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5 places to see Santa in Nottinghamshire this Christmas

There are plenty of places to visit Santa in Nottinghamshire, but here are our 5 favourite places to see Santa in Nottinghamshire this Christmas. Rufford Abbey Set in beautiful parkland in North Nottinghamshire, Rufford Abbey provides the perfect setting for a visit to Santa. Santa’s Grotto will be open from the …

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5 places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall

There are countless places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall but here are The Little Pip’s five favourite places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall. Sugar and Spice Grotto, Bedruthan Scandi inspired grotto and workshop  “Rumours say that Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas have crash landed at Bedruthan this year while doing a …

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Places to see Santa in Wirral in 2018

It’s that time of year and trips to see Santa in Wirral are popping up all around you, but with so many around, and so many that get booked up really quickly, which ones should you be booking in 2018. 1. Santa at Port Sunlight Garden Centre Visit Port Sunlight …

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The Best Places to see Santa near you this year!

It’s that time of year and trips to see Santa are popping up all around you, but with so many around, and so many that get booked up really quickly, which ones should you be booking and which ones should you not. We’ve tried to include a mixture of areas …

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Blackpool Tower Dungeons at Halloween
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Blackpool Tower Dungeons at Halloween

We recently visited Blackpool Tower Dungeons and I can’t believe I’ve never been before. We went as a family of four including myself and my wife plus our two kids Freddie and Daisy who are 9 and 5 years old respectively. Cost of entry is £16.50 for an adult and …

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10 things to do in Hampshire with Kids

At Mini Travellers we’re regularly asked for our recommendations of things to do at various places and one place that often gets mentioned is Hampshire. So, we’ve finally put together a list of the 10 things to do in Hampshire with kids. This list has been compiled with assistance from …

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Review | Beverley Park in Paignton
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Review | Beverley Park in Paignton

Why should you book a stay in a caravan at Beverley Park in Paignton? Location We always holidayed in Devon when I was growing up. 3 generations would squash into my mums VW Beetle and off we would set for the 8-9 hour journey to the English Riviera. So when …

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Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers

We have just returned home from absolutely the most magical Christmassy weekend ever a Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers!! From start to finish we have had such a fabulous time that we couldn’t even choose a ‘highlight’ of the weekend because it was all so good!  Be prepared – this …

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National Trust Places to Visit in Hampshire with Kids

Discover some amazing National Trust days out with Kids in Hampshire and find out why they make an amazing day out with kids. We love National Trust days out here at Mini Travellers and we were surprised to learn the other day that some people still don’t think their properties are suitable …

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Indoor Skydiving | iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre.
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Indoor Skydiving | iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre.

We were lucky enough to be invited recently to try out the indoor skydiving experience iFly, near Manchester’s Trafford Centre. We kept it a secret from the kids, and they were beside themselves as we parked up next to the iFly centre. We were advised to arrive an hour before …

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Northumberland Camping and Caravanning Club Sites Review
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Recommended National Trust Properties in Northumberland with Kids

Northumberland is home to some incredible National Trust properties but which ones are kid friendly? We’ve put together a list of some of our recommended National Trust properties in Northumberland to visit with Kids for you below! NB: This post has been created in collaboration with Cottages in Northumberland If …

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The play area at Beningbrough Hall, featured in my guide of National Trust days out with children in Yorkshire.
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Recommended National Trust Places with Playgrounds

Here are our recommended National Trust Places with Playgrounds The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of their properties over the last few years and if your last experience of a visit was when you were a child then you need to go back, as things …

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Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm – MOVED TO MOLD

Updated: 11 November 2018 We understand that the Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm is now CLOSED at the Cheshire Oaks location and has moved to Mold. Why not check out the Santa Experience at St Lukes Bombed Out Church in Liverpool. For further details please see here.   …

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Coastal Adventures: Exploring the Stunning Dorset Coast
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10 of the Best Sandy Beaches in Dorset

Dorset is home to some of the best beaches in the world but not all of them are sandy. So we’ve put together a list of some of the best sandy beaches in Dorset for you! NB: This post has been created in collaboration with Stay in Dorset If you’re …

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Into the Trees Festival | Family Friendly Festival
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Into the Trees Festival | Family Friendly Festival

Run by the team behind the award winning Elderflower Fields festival, and set in the same beautiful location of Pippingford Park in East Sussex, this was the fourth year Into the Trees has run and the first year they’ve offered camping. Although with two boys under four, we weren’t quite …

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Dovestone Holiday Park | Lodges, Glamping, Pods in the Peak District
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Dovestone Holiday Park | Lodges, Glamping, Pods in the Peak District

Sometimes you fancy a weekend away, somewhere to completely get away from it all, but without having to spend hours travelling.  We recently found such a place.  Less than 13 miles from the centre of Manchester, bordering the Peak District National Park.  Dovestone Holiday Park is just over an hour …

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Top Tips for Just So Festival 2019
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Dates of the Top Family Friendly Festivals Last Year

A post including the dates of Family Friendly Festivals in the UK in 2017 from the beginning of the Summer to the end. To find dates for Family Friendly Festivals 2018 do head to our Family Friendly Festivals 2018 post! For Family Friendly Festivals 2019 click here! 1.Elderflower Fields East …

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Things to do with Kids at your local National Trust this Autumn Half Term

Whether it’s spectacular landscapes ablaze with colour or dark moody skies over ravaging seas, autumn is a time to feast your eyes on the wonders of the natural world. And with all kinds of events from bat detecting and wild crafts to Hallowe’en trails and pumpkinfests, it’ll be hard for …

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Tower of London by Boat | MBNA Thames Clippers

Just before our summer holidays drew to a close, we squeezed in a trip to central London. We had a renewed sense of adventure when the heatwave subsided in late August and decided that it was a good opportunity to jump on the train and explore some of the amazing …

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Luxury Woodland Lodge at Darwin Forest
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Things to do in the Peak District with Kids

The Peak District is pretty much in the middle of England, and just off the M1. Close enough to be convenient but not too close that it doesn’t feel rural. It’s a wonderful place to visit with a family and here are 10 Things to do in the Peak District …

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10 Things to do in Northumberland with Kids
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10 Things to do in Northumberland with Kids

Northumberland is the perfect family destination for a UK holiday; it really does have it all. So we’ve put together 10 Things to do in Northumberland with Kids We have stayed in various locations on numerous occasions and thought we’d visited just about every site and attraction.  So, when Crabtree and …

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West Kirby Beach

I never thought I’d live near the beach. I grew up near Manchester and never thought the beach would be part of my daily life, but now it is, I actually can’t imagine living without it. So what do we love so much about West Kirby Beach with Kids? Before …

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Review | England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle 2018
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Review | England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle 2018

We were delighted to be invited back to England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle near Hastings for the 26th annual event. Having been the year previous we looked forward to it all year and this year was just as fabulous as the last. This particular family festival has now become …

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Lyme Park at Christmas

We spent a day at Lyme Park in Cheshire (the setting for Colin Firth’s Pride & Prejudice) at Christmas so read on to find out what Lyme Park at Christmas is like. I had a quick look at the National Trust website before we set off to see what Christmas things they had …

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