Cheddar Gorge and Caves | Family Day Out in Somerset www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Cheddar Gorge and Caves | Family Day Out in Somerset

We had a lovely day out in Cheddar Gorge, a place full of things to do; we saw the caves, shopped, dressed as cavemen, made clay pots, ate great food, tasted cheese and walked up 274 steps! There is plenty to do in the Gorge and beautiful sights, in and …

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Ribby Hall Village: Baby and Toddler Breaks at a 5* Holiday Village in Lancashire www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Ribby Hall Village: Baby and Toddler Breaks at a 5* Holiday Village in Lancashire

Ribby Hall Village is a 5* holiday village near Blackpool in Lancashire, which offers short breaks and family holidays. There is a wide range of accommodation including holiday cottages, pine lodges and even larger cottages which are suitable for larger groups or 3G holidays. There are fantastic facilities for babies …

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How Child Friendly is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival?

How Child Friendly is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival? I wish I had taken them earlier. I was worried about the crowds and rushing around but I put a plan in place that made sure we had a relaxing time. During one of the performances I watched my children more than …

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Crealy Meadows - Safari Tent Glamping in Devon www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Crealy Meadows – Safari Tent Glamping in Devon

If you’ve visited Devon and the surrounding areas with your family you have probably seen the leaflets and signs for Crealy; you may have even visited. However, being relatively new to holidaying in Devon and Cornwall with the family (we have tended to head off to the Lake District!) we …

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Family Day Out in London on the River www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Family Day Out in London on the River

Family Day out with MBNA Thames Clippers, Cutty Sark, Rivington Grill and Emirates Airline……Seeing London from a Different Perspective When I was offered the opportunity to visit London with MBNA Clipper, I had some reservations. I don’t live in London so it would be a long day plus we were …

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Is it worth taking a 5 year old to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is it worth taking a 5 year old to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre?

Recently, whilst I was up feeding Matilda, I was doing my usual browse of Facebook. As I was scrolling through endless posts on a local mum group, one caught my eye – “Can anyone tell me whether it is worth taking a 5 and 3 year old to the Roald …

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Nozstock The Hidden Valley | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Nozstock The Hidden Valley | Family Friendly Festival

Is Nozstock a Family Friendly Festival? In 2016 five Mini Travellers went to Nozstock and this year 22 of us went back, proving I think what a good time they had in 2016 to convince us all to go en masse. Last year the sun shone and was kind to …

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Jurassic Kingdom Tour | Family Day Out www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Jurassic Kingdom Tour | Family Day Out

I took my 3 children (10, 9 and 7) to visit the Jurassic Kingdom outdoor exhibition at Phillips Park in Manchester.  The exhibition is touring the country, and was in Manchester for about 3 weeks before heading off to Blackpool.  Jurassic Kingdom is basically a guided walkway around the park, …

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Deer Shed Festival with a Toddler www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Deer Shed Festival with a Toddler

Deer Shed Festival 8 – how much fun could my toddler possibly have? Over the weekend of 21st-23rd July 2017 we were invited to Deer Shed Festival at Baldersby Park, Thirsk. I have been to a lot of the big named festivals over the past 10 years, but this was …

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Noah's Ark Zoo Farm Review | Family Fun in Bristol www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Review | Family Fun in Bristol

With the summer holidays now firmly upon us, I’m sure I’m not the only parent out there to be hunting down exciting things to do with our kids, or on the lookout for wonderful new places to take them for a lovely day out. So this is where I would …

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4 National Trust Days Out with Children in Yorkshire

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 for children.  The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of their properties over the last few years and …

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Glamping in Yorkshire | Humble Bee Farm www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Glamping in Yorkshire | Humble Bee Farm

My husband is not a fan of sleeping anywhere without 4 brick walls and good solid foundations.  So I decided to start him at the top of the tree, at the best glamping site I could find, in the hope that he’d see camping could be fun.  So I booked …

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London’s Summer Showtime: T20 Cricket At Kia Oval

Cricket isn’t the first sport you think of for taking the kids for an afternoon out.  It’s all afternoon tea, men in blazers and big hats and polite applause, well not so if you go to a T20 Cricket match. T20 is a summer based cricket competition where each county …

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Tinto Hotel Lanarkshire | Family Friendly Hotel www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Tinto Hotel Lanarkshire | Family Friendly Hotel

Nestled in beautiful countryside in Lanarkshire in the Scottish Lowlands, the Tinto Hotel, near Biggar, is a lovely place for an overnight stay or a short countryside break.  Its advantages include its proximity to the bustling cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh (under an hour to each) and its setting in …

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A Weekend On the Fylde Coast - aka Blackpool!  www.minitravellers.co.uk
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A Weekend on the Fylde Coast – aka Blackpool! 

Ah, the inset day. That most hallowed of days when you can visit what is usually an incredibly busy attraction on a, relatively, quiet day. I pore over the school calendar every year looking for them and the most favourite of ours is the one on a Friday at the beginning of …

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Log Cabins in the Lake District | Neaum Crag, Skelwith Bridge www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Log Cabins in the Lake District | Neaum Crag, Skelwith Bridge

A Trip to the Lake District to Neaum Crag – Searching for a Monster Cave and a Real-Life Money Tree! As a busy family of four we jumped at the chance of disappearing to the mountains for a few days of nothing but walks, picnics and mountain adventures. And where …

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5 Things to do in Manchester with the Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Things to do in Manchester with the Kids

I grew up just outside Manchester and don’t live that far away now.  As a family we are in Manchester a lot and the kids love getting on the train from Liverpool and heading over to spend the day there, so here are my 5 Things to do in Manchester …

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Cornbury Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Cornbury Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival

Unbeknownst to us, this was the final year of Cornbury Festival. Which is so disappointing for a lot reasons, which you will find out more as you read on. One of this year’s sponsors was Dorset Cereals. Having them on board was a really great idea, especially for the people camping there over the …

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Family Friendly Goodwood Festival of Speed www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Family Friendly Goodwood Festival of Speed

Is Goodwood Festival of Speed Family Friendly? The Festival of Speed event takes place each year at Goodwood and celebrates machines from the ground breaking, classic, quirky, dangerous, noisy and fast. It sounded like the perfect place to take three generations of my male biased family so off I went, …

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4 National Trust Days Out with Children in Northern Ireland

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 for children.  The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of their properties over the last few years and …

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Geronimo Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Geronimo Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival

This year, the Geronimo Festival took up a new residency at Arley Hall in Cheshire. Having only ever visited Arley Hall for a (rather lovely) wedding, we were interested to see how this year’s festival differed from last year (our review for last year is here)… Arley was a little …

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Fabulous Family Friendly Attingham Park - National Trust www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Fabulous Family Friendly Attingham Park | National Trust

Since having our first child 7 years ago, we have been happy supporters of the National Trust; anywhere that offers a place to run around, traffic free paths and more importantly good tea and cake is a winner for us! Having lived in Shropshire since we had our daughter, we …

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Stay Play Explore Leicester | Weekend Away with the Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Stay Play Explore Leicester | Weekend Away with the Kids

Do you fancy going to Leicestershire for a weekend getaway?” My husband asked. I was intrigued. Why would we want to go there? “Have a look at this company, Stay Play Explore.” I browsed through the website www.stayplayexplore.co.uk for a few minutes. The activities and attractions on offer looked great and the …

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9 National Trust Days Out with Children in Wales

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 for children.  The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of their properties over the last few years and …

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