• 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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  • Try Canal Boating for Free with the Canal & Rivers Trust

    April 4, 2018

    Date: Sunday 15 April 2018 Time: 11am-4pm Locations: Various across England and Wales Price: FREE Has the idea of spending the day chugging along on a canal boat ever taken your fancy? Well you can watch wildlife and discover the amazing places to visit on the nation’s beautiful waterways for FREE. On Sunday 15 April…

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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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  • Tips to Get Outdoors & Embrace the Moment as a Family with Winfields Outdoors Walk & Talk Campaign

    March 9, 2018

    Winfields’ Outdoors are currently running a wonderful campaign promoting the benefits that embracing the outdoors can have on mental health. Their Walk & Talk campaign has been created to encourage outdoors activity, family time and exploration as a way of restoring positivity. Maintaining good mental health is incredibly important, and relatively simple steps like going…

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  • Family Festivals and Events in East Sussex & Kent for Summer 2018

    March 3, 2018

    Festival Season is on the horizon! Gone are the days when festivals meant hedonistic all nighters, many are a family affair these days. A chance for parents to let their hair down whilst the kids enjoy a host of live entertainment and new activities. We are so lucky to have an huge variety of fantastic…

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  • Simpson Travel: Inspiration for the Perfect Family Holiday

    February 6, 2018

    Holidays are such an important element of the annual family calendar. It’s the one time of the year where routine, rules and deadlines are happily forgotten and children and grown ups embrace adventures together. I love that our children get to see a different side to their parents and the family has a communal chance…

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  • Marwell Wildlife Park: A Family Day Out Perfect For All Ages

    November 8, 2017

    Marwell Zoo is a large Wildlife Park near Winchester in Hampshire. We’ve visited once before but this was our first visit as a complete family with the whole range of ages from 2 – 13 in tow! We often struggle to find days out that appeal to both toddler, teen and in between…but Marwell Zoo…

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  • Ramsgate: An Active Family Destination

    August 14, 2017

    When I think of British family beach destinations I’ve got to admit that Ramsgate is not the first place that springs to mind. We live in Sussex and have spent years dragging the kids right to the other side of the country to Devon and Cornwall to enjoy long sandy beaches and seaside towns….having just…

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  • A Family Stay with Brighton Getaways

    July 26, 2017

    Sleeps: Up to 8 Location: Grafton St, Kemp Town, Brighton Price: From £180 / night Brighton Getaways provide a wide variety of holiday homes and apartments throughout the city of Brighton. They pride themselves in ensuring their properties are safe and secure with up to date facilities and interior decor. We visited their Grafton Street…

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  • Scream Barn Farm at Spring Barn Farm, Lewes 

    April 6, 2017

    The fantastic Halloween event at Spring Barn Farm is back for Half Term. Scream Barn Farm offers a whole load a freaky fun from 21st – 29th October. We visited yesterday to check it out! Despite the terrible weather we had a brilliant time. We got spooked by the Witches in the Witchy Walkway, carved…

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  • British Airways i360, Brighton

    April 5, 2017

    The British Airways i360 tower is impossible to miss. Dominating the skyline along the Brighton seafront the structure is the world’s first vertical cable car and the world’s tallest moving observation tower. Designed, engineered, manufactured and promoted by the team responsible for the London Eye, visitors experience 360 degree views across Brighton, the South Downs…

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  • Celebrity Apartments, Brighton

    April 3, 2017

    Sleeps: Up to 6 adults Location: Central Brighton Price: From £175 / night mid week £400/ night Fri & Sat  Celebrity Apartments provide smart, stylish and practical holiday accommodation in the heart of Brighton. They currently have three properties on offer all within walking distance of both Brighton train station and the beach. Last weekend my…

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  • Wakehurst Place, Haywards Heath

    March 7, 2017

    We were thrilled to recently discover that we could use our family National Trust cards at Wakehurst Place, part of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew’s country estate. We’ve always assumed that a day out at Wakehurst would be too expensive for us as a family of 6….so to discover that we could use our…

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  • Groombridge Place ~ Wild Adventures Week

    February 14, 2017

    Groombridge Place is well established as one of our favourite family days out. If a visit to Groombridge in it’s own right wasn’t good enough, every school holidays the Enchanted Woods are visited by the wonderful Acting Moon Events team to create themed events. We were lucky enough to enjoy the Christmas Elfxtravaganza and were really excited about…

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  • Brighton Sealife Centre ~ The Snail & the Whale Trail

    February 12, 2017

    The start of half term has been particularly cold. As a family of 6 with a wide range of interests we find it hard to please everyone on days out. However, the Sealife Centre is not only warm…but offers something to interest absolutely everyone, from toddlers to parents. This was our first visit to the Sealife…

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