• Wickham Manor House on the Charles Palmer Vineyard

    August 26, 2018

    Sleeps: up to 4 people Price: £170 / night for bed & breakfast for a family of 4 in the William Penn Suite Location: Winchelsea, Sussex Charles Palmer planted the first vines on this stunning estate in Winchelsea near Rye back in 2006. Since then the vineyard has gone on to produce a selection of…

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  • The Old House Inn: A Country Retreat Perfect for Gatwick Stopovers

    August 19, 2018

    Sleeps: 2 people Price: from £110 / night for bed & breakfast Location: Copthorne, West Sussex The Old House Inn is a pretty, period pub with guest rooms on the outskirts of Copthorne in West Sussex. The historical pub looks as though it belongs in the heart of the countryside, but in actual fact it’s…

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  • The Lodges at New House Farm – A Relaxed Rural Escape in Sussex

    August 16, 2018

    Sleeps: up to 6 (Based on North Stable Lodge) Price: from £145 / night (Based on North Stable Lodge – other accommodation prices start at £85 / night) Location: Etchingham, East Sussex Set in a very discrete and fairly remote lane in the village of Etchingham lies the idyllic location that is New House Farm.…

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  • Hoburne Bashley ~ A Traditional Holiday Park Transformation

    August 3, 2018

    Sleeps: up to 6 Price: From around £450 / 3 nights in Aug Location: New Milton, Hampshire Hoburne is one of the UK’s oldest and longest established holiday companies having opened their first park in 1912. Over the past century the company has made it one of their key goals to reinvest and continually improve…

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  • 7 Fun Family Activities to enjoy in Jamaica

    August 3, 2018

    Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in Montego Bay, with its British-colonial architecture, and Negril, known for its diving and snorkeling sites. This is the place that is known to its richness of the beaches and resorts. Once you…

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  • 5 Essential Steps for a Stress-Free Family Holiday

    July 19, 2018

    With the anticipation and chaos that precedes a family holiday it’s easy to over-look the more run of the mill essentials needed to be in order to allow the smooth running of your trip. Whilst you might be more focused on preparing your holiday wardrobe or travel itinerary it’s easy to overlook paperwork and documents…

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  • 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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