gorilla Trekking??? Firstly can I just say it was amazing! It was a huge bucket list item and I can’t believe we actually did it. I also feel very lucky that we booked it when we did as they have literally just on the 6th May …

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Review - Mikk-line Waterproof Suit for Adventure Togs www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review | Mikk-line Waterproof Suit for Adventure Togs

Every toddler needs a good set of waterproofs. We all know how attractive puddles and streams are to our little ones! Over the past few months I’ve been going to a forest school group with my son (now 19 months old). Forest Schools is an ethos that encourages child led …

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Review | 6 Water Bottles www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review | 6 Water Bottles for Every Day Use

It’s not the most exciting post I’ve ever written but I imagine most of you use a water bottle at some point in the week. Whether you take one to the gym, or keep one on your desk at work to try and make sure you’re drinking the recommended six to …

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

The last couple of months have all been about where we are going to stay in Rwanda.  Having decided to go (and here are my 5 reasons why) I have spent a lot of time sorting out the detail of the hotels and the lodges and the travel.  It has …

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CarGo Seat: Travelling With Kids Is About To Get Easier! www.minitravellers.co.uk
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CarGo Seat: Travelling With Kids Is About To Get Easier!

CarGo Seat is a children’s car booster seat that converts into a rolling suitcase and they have just launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the last stages of safety testing in Europe and an initial manufacturing run. The idea came about when Gary Burns, chief executive of CarGo Seat, was on holiday …

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Top UK Family Travel Bloggers

Being a UK Family Travel Blogger is a very lovely thing to be. Aside from the trips and the experiences that I get to do with the kids, I have also met some of the most like minded, fun and supportive people ever. I am often asked by readers, PR’s, and …

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Review: Lava Bright Sounds 2 Portable Speaker www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Lava Bright Sounds 2 Portable Speaker

We have just returned from a fantastic weekend at Ready Camp and took our Lava Bright Sounds 2 Portable USB/Bluetooth speaker to keep the kids entertained. This speaker is a great addition to our family camping set up. We love being outdoors and anything that makes things easy and doesn’t …

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Review: Vintage Style Leather Camera Bag by Fig Bags www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Vintage Style Leather Camera Bag by Fig Bags

I’ve been looking for a beautiful leather camera bag for a while. My hubby bought me one for Christmas but it didn’t quite do it for me so it went back to the shop.  I kept seeing the beautiful images from Fig Bags on Instagram (do follow them over there …

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Wunderlife Brug & Rubbastuff Pacmat – Picnic Mats!

We get asked to try out quite a lot of picnic mats here at Mini Travellers and you might think that really there isn’t much that can be different about a picnic mat, and well until last year I’d have probably agreed with you. I mean there are clearly some picnic …

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Review: Yvolution Y Velo Balance Bike www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Yvolution Y Velo Balance Bike

Over the past few years, balance bikes have become increasingly popular in the UK. Rather than the traditional approach of a bike with stabilisers, balance bikes have actually been proven to support the development of gross motor skills such as balance, they are also a pretty quick thing to master …

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Review: TomTom GO 5200 Sat Nav www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: TomTom GO 5200 Sat Nav

The TomTom Go 5200 is a new portable Sat Nav from TomTom, it’s the company I think of when I think of Sat Nav as it was the first brand of Sat Nav I ever owned. The Go 5200 has a five inch touch screen, voice activation, real time traffic …

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