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FREE: Superworm Trail in Forests across England

Following on from the success of the Stickman, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child trails, the hugely popular children’s picture book Superworm returns to Forestry England’s woods and forests in January 2022 with a brand-new family activity trail. Launching on 5 January 2022*, the new Superworm trails follow the premiere of the animated special from …

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Why Center Parcs Isn’t Just For The Summer Months

After a stunning summer sadly comes to an end, we are already looking ahead to the winter months and the best spots for a winter family break. While many people will know of (or possibly visited) Center Parcs, many will associate the iconic British holiday destination with summer time. However, a visit to the forest …

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Holmsley Campsite in the New Forest with Camping in the Forest

We recently spent a weekend at Holmsley Campsite in the New Forest with Camping in the Forest, so what did we think? Holmsley Campsite is just a short drive from wonderful beaches at Bournemouth and Christchurch, and is ideally situated for a seaside break. We were there for an exciting project with Camping in the …

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FREE Activity Trail: Zog Trail is the new Forestry Commission Trail

Following the success of the Gruffalo, Stick Man and Highway Rat trails at Forestry Commission sites across England, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s magical children’s picture book, the Zog Trail, is the new activity trail for families to enjoy in the nation’s forests this winter. Launched on 11 January 2019, the trail follows the premiere …

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October Half Term at Thorpe Forest Norfolk | Forest Holidays

For October half term we fancied something local that involved lots of outdoor activities and family movie time. I came across this little place Thorpe Forest Norfolk with Forest Holidays and it looked perfect.. A cheaper alternative to Centre Parcs, less than 2 hours drive from home and a hot tub. You can check out …

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Center Parcs at Sherwood Forest – Such a Fantastic Place

‘Center Parcs Sherwood Forest is such a fantastic place’ This was one of my kids comments after this years holiday! We have never been to Center Parcs before, we have also never been on a holiday as this type with the children either so we were just a tiny bit excited!! There isn’t any point …

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Luxury Lodges at Sandybrook Country Park | Mini Travellers Review

Here is our review of the Luxury Lodges at Sandybrook Country Park in the Peak District Sandybrook Country Park is an award winning 5* holiday park in the Peak District. It has 65 luxury lodges, some with hot tubs like ours.  It’s literally just outside the market town of Ashbourne, and if there was slightly better pavements you …

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Center Parcs at Sherwood Forest | Why it didn’t work for us!

Center Parcs at Sherwood Forest and why it didn’t work for us My husband and I (with our two boys aged 4 and 6) are quite outdoorsy people, we love walking, camping, sailing etc. however have never been to Center Parcs.  Why not, I hear you ask? Well, simply that we prefer to organise things …

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Rainy Weekend at Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest | Family Friendly Weekend

Our review of a rainy weekend at Center Parcs, swapping buggies for bikes at Whinfell Forest. For young families looking for a first adventure away from home with toddlers and babies, Center Parcs is the undisputed king. It’s like a rite of passage in parenting.  We went a couple of time when the children were …

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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 has won many awards for …

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