• 8 Family Day Trips in Basque Country / Pays du Basque

    June 15, 2018

    We recently spent a week exploring Basque Country whilst we stayed in a fantastic Glamping dome with Glisten Camping. We were really surprised at just how much there is to see and do for families in this region of South West France and Northern Spain….here’s just a taster of what’s on offer for families in…

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  • Wild Wales: A Destination for Family Adventure

    June 8, 2018

    Of all the parenting advice I have been given over the years, one that sticks in my mind was from a daddy on Instagram who simply said: be more kid. That’s what it’s about. It’s doing away with all the things society says about growing up and embracing that childlike wonder, and what better way is…

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  • Review: Glisten Camping, South West France

    June 7, 2018

    Sleeps: Up to 4 adults and 2 young children Price: From £86 / night (2 night min) Location: Near Biarittz, South West France Glisten Camping is more than just a Glamping brand…it’s a whole concept. Focusing on offering guests the opportunity to engage with their natural surroundings whilst enjoying the comfort of a unique and…

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  • Preparing your family for relocating overseas

    June 5, 2018

    Sometimes in life, you have no choice but to pack up and start again somewhere new. In most cases, that somewhere new will be no more than an hour away from your current home. You may even be lucky enough to move somewhere as close as the next street down. At other times, circumstances work…

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  • 5 Long Haul Hidden Gems with Destination2

    May 10, 2018

    When you start researching a long haul trip there are certain destinations that jump out at you from every brochure and travel guide….must-see places that are well and truly established on the tourist trail. But what about the lesser known, hidden gems? I’ve been exploring some of the more exotic places that Destination2 offer in…

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  • Planning for your First Family Camping Trip

    May 1, 2018

    A camping trip is a fun activity to do as a family and can be a great way to spend some time together. More affordable than staying in a hotel or even a caravan, camping is great for families who are on a budget. A successful camping trip relies on being prepared and having everything…

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  • Educational Holidays: Making the most of learning opportunities through family travel

    April 20, 2018

    When it comes to getting away with the family, the majority of us focus as much on education as we do on quality time. Even a seemingly innocent trip to the swimming pools of Spain has a lesson or two to teach your kids. Just interacting with children from different countries provides the opportunity to…

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  • Dreaming of the Perfect Family Beach Break this Summer with Holiday Gems

    April 19, 2018

    With the arrival of this long awaited warmer weather I find my thoughts drifting towards plans for the Summer. As much as I love a staycation there’s nothing like heading off on a short haul, family break with the guarantee of daily sunshine and perfect beach weather. I’ve recently discovered Holiday Gems who offer great value…

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  • Glen Orchard Holiday Park: The perfect base for exploring the New Forest & Jurassic Coast

    April 15, 2018

    Sleeps: (Based on a stay in Hardley) 6 Price: From £310 / week Location: New Milton, Dorset Glen Orchard Holiday Park is a small, family run caravan park on the Hampshire and Dorset border. With just 16 static holiday homes Glen Orchard has a very intimate and friendly feel with owners, Loraine and Jim Whittle…

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  • Bucket List Family Adventures

    April 5, 2018

    When you’re travelling with kids, it’s usually better to keep them busy and in constant state of wonder than it is to expect them to spend all of their time chilling on the beach, even if that’s really what you want to do, which is why you can’t really go wrong with a family adventure…

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  • Tips for Planning a Family Trip to Australia

    April 4, 2018

    Australia was made for family holidays what with its extremely diverse landscapes, an emphasis on outdoor adventures and its friendly people. However, it does have its downsides too – it’s a long journey to make, and there are often long distances to travel between attractions. That shouldn’t, however, put you off because it IS a…

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  • The Forge: Brand New Glamping Site in North Wales

    April 3, 2018

    This newly opened Glamping site in North Wales looks just perfect! The Forge encourages guests to switch off from their busy, digital lives to embrace the outdoors. Making the most of the sites stunning location in Corwen in North Wales hosts Jamie & Sheena offer a wide range of on site activities including wild food…

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  • Review: The Warwick Knight at The Glamping Orchard in Gloucestershire.

    April 2, 2018

    The Warwick Knight at the Glamping Orchard Sleeps: 4 (2 adults, 2 children) Price: From £95 / night Location: Longney, Gloucestershire The Glamping Orchard is a working farm in the Severn Valley. Guests can enjoy a taster of farm life whilst staying in a stunning 1950’s converted caravan or pretty bell tent, Belle. We were…

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  • Destination Vineyards in Sussex: Tours, Food and Accommodation

    March 18, 2018

    We recently visited Oxney Organic Vineyard to stay in one of their farm cottages. I was fascinated by the tour of their vineyard and really impressed with the range of services they offered on the Estate, from themed dining to Glamping breaks in their pretty shepherd huts set right amongst the vines. Our visit led…

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  • Interview with Melissa Mountford Founder of Melon Holidays: A New Way of Holidaying for Solo Parents

    March 11, 2018

    Are you, or do you know anyone who is a single parent who struggles to holiday on their own with the kids? I’ve recently come across a new travel company, Melon Holidays who offer holidays for single parents in family friendly locations throughout the UK & Europe. They aim to give single-parent families the experience…

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