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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 | Tree Top Nets | Treehoppers | Fforest Coaster

Tree Top 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. …

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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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Mini Break in Swansea Bay, Wales with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Visiting Museums in Swansea with Kids

During our recent short break to Swansea Bay in Wales we visited two FREE museums: The National Waterfront Museum and the Swansea Museum, but if you only have a little time which one is best? The National Waterfront Museum, has an interactive and high tech approach to Wales’ history.  The kids had …

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Review: Parc Le Breos | Gower Bed & Breakfast www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Parc Le Breos | Gower Bed & Breakfast

We love Wales here at Mini Travellers, and over Easter we were excited to be invited to visit Gower , the Mumbles, and Swansea itself, by the team at Visit Swansea Bay.  We had a fun filled 4 days and 3 night break and you can see all we got up …

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5 Reasons to Visit Oystermouth Castle with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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5 Reasons to Visit Oystermouth Castle with Kids

One of the fun things we did on our recent short break to Swansea Bay in Wales was visit Oystermouth Castle. Oystermouth Castle sits on the hill just off the front in Mumbles and to be honest doesn’t look like much from the sea front. Looks can however be deceiving and the …

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Wales with the Kids | The Ultimate Bucket List www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Wales with the Kids | The Ultimate Bucket List

Here at Mini Travellers, we find it difficult to stay away from Wales. The beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, extensive history, varied wildlife and welcoming culture makes it one of our favourite staycation destinations. Wales ticks all the boxes when it comes to family travel, avoiding the stresses of everything that …

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Mini Break in Swansea Bay, Wales with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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4 Day Short Break in Swansea Bay, Wales with Kids

We love Wales here at Mini Travellers and over Easter we were excited to be invited to visit Gower , the Mumbles, and Swansea itself, by the team at Visit Swansea Bay. We drove down to South Wales through the valleys from Wirral to Mumbles on Monday morning, avoiding any of …

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Garden Trail Erddig www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Erddig, National Trust

On Saturday morning we met The Ordinary Lovely family at Erddig for another #UKexplore meet up. We had previously met up with them at Erddig for the Apple Festival in September which you can read about here, but this time it was for two reasons – to have Breakfast with Father Christmas (read all about this here!) and to …

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Breakfast with Father Christmas at Erddig National Trust www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Breakfast with Father Christmas at Erddig, National Trust

On Saturday morning we met The Ordinary Lovely family at Erddig for another #UKexplore meet up. We had previously met up with them at Erddig for the Apple Festival in September which you can read about here, but this time it was for two reasons – to have Breakfast with …

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Bluestone Wales Ten Top Tips www.minitravellers.co.uk
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10 Top Tips for Bluestone Wales

Visiting Bluestone in Wales soon? Here are 10 Top Tips! 1.Book a buggy if you’re not up for walking everywhere. Not only are they fun and a novel way to get around – although nowhere is very far (within 5-10 mins to walk.) There’s plenty of buggy parks and recharging …

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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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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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Greenwood Forest Park in North Wales
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Greenwood Forest Park in North Wales

Based in Snowdonia, GreenWood Forest Park is the UK’s only eco-adventure theme park. It is located in the small village of Y Felinheli, right on the northern coast of Gwynedd in North Wales. Voted the Best Family Attraction in North Wales for 5 years, this is one very green attraction and …

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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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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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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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Adventure Walk at Cregennan Lakes, Pembrokeshire

We can’t be the only parents who sometimes find it hard to come up with stuff to do when the kids are off during half term, can we?! We always ask the boys for ideas and all they can come up with is swimming. Swimming is always fun with them …

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The Wonderful Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey

In February half term, my family and I stayed at the wonderful Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey, in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.  My husband, Ed, found the hotel on Tripadvisor, recommended as a great place for families.  It can be difficult to find good hotel accommodation for a family …

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5 Free Days Out for Kids Near Abersoch

If you are thinking of traveling to Abersoch or Pwhelli this summer, here are five free (or nearly free) days out to consider. 1. Morfa Nefyn The beach itself is well worth the walk.  It is a lovely clean beach with shells and is perfect sand for castle building.  The …

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Muddy Puddles on a Windy Day in Llandudno

We usually head to Llandudno in the summer months for a walk along the prom or the pier, followed by an ice cream soda, in Fortes, to remind me of the years prior to the A55 when Llandudno was the shopping mecca of North Wales and I used to get …

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Fabulous Family Holiday at The Granary with Sykes Cottages

So on the 13th July we set off on our holiday to Wales to stay in a gold standard caravan in the Pensarn area of North Wales. On arrival at the site first impressions weren’t great but as you do on your family holiday you smile to the kids and …

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Bodelwyddan Castle and Park

Our adventures in North Wales have taken us to Bodelwydden Castle and Park, near Rhyl in Denbighshire. It is essentially a very grand Victorian house which was reconstructed between 1830 and 1832, although it was originally built as a Manor House in 1460. It is set in is set in …

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