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Flying with Babies – 10 Top Tips

We first flew with our three mini travellers when our eldest was 18 months and the twins were 6 months old.  We went to Bordeaux in France and we survived. The airline staff might have looked at is incredulously when we checked in, but we did manage it! So how …

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Top Tips for Camping with Kids

By Emily Gettins Before we had kids, camping was an easy, often organised at the last minute if the sun was shining, kind of way to spend a weekend. Now, however, military-style planning is required to make our breaks as fun and stress free as possible. Here are a few …

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Travel Tips: Constellation Luggage

I recently wrote a post about the fact that we didn’t have much luggage here at Mini Travellers and I think someone was listening, as I now have another two sets.  These Constellation Luggage sets are absolutely stunning and positively girlie!  I love them,  Luckily there are four girly girls in …

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Travel Tips: Planning a Trip

What do you do when you start planning a trip, what do you look at? I look at blog posts, at reviews, at websites, at tripadvisor, at other peoples holidays photos on facebook (often enviously).  Aims and ambitions may change when you become a parent, but that doesn’t have to …

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Travel Tips: Picnic Tips

One of my travel tips to save money on days out or holidays is to take picnics out with you. Eating out at theme parks, zoos or near the beach can cost a fortune on top of the cost of the day out, and often you can’t buy food your …

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Travel Tips: iPad Covers

It’s no secret that we love our iPads here at Mini Travellers.  They are one of my top tips for travelling with toddlers/pre-schoolers and just about anyone of any age, including my husband. You can download free programmes from the iPlayer, you can usually pay very little for games, and …

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Travel Tips: LittleLife Ultralight Poncho Towel

Recently we mentioned that LittleLife was searching for real families to join its new Tiny Test Team. We were one family who was sent a fab new Frog SwimPak plus an Ultralight Poncho Towel to test out.  Having three little swimmers, LittleLife kindly sent us three towels and three poncho towels.    …

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Travel Tips: Z Frame Suitcases

Even though we love travel here at Mini Travellers, we have never really had good luggage. We’ve borrowed it from my parents and we’ve used suit cases we have had for years. We’ve also used bags that must weigh more than the clothes inside them. However with the average weight …

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Travel Tips: The Baby Case

The Baby Case is truly fantastic! Let me explain… We often travel with our kids, mainly weekend breaks to see family but occasionally on longer holidays. For all the enjoyment of quality time away there is the inevitable packing and unpacking that can consume hours of my time and always …

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Laughing and Splashing in Splash About

We are huge fans of Splash About here at Mini Travellers. We love their UV Sun Protection Floatsuits which helped our eldest learn to swim! We love their Floatsuits and we love their Float Jackets.  This year we have also fallen in love with their UV rash vests and their new designer …

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French Road Rules 2015

This is a guest post by the lovely people over at Pillows and Pitstops. Do contact Pillows & Pitstops via Twitter (@PillowsPitstops) or Facebook (facebook.com/pillowsandpitstops), or directly at hello@pillowsandpitstops.com if you have any questions or great suggestions for those long family car journeys! Strikes or not, France has always been, …

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Making Holidays with Kids Easier

One of the questions I often get asked is how can I make my holiday with kids that little bit easier. So here are some of my top tips. 1. Get sun tan cream that is easy to put on and works for you. Whether that is a spray one …

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Travel Tips: Pacapod Changing Bag

Review by Emily Gettins I was recently sent a Pacapod Lite Idaho changing bag to test and review. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, having always chosen to use ‘normal’ bags rather than a specific changing bag. On its arrival, I was very happy to see that it’s very …

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After Swim Cover up for Kids from Platypus Australia

Mini Travellers has teamed up with PLATYPUS AUSTRALIA to offer a lucky reader a Terry Cover-up – a 100% cotton hooded terry towelling beach robe for kids aged 1 to 10 for girls and 1 to 8 for boys. We took three of these on our recent trip to Mousses …

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Travel Tips: SwimFin

Last year in Lanzarote our eldest daughter learnt to swim.  Since that time she has been continuing with her swimming lessons at home and trying to get better at swimming.  She absolutely loves playing in the pool, jumping in and generally messing about. So I did wonder what she was going to wear …

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Travel Tips: UV Rash Vests

Before we went to Greece this year I hadn’t heard of Rash Vests. I don’t know why, but I just hadn’t.  Maybe it’s because up until now my girls have always worn full UV suits, but now they are all toilet trained and happy to take themselves off to the …

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Travel Tips: Baby Wearing

A review by one of our regular contributors Emily Gettins. Over the last 8 years, our family has gradually expanded and we now have three small boys. We always liked to get outdoors, travel and keep active and that’s now the case more than ever, as we get to experience these …

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Surviving an Early Morning Flight with Toddlers

A few weeks ago we were given the news that our already ludicrously early flight to Preveza had been cancelled by Monarch and we needed to fly on Enter Air (who I know?!?) at 5.45am. To say I was displeased was an understatement. To arrive 2 hours before the flight …

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Travel Tips: A-Z Magnatab

Shortly before we came away we were asked if we would like to review the A-Z Magnatab by Kid O. It’s described on the website as “A true sensory lesson for children! Feel the pull of the magnet, hear the clicking of the beads, see the letters forming and gently …

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Something for Nothing – Top Tips

We like ways of saving money here at Mini Travellers. We like a good 241 deal and ways of getting free days out or meals without even really thinking about it. So here are some of our top tips of how to get something for nothing! 1.Collect points or vouchers …

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Swimwear and Beachwear for Kids

Here at Mini Travellers we have been excitedly getting ready for our holiday to Greece. We appreciate most of you will already know that as we haven’t stopped talking about it. We had such a wonderful time last year at Mousses that we have booked to go again this year. …

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Tips for Travelling Long Haul with a Toddler

This post about Tips for Travelling long haul with a toddler has been written by Kerry from South Wales who writes a fab blog All About a Mini Norris she has been travelling a lot with her little one so is well placed to tell you all about it. Kerry can be …

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Travel Tips – What toiletries to pack!

This isn’t going to be the most interesting list I have ever written, but every year I write a similar list about what toiletries/medicine/creams/potions etc that I need to remember to take on holiday, so this year I thought I’d write it down here and then share it in case …

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Travel Tips: Turbo Charger for Phone/iPad

One of our essentials for travelling with toddlers is the iPad. We have embraced it.  It works.   It keeps them and us sane on a long journey: but what do you do if you get in the car and the iPad isn’t charged or you have done a long journey …

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