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

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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Review: Zip World | Tree Top Nets | Treehoppers | Fforest Coaster
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Review: Zip World | Treetop Nets | Tree Hoppers | Fforest Coaster

Treetop Nets is an amazing idea as you get to trampoline, tumble, slide and play with huge inflatable balls high up in nets up in the trees. It is literally like a breath of fresh air compared to indoor trampoline parks! There’s even a tree top chill out area. Our …

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Shropshire Kids Fest 2017 | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Shropshire Kids Fest 2017 | Family Friendly Festival

In 2016, Shropshire Kids Fest took over the Quarry Park in Shrewsbury for its first year (see review here). This year, we were invited back with the promise that things were bigger and better for the second year, and we weren’t disappointed! Shropshire Kids Fest is aimed at children of …

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Cornbury Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Dates of the Top 16 Family Friendly Festivals 2018

A post including the dates of Family Friendly Festivals in 2018 from the beginning of the Summer to the end. 1.Elderflower Fields East Sussex 25-28th May 2018 Elderflower Fields is perfectly catered for children. In 2017 all the activities were fun, well considered and just right for young kids (from …

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8 National Trust Days Out with Children in the West Midlands

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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Elderflower Fields Family Festival

Having never been to a festival in my life, I’ve often wondered ‘did I miss out?’ Should I have ‘done’ Glastonbury , V Festival or maybe Reading in my younger, pre-kids years? Then I remember that I’ve never liked the thought of camping – which probably explains why I never …

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A day trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan www.minitravellers.co.uk
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A day trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan

f you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know that we visit Bude in North Cornwall every year and this year was no different – we spent the first week of the Easter holidays there.  Whenever we go we make sure that we fulfill certain traditions (like having an ice …

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4 National Trust Days Out with Children in the East Midlands

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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Wonderful Weekend at The Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey | Why We Went Back! www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Wonderful Weekend at The Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey | Why We Went Back!

Having spent a wonderful 3 nights at The Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey, Wales, last year, we decided to return this May to celebrate my mum’s 70th birthday.  By a bizarre coincidence, when I told my mum last year about our trip to this fabulous hotel, she told me that she …

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Weekend in Great Yarmouth with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Weekend in Great Yarmouth with Kids

So when your husband tells you he’s really pleased he has got a Airbnb booking for your house for Easter, you would probably assume he checked the actual dates of Easter weekend. But no. He had also rented the house out to a Stag party, which did little to help …

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