Primrose Farm Barns in Roughton, Norfolk
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Primrose Farm Barns in Roughton, Norfolk

With Craig complaining about not driving far away from home, North Norfolk seemed the ideal solution for May half term. Looking at various properties on Norfolk Cottages, my eye was drawn to Primrose Farm Barns in Roughton. With three cottages sharing an open space, play area and most importantly, a …

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New Barn Farm | Featherdown Campsite near London
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New Barn Farm | Featherdown Campsite near London

Katie Gregory from There We Go went glamping with her family at New Barn Farm – a Feather Down campsite in Carlton, Bedfordshire. Here’s what they thought of their stay… We’ve just got back from a weekend glamping at New Barn Farm, a luxury Feather Down campsite that’s an hour’s …

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Arch Barn in Pembrokeshire Wales with Costal Cottages
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Arch Barn in Pembrokeshire Wales with Coastal Cottages

Blessed with the prospect of rare sunshine over the May bank holiday and the chance of a short break in the breath taking country side of Pembrokeshire, meant that I was only too happy to oblige when Mini Travellers asked me to review Arch Barn, courtesy of Coastal Cottages. I …

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Howlett’s Wild Animal Park near Canterbury | Animals of the Ice Age Exhibition
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Howlett’s Wild Animal Park near Canterbury | Animals of the Ice Age Exhibition

Keeping your cool on a sunny bank holiday at Howlett’s Wild Animal Park, with their new Animals of the Ice Age exhibition. The sun was blazing in London on the first May bank holiday. Instead of wandering to the nearest park and letting the children run free whilst we soaked …

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Inflata Nation in Trafford Park, Manchester
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Inflata Nation in Trafford Park, Manchester

We were recently invited to try out Inflata Nation in Trafford Park, Manchester – described on its website as the UK’s first indoor inflatable theme park for all the family. On booking, we were assigned a one-hour slot and advised to arrive 30 minutes before for a safety briefing. We …

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Battersea by Boat | A Day Out on the MBNA Thames Clipper
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Battersea by Boat | A Day Out on the MBNA Thames Clipper

My three daughters and I love nothing more than a day in London. No trip is ever the same with so many activities and sights on offer. The journey there or home, however, can be the most testing part of the day. Over-tired children, sticky from a day exploring London …

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The Storybarn’s Treasure Island at Liverpool One
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The Storybarn’s Treasure Island at Liverpool One

On Monday night we were invited to the opening of the Storybarn’s latest adventure, Treasure Island at Liverpool One.  Created in conjunction with The Reader (a volunteer-led movement across the North West), and alongside Liverpool One’s Story Season (a three month celebration of all things literary), Treasure Island is located …

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Four Seasons in One Day - What to Wear? | Exploring in Joules
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Four Seasons in One Day – What to Wear? | Exploring in Joules

Sometimes, just sometimes you really don’t know what to put the kids in when you’re heading out for a day. This happened to us recently as we spent a day in Wales exploring Castles with Visit Wales but the weather was expected to be bright and sunny in the morning, …

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Farms in North West to Visit with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Farms in North West to Visit with Kids

If you’re looking for Farms in the North West to visit with Kids then do take a look at this great post by Collette at Going on an Adventure about three of her favourites: The first farm Colette recommends is Smithills Open Farm – Farms in the North West Smithills Open …

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10 Things to do with Kids near Uldale, North Lakes
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10 Things to do with Kids near Uldale, North Lakes

The North Lakes is a great place to rent a holiday cottage. It’s quieter than the South Lakes and the many villages with great local pubs makes it a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday without too many people around. So if you are in the North Lakes then here …

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Buying a home to revamp as a holiday let? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Buying a home to revamp as a holiday let?

Buying a home to revamp as a holiday let is not for the faint-hearted ­- but Katy Banner says it led to the best summer of her life. Although the house is now so beautiful she’s finding it difficult to want to let it out to others. Read her story …

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

10 Things to do in Gloucester with Kids! Guest post from Stopping at Two Having lived in Gloucester for over 15 years, I have really grown to love this part of the world. There is always something to help entertain the kids either close to the city centre itself, or slightly …

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10 Things To Do In Glasgow With Kids
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10 Things to do in Glasgow with Kids

Glasgow is well known for its nightlife, but it’s also the friendliest city in the world as voted by readers of the Rough Guides series.  So it’s a perfect family destination!  We live less than an hour away from Glasgow and spend plenty of time visiting the city to see …

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Ravenglass Camping and Caravanning Club Site Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Ravenglass Camping and Caravanning Club Site Review

We recently visited the Ravenglass Camping and Caravanning Club Site in our motorhome, with our three children (aged,7, 10 and 11) and our dog. We have been to the Lakes a lot but never as far west as Ravenglass – a small coastal village in a quiet and quite remote …

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5 Reasons to Visit the Dorset with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Things to do in Dorset with Kids

The Top 10 Things to do in Dorset with Kids Guest Post I love living in Dorset, on the South Coast. We are very lucky to have so many amazing places right on our doorstep to visit. If you’re looking for some inspiration I have come up with 10 Things …

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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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