Tredethick Farm Cottages Cornwall www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall in Winter

Cornwall in the summer is amazing though you are never really guaranteed beach weather whatever the season. It’s a trip we make each year as a family and have enjoyed exploring the rugged coast line and hidden beaches come rain or shine. So how would it fair for a winter …

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I’m Dreaming of a Blue Christmas – A Festive Visit to Bluestone, Wales www.minitravellers.co.uk
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I’m Dreaming of a Blue Christmas – A Festive Visit to Bluestone, Wales

We’ve always liked the thought of a pre-Christmas break so When the chance to head to Bluestone came up – we literally jumped at the chance. We’ve been once before when Miss Marnie had just turned two a few years back – and we took my mum along too for …

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Manchester City FC’s Christmas Stadium and Club Tour www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Manchester City FC’s Christmas Stadium and Club Tour

On Sunday we had the opportunity to visit the Manchester City Stadium for their special christmas tour which is named Santa v Elves! We are a family of five with 3 sons aged 5, 7 and 9. As our children and my husband are football mad this seemed an ideal …

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Lapland UK - Where Magic Really Does Exist www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Lapland UK – Where Magic Really Does Exist!

And don’t you agree that Christmas time is the most magical of all? Fortunately for us, we were given the opportunity to have the magic start early for my little girls, as they were cordially invited by none other than Father Christmas himself, to come visit him at his home …

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Tatton Park’s Christmas Gloriumptious Mansion www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Roald Dahl’s Gloriumptious Christmas at Tatton Park

We were kindly invited by Mini Travellers to attend the opening evening of Roald Dahl’s Gloriumptious Christmas at Tatton Park on Friday, with a visit to the Mansion and to see the arrival of Father Christmas in the Lantern Parade. My youngest, Daniel, age 7 and his best friend Lucas …

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The Elf Adventure Challenge at Cheshire Ice Cream Farm www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Elf Adventure Challenge at Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

Today we visited the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm to take part in their Elf Adventure Challenge.  The premise is simple, they invite you to “Come and learn what it takes to be a Christmas Elf with fun, challenges and Christmas spirit for the whole family” We had a slot at 10.40 …

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Is Ironbridge Gorge Museums Worth a Visit with Kids? www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Is Ironbridge Gorge Museums Worth a Visit with Kids?

If you live in or around Shropshire, you know you are in the shadow of a World Heritage Site; The Ironbridge…but are you aware of all that the Ironbridge Gorge Museums have to offer children in need of entertaining? We were asked to spend our Half Term Holiday looking at …

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Go Ape Tree Top - Junior Course Reviewed www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Go Ape Tree Top – Junior Course Reviewed

When Go Ape appeared in the UK around 16 years ago, as a young (ish!), free adventurous couple we wasted no time at all in getting stuck in.  Climbing, balancing and zip-lining through the trees was right up our street!  But what does such an adventurous activity hold for young …

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Brick Live www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Brick Live 2016! Built for Lego Fans!

Brick Live is ‘built by Lego fans, for Lego fans!’. Now in its third year, the annual show at the NEC in Birmingham offers Lego fans (of all ages!) the opportunity to immerse themselves in all things Lego for the day. The show runs for 4 days over October Half …

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llechwedd slate caverns Snowdonia www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Snowdonia

Right at the end of the Summer I stayed at Surf Snowdonia with my friend and her children too and we spent a little bit of time trying out some of the other adventurous activities down in that area of Snowdonia. One of the activities that had been arranged for us …

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Days Out with Kids – Muck Boots and Little Bird!

We love days out with kids here at Mini Travellers, as you know it is what we are all about.  However we love Sunny days out with kids the best, particularly when we have new clothes to try out. Here are some of my favourite photos from a #UKexplore day …

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Erddig Apple Festival
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Erddig’s Apple Festival

Erddig’s Apple Festival began with a simple ambition to rescue and preserve old apple varieties and mark National Apple Day which is 21 October. Before visiting Erddig this weekend I had no idea that there were so many varieties of apple and that 180 apple varieties are grown at Erddig itself! What …

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the Ffestiniog Railway which departs Blaenau Ffestiniog before making its way to Porthmadog
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Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog on a Steam Train

During our trip to Surf Snowdonia we took some time away from the surf lagoon to explore more of the area of adventure in Snowdonia, which  includes the largest zip zone in the world, with over 8km of zip lines set among the Llechwedd slate quarries at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Llechwedd Slate …

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Forbidden Corner
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What Will You Find At The Forbidden Corner

During the summer holidays, I visited the Forbidden Corner in the Yorkshire Dales with a friend. Between us we have five children between the ages of 6 and 10. My friend and her children had been before and were really excited about taking us, as they claimed it was a …

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Festival No6 Portmeirion
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Fabulous Fun at Festival Number 6

Festival Number 6 was the destination for a long anticipated father and son adventure, to celebrate Harry’s A level results before his departure for University in London.  We had visited the uniquely beautiful Portmeirion village as last year’s Festival Number 6 was setting up and we had been very keen …

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Wonderful Week in Weymouth
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A Wonderful Week in Weymouth

Weymouth was an unusual choice for us as we would usually not opt for such a long car journey but with son number 1 spending a week at PGL at Osmington Bay (for the second year running), we were doing the travelling anyway and I didn’t fancy there and back …

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surf snowdonia
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Surf Snowdonia For Kids

Right at the end of the summer I was invited to spend 2 nights and 3 days at Surf Snowdonia with my 3 girls (all under 6). We stayed in a new glamping pod at the side of the world’s first inland surf lagoon in North Wales – Random – yes I …

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Diggerland – A Four Year Old’s Heaven!

In preparation for my youngest boy turning four I made the ‘error’ of asking, a couple of months ago, whether he would like to visit Diggerland for his fourth birthday. The error being that I asked too far in advance, and I was badgered for two months with “are we …

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Beamish
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Beamish in the North East with Kids

During the summer holidays, my friend and I took our children (five between us, aged between six and 10), to Beamish open air museum. I last went to Beamish some 30 years ago on a school residential trip and remember loving it (although possibly more to do with the fact …

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Ten Tips for Just So Festival | Family Friendly Festival

One of the family events of the summer last year that was truly memorable was the Just So Festival at Rode Hall in Cheshire. When the opportunity to go again this year came about we jumped at the chance. The festival organisers kept the format similar to previous years but …

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Visit Greenwich
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Things to Do when Visiting Greenwich with Kids

We go to London quite a lot. We go and visit friends and family and hubby and I go for work lots too. Whilst lots of fun they are often rushed and frenzied visits trying to fit a lot in and trying to make as much of our weekends or …

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The Shrewsbury Flower Show
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The Shrewsbury Flower Show

The Shrewsbury Flower Show is a very well known annual event in Shropshire and yet, an event that having lived in Shropshire for 30 years, I have never attended.  At the recent Shrewsbury Food Festival, I started chatting to a gentleman on the Shrewsbury Flower Show stand (attracted by their rather …

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Goldilocks, The Bookworm Players
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Speke Hall

Goldilocks and the Three Bears was performed by the Bookworm Players over the August bank holiday weekend at Speke Hall, Liverpool. We visited today and it was a really fun way to spend the afternoon.  It’s especially good value for National Trust members as Tickets are only £5 each, £2 …

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What to Pack to Tackle a Mountain with a Baby!
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What to Pack to Tackle a Mountain with a Baby!

Ever thought of taking your baby up a mountain? This guest post author did! Scarfell Pike is England’s highest mountain standing at 3209 ft high (978m), located in the beautiful Lake District National Park. We decided to take our little boy Fenn who is 9 months old, up his first …

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