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The memories we made together as a family on our Cornwall road trip are going to stay with us all for a very long time. This is why I wanted to share with you our stay in Cornwall including the places we stayed and the things we did, just incase you were looking for inspiration for planning your own child friendly Cornwall holidays. One of the reasons this Cornwall road trip worked so well was because it featured a series of 2 night hotel and accommodation stays in Cornwall and

I’m sure that you’ve realised by now that our holiday to Cornwall was literally packed with fun things to do.  I’m going to share a week long travel guide to staying in Cornwall shortly, but before I get to that post I’ve got one more family day out to share with you.  While we were staying at Porthleven Holiday Cottages we travelled down to Gweek to visit the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. This wasn’t just any visit to see the seals, as we were going to be enjoying a very special

Everyone in the family was super excited about visiting the Eden Project during our Cornwall road trip. For many years I’ve wanted to tick Eden Project, Cornwall’s most famous and iconic attraction, off my UK bucket list.  During our Cornwall holiday I found out my husband felt the same way.  The kids asked ‘what is the Eden Project’, and seeing as I’d found the best explanation on the Eden Project website, I told them ‘it’s the largest rainforest in captivity’, as well as some other interesting botanical components of course!

There’s no doubt that campervans and motorhomes have become increasingly popular in the UK, and this trend is set to continue for the foreseeable future. In fact, there are around 755,000 on the roads at present, with this number set to rise by a further 50,000 over the course of the next five years. If you’re one of the many motorhome enthusiasts who are set to purchase a vehicle during this time, your thoughts have probably already turned to the various locations that you intend to visit. There are a

During our family holiday in Cornwall we decided to spend some time exploring the beautiful town of Falmouth.  Falmouth’s heritage has been largely shaped by it’s relationship with the sea and as such it’s the obvious home for the UK’s National Maritime Museum.  It made perfect sense for us to take the girls here to learn a little more about the highs and lows of living so close to the Atlantic Ocean and they were really excited about spending the day here to learn more about life in Cornwall. Is The

Our week in Cornwall really brought it home to me that great holiday vibes are right on our doorstep and there are a few things that make a trip in the UK very special indeed.  One box we certainly have to tick when travelling with the kids is looking for the best fish and chips.  While we were in Cornwall we were invited to Harbour Lights Falmouth to check out their fish and chip restaurant. We had very much enjoyed a morning exploring the National Maritime Museum, but the kids

When I told the girls they were going to be staying on a farm in Cornwall they were over the moon.  When I said they were going to see lambs being born they literally couldn’t contain themselves and I knew our stay at The Olde House Cornwall was going to be a real high to the end of our Cornwall road trip. I was so happy that they were looking forward to this Cornwall farm holiday as I have really fond memories of spending time on a farm as a child.

If you want breathtaking views and an exceptional dining experience I strongly recommend that you book a table at Lewinnick Lodge during your next Cornwall holiday.  As restaurants in Newquay goes it’s probably one of the best and will tick all the right boxes if you want a special treat or have an occasion to celebrate during your trip. That’s a pretty bold opening statement but that’s how impressed we were with both the food and the location of this restaurant and luxury bed and breakfast in Newquay.  I strongly

As well as being an incredibly beautiful county, Cornwall also prides itself on offering it’s visitors some exceptional family friendly dining experiences.  With local fish and seafood in abundance many restaurants are able to offer fresh daily specials as well as their well crafted regular menus.  With lots of bars and restaurants to choose from, finding places to eat in Cornwall can start to feel overwhelming so I want to share with you our experience of family dining at Sharksfin in Mevagissey during our recent Cornwall break. Cornwall is an

While we were exploring Cornwall on our recent UK road trip we had the pleasure of spending a few days in Porthleven in the west of the county. Porthleven probably has the most impressive harbour in Cornwall and is beautiful with it so well worth a visit if you are in the area. We were staying with Porthleven Holiday Cottages for 2 nights in one of the Jeroba cottages directly overlooking the fishing boats in the harbour. We really felt in the middle of all the activity to be honest.

The Sands Hotel Resort & Spa near Newquay, Cornwall ticks a lot of boxes for families looking for a kid friendly resort for their holiday. Just imagine being sandwiched between rolling hills with open fields and stunning costal views for a start.  I bet you’re feeling relaxed just thinking about it aren’t you?  Well that’s exactly what you’ll get when you arrive at Sands Resort Hotel and Spa for your family holiday. The Sands Hotel Newquay has excellent facilities and prides itself on its family friendly service.  Both of these things,

Stargazing anyone? Perhaps sitting by open campfires?  Imagine being outdoors with the kids tucked up in bed, fast asleep. It’s time for you to jump into that hot tub after a busy day with the family… Sounds idyllic doesn’t it? While this might sound a world away from your everyday routine, Wigwam® Holidays can offer this and much more at their glamping sites across the UK. With over 80 sites nationwide, this leading glamping accommodation provider is perfect for an affordable, comfortable staycation with the family. What are Wigwam® Cabins?

When I saw all the family friendly facilities at The Esplanade in Newquay, I absolutely had to say yes to our invite to stay at their hotel during February half term.  This was the first stop on our epic Cornwall road trip, and a very welcome end to our 6 hour drive from Nottingham to start our holiday. We arrived at The Esplanade hotel before check in, but decided to wait in the Pebbles Bar until our room was ready.  They serve bar food between 12pm and 6pm in the bar

I sit here writing this post just after we’ve just spent a fabulous week exploring the beautiful county of Cornwall during the half term break. The idea of a road trip is something that really excites me. The thought of open roads, amazing scenery and the ability to travel wherever you want are just a few of the reasons why I love it so much. The kids really enjoy the sense of adventure too. There’s no doubt about it that a road trip can be extremely rewarding but you need

Before our visit to Pirates Quest in Newquay, I thought I had best prepare the girls for what might lie ahead.  As they are only 3 and 5 years old, they do find some things scary and I didn’t want this to spoil their experience at this Cornwall attraction. We talked about how pirates wore different clothes and maybe even looked a bit dirty long ago.  Some of the history that surrounds pirates is of course fact, but it was easier to tell the girls that the Pirates Quest experience

If you are bored of the same old holidays – perhaps lounging on the beach no longer holds quite the appeal it once did  – and are looking to try something a little different, then look no further. There really are lots of different holidays out there that might tick all the boxes for you. Whilst there is no denying that the majority of us like a little bit of sun whilst we relax on holiday, an early summer break in the UK can provide you with just that and

We wondered whether we were being led down a rabbit hole when google maps pointed us in the direction of a rather unassuming street in Mayfair in search of Mr Fogg’s Residence.  This was to be the last stop for our theatre weekend in London and we certainly wanted to end on a high note. We waited patiently with the other guests outside Mr Fogg’s Residence for the clock to strike 3.01pm.  There was definitely a buzz in the air, as we all waited eagerly to find out what was inside.

Going out for dinner is without a doubt one of my favourite things to do, so it simply had to feature during our recent theatre weekend in London.  My sister and I were very excited to be invited to Shikumen in Aldgate to sample their highly acclaimed Chinese food on Saturday evening.  The Shikumen  restaurant is about a 10 minute walk from Tower Pier so I would strongly recommend taking a trip down the Thames with City Cruises to get there.  We caught the boat just as it was getting

I’m a firm fan of having something to look forward to in January, so I was delighted when Super Break asked us if we would like to try a London Theatre Break from their website.  January is a pretty dull month after all the Christmas celebrations so it was lovely to have a short city break on the horizon. When I’m at home working or looking after the children, my life is all about routine.  It keeps everything on an even keel and when it comes to day to day

Cornwall is a really beautiful part of the world, and we are going to be spending half term getting to know the area a little bit better.  I’ve been very busy putting out travel plans together and I’ve found the very best activities to keep the kids entertained, even when the weather is plotting against us. It could well rain during our holiday, but I’m determined that the weather will not stop us enjoying our family holiday in Cornwall.  There’s actually plenty to see and do in the area, even

Having discovered what a beautiful part of the world Devon is this year when I visited with Indie I am desperate to go back with the rest of the family next year.  I know that Brook will love the outdoors experiences as much as we did and the OH is always happy when we don’t have to fly.  As we want to visit for a family holiday this time round I’m already scouting out Devon holiday cottages for us to stay in to give us more room and flexibility. Once

I’ve wanted to visit the city of Edinburgh for as long as I can remember.  When the opportunity arose to spend 2 days in Edinburgh I couldn’t say no to a quick city break.  I was searching on Expedia for flights and hotels for trips to Edinburgh and I found some great deals.  I found some lovely Edinburgh hotels with a large discounts because they had been newly listed. The flight times were great too, perfect for an Edinburgh solo travel adventure. There’s so much choice for things to do in

The UK is an incredibly popular travel destination for families, couples and solo travellers.  We receive over 37 million visitors a year and that’s pretty much set to grow no matter what they tell you about Brexit and the economy.  A large proportion of those visitors come to the UK for their holiday from France, Germany and the USA and a staggering 77% of visitors are return visitors* proving that the UK still has a lot to offer. I have to admit I love the UK, despite it’s grey damp

When it comes to keeping teenagers entertained, we know it can be a bit of a challenge. It’s inevitable, unfortunately, that they’ll grow out of the activities that used to get them excited and the adventures that used to get them bouncing out of bed on the weekends soon become a thing of the past.  Help is on hand with this list of things to do with teenagers in Bristol and Cardiff, so we will have you enjoying a family day out again in no time. Chances are you’ve been

On the day well left Camp Katur and our little Hobbit House on the Camp Hill Estate we decided we would go and explore Hackfall Woods near Masham.  We thought it would be a nice idea to take a little walk before the 3 hour drive back to Nottingham. Now, it’s safe to say that I didn’t do my research very well and I didn’t really know what I was letting myself and my 5 year old daughter in for when we pulled into the tiny carpark near Masham.  I thought we

Edinburgh – known as ‘the Athens of the North’ and it’s one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. The New Town is full of stunning neoclassical architecture and the dramatic volcano-perched castle provides a picture postcard appeal that’s uniquely charming. You’ll never run short of cultural or historic attractions in Scotland’s capital — but it’s also home to vibrant restaurants that tingle the taste buds of trendy locals and visitors alike. Book a table at one of these four spots to dine in style in Edinburgh and you’ll be licking your

When you have a busy weekend in London planned, choosing where to stay is very important for enjoying your city break. I’m a person who enjoys having lots of space and plenty of creature comforts around me when I’m travelling and I have found that self catering apartments from FG Properties are a great option for staying in the city. Why Did We Stay in an Apartment? Kaz from Ickle Pickles Life and Travels and I have stayed  in London together a couple of times now, and when we do,

I love afternoon tea.  It’s the perfect way to spend time with friends, celebrate a special occasion or just treat yourself to a little decadent luxury.  I visit local cafes with friends and family regularly, but there is something very extra special about going to The Waldorf Hilton Hotel for afternoon tea that leaves the rest behind. Myself, and a group of my favourite bloggers were invited to The Waldorf to start our Britmums Live weekend with them.  It certainly got things off on the right foot and you can

Is it possible to feel like you have had a proper getaway by just spending 24 hours at a hotel?  We visited the Belfry Hotel & Resort in Birmingham for an overnight stay in the summer to find out if it could be done and here’s how we got on. Myself and all three kids packed into the car and took the 50 minute drive from Nottingham to Sutton Coldfield on the outskirts of Birmingham where The Belfry is located.  This was going to be the only holiday we took with

Have you ever wanted to stay in a Hobbit Hide?  I think it’s definitely a dream for most Lord of the Rings fans, and it’s definitely possible at Camp Katur! Glamping has made a really big impact on the outdoor holiday scene and we’ve been trying it out for size on Zena’s Suitcase.  We were lucky enough to be invited to stay in a Hobbit style earth pod at Camp Katur in North Yorkshire recently, and we were very surprised at how comfortable our little Hobbit hide was. My daughter

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