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5 Places in the UK to Experience with Your Kids Before They Grow Up May Contain Compensated Links  You’ve heard the saying over and over again about how kids grow up too fast. One minute it feels like they are small helpless babies, and before you know it they are driving, going off to college, or starting a family. Time goes by too quickly, that’s why it’s so important to get as many fun experiences in while they are little as you can! Small children see the world with so

If you are planning a visit to Carlisle soon I’m super excited for you.  This historic 2000 year old city has a lot going for it and is well worth a trip in it’s own right or adding to  a UK holiday exploring the north west of England.  With two areas of outstanding natural beauty and one UNESCO World Heritage site to shout about there’s lots of things to do in and near Carlisle during your time here. Carlisle has played a huge part in both England’s and Scotland’s history

Getting the best Euro rate on the high street can make a huge difference to your holiday cash if you are travelling from the UK or any where outside of the European Union.  The Euro is widely used across Europe, being the official currency of 19 of the member states of the European Union.  If you are planning on visiting a few countries in Europe then the Euro exchange rate is most certainly going to be important to you, but how do you get the best euro rate and where

Festivals are the perfect way to celebrate summer as a family.  The UK’s best family friendly festivals are packed with activities, music, theatre and story telling.  They are the ultimate summer party and there are plenty of festivals out there that are completely kid friendly. Why visit a family friendly festival? Because they give you the opportunity to camp more on child friendly sites and you get to enjoy the freedom of being outside on those hazy days of summer with a packed program of activities that everyone will enjoy.

A road trip through the UK sounds like a wonderful idea, but you need to prepared. You need to have some sort of idea about where you are going, staying, activities you’re going to be doing, etc. There are going to be some essentials that you must have before you set off on your next adventure.  If you don’t know what these are, keep reading because we are going to talk about them in this article. A Dashboard Camera Image Credit The first thing that you need is a dashboard

When we were asked to review the Karcher K7 Full Control Plus Pressure Washer I had a feeling it was going to be the solution to the majority of our outdoor cleaning problems.  This is our first time owning a pressure washer so I had no idea how to use it or if in fact it would be up to the job of cleaning things like our decking and our car.  Read our full Kärcher k7 review to see how we got on: Karcher K7 Full Control Plus Pressure Washer Review

I’m guessing you’ve arrived on this article because you have been searching for the best places to go for  October half term holidays.  You’ll be pleased to hear then that there are some great options for your half term family break. Do not let the weather being a touch on the colder side in the UK put you off having fun, as there are lots of ways to embrace the changing season. In my opinion you can have lots of fun during autumn in the UK because we like to

Over recent years, France has seen something of a resurgence as one of the most popular family holiday destinations among discerning travellers from the UK.  With leading operator Brittany Ferries offering great value holidays in France with accommodation and quick enjoyable ferry crossings to five major ferry ports across Northern France, it’s never been easier to enjoy a French adventure with the family. The big question being – where should you go? If time is on your side, setting out on a voyage of exploration comes highly recommended. If you’ve

With over 27 million tourists visiting every year, London is undoubtedly one of the most popular cities of Europe. It is no surprise that this once Roman city tops the list of tourists’ travel plans. The rich history and outstanding culture of London has thrived over the years and with some of the world’s best shopping, entertainment, dining, art and history, it is just impossible to get bored of the city. If you are planning a trip to London, here we have listed the top things you must do to

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

When teen left for university not only did he lose his bedroom, but he also lost his single bed and mattress to his younger sister.  We knew when he came home for the holidays that we would have to squeeze him into the box room, and we’ve had varying degrees of success with that.  We tried out a futon first, going down the lines of a space saving solution, but that didn’t prove at all comfortable for him while he was home. Teen has a soft double mattress at university

Glamping at Warwick Castle is probably one of the best castle stays in the UK for children.  We were lucky enough to stay in a Warwick Castle Knights Lodge last year which we loved and were overjoyed when we were asked to come and stay over at the new Warwick castle glamping for 2018 in The Avenue of the Kings. It happened to be Brook’s birthday too, so what better present for a 4 year old princess than to provide one of the latest Warwick Castle clamping reviews.  It seemed

Visiting Devon gave us as a family the chance to learn more about the fascinating Jurassic Coast and the incredible history and geology connected to this beautiful part of the UK.  Seaton Jurassic is an attraction I really think you should add to your list of things to do in Devon if you are keen to learn more about the dinosaurs that once lived here during prehistoric times.  Seaton Jurassic is a hands on and interactive exhibition that children of all ages will enjoy.  Brook who is 3 years old,

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. 

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,

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

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

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

We’d already had an exciting day in London with a wonderfully English afternoon tea followed by a stroll along the Southbank with some blogging friends.  Our day was not yet over, and we headed back to our apartment in Fulham Broadway to get ready for our dinner reservation at the Mango Tree London. Time wasn’t on our side so we booked an Uber to ensure we arrived at the restaurant on time.  The two of us enjoyed being driven through the city’s streets at night, chatting about the days’ events

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

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

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

When you think of booking a holiday to the UK, everyone one thinks that London is the best city to go to.  Don’t get me wrong, London is a great city to visit, but the UK has a number of cities that offer great sight seeing opportunities and lots of things to do for families.  One city that really left an impression on us was Liverpool, and I think that it’s somewhere that lots of visitors to the UK would enjoy.  Did you know that because it still contains many

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

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

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

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