10 Things to do in Snowdonia with Kids
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10 Things to do in Snowdonia with Kids

Snowdonia isn’t very far from us at all and when we don’t know what we are going to do for the weekend or week at a time, we often pop down there, so we decided to put together a list of Things to do in Snowdonia with Kids. This list …

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Arch Barn in Pembrokeshire Wales with Costal Cottages
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Arch Barn in Pembrokeshire Wales with Coastal Cottages

Blessed with the prospect of rare sunshine over the May bank holiday and the chance of a short break in the breath taking country side of Pembrokeshire, meant that I was only too happy to oblige when Mini Travellers asked me to review Arch Barn, courtesy of Coastal Cottages. I …

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Review: Thomas the Tank Engine at Llangollen Railway
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Review: Thomas the Tank Engine at Llangollen Railway

 I can thoroughly recommend Thomas the Tank Engine at Llangollen Railway.  From the minute he heard the peep of the engines and spotted steam puffing into the clouds, my 3 year old was jumping up and down with excitement along the platform. There’s a “Thomas” train which goes up and …

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Four Seasons in One Day - What to Wear? | Exploring in Joules
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Four Seasons in One Day – What to Wear? | Exploring in Joules

Sometimes, just sometimes you really don’t know what to put the kids in when you’re heading out for a day. This happened to us recently as we spent a day in Wales exploring Castles with Visit Wales but the weather was expected to be bright and sunny in the morning, …

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REVIEW: Bounce Below Junior at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Snowdonia
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Bounce Below Junior at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Snowdonia – NOW CLOSED

Bounce Below Junior is now closed Review: I had wanted to take the girls to Bounce Below since I’d seen the advert on the TV a few years ago. It seemed like such a crazy concept to have trampolines suspended in slate mines and looked like a lot of fun.  …

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Wonderful Week in Wales | Family Holiday in Mid Wales

Where should you go on a Family Holiday in Mid Wales? We can recommend Lower Cefn Perfa! During October half term we decided for a number of reasons to holiday in the UK rather than abroad and were lucky enough to work with Original Cottages and head down to Wales …

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Reviews of Bluestone Wales | Center Parcs Alternative

Bluestone Wales is a luxury UK holiday resort which is very popular due to its family friendly accommodation. Here are a number of Reviews of Bluestone Wales for you to consider before booking, it really is a fantastic Center Parcs Alternative. *Please be aware that a number of these reviews are …

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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 Snowdonia

Take a look at our review of Zip World | Treetop Nets | Tree Hoppers | Fforest Coaster in Snowdonia Treetop Nets at Zip World in Snowdonia is an amazing idea as you get to trampoline, tumble, slide and play with huge inflatable balls high up in nets up in …

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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 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 Bay itself, by the team at Visit Swansea Bay. So what did we think of our 4 day short break in Swansea Bay with kids! We drove …

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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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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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Christmas at Bluestone National Park in Wales

Dreaming of Christmas at Bluestone National Park? Find out what Bonita has planned for her family holiday.

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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 see the rest of the area.  The area is famous for Wales largest mountain Snowdon, wonderful walks and the Ffestiniog Railway which departs Blaenau Ffestiniog before making its way to Porthmadog. We managed to do an …

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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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