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 & family pass giveaway Berkeley Castle

Review & family pass giveaway Berkeley Castle

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.

Exclusive discount for Barmouth Bay Holiday Park

Exclusive discount for Barmouth Bay Holiday Park

As a thank you for reading our family travel blog, I have a lovely treat to share with you… An exclusive 35% discount for a stay at Barmouth Bay Holiday Park in Wales. I know, pretty fab eh! We are due to visit the holiday park and review a superior 8 berth caravan in a few weeks so I cannot personally recommend Barmouth Bay yet BUT I can thoroughly recommend the wide beautiful sandy beach from a camping holiday we enjoyed in the Barmouth area a few years ago (the rock pools are great for crabbing too!)

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…

Bubele the must have app for Gloucestershire parents

Bubele the must have app for Gloucestershire parents

As the Gloucestershire Editor for Bubele I feel it is my duty to tell you all about this fabulous free, must have app! As a mum of two young boys I have always found it very time-consuming to find local activities, classes and events to entertain them. Bubele is a free app which connects parents and carers with activities, classes, events and services for children 0 – 8 years old.

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.

Staying comfortable this summer with Strive Footwear

Staying comfortable this summer with Strive Footwear

From experience I know that choice of footwear can make or break a holiday. This statement may seem a little extreme but a few years ago I was on holiday with my family in Orlando, we had spent the day sightseeing and my sisters new sandals had rubbed her feet terribly. The next day her blisters had become infected, her feet had swelled up so bad that she was unable to get any shoes to fit her feet.

Review Holiday Inn Express, Gatwick Airport

Review Holiday Inn Express, Gatwick Airport

Since missing a flight to Amsterdam a few years ago due to a delay on a train, I have always preferred to stay in a hotel close to the airport the night before a morning flight. Being close to the airport, particularly when flying as a family, prevents a potentially stressful journey on the day of travel. It also minimises the risk of missing a flight due to traffic and extends a holiday by an extra night – always a bonus!