Trevathan Farm
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Four Go To Cornwall – Trevathan Farm

Cornwall has always been a place I’ve wanted to go. But living in Manchester, it’s a hell of a drive, especially with two little people moaning in the back. But, last week we packed up the car and set off on an exciting road-trip to what I have to say …

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Tattershall Farm Park
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Tattershall Farm Park

Tattershall Farm Park is less than 2 miles away from Tattershall Lakes and so it was an obvious choice when we were staying there for a week. When I contacted the farm park and said we would like to come to review their response was yes we would love you …

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Forde Abbey Historic House & Gardens
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Forde Abbey Historic House and Gardens

Forde Abbey Historic House and Gardens is a little gem of a find nestled in the heart of Somerset. On a recent family holiday we were staying down the road and needed a morning out with our two early risers while the rest of the family (mainly involving teenagers!) slept… …

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Niddfest 2016
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NiddFest 2016 – A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

This is going to be a very difficult review to write , I will explain why later! However hold the thought, a picture paints a thousand words. Last weekend we visited Niddfest in Pateley Bridge. The festival hosts a number of literary events for both adults and children and is …

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Albert Dock
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Albert Dock, Liverpool – Summer on the Dock

This week we were tourists in our home town. Until recently I travelled into Liverpool most days but until this week I hadn’t been over much since Christmas.  Whilst it really is only half an hour away we don’t get in there as much as we could with the girls, …

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National Forest Adventure Farm
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National Forest Adventure Farm

When we were invited to visit the National Forest Adventure Farm the first thing I did was check out the website. Living only 45 mins away we had somehow missed out on it’s existence, however, when I questioned other parents their response was ‘Oh yes, it’s great!’. How had we …

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Tattershall Lakes - Away Resorts
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Family Fun at Tattershall Lakes

At the beginning of the holidays me and my girls were lucky enough to spend a week with my brother and his family at Tattershall Lakes in Lincoln. My Mum & Dad took the opportunity to see all of us together and checked into a B&B just down the road, as the …

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Speke Hall Game On
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Speke Hall #GameOn Weekend 12-14th August

Today we have just spent a fabulous day at Speke Hall in Liverpool at the first day of the #GameOn weekend.  It helped that it was a beautiful day but if you are looking for something to do with the kids this weekend, just take a look at the fabulous …

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Lowry Family Fun Day
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Family Fun at The Lowry – The Gruffalo’s Child, Lunch and Superheroes!

If you’re wondering what to do on a rainy day in the Summer holidays (or afterwards if you have pre-schoolers) then a day at The Lowry in Manchester would be a great idea. We spent a lovely day there watching the Gruffalo’s Child, eating lunch in Pier Eight Restaurant and …

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Brimstage Maze – Highly Recommended even in the Rain

We’ve been regular summer visitors at Brimstage Maze for a few years now and every year it changes. They add something. Take something away.  Change it so it all works a little better (hopefully anyway). The maze itself is still a key attraction but for many not the main focus. …

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#UKexplore – July 2016

I can’t believe we are in August and into week two of the Summer holidays already. I am hoping to be exploring a lot of the UK this summer and sharing those photos with you on #UKexplore.   #UKexplore continues to grow rapidly and we love scrolling through the hashtag to …

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Deer Shed 7 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Deer Shed 7 – A Festival For Families!

It’s the people that make Deer Shed Festival so great! The success of this festival is its ability to cater for everyone and seeing how much fun the babies, children and teens have side by side, instils the festivals aim….. Family friendly. From wash time for babies all sitting in little …

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Featherdown Farm
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Farm Fun Under the Cover of Canvas at Featherdown Farm

Middle England. Two simple words but laced with visions of suburban life – two point four children, twin cars in the driveway and perfectly-mown lawns. That’s the adopted definition at least, but what of the geographical Middle England? With a car laden with mum, dad, two point four children (with …

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Roald Dahl Museum
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Roald Dahl Museum – Inspiring the Next Generation

If you say the name Roald Dahl to most people of my generation, those swiftly moving towards the big 40, we fondly remember our childhood growing up reading the ‘Twits’, ‘Georges Marvellous Medicine’ and of course ‘Matilda’. But the love of Roald Dahl’s book is more widely spread than my …

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Family Holiday to Ballycastle, Northern Ireland

Who went – me, my two boys Jack (9) and Tom (7) plus we took our Canadian friends Sonya with her two boys Evan (9) and Cole (7) Where; Ballycastle, North Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland How we got there – We flew BA from Heathrow to Belfast City Car – …

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Wray Castle
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Top 5 Things to do in the Lake District with Kids

We adore the Lake District here at Mini Travellers. We are lucky too, it is only a couple of hours drive from us and we try and visit as often as we can. We also head up there to stay for long weekends and family holidays too. We often choose …

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BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
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Afternoon Tea in London and the Sights!

Whilst planning a weekend in London with friends we chatted about having an Afternoon Tea but we also debated trying to see some of the sights. I’m in London fairly frequently through the year but rarely find the time to do anything touristy or relaxing. Rachel, Katie and I decided …

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Roald Dahl at Tatton Park
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Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park

When the sun was shining (for that brief time in June) we met my brother and his younger children at Tatton Park whilst our elder children were at school. I’d be meaning to go ever since they opened the activities in April but it was really after I saw Hayley’s post …

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Camping with Kids
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Camping with Kids for the First Time

Last weekend we went camping as a family for the first time. In reality it was only the second time I had slept in a proper tent and so I didn’t exactly have a great deal of pre-children knowledge to draw on. The move to camp had been led by …

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CARRICK-A-REDE ROPE BRIDGE, NORTHERN IRELAND
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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

If you don’t follow Mascara & Mud on Instagram, you won’t have witnessed them falling in love with Northern Ireland. Not only was their whole weekend filled with breathtakingly beautiful scenery…it was also filled with back-to-back blue skies! Here is a taster of the fabulous photos, but to read the …

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Leeds Castle
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The Magnificent Leeds Castle, Kent

We recently visited Leeds Castle, in Maidstone, Kent, on a very cold and blustery day in half term. It seemed quite quiet whilst we waited to get our tickets, but when we went through the gates to the parkland it was bustling with young mums and grandparents with children and …

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Geronimo Festival Weekend 2016

12 months ago I had never even heard of the concept of a ‘Family Festival’ let alone attended one.  However, after reading the review of the first Geronimo Festival on Mini Travellers, I was curious and decided that we were ready to investigate! The Geronimo Festival takes place at two …

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Hendra Holiday Park
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Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay

Hendra Holiday Park is a family-run, award-winning family and couples holiday park situated near Newquay, ideally located to explore Cornwall. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, only minutes from Newquay’s famous beaches and within easy reach of hundreds of holiday attractions. Hendra offers many superb facilities including children’s activities, a full entertainment …

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Lunar Festival 2016 – No Wellies Required!

In my experience wellies are needed at festivals for two reasons: Mud and Muck. Towards the end of the day you really don’t want to be wading through the sea of debris wearing anything else! We have just returned from the Lunar Festival, our first family festival, and no wellies …

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