Blackpool Review - The Family Friendly Destination
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Is Blackpool a Family Friendly Destination?

When you think of Blackpool it conjures up many images, but is Blackpool a Family Friendly Destination? You may have fond memories of day trips with Grandparents if you were brought up in the region, blurred memories if you’ve ever been there on a stag/hen do, or indeed no memories …

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5 Reasons to Visit the Dorset with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Reasons to Visit Dorset with Kids

Between Hampshire and Devon, Dorset can be overlooked for a holiday but here are 5 reasons why you should visit Dorset with kids. 1. Beaches Miles and miles and miles of amazing beaches. The Jurassic Coast is 96 miles of glorious coastline between Old Harry Rocks at Studland, all the …

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River Dart Country Park – Our Favourite Day Out in Devon! www.minitravellers.co.uk
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River Dart Country Park – Our Favourite Day Out in Devon!

River Dart Country Park was our favourite day out with the kids in Devon! One of the things we were most looking forward to during our trip to Devon was the River Dart Country Park.  I understand, it doesn’t sound much but this award-winning attraction, is set in 90 acres …

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Haven Thornwick Bay Holiday Village | Family Holiday www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Haven Thornwick Bay Holiday Village | Family Holiday

This year we made the decision to not go abroad for our summer holiday. The biggest reason was that our youngest, who is 2, is a bit of a handful and requires a lot of attention. We thought that it made sense to avoid airports and flights and opted to holiday …

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Boroughbridge Camping and Caravan Club Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Boroughbridge Camping and Caravan Club Review

Boroughbridge Camping and Caravan Club site is located just off the A1 and near to Ripon, Harrogate and York. Due to its location it is often used as a stop-over site for people travelling between the north and south and vice-versa. However, reading the reviews of the site fans of …

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Spooky Halloween at Chessington World of Adventures www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Spooky Halloween at Chessington World of Adventures

In the middle of a busy half term week we headed to Chessington World of Adventures for their big Halloween extravaganza, and found some very pleasing surprises, as well as scary ones! Living in North London, we had not visited Chessington before, and decided to to avoid the rush hour traffic …

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Emma Bridgewater Factory Tour with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Emma Bridgewater Factory Tour with Kids

Can you do an Emma Bridgewater Factory Tour with Kids? Being a Working Mummy, there is something quite special about drinking a whole cup of tea, in peace, while it’s still hot! In our house, that cup of tea has to be in an Emma Bridgewater mug, not that I’m fussy …

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9 National Trust Days Out with Children in the North West & The Lakes

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 at Tamar Lake | Family Friendly Campsite Cornwall www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Glamping at Tamar Lake | Family Friendly Campsite Cornwall

We were invited to stay at Tamar Lake campsite this August, in a ‘glamping’ pod. Tamar Lake straddles the borders of Devon and Cornwall- apparently the old border line falls in the middle of the lake! The camspite is in a beautiful setting overlooking the lake and has around 20 …

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Crealy Adventure Theme Park, Devon – Fun Across the Generations

Set within 100 acres of stunning East Devon countryside, Crealy Adventure Park is a popular family theme park, about 40 minutes from where we were staying. With over 60 rides including rollercoasters, water rides, and indoor soft play, we were set for a fun day out. We visited as a …

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Pirates at the National Forest Adventure Farm www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Pirates at the National Forest Adventure Farm

The National Forest Adventure Farm lies just outside Burton on Trent and is easily accessible from where we live in the West Midlands. This time last year, we were invited to visit to review their Dinosaur themed events and this week, we were asked to return to see what had …

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Powderham Castle – This Wealth of Robin Hood Fun Won’t Tax You! www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Powderham Castle – This Wealth of Robin Hood Fun Won’t Tax You!

We visited Powderham Castle as part of our journey from the North West down to Devon. We stopped overnight at Gloucester and then drove a further 2 hours. This place was ideal as it was half an hour from where we were staying and gave us plenty to do on …

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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Lake District www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Lake District

On what was due to be a rainy day in the Summer Holidays we decided to spend the morning at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum near Keswick in the Lake District. To be honest I wasn’t expecting very much from Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, but my Mother in Law assured …

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Going on a Bear Hunt at Lowther Castle www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Going on a Bear Hunt at Lowther Castle

Last week I met one of my very best friends who was over from America at Lowther Castle, near Penrith. They were having a large family gathering in the Lakes for the week and I went up and met them for the day.  We were blessed with a sunny day, …

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Experiencing the best of Salford Quays www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Experiencing the best of Salford Quays

Moving up to the North 9 years ago I fully embraced the northern lifestyle from calling rolls, barm cakes and enjoying gravy as an essential part to pretty much every meal. Manchester for me has been an enigma. I’ve spent years working in the diverse and thriving city with many …

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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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