The adventures we would have if we won the lottery!

The adventures we would have if we won the lottery!

*Collaborative post.  One of mine and my hubby’s fave discussions, (in close second to talking about our boys!) is what we would do if we won the lottery.  We have spent hours over the years discussing elaborate plans for paying off our mortgage, spoiling family and friends with lavish presents, the charities we would support and where we would jet off around the world.

Review Darwin Forest Country Park – A fun family break in the Peak District

Review Darwin Forest Country Park – A fun family break in the Peak District

Normally the first week of January is my least favourite time of year.  The Christmas festivities are over, the tree and decorations have been packed away and everything just feels, well a little flat and boring to be honest!  This year I was determined to continue with the new year celebrations for as long as possible and so jumped at the chance to review Darwin Forest Country Park.

2018 Family travel inspiration: Top 5 travel blogs to read

2018 Family travel inspiration: Top 5 travel blogs to read

When looking for family holiday ideas the first place I always head to are the websites of my fellow family travel bloggers. I love reading their personal experiences of family holidays, being inspired by their photos/videos and following their tried and tested tips for travelling with kids. This article shares five blogs which I read on a regular basis and think you’ll enjoy reading too. 

Our two week Brittany road trip itinerary

Our two week Brittany road trip itinerary

Over the summer holidays my boys and I spent two fabulous weeks exploring Nantes and southern Brittany with my parents in their motor home.  Our press trip was organised by the Brittany tourist board.   I have shared below the Brittany road trip itinerary that the tourist board put together for us to help you plan your family holiday to Brittany.  I hope you find it useful. 

Review Camping Du Letty, Bénodet | Visit Brittany

Review Camping Du Letty, Bénodet | Visit Brittany

We stayed at Camping Du Letty in Benodet in a motorhome for six nights at the end of our 12 night road trip around Brittany in mid August.  Camping Du Letty is a four star family friendly campsite located directly on a beach.  It literally has every facility you can possibly need for a family camping/touring holiday.  We absolutely loved it and are already planning a return visit!

5 must see sights in Tenerife

5 must see sights in Tenerife

Tenerife has been popular with Brit’s for years as the region almost guarantees sunshine year round.  Of course it’s not just the sunshine that makes people flock to Tenerife.  The short four-hour flight and diverse family-friendly attractions make the island easily accessible and appealing to families too. This article shares five of our MUST see sights in Tenerife.

A splashtastic day at Siam Park, The Water Kingdom, Tenerife

A splashtastic day at Siam Park, The Water Kingdom, Tenerife

When researching attractions to visit during our cruise ship visit into Tenerife, there was one attraction that really stood out. When a couple of friends then recommended Siam Park, the Water Kingdom and I read on Trip Advisor that it has been voted the number one attraction in the world, the decision was made and tickets booked! Read on for our review of Siam Park, Water Kingdom, Tenerife…

Five years, two kids, countless walks & holidays – one Britax pushchair!

Five years, two kids, countless walks & holidays – one Britax pushchair!

We used our Britax pushchair everyday for five years! It has been on countless walks, flights and survived being thrown onto baggage conveyor belts at airlines around the world. Last weekend we used it for the last time and I felt quite emotional. It has been part of so many amazing memories and I can’t bring myself to throw it away. Have you thrown your old pushchair away or are you keeping it as a rather large baby keepsake? Read on for a review of the Britax B-Motion 3 pushchair.

Tips for cruising with kids by experienced cruisers

Tips for cruising with kids by experienced cruisers

I’m very aware that cruising with our boys is going to be slightly (ahem!) different to when we used to work onboard. In an effort to be fully prepared and make the most of our time onboard I have asked for tips from some of my fellow travel bloggers who have experienced cruising with their kids. If you are considering booking a family cruise you will also find these tips very handy…

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.

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.

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…

Top Five Family-Friendly Caribbean Islands

Top Five Family-Friendly Caribbean Islands

Thoughts of a Caribbean holiday conjure up images of swaying palm trees, powder white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and steel drum music.  Whilst these images are perfectly accurate and indeed the main draw of the region, the 7000 islands that make up the Caribbean also have a unique appeal, character and charm.  Some of the islands are also better suited to families than others.  This article looks at the most family friendly Caribbean islands. 

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….