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Bath is a beautiful city in England and there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t enjoy a family visit here with children.  These things to do in Bath with kids will inspire you and your little ones to enjoy the very best of what this historic UK city has to offer. Bath had been on my list of UK cities to visit for many years, and I finally got to visit with my 5 year old daughter for a 2 day city break in the summer. We were on the look

If you want to make the most of a quick road trip, it’s a good idea to plan somewhere to visit on the way to your destination.  We decided to visit Brimham Rocks on our recent weekend trip to North Yorkshire, and felt that the best way to share our experience was in photos. The weather was on our side that day, but sadly the traffic was not.  As it was bank holiday weekend, there was heavy traffic around Leeds Festival, but we still managed to spend most of the

Buckland Abbey is just a few minutes drive from the Moorland Garden Hotel and very close to Yelverton, so it’s a perfect family day out if you are visiting Devon.  As you may remember from our review of the hotel, we had to postpone our visit to Buckland Abbey due to the rain.  After spending a day relaxing at the hotel, we were certainly ready to get started again and were very much looking forward to seeing which moor otter we were going to meet and learn more about Buckland

We reached the Moorland Garden Hotel in Devon on a complete high.  It was the final hotel on our moor otter spotting tour and we had just come from the nearby town of Yelverton.  Our excitement stemmed from our visit to The Rock Inn.  During our otter spotting escapades we would try and guess which otter we were going to find next.  My daughter thought this was so much fun and it added a little more excitement to our endeavours. As we entered the car park for The Rock Inn

During our visit to Devon this summer we were invited to the Two Bridges Hotel which can be found in the very heart of the exceptionally beautiful Dartmoor National Park.  It’s also the sister hotel of The Bedford Hotel, where we also had the pleasure of staying for the night during our visit to Tavistock. On arrival, we drove over the bridge that leads towards the characteristically white buildings of the hotel in anticipation, wondering how the Two Bridges Hotel would compare to the Bedford Hotel which had made such a big impression

I was really inspired by how much fun my daughter and I had on our road trip around the south of England this summer.  Travelling with kids can be a fantastic experience for the whole family, but how you approach it can make all the difference.  We very much enjoyed spotting otters in Devon, and this really helped us to explore and enjoy the area of Dartmoor.  Cornwall is another very beautiful part of the UK, and it’s somewhere I’m really keen to visit with all the family for a

We had been looking forward to arriving at the Bedford Hotel in Tavistock for a few days by the time we checked in.  We had been camping at a festival over the weekend, and the lack of hot showers and mud had finally got to us.  We began to fill with excitement as sat nav announced we had arrived at the Bedford Hotel in Devon and got parked in the hotel carpark as quickly as we could.  A car has never been unpacked quite so quickly, and my daughter and

Have you heard of the Moor Otters Trail? If you are visiting Devon this summer then it’s a great way to explore the Dartmoor area and have some fun with the kids while you’re at it.  If you’ve been following my Twitter account, you’ll know my 5 year old daughter and I went to Dartmoor to find out more about the trail and to hunt down as many otters as we could find during our recent road trip. Over 100 otters have been designed by local and UK artists and

We had an amazing day out at Warwick Castle earlier in the year, and we were so excited to be going back to stay in the Knight’s Village.  We knew we were in for a good time, but didn’t expect to be completely blown away by the whole experience.  If you haven’t stayed at Warwick Castle with your little one’s yet, I strongly recommend that you add it to your family bucket list, and here’s why. Warm & Friendly Welcome We arrived at Knight’s Village on Saturday afternoon and headed

The UK is an amazing place to visit for a holiday as it’s brimming with culture, natural beauty and more historic sites than you can poke Harry Potter’s wand at.  A fun packed itinerary could include a tour of London, a visit to explore it’s viking roots in beautiful York and a road trip  along it’s wonderful coast lines.  Despite popular belief we also have a lot to offer on the culinary front as well, we have moved on a lot from fish and chips and host amazing cuisines and

This summer I’m focusing our family travel experiences very much on the UK.  It’s a perfect time of year to enjoy what our country has to offer in terms of family holidays and I really want my children to understand that the country where they live is just as beautiful as destinations abroad. Travelling in your own country is a great way to enjoy and celebrate your own culture and heritage and what’s even better is it’s really accessible for families.  As soon as the summer holidays begin, the car

We made some lovely memories as a family on our recent weekend trip to London which you might have seen on the blog recently.  I thought it would be a good idea to round up our experience incase you were looking for some inspiration to plan a trip to London with your family. We travel regularly with our 3 and 5 year old daughters, and it definitely comes with some challenges.  They clash regularly and have a tendency to become over excitable, but we feel that they are learning something valuable about their

Tower Bridge is one of the most iconic sights on the River Thames with it’s imposing gothic towers and mighty suspension cables.  It’s a must see London attraction for anyone visiting the city and it certainly left a big impression on us during our visit.  It’s a stones throw from the Tower of London so we caught a glimpse of the bridge when we first arrived in Tower Hill.  I was really excited for our visit after seeing it from across the water.  My husband was feeling a little more nervous

Going to Buckingham Palace is probably on every travel itinerary for tourists who are visiting London, especially for the first time.  The Royal Mews is just next door but is probably a less visited attraction, which I think is a real shame.  During our family weekend at Hilton London Canary Wharf I really wanted to show the girls, aged 5 and 3 years old, where the Queen lived.  Buckingham Palace London is an incredibly British institution, and I wanted to introduce Indie and Brook to one of the most iconic

After arriving in London for the weekend, we headed straight towards the Tower of London on the underground.  It was a great place to start our weekend itinerary and it was actually a first for the whole family.  As we came out of Tower Hill Tube Station we were greeted with a view of the historic Royal building and it really made us feel excited about what was in store.  We arrived at lunch time, so we had to stop to feed the kids first.  There are plenty of restaurants near to

Taking young children on a city break is not with out challenges, but the rewards far outweigh the hurdles you have to overcome. Staying at the Hilton London Canary Wharf is definitely a good place to consider if you want a successful city break with kids. Our children are 3 and 5 years old, and they had an amazing short break when we stayed with Hilton Hotels recently. As parents, we also got some much deserved down time too, thanks to picking a great hotel to stay in. Stay in

When our holiday to Butlins was confirmed the first thing I looked up on their website was what’s on for kids?  When I saw the shows and activities on offer I knew that our two little girls would love every minute of our holiday there.  Daddy and I were also looking forward to having them be entertained all day, as we have two kids that have to be busy.  If they aren’t busy, and they slip into boredom, they can be a bit of a handful to say the least.  Being so

We were lucky enough to be invited to Butlins Holiday Park in Minehead for the Easter Bank Holiday.  We stayed in the Butlins Chalets at West Lake Village and hated to share with you what we thought.  It was the perfectly timed holiday as not only did we get a long family weekend away together, but it was also my birthday.  We were really ready for a family holiday.  Daddy had been working so hard and Indie was feeling very fragile after a particularly long term at school. I’m one

Today I’m bringing you a guest post from a young travel blogger, Max Lami, who is currently exploring Barcelona.  She is sharing with you her experience of visiting the beautiful English town of Bath in the hope of inspiring your next trip.    If you’re looking into England as a vacation spot or are just looking for a weekend escapade, Bath will be perfect. Small enough to charm but big enough to fill an entire weekend of activities, this historic town has much to offer. Getting to Bath by Train The train ticket

When your planning a holiday with friends or family, sometimes staying at an airport hotel is a sure fire way to get your trip off on the right foot.  You might have heard that I went to Iceland recently, and we were flying from London Gatwick Airport.  Our flight was at 7am in the morning, so staying at the Sofitel London Gatwick was an ideal way to start our holiday. I was able to drive to London Gatwick Airport from Nottingham at a leisurely pace the day before our trip,

The Easter holidays always cause a bit of a dilemma in our household. Taking place half way between the festive fun of the Christmas break the long summer holidays, finding days out that the whole family can enjoy seems to get more difficult every year. Luckily, there are plenty of experiences in and around the capital that are sure to keep everyone happy and no one should be put off experiencing them in the light of recent events. Sample the Sweetness of an Easter Chocolate Workshop Nothing says Easter quite

My husband and I have been talking about where to stay in London with the kids for a while now.  We want to take them both on a sightseeing tour  as we know they will both enjoying seeing the what the city has to offer.  Princess loves to visit London, but we always have an event to attend and very limited time actually exploring.  We have been looking for a hotel close to the popular tourist attractions that the kids will enjoy staying in, and will be comfortable for us

It turns out that the UK has the best B&B accommodation in the world, so it’s no wonder holiday makers are looking more and more to stay in traditional guest houses when looking to book their next holiday.  The B&B is back on the up, after more and more tourists realise they bring something quirky & unique to their holiday.  If you want a relaxing break, B&B’s have had it sewn up for years, with traditional breakfasts made with locally sourced produce, owners that look after your personal needs and excellent

The UK has a plethora of locations suitable for walking holidays. They are both invigorating and inspirational when you pick the right location, so read on to discover my top picks for your next walking holiday. The Lake District Dust off your Wainwright guides and explore the Lake District on your next walking holiday. Base yourself in Grasmere, and you’ll have breathtaking fells and a lake on your doorstep, plus plenty of nearby cafes, shops and pubs. Helm Crag provides a great introduction to walking in the Lake District, or

Everybody we spoke to about Warwick Castle raved about what a great day out it was, so when we visited Royal Leamington Spa for the weekend, we knew we had to go.  We took the girls to Cardiff Castle last year and we were really impressed with how much they enjoyed it.  You might not think that a castle is the ideal place to take a 2 and a 4 year old for a day out, but they absolutely loved it.  What really sold me on the idea of wanting to visit more

We’ve been thinking a lot about where we want to visit in the UK this year as a family.  One of our travel goals for 2017 is to show the children more of the country where they live.  We are lucky enough to have a lot of beautiful countryside, really historic places as well as some truly stunning coastline to share with them.  We have also discovered a new love for castles and really want more of them to feature in our travel plans for the year ahead. We’ve been

This year we want to visit more castles, and in particular we want to visit Warwick Castle.  I’ve heard so many good things about what a great day out Warwick Castle is, I think we, as a family, will love it.  I was talking to a friend about it just the other day, and she was so enthusiastic about visiting there.  She couldn’t speak any more highly about the activities that are available and the attraction itself. It seems like Warwick Castle heard this conversation, and about how keen I

On our way back from Bluestone National Park Resort, we decided to make a stop off in the city of Cardiff.  I was really excited about visiting Cardiff after having read so much about it online.  We found a NCP carpark on Greyfriars Road, that seemed pretty central according to the maps.  We unloaded the kids, and thought we would be spending the first hour trying to find somewhere to eat.  Fortunately, there was a family friendly pub right next door to the car park, so we could get everyone

Kew Gardens is a beautiful open space in Richmond Upon Thames, South West London.  A while a go, the girls and I were invited to visit Kew Gardens for the day by The Original Muck Boot Company.  I was really excited to take the girls to Kew Gardens to explore, as it was a place that none of us had visited. Kew Gardens attracts all kinds of visitors as it’s a beautiful place, full of iconic buildings and rare and significant plants.  It also attracts lots of families who enjoy open

In November, we were lucky enough to be invited to Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire to join them for the winter season.  Perhaps I should say, we were invited to the Kingdom Of The Elves as Bluestone takes on a whole different persona in the winter, and some very special visitors play host to the guests that are staying there.  The elves, along with Santa Claus, take up residence at Bluestone, turning it into a magical festive bonanza of Christmas fun and activities, for the whole family to enjoy. The two

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