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Seven Stories in Newcastle: A magical experience

If your children love stories then they will adore Seven Stories in Newcastle. Seven Stories; The National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle is the UK’s only museum dedicated to children’s literature. It is one of our favourite days out in the North East. Exhibitions change regularly but you can always guarantee original artwork, interactive …

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Review | Billionaire Boy at The Garrick Theatre

We were delighted to return to London’s West End at the Garrick Theatre to see David Williams’ Billionaire Boy taken to the stage by Birmingham Stage Company.  My daughters are firm fans of all of David Williams’ hilarious books. There is great excitement in our house when a new book is released, hurriedly read, and …

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Review RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2021

I was delighted to be able to attend the first RHS Garden Festival since 2019, at Hampton Court Palace. As with so many, it has been a turbulent couple of years for the thousands of people involved in delivering the RHS shows. So much time and effort goes into the magnificent displays; it must have …

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7 More Things to do in Durham with Kids

Durham is in the North East of England, about 15 miles south of Newcastle. The City and surrounding County itself is filled with stunning architecture, scenic walking routes and plenty of things to do to keep the whole family entertained. At the beginning of the Summer we were invited by This is Durham to spend …

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Aerial Trek in Cheshire | Vertigo | Carden Park

The industrious people over at Carden Park, in Cheshire, have been very busy during lockdown in creating a brand-new Pursuits area in their 1000 acre estate.  This area is multi-purpose in providing great team-building activities for corporate clients which is cleverly utilised as a family activity the rest of the time.  We visited at the …

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Review | Giffords Circus – 2021 Tour – The Hooley

My daughter and I have just returned from a trip to the circus like no other. We found Giffords Circus’s beautiful vintage big top and painted wagons nestled in the beautiful setting of Chiswick House and Gardens in West London. It was clear from the moment we arrived, that Giffords Circus was quite unique, and …

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Why travelling abroad as a family with two mums or two dads brings an extra layer of consideration

Do you remember when the world was open? When we would scan the internet for deals to far-flung destinations – winter sun in Dubai, Barbados beach holidays; once-in-a lifetime trips to see the Pyramids of Giza or the ‘big five’ animals on safari in Tanzania or Namibia. Well, none of those getaways were quite as …

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Is it worth buying a Jorvik Group triple ticket?

We recently had an amazing day trip to York. We visited three attractions and learnt about the Vikings, the history of magic and archaeology in one adventure filled day. We had a Jorvik Group triple ticket, which gives you access to Jorvik Viking Centre, DIG: An Archaeological Adventure and Barley Hall over the course of …

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Mini Travellers Children’s Book Reviews for July 2021

The summer holidays are almost here which makes it the perfect time to stock up on books for the holidays! There are so many fantastic children’s books publishing at the moment, I was spoilt for choice this month. Do keep an eye on twitter for a chance to win copies of some of the books …

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Affordable London Hotel – Citadines Apart Hotel Holborn-Covent Garden London

Recently I spent a weekend in London with some friends and we were lucky enough to stay at Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden. Here are a number of reasons why I think you should consider staying as this affordable hotel in London, the Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden. Location of Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden The hotel is just across the …

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