Castles and Country Walks: Why Mid Wales is the Perfect Child Friendly Winter Break

I'm now a Travel Writer for Junior Magazine and you can see one of our first pieces about our trip with Original Cottages online now.

Where have you stayed with a Baby in the UK that you have loved and makes you feel like they are thinking of the baby not just your older children??

Review | David Walliams’ Awful Auntie | Richmond Theatre

Amelia (nearly 8), Florence (nearly 6) and I (just over 40!), were absolutely delighted to be invited to see Birmingham Stage Company bring David Walliams’ Awful Auntie to Richmond Theatre. As we hopped off the bus and turned the corner onto Richmond Green, we could tell this was going to be no ordinary Thursday evening. We spied a vintage Rolls Royce (perhaps not so surprising in Richmond), but leading from the Rolls Royce was a red carpet, thick with a sea of excited 10 year olds and, in the middle, David Walliams gallantly signing autograph after autograph, and perhaps wondering how he was ever going to get into the Theatre to witness opening night of his latest book to hit the stage. [ 504 more words ]

https://minitravellers.co.uk/review-david-walliams-awful-auntie-richmond-theatre/

Mums do travel

Excellent initiative from the YHA here! Share with anyone you think would benefit.

Fun Christmas Present Ideas for a Family that Loves to Travel

So it's that time of year that I start to panic about what I'm going to buy everyone for Christmas. Thankfully, everyone in the family is as equally travel obsessed as me so at least I have a starting point.. So here are a few things that I think a travel loving family might like!

Pipity tech21 dotcomgiftshop What on Earth? Books Mini Moderns Tile Rock and Ruddle ergoPouch Lonely Planet Kids Itsyourstory Oregon Scientific Sleepyhead ST&G's Marvellous Maps

Heathrow Airport

Lovely video from Heathrow Airport for Christmas

The Crystal Maze Challenge: Let The Games Begin!

Earlier this month we tried out some of the games from the new Crystal Maze book just for fun - take a look at how we got on in this video here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wy1K5-jmQ0

You can get the book here! Perfect for Christmas get togethers! As you'll undoubtedly have tangerines in!

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The Siege of Christmas | Contact Theatre Manchester

With less than 5 weeks until Christmas, we’re starting to get in the festive mood and we’re getting excited about Christmas fun with the children. We can’t wait to take our three to an immersive theatrical experience at the Contact Theatre in Manchester – The Siege of Christmas.

Timeline Photos

What is your favourite travel quote?

The What on Earth? Timeline Collection: Six Tremendous Timelines Covering Big History, Nature, Sports, Science, Shakespeare and British History (What on Earth Wallbook)

Morning we've just had this Timeline Collection through from What on Earth? Books and it looks like such a fab Christmas present - particularly if like us you have a few children that can receive a couple each and you have the full set!

Beautifully put together and really interesting, even for grown up geeks like me!

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Monday Escapes

I really do have the Monday Blues today! We had the most amazing week in Oman but it is back to reality today with school runs and actual running! If you'd like to link up - Monday Escapes is live!

Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers

Ever thought of a Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers?

FREE Highway Rat Activity Trail Coming Soon from The Forestry Commission

FREE Highway Rat Activity Trail is Coming Soon from The Forestry Commission The new trail will launch in December...

To celebrate we have a **Giveaway** of the lovely book.
To enter our giveaway just like our Facebook page and comment below ‘yes please’.
A winner will be picked at random on Sunday 3rd December. If you simply want to buy The Highway Rat ahead of the December you can buy it here!
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Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Love this idea, building instructions too!

10 Things to do in Bath with Kids

Here are 10 Things to do in Bath with Kids Bath has been on my travel list for years, and last week I finally got the chance to visit this historic city. It was our first trip to Bath as a family, and whilst we were looking forward to exploring a new city, we also wanted to relax. As the kids are getting older they both need their own space on holiday, so I booked a [ 80 more words ]

https://minitravellers.co.uk/10-things-bath-with-kids/

Timeline Photos

Happy Birthday to Mickey Mouse!

Would you like to sail away on a Disney Cruise?

5 Reasons to Visit North Yorkshire with Kids

North Yorkshire the home of the Forbidden Corner, York, William's Den NT Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal and NiddFest Literary Festival. Here are 5 Reasons why you should visit Yorkshire with kids. *NB Post created in collaboration with Ingrid Flute's Yorkshire Holiday Cottages

Flying With A Baby - Family Travel

Great chance to win a family holiday in Cornwall here!

National Trust North West

Some great places to see the Big Man this year at the National Trust in the North West.

Life As Our Little Family

Great post here with tips in for Disneyland Paris at Christmas by Life As Our Little Family

Rainy Day at Drusillas Park

Is it worth going for a Rainy Day at Drusillas Park?

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!

QHotels Chesford Grange, a family friendly hotel in the heart of Shakespeare's England - the Pigeon Pair and Me

Fancy visiting Shakespeare's England - then have a look at this hotel!

The Pigeon Pair and Me - family travel, kids' culture and London life

10 Things To Do In Harrogate With Kids

Here at Mini Travellers we like finding out what people would recommend that you do in their favourite cities so we asked Victoria from Starlight and Stories 10 Things to do in Harrogate with Kids. This is what she came up with!

SpaSeekers.com

This is a great competition - I spent the day here the other week and loved it!

Winter inspiration: UK Christmas days out with kids

Some of the best Christmas Das out with Kids are here for you!

Tin Box Traveller - family travel blog

St Mawes Retreats

This really would be an awesome place to spend Christmas and New Year’

St Mawes Retreats

Photos from Mini Travellers - Family Travel's post

Day 2 highlights from Oman including a 12 hour sleep and amazing breakfast! Wonderful place this Alila Jabal Akhdar

10 Travel Essentials for a Luxury Trip

We are currently spending 5 nights in Oman WITHOUT the children.... We flew with British Airways using our air miles in business class which we've never done together before and the whole experience was just superb. I hope my Instagram feed isn't making you too envious with the blue skies and warm swimming pool and long leisurely mornings... Anyway my packing for this trip was slightly different to my usual packing and here are 10 Travel essentials for a Luxury Trip!

Tips for visiting Houat Island with kids | Brittany, France

This Island looks amazing and sooo close!

Travel Loving Family

Photos from Mini Travellers - Family Travel's post

It’s a pretty special Monday here in Oman!

The Enchantment of Chester Zoo

As an honorary northerner there’s things that I haven’t done in the North West that are considered sacrilege for true Northerners. Now imagine how I felt the first time I realised that I found out my wife hadn’t watched terminator 2? This is the reaction that Mrs P had when I revealed that I’d never been to Chester Zoo when discussing the Enchantment of Chester Zoo, the magical takeover by the team Wild Rumpus behind Just So Festival. [ 596 more words ]

https://minitravellers.co.uk/the-enchantment-%ef%bb%bfof-chester-zoo/

Kelling Heath Holiday Park

Kelling Heath Holiday Park offers you a break away from all of the hustle and bustle and encourages you to enjoy the nature around you. It's the kind of holiday where the focus is on making your own adventures with your surroundings. Check out this video from What Alex Did it's another fabulous one.

The Snowman | Opera House Theatre Manchester

This winter the Snowman has come to the Opera House Theatre in Manchester. The much loved film has been turned into a magical stage show and last week we were lucky enough to be invited along to review it. Armed with sweets and drinks I headed into the theatre stalls with two very excited boys, aged 4 and 7, in tow. [ 432 more words ]

https://minitravellers.co.uk/the-snowman/

15 Reasons why you will fall in love with the Isles of Scilly - Otis & Us

15 reasons you will fall in love with the Isles of Scilly

Otis and Us - Family Travel Blog

12 Christmas Gift Ideas for Gin Loving Mothers (or Fathers!)

Here are 12 Christmas Gift Ideas for Gin Loving Mothers (or Fathers!) or even just things you can buy yourself to celebrate the Christmas spirit!

Camp Bestival

Great idea from Camp Bestival

Mini Travellers - Family Travel

On a rainy day like today, I go back to dreaming about Corsica all over again!

Dates of the Top 16 Family Friendly Festivals 2018

Loads of these festivals have special offers on with Early Bird Tickets so get booking for next year! Why not spend money on a family festival ticket rather than a present - experiences have to trump plastic gifts I'd say!

Nozstock The Hidden Valley The Good Life Experience 2018 Just So Festival Cornbury Festival Elderflower Fields Wychwood Festival Latitude Larmer Tree Festival Curious Arts Festival Deer Shed Festival Kendal Calling Camp Bestival Beautiful Days Green Man Festival The Big Feastival

Lemonade Holidays

Experience the best skiing in Val d'Isere with Mark Warner