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A-Z of Chester Zoo

Those people that know my family know we love Chester Zoo. When the kids were little we would go at least once a month if not more. Round our parts once your baby reaches 6 months old it’s time for an annual family pass as it’s incredibly good value. You …

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The Best Hotel Crèches In Europe and Beyond (Under 2’s)

Discover these amazing hotel crèches in Europe and beyond You could be forgiven for thinking that holidays are put on hold when you have a young family. Nothing could be further from the truth though if you can find the right hotel that specialises in catering for infants and toddlers. …

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Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm – MOVED TO MOLD

Updated: 11 November 2018 We understand that the Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm is now CLOSED at the Cheshire Oaks location and has moved to Mold. Why not check out the Santa Experience at St Lukes Bombed Out Church in Liverpool. For further details please see here.   …

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Mini Travellers Toddler Bucket List
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Mini Travellers Toddler Bucket List

We have created this toddler bucket list.  On it is places we would like to visit and things we would like to do.   With our eldest now nearly 5 and the twins nearly 4, travelling has been challenging (see our Adjusting Expectations post) but is getting easier every day. So where …

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Bernisson Monsegur, Dordogne – A Toddlers Playground

Mini Travellers stayed at Bernisson Monsegur in the Dordogne with fabulous friends (Mr & Mrs LH and their 1.5 year old son). In 2013 our eldest was 2.5 and the twins were 1.5 years old.  We flew from Liverpool to Bordeaux with Easyjet. Thanks to Easyjet’s family friendly luggage policy we …

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Mousses Villas Lefkada, Greece – Practically Perfect in Every Way

Simpson Travel promised us a lot with Mousses Villas Lefkada and they did not disappoint! It is the holiday destination that 5 years on I still recommend first as one of the best family holiday destinations! As we set our alarm clock for 3.30 am to get up for the …

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Fabulous Frost Fair, Pacific Road Venue, Wirral (18th/19th/20th November 2016)

The Fabulous Frost Fair returns for the third year in an all new venue. WHEN: Friday 18th November- VIP Launch Night 6pm-10pm Saturday 19th November- Super Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 20th November- Family Fun Day 10am- 4pm WHAT: Want to know what to expect on each day? Follow us on Facebook …

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Winter Wonderland at Center Parcs Whinfell

This review is by one of my friends Jess about her recent trip to the Winter Wonderland at Center Parcs, Whinfell with her husband and two year old twins. This post contains some gorgeous photos Jess writes a fab blog over at Mummyofboygirltwins.com and she can regularly be found tweeting …

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Reasons to Visit Thomas Land at Christmas
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Christmas at Thomas Land

Yesterday we went to Christmas at Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Park to meet some friends of ours who live in Norfolk.  They had mentioned they had planned a visit to celebrate their little boys third birthday, and having read Samantha’s post on her visit last year, I suggested we join …

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Martinhal, Portugal – A relaxing family holiday with a toddler

I saw this fantastic review with beautiful photographs on facebook and asked Rebecca if we could post it on here.  It is a fabulous independent review of a family holiday at Martinhal.  I have been wanting to get Martinhal on the site for ages as it looks so good for …

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Coombe Mill – Can’t speak highly enough of it!

I love Cornwall. It’s always been a staple UK destination for my parents and for myself over the decades. And we’ve stayed all over. More recently, the hubby and I have tended to stay in the small fishing town of Fowey situated in the south of Cornwall. It’s one of …

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Skiing – Not just for Daddies

The conversation went like this. Me to Hubby: I think I might like to apply to be a Mark Warner Ambassador? #MarkWarnerMum Girls: (We naturally never have a conversation ourselves!): What is that Mummy? Me: It’s someone who goes on a ski holiday or a summer holiday and then tells …

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What to Visit in London at Christmas

Another superb post from the fiveadventurers.com about what to visit in London at Christmas. You can also follow their adventures on twitter @fiveadventurers When considering a holiday, a day out with the kids or things to do in a new area, why not try our search function, click here to …

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Polesdon Lacey, Surrey – Bluebell Fields and Grand Estates

Ting Dalton writes a really good blog called Travel Monkey and can be found tweeting @my_travelmonkey .  If you would like to find other reviews of National Trust visits, please type National Trust into the search box. When considering a holiday, a day out with the kids or things to …

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The Magical Journey, The Belfry – Mixed Emotions

As always an incredibly thorough review of this day trip by the fiveadventurers.com who have had mixed emotions about their day trip to The Magical Journey. You can also follow their adventures on twitter @fiveadventurers When considering a day out with the kids or things to do in a new …

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Gruffalo’s Child Trail Delemere Forest

In the words of Monty Python “I want to make this absolutely clear” the Delamere Forest Gruffalo’s Child Trail is a great idea.  Anything that introduces kids to nature, wildlife and the great out doors is beyond criticism in my book.  Delamere Forest do a great job on all these …

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How to find Playas Del Papagayo, Lanzarote

Today we decided to head slightly off the beaten track to Playas Del Papagayo. As you may know from my post earlier in the year when we were in Wales, we like to make life slightly harder for ourselves and head off to a beach that is a little bit …

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Glynn Barton Cottages, Cornwall – Perfect Family Holiday

Sarah and her family had such a fantastic family holiday at Glynn Barton Cottages that they wanted to recommend it to everyone. Thanks for getting in touch Sarah.  My husband & I are members of the charity TAMBA as we have 1 year old twins and a 2 year old …

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Romney Sands, Kent

This past weekend saw us on a weekend break in a Park Resorts caravan in Romney Sands; us being hubs, the boy and myself along with my sister, brother-in-law and my niece. Blessed with some good weather and a gorgeous beach just across the road from the resort, we had …

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Legoland Trafford Centre – Everything is (not so) awsome!

First things first.  Book on line.  A £29 on the day purchase for an adult and child (aged 3-5) is just £12. online. I took our three girls aged 4, 3 and 3 on a family day out to Legoland Discovery Centre on a Saturday morning in October.  When we …

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The Wave Hotel, Butlins – 6th Best Family Friendly Hotel

We have just returned from the most fantastic 4 night family break at The Wave Hotel which is located in Butlin’s Bognor Regis. It has just been voted as the 6th best family friendly hotel in Britain by The Independent newspaper and I was keen to see if it deserved …

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Travel Essentials for a Family Holiday

What is on our list of travel essentials?  I will of course be following my ten top tips for Flying with toddlers which you can read here (plug plug) but what is essential?  What do I actually take on our family holiday. 1.  Sunglasses This pre-supposes that there will actually be …

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Family Day Trip to Eastham Country Park, Wirral

Eastham Country Park, Wirral is only about twenty minutes from our house. It’s situated on the banks of the River Mersey and there are great views across the Estuary. It’s one of those places that I didn’t expect much from, but we have returned time and time again on a …

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Room on the Broom – The Live Show

On Wednesday I took 4 very excited little girls to see Room on the Broom – The Live Show in Liverpool, being a Julia Donaldson book, and one of our absolute favourite books at that, we had high hopes.  We had also been to see What the Ladybird Heard last …

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