A magical treehouse adventure – Blackberry Wood
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A Magical Treehouse Adventure – Blackberry Wood

Ever wanted to stay in a Treehouse? Well at Blackberry Wood you can! I feel asleep dreaming of mischievous fairies riding through the woods on the backs of giant rabbits, their backpacks full of forest treasures, acorns, blackberries and magical things… Nothing quite prepares you for the beauty of Higgledy and Piggledy. …

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10 Things to do in Hull with Kids

Not without its critics (as always), Hull was UK City of Culture in 2017, and what an amazing year it was. Those that doubted that Kingston-upon-Hull, to give it its full name, would not be able to pull anything off to justify the title were proven wrong. Frequently. So here …

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Review | The Wood Norton Hotel & Restaurant, Worcestershire www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review | The Wood Norton Hotel & Restaurant, Worcestershire

This weekend we spent a really lovely evening (without the kids) at The Wood Norton Hotel & Restaurant in Evesham, Worcestershire with Caro and Richard from The Twinkle Diaries. When we were invited to head down to The Wood Norton Hotel, a Country House Hotel in Worcester to sample some …

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Luxury Lodges at Sandybrook Country Park | Mini Travellers Review
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Luxury Lodges at Sandybrook Country Park | Mini Travellers Review

Here is our review of the Luxury Lodges at Sandybrook Country Park in the Peak District Sandybrook Country Park is an award winning 5* holiday park in the Peak District. It has 65 luxury lodges, some with hot tubs like ours.  It’s literally just outside the market town of Ashbourne, and if there …

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Top 10 things to do in Durham with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Top 10 things to do in Durham with Kids

A Guest Post about the Top 10 things to do in Durham with Kids Durham is in the North East of England, about 15 miles south of Newcastle. The City and surrounding County itself is set on the banks of the River Wear and is filled with stunning architecture, scenic …

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The Lodges at New House Farm | Luxury Lodge on the East Sussex and Kent Border

Find out what Heledd and her family thought of The Lodges at New House Farm   I love a winter getaway, a chance to leave the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparation behind, and just relax and enjoy this beautifully festive time of year. Late last year Heledd from Running in Lavender …

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Ilam Park to Dovedale Stepping Stones | National Trust
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Ilam Park to Dovedale Stepping Stones | National Trust

Whilst we were away at Sandybrook Lodges in the Peak District we planned to walk from Ilam Park to Dovedale Stepping Stones. We visited Sandybrook Lodges in the Peak District in the first week of 2018 and had some really terrible weather for a lot of the time. We made …

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Digital Kids Show Review, Event City, Manchester 2017

As most parents will be able to agree with our children are becoming ever more IT literate and the rise of the YouTube generation is in full flow. I have to admit I am not really a computer game player but my kids are finding there own interests. When I …

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Reasons to Explore Theatreland with an under-5 this Winter
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2 Reasons to Explore Theatreland with an under-5 this Winter

The Gruffalo’s Child at the Lyric Theatre & The Hungry Caterpillar at the Ambassador’s Theatre are 2 Reasons to Explore Theatreland with an under-5 this Winter I have two daughters (aged 8 & 5) who are at school, and Nancy, who is just two. Nancy has not known life without …

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Top Ten Tips for Visiting Winter Wonderland - Event City www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Top Ten Tips for Visiting Winter Wonderland – Event City

Here are Top Ten Tips for visiting Winter Wonderland at Event City 1. Santa Visit  The Santa visit is one of the highlights for me and definitely was for our 4 year old daughter too. The whole experience is wonderful with a greeting from an elf with a diamanté beard, …

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10 Things to do in Nottinghamshire with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Things to do in Nottinghamshire with Kids

Nottinghamshire is a great county to visit for family friendly days out. It borders Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire making it accessible for many people. Although we live in Lincolnshire we often find ourselves in Nottinghamshire. There is plenty to do in the area and with a lot of …

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Queue-busting tips for visiting Santa at Willow’s Farm this Christmas www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Queue-busting tips for visiting Santa at Willow’s Farm this Christmas

Here are some Queue-busting tips for visiting Santa at Willow’s Farm this Christmas! I am not sure there is a festive activity that is not available at Willow’s Farm this Christmas. They really have thought of it all, and as you might expect from Willow’s Farm, they do it all …

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Christmas at Harlow Carr | Glow Winter Illuminations www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Christmas at Harlow Carr | Glow Winter Illuminations

Have you wondered whether to take the kids to the Glow Winter Illuminations at Harlow Carr? Ever since the children were babies, one of our favourite things about Christmas is the lights; so many sparkly lights! So we were really looking forward to visiting one of the RHS Glow Winter …

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Is it worth queuing for the Ice Slide at Liverpool Ice Festival? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is it worth queuing for the Ice Slide at Liverpool Ice Festival?

Earlier this week we went on the Ice Slide with the Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival and have been asked a few times recently Is it worth queuing for? The answer all depends on how long you need to queue for! It is the UK’s longest real Ice Slide and has …

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Tips for Ice Skating with Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Tips for Ice Skating with Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival

Earlier this week we went Ice Skating with the Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival and here are 5 Top Tips! Go in the week – not at the weekend! You’ll thank me for it, I promise!  Even though you book the Ice Skating in time slots, it WILL be full …

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Is it worth taking kids to the Ice Bar in Liverpol? | Liverpool Ice Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is it worth taking kids to the Ice Bar in Liverpol? | Liverpool Ice Festival

So is it worth taking kids to the Ice Bar in Liverpool during the Liverpool Ice Festival? Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival has created an ice bar again this Christmas.  It’s -28 degrees inside which is incredibly cold. It suggests on the website that you don’t need to worry about catching cold …

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9 Things to do with Children in the Lake District

Are you looking for things to do in the lake district with children? We are going to be on holiday there this half term and I know from experience that it is a popular destination for families in October. I thought I’d put together a list of all the events that I …

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Which month is the best month to go to Center Parcs? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Which month is the best month to go to Center Parcs?

Center Parcs is a family favourite for holidays here in the UK. There are activities available all year round both inside and outdoors, but the big question is; Which month is the best month to go to Center Parcs? Here we have reviews from bloggers who have visited throughout the …

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FREE Highway Rat Activity Trail from the The Forestry Commission www.minitravellers.co.uk
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FREE Highway Rat Activity Trail from the The Forestry Commission

Where you can find the FREE Highway Rat Activity Trail from The Forestry Commission Following on from the success of the Gruffalo Trail, the Gruffalo’s Child Trail, Superworm and the Stick Man trail (and they really have been a success) the Forestry Commission has launched The Highway Rat Activity Trail. …

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10 things to do in Bath
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10 Things to do in Bath with Kids

Here are 10 Things to do in Bath with Kids Bath has been on my travel list for years, and last week I finally got the chance to visit this historic city. It was our first trip to Bath as a family, and whilst we were looking forward to exploring a …

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5 Reasons to Visit North Yorkshire with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Reasons to Visit North Yorkshire with Kids

North Yorkshire the home of the Forbidden Corner, York, Williams Den, Fountains Abbey and Niddfest.  Here are 5 Reasons why you should visit Yorkshire with kids. *NB Post created in collaboration with Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages Forbidden Corner | Yorkshire Dales Built as a private folly, which then opened to …

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Rainy Day at Drusillas Park
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Rainy Day at Drusillas Park

Is it worth going for a Rainy Day at Drusillas Park? Our long awaited half-term trip to Drusillas Park did not disappoint. Amelia (7), Florence (5) & Nancy (2) were joined by friends, three brothers of the same age, which added to the excitement. All six children had a fun …

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Rainy Weekend at Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest | Family Friendly Weekend www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Center Parcs at Sherwood Forest | Why it didn’t work for us!

Center Parcs at Sherwood Forest and Why it didn’t work for us My husband and I (with our two boys aged 4 and 6) are quite outdoorsy people, we love walking, camping, sailing etc. however have never been to Center Parcs.  Why not, I hear you ask? Well, simply that …

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10 Things To Do In Harrogate With Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Things To Do In Harrogate With Kids

Here at Mini Travellers we like finding out what people would recommend that you do in their favourite cities so we asked Victoria from Starlight and Stories for 10 Things to do in Harrogate with Kids. This is what she came up with! 10 Things To Do In Harrogate With Kids …

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