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7 Tips for the Perfect Family Ski Holiday for Christmas 2019 is a collaborative post  Are you planning on spending a fabulous Christmas on a skiing holiday? A family break for Christmas in a ski resort can be a magical time so you need to make sure everything is arranged well before the trip begins. A skiing trip at Christmas is a dream vacation for many families and a trip that you will remember for years to come. If you want an amazing Christmas family skiing holiday then you need

If you are visiting Berlin with or without kids then I would strongly recommend adding a visit to Zoo Berlin to your list of things to do.  You’ll find the Berlin Zoological Garden in Tiergarten and it’s easily accessible from the S-Bahn, U-Bahn and bus stops. Just look for the stop marked Zoologischer Garten in each case. I have been lucky enough to stay in two hotels near to Berlin Zoo, 25hours Berlin and Hotel Palace Berlin and it was on the second trip that I knew I had to visit

If you are planning a holiday or vacation with kids, having some travel toys in your hand luggage, suitcase or travel bag is going to help things go a lot more smoothly.  Kids have a pretty short attention span for travelling so having the best travel toys to hand during your trip can really help keep boredom at bay.  Nobody wants a stressful journey, so whether it’s travel toys for toddlers or best travel toys for babies you are looking for, this list of toys, games and ideas will help you

It’s taken me a while to think about how I wanted to approach sharing our family holiday in Agadir.  As a family, we had very mixed feelings about our experience in this part of Morocco and I feel that it’s really important for us to acknowledge that in this blog post.  The girls had a lovely holiday, but there were some aspects of this holiday that we found challenging. We travelled to Agadir with our 4 and 6 year old daughters in February and we were very excited to be

Did you see our post on travel tips for visiting Agadir?  I didn’t talk about navigating Agadir airport in that post, as given the experience we had there, I felt it deserved an article of its own.  There are definitely some tips and tricks we had wished we had of known before landing at Agadir Airport, which would have made our experience of travelling with two kids a lot easier. These travel tips will help you with arriving into any airport in Morocco, but especially Agadir airport. If you are

Agadir is Morocco’s 3rd largest city and is a popular holiday destination on the southern Atlantic coast.  There are a wide range of hotels to choose from here, and we stayed at El Pueblo Tamlelt (Caribbean Village) on our recent family holiday.  You may be wondering if Agadir, Morocco is safe for a holiday, and I would say generally speaking that it is.  However, there are some tips and tricks we learnt during our stay that will help you if you are planning to visit, especially if you are going

This guest post is from Becky Goddard-Hill, who blogs at A Beautiful Space and Bukit (her brand new travel blog) Becky  is the co-author of Create Your Own Happy, a happiness boosting book for kids age 7-11. Create Your Own Happy is full of activities to teaching kids how to make themselves happier other people happier and the world a happier place. Todays she is sharing her tips on how to help children be happy travellers, and I just know you are going to love it! Children are not always

Welcome back to the Zena’s Suitcase podcast!  I’m really excited to share episode 3 with you today.  We are going to Morocco for February half term and we are very excited as this is our first time visiting the country. It seemed like a great time to share with you how we get ready for a family trip.  In this episode I’m talking about how we plan our trip and get the kids involved in picking our activities.  We share a structure that works for us and helps prevent meltdowns

We’ve been travelling with 2 kids for a while now.  Indie is nearly 7 and Brook will be 5 in the summer and with a few holidays and road trips under our belt we have definitely worked out what makes our life easier.  I don’t think there is a family travel blogger out there that would say travelling with children is easy, but the rewards are so worth it.  We 3 Travel blog sums it up so well in her post about planning the best Mother and Daughter trips I

Have you booked your February half term holidays yet?  If the answer is no these ideas could be just what you are looking for.  February is a great time to take a family holiday as prices are generally low to reasonable and it’s always nice to have something to look forward to isn’t it! The cold weather can also be a huge factor for booking a holiday with kids.  My daughter has been asking when it’s going to be summer every day this week.  The frosty mornings seem to be

Hello readers! How are you?  Welcome back to my ‘Win a Holiday’ feature!  I hope you have had a great week and you are looking forward to Christmas. I’ll be honest, December has been a bit of a rollercoaster for me and I’m really ready for a break with my family.  When I was feeling a little bit low last week, I wanted to do something to cheer myself up.  Nothing makes me happier than helping Zena’s Suitcase readers and the first ‘holiday giveaways‘ post was published. The holiday competitions

Did you enjoy city breaks before you had children? Does the idea of taking a city break with kids fill you with panic and dread?  I’ll be honest, city breaks with kids are different but honestly they are a lot of fun. Some of our best holidays have been exploring cities with kids, and sometimes while being on a solo parenting trip too.  I loved taking my 3 year old to Hamburg and sharing Amsterdam with Indie was so much fun. I personally believe that variety is the key to

Contains Affiliate Links  I’m super keen to start taking my children to places that are not only beautiful and interesting, but where they can also learn more about the different cultures around the world.  I, like you probably, have not taken my children to Morocco but it’s somewhere I’d love to visit.  Seeing as we are in the same boat, I figured we would be asking similar questions about visiting the country.  By the end of this post I’m hoping we will all know whether you should take your kids to

This is a collaborative post With the nights getting darker and the distinct chill there is now in the UK I’m literally dreaming of winter sun holidays for the family.  Winter sun holidays are just good for the soul, don’t you think? I love being able to take the kids out to play on the beach without worrying about the weather.  Al fresco dining is still on the cards and being able to enjoy the outdoors is just easier. I find kids are just happier having the freedom of being

If you are looking for the top things to do in Liverpool with kids then you have definitely come to the right place.  I’ve always thought of Liverpool as one of the best cities to visit in Europe and the UK and I’m really looking forward to sharing my ideas with you. Liverpool is a great city to visit with kids as there is literally loads for you and your family to do while you are there.  When we visited the city with the kids we were so impressed with

Even though Indie and Brook are only 6 and 4 years old respectively we have managed to get through quite a bit of children’s luggage already.  The girls have grown so quickly and this has definitely changed the type of girls suitcases that they need. We’ve learnt a thing or two about not only what to pack in our suitcases but also buying the right kids suitcase depending on age and the type of trip we are taking. With all this family travel knowledge, we have been scouring the internet in

Travel, particularly in the summer holidays can be an expensive activity, yet for many parents, it is the most suitable time to go away due to the school holidays.  There’s also sometimes a sense of pressure to keep up with the playground parents all discussing their break away, and you don’t want your children to feel left out. That said, not every family can afford a summer holiday abroad as now more than ever, travel to the most popular summer sun destinations within Europe is expensive.  This is mainly because

If you have a young family, you might not want to put them through the torture of erecting a tent every night or pay the price of a villa hire. Thanks to the internet, you can now hire budget accommodation that will keep you and the kids happy and content and make exploring the countryside easier. Below you can read more about some of the best options to consider this summer. Trailer Tents If you are looking for a fun way to travel and have all the comfort you need

If you are planning things to do with kids in Bristol any time soon, then I really think that a visit to the SS Great Britain should make it to the top of your list. We were lucky enough to visit recently with the girls, and were completely inspired by what turned out to be a fun and interactive day out for all the family. The walk towards the SS Great Britain was perfect for setting the scene for our day out.  We made our way from The Bristol Wing

Did you know that you can now stay at Devon’s best family day out attraction, Crealy Resort and Adventure Park?  We were invited to stay in a safari tent at Crealy Meadows with our 2 kids aged 4 and 6 years old.  It could well be the best glamping in Devon for kids and here’s why. Glamping at Crealy Meadows is a great option for families looking for places to stay in Devon AND it’s literally right next door to Crealy’s Great Adventure Park which is perfect for little people’s legs. 

Travelling with kids is difficult on the best of days but having to do so with a sick child in tow can make it so much harder. Whether your little one has come down with a cold during holiday travel or is suffering a bout of stomach flu after eating something, it pays to know what you can do to make the entire process easier for everyone. Travelling with a Sick Child Travel Insurance Before you leave, getting medical travel insurance will give you so much peace of mind. This policy will

I’m guessing that if you have come here to find out about things to do in Tenerife, you have already booked your family holiday, but just incase you need some ideas I also have a great article on the top all inclusive hotels on this beautiful island that you might like to check out too.  If you are still deciding whether you should visit Tenerife, I hope reading this post will convince you that you will have a varied and interesting sunshine holiday here. Tenerife is such great destination for

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!

Are you thinking about visiting Italy with kids?  Perhaps you are already a huge fan of the country and are looking for some inspiration for your next Italian holiday?  I really can’t blame you on both counts as Italy is a country with a lot to offer families with children of all ages.  With plenty of homes to rent in Italy, there’s lots of opportunity to explore it’s ancient history, natural beauty and splendid architecture making for the perfect family holiday for all. As well as being the perfect history lesson

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

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

All Inclusive family holidays are a great option for parents who want a stress free break with the kids.  When you know that all your meals, snacks and drinks are included in the price it makes planning for your holiday so much easier.  It’s a huge peace of mind knowing that the kids can get an ice cream or a snack when they fancy one, and I know Mum’s and Dad’s really value the wine and cocktails on offer.  You are on holiday after all! If you are looking for

One of the reasons I love family travel so much is because children are so open to new experiences.  They will try anything, whether it’s a city break, a beach holiday or something more exotic.  Variety is a real winner when it comes to planning where you want to travel with kids, and I’m always looking out online for family travel bloggers who will inspire my adventures for the following year. I’ve picked out my top 5 family travel bloggers for 2018, and I wanted to share them with you

Over the years I’ve travelled quite a lot with just my kids as travel companions.  I’ve been in both camps in that I was a single parent with my son for many years and now I’m married and we have 2 daughters with my current partner.  When I went on holiday with my son, I had little choice but to travel single handed with him, otherwise we wouldn’t have gone very far at all. These days, I travel solo with the kids if Daddy can’t make the trip, usually because

If you are planning a family holiday this year, at some point you are going to be asking yourself what you need to take to travel with kids.  Going on holiday with the kids isn’t as easy as life before children but with a little planning and a few tricks up your sleeve you can make it easier for both you and them. If you want travel to be a big feature in your family life my advice to you is to start going on trips with the kids as

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