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Going on holiday with the kids has the potential to be simply spectacular or an unmitigated nightmare. Expecting the unexpected is rule number-one, but selecting the right place is always the most important thing. When I first had George I imagined I’d take him anywhere and everywhere, regardless of whether it was ‘child-friendly’ or not. …

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If you’re looking for carry on luggage for kids I’ve got 10 great suggestions to help make your flight as smooth and simple as possible. Before choosing your kid’s carry on luggage, make sure you check the size allowance for the airline you’re flying with. It varies significantly from airline to airline and you don’t …

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I’ve been using a beach trolley for nearly two years now to cart the ridiculous amount of stuff we take to the beach. When my kids were little, I loved having a double pushchair to load up with beach paraphernalia but we, stupidly, got rid of it when they got bigger and had to invest …

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We all love a day at the beach but please tell me I’m not alone in forgetting HOW MUCH STUFF you need!? There are so many things to take to the beach to make sure everyone is happy all day. Beach packing is an underrated art form! You think you can just grab a bag, …

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I’ve just returned from Costa Dorada where I had the most incredible trip. This trip was a press trip with Jet2 so I’d like to begin by thanking them for such an amazing experience! I love that Costa Dorada can be an easy package holiday destination, but there’s also loads to see and do once …

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If you’re looking for Siam Park Beach, I’m here to let you in on a little secret. There are two ‘beaches’ at Siam Park and the second one I’m sharing is the one you need to know about. I say ‘beach’ in inverted commas because they’re not real beaches. They’re gorgeous swimming pools with wave …

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If you’re looking to make some incredible family memories and have a weekend break with the kids that includes a combination of: A beautiful city Outdoor fun Avisit to the UK’s first railway town and an incredible rail museum Filming locations from blockbuster movies Great places to eat A world-famous living museum Beautiful, historical buildings …

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Last week I visited Costa Dorada in Spain for a taste of what it’s like to have a family holiday in the region. Costa Dorada is in Catalonia, just below Barcelona on the Mediterranean coastline. The area is famous for its golden beaches, blue seas and family-friendly resorts which attract holiday makers from all over …

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Where should you go for a family holiday? It’s a big question at the moment as holiday prices are sky rocketing for 2023! It doesn’t seem fair that just as Covid restrictions have lifted we’re hit with the cost of living crisis and flight prices going through the roof, meaning many of us can barely …

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Our weekend trip to Combermere Abbey was gifted. This is our experience of a family staycation in their Wellington Cottage. We visited Combermere Abbey during the weekend Storm Dennis made an unwelcome appearance. The rain lashed incessantly against the windows while the wind hammered on the door. There was only one thing for it; light the …

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I’ve just returned from the most incredible 8 days in Dubai! It was a family holiday to Dubai with Emirates Holidays and we found this 8 day Dubai itinerary to be just perfect. It includes staying in two different hotels/resorts and has a really nice range of activities for the whole family. Here’s my Dubai …

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If you want to plan a family holiday I’ve got 10 great tips for planning and booking that dream vacation. Travel planning can be really overwhelming, with so many things to consider and so much money at stake. It’s even more overwhelming when you’re doing it for the whole family and you have so many …

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This family holiday packing list includes affiliate links. If you’re packing for a family holiday and you’re starting to feel overwhelmed by all the stuff you need then I’m here to help! I’ve created this easy to follow family packing list so you can check everything off as you pack it. We’re going on a …

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Did you see Tuesday’s post with an introduction to the French campsites, Les Castels? Check it out if you’ve never heard of Les Castels before. Les Castels are gorgeous camping grounds all around France set within the grounds of stunning chateaux’s. Last summer I travelled to France for one week and visited three Les Castels …

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Whenever I tell people about our incredible family holiday to Dubai I tell them all about our time at Dubai Parks and Resorts. I tell them all about this incredible adventureland, packed with rides and attractions, thrills and excitement…and I’m usually met with a blank look. ‘Dubai Parks and Resorts?’ they ask. ‘I’ve never heard …

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Today’s post about fun things to do in The Hague with kids is by Jasmine Buckley. If you’ll be visiting for the first time then be sure to check out her post about things to do in the Hague as it’s a great intro to the city. But, right now, we’re talking about things to …

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I knew Dubai was going to be great for kids but I had no idea just how child-friendly Dubai would be. There’s so much for kids to do in Dubai but everything is aimed at kids AND their parents. Yes, that’s right – child-friendly activities that adults can actually enjoy too. It was seriously a …

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This post about flying with a toddler what to pack for toddlers on a plane was created in collaboration with Admiral Travel Insurance. I’ve taken so many flights with kids so I’m sharing all my tips to make your flight as easy as possible! Travelling with toddlers and young children can be….let’s call it challenging! …

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If you’re the kind of person who loves their annual ski holiday and can’t imagine skipping it, but also can’t imagine how you’d cope on a ski holiday with a baby or a toddler then this is for you! We’ve just returned from a family ski holiday to Les Gets in France with our two …

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Whether you’ve got kids in full time education, you’re a teacher limited by holiday periods or you simply want to travel when the weather is at its best, then travelling during the peak holiday season is mostly unavoidable. Travelling during the peak season, during the school holidays or on public holidays comes at a cost. You’ll …

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The Aston Rose pushchair is Ickle Bubba’s latest pushchair and we were lucky enough to be sent one to review when it was released in November 2019. We’re a busy, active family so it’s fair to say we’ve been putting the Aston Rose through its paces! This pushchair was gifted but I am under no …

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Here’s my honest review from our family holiday to Tenerife and our Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife review with Jet2Holidays.   I was a little worried about writing my blog post about our family holiday to Tenerife with Jet2Holidays. The reason I was worried was because it was perfect. No, really. Everything. Every single little detail …

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This was my favourite day in the Algarve with a visit to Praia da Bordeira Beach… Warning: Reading this post will make you want to immediately book a holiday! Early mornings are my favourite time on holiday. At 6.30am and I hear the faint rustling of a baby waking up through the baby monitor. His …

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Our family had the pleasure of staying at Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswolds, an idyllic holiday setting with stunning holiday properties. Holiday homes are dotted around Lower Mill Estate across 300 acres of nature reserve and many of them surround the gorgeous lake. We stayed in a lovely little cottage booked through Manor Cottages. …

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For some people, a 27 week pregnancy update might seem like a random week to choose but the 27 week mark has always been a momentous milestone for me. I don’t want to be morbid here but the survival rate for babies born at 27 weeks suddenly increases (I think it’s due to lung development). …

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I’d seen photos of Mont Saint-Michel before but, if I’m honest, I didn’t know much about this incredible island in Normandy, France. I didn’t know a lot about it other than the fact that it looked like a magical town that would fit perfectly between the pages of Harry Potter novel. It appeared in my …

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At the end of last summer I took my favourite family holiday of the year. It was a one-week glamping adventure in France staying at three different Les Castels campsites around the country. Before this trip I’d never heard of Les Castels, but I was soon to discover that Les Castels is a family holiday …

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First of all, I feel the need to apologise to my friends and family; since returning from Phokaia Beach Resort in Turkey with Mark Warner Holidays, I have not stopped raving about it. My friends, my family, my neighbours, the lady who works in the corner shop, even my postman has heard all about it …

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