UK family friendly attractions handpicked by local mums

UK family friendly attractions handpicked by local mums

Tourist board websites are useful sources of information for planning your family holidays however you cannot beat insider tips from mums in the know! I have searched the websites of some of my favourite family travel bloggers for articles which share their handpicked family friendly attractions in their local areas from Cornwall all the way up to Scotland. Prepare to be inspired!

What to pack for a cruise by an experienced cruiser!

What to pack for a cruise by an experienced cruiser!

We are eagerly counting down the days in our house because in a couple of months we are going on our first cruise holiday as a family! Although we are always excited before a family holiday this is a particularly exciting holiday for Richard and I as we met whilst both working for P&O Cruises. We have so many fantastic memories of our three years working at sea and we cannot wait to share this part of our life with our two sons.

Your 5-point guide to thrifty family travels

Your 5-point guide to thrifty family travels

So far so good with the weather this summer in Britain, although whether the heatwave will last for any great deal of time remains to be seen. But, either way, it’s enough to give each of us the holiday buzz. The plummeting pound may have consigned many of us to staycations this summer, but many more have either been abroad already or will still be excitedly looking forward to getaways abroad.

50 ideas for summer holiday fun in Gloucestershire

50 ideas for summer holiday fun in Gloucestershire

Worried about how you are going to entertain your children over the six-week summer holidays without spending a fortune?! Below you will find 50 ideas handpicked by me, a local mum, for summer holiday fun in Gloucestershire. The events and activities are divided into – free events; budget ideas that won’t break the bank; days out and rainy day ideas (in case this gorgeous weather doesn’t continue!)

Reviewed – A family break at Barmouth Bay Holiday Park

Reviewed – A family break at Barmouth Bay Holiday Park

Barmouth Bay Holiday Park is owned and operated by Away Resorts. The company, which prides itself on offering great British holidays, owns five holiday parks all located in stunning locations – Whitecliff Bay in the Isle of Wight, Tattershall Lakes in Lincolnshire, Mill Rythe in Hampshire, Mersea Island in Essex and Barmouth Bay in Snowdonia, West Wales. We were delighted when the lovely people at Away Resorts invited us to review Barmouth Bay Holiday Park.

Family holiday at Mark Warner Lakitira Beach Resort, Greece

Family holiday at Mark Warner Lakitira Beach Resort, Greece

If I had to summarise our family holiday at Mark Warners Lakitira Beach Resort in just a few words they would be FUN, RELAXING & EASY! I am sure any parents reading this will agree that ‘relaxing and easy’ are not words commonly used to describe a family holiday. Let’s be honest going away with kids can be described in many ways… fun and memorable most definitely but also stressful at times and exhausting!

Review Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire

Review Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire

Berkeley Castle has been on my wish list of places to visit with my sons for a while, I was therefore delighted to be invited to the popular family attraction to review and host a family pass giveaway. The castle was completed in the late 12th century and has been the home to the Berkeley family ever since. It is the oldest inhabited castle in England, set in a staggering 6,000 acres of rural estate.

A splashtastic time white water rafting in Cardiff

A splashtastic time white water rafting in Cardiff

As soon as I opened the email from Traverse Events describing the eagerly anticipated ‘Sunday Experiences’ I signed up for the white water rafting at the Cardiff International White Water Centre. There were two reasons for this – Firstly to make the most of being child-free for the weekend (whoop!) and take part in an activity I could not yet enjoy with my two and five-year old sons. Secondly…

Travel Loving Family’s guide to the BVI

Travel Loving Family’s guide to the BVI

If you have visited Tortola whilst on a cruise do not make the same mistake that I did, in thinking that you have ‘done’ the British Virgin Islands… I had visited Tortola every fortnight for three cruise seasons when working onboard cruise ships however, during a familiarisation trip with the BVI tourist board, I quickly realised that I had barely scratched the surface of what the region has to offer during my time at sea….

Unmissable holidays and experiences before having children

Unmissable holidays and experiences before having children

Clearly I am passionate about travelling with my kids, hence the reason for setting up our family travel blog however, I also look back fondly on the holidays and experiences we enjoyed prior to having children… the carefree days with no worries of baby nap times and the logistical nightmare of packing the entire contents of our house for a week in the sun!! This article will highlight the unmissable holidays and experiences to enjoy before having children…

Reviewed: Gatwick Airport Meet & Greet Parking

Reviewed: Gatwick Airport Meet & Greet Parking

Usually when we go on holiday abroad we search around for the best value car park located close to the airport and take an airport shuttle to the terminal. With two young children, suitcases, hand luggage and a push chair taking a shuttle bus, even for a short distance, is rather inconvenient. We were therefore happy to oblige when Help-Me-Park invited us to review the meet & greet parking service at Gatwick Airport.