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 kids 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.  (Fingers crossed you won’t need these but it’s always good to be prepared!)

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.

Family travel inspiration: Sifnos, a Greek island with beautiful beaches

Family travel inspiration: Sifnos, a Greek island with beautiful beaches

If you are struggling to make the all important decision – where to spend your eagerly anticipated family summer holiday, then this article may just help you decide! We have teamed up with Verina Hotels Sifnos, a complex of Greek boutique hotels and villas in the western Cyclades Greece, to share with you why we feel the island of Sifnos is perfect for beach loving families.

Our travel plans for 2017 & some rather exciting news!

Our travel plans for 2017 & some rather exciting news!

Last year we planned to go on a ski holiday to France and revisit our old home, Savannah, in the USA… Instead we went on a family water sports holiday in Greece and a cruise around the Mediterranean and Canaries! Clearly we are hopeless at sticking to plans, mainly because we find it so difficult to choose as we enjoy all types of holidays – from camping through to cruising and everything in between…

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…

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….

Review Camping Du Letty, Bénodet

Review Camping Du Letty, Bénodet

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!