Category: Family Travel

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Normally my special features are reserved for hotels and vacation rental accommodation, but last weekend we did something a little different. We’ve been travelling up and down the UK to attend our sons’ sailing events for a couple of years now, and have often contemplated what it would be like travelling in a campervan or […]

10 family-friendly resorts with top kids' clubs

10 family-friendly resorts with top kids’ clubs

As any parent knows, you’re only as happy as your least happiest child – and keeping children happy, especially away from home, can be hard work. Finding a holiday resort that makes this as easy as possible, with plenty of tyke-pleasing facilities, is the first step towards a harmonious family holiday. The option of a […]

Special feature: Hazel Brow, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, UK

Special feature: Hazel Brow, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, UK

Situated in the village of Low Row in Swaledale, Hazel Brow – seen here in the centre of the photograph – is a beautiful property with period features and lots of character. It was built by a local landowner in 1860 and today sleeps up to 15 people on a self-catering basis, making it perfect for […]

A family trip to the Paul Ricard Circuit in Provence

A family trip to the Paul Ricard Circuit in Provence

The adrenaline pumped Paul Ricard Circuit at Le Castellet offers so much for a family outing during a holiday in glorious Provence; with plenty of activities and sights, the whole family will love spending time here. The Paul Ricard Circuit has one of the longest straight lines in Europe, the ‘Mistral Straight’ which is 1.8 […]

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Israel’s 6 best family friendly activities

If you want to avoid the generic all-inclusive package deal holiday this year then a family holiday to Israel could be the answer. With an unbeatable combination of history, religion, culture, fun activities and beaches this will be both an educational and exciting holiday for the whole family. 1. Take a helicopter tour The best […]

6 villas in Sri Lanka that are ideal for multi-generational travel

6 villas in Sri Lanka that are ideal for multi-generational travel

One of the increasing trends we’ve noticed in recent years is in family travel – not just Mums and Dads travelling with their children – but multi-generational family holidays. Quite often we see grandparents with a passion for travel and an equal passion for their families – arranging wonderful travel experiences for their children and grandchildren – […]

How to organise a successful family ski holiday

How to organise a successful family ski holiday

I am a parent myself, and with the experience of many family ski trips over the years, I thought it would be helpful to share what’s needed to organise a successful family ski holiday. The ski company The key is to choose a ski company who will make sure nothing is too much trouble and […]

The famous five: 5 family holiday ideas for 2017

The famous five: 5 family holiday ideas for 2017

Time to think of travel plans for 2017.  Where to take the family for a luxurious and memorable holiday? The USA and Canada has many of the answers. With wide open spaces, lots of variety, there is plenty to do to keep the whole family entertained. Take the grandparents, take the children, there is fun […]

7 of the best properties in Europe for family travel

7 of the best properties in Europe for family travel

Traveling with young children and teenagers can often be challenging: finding the right place that caters to all ages may not always be simple. Still, there are properties that are, at the same time, ideal for toddlers, kids, teens and adults, properties that feature a vast array of entertaining options that will make everyone happy […]

Top 5 Sri Lanka experiences with kids

Top 5 Sri Lanka experiences with kids

Sri Lanka is often associated with romantic honeymoons or rugged backpacking adventures, however as it grows in popularity the island nation is increasing in facilities and activities for travelling families. It’s unique landscape, colourful history and cultural charm provides a number of unique experiences the whole family will be recalling for years. Here are my […]

5 fun family activities you can all enjoy in Provence this Winter

5 fun family activities you can all enjoy in Provence this Winter

To be whisked away to one of South of France’s most glorious holiday destinations in the depths of winter has a strong appeal for many; the Provencal charm works it’s magic on all visitors particularly since the peace and calm it offers is much more prevalent during the quieter months. If you are planning on […]

Short stay: Macdonald Ansty Hall, Ansty, near Coventry, UK

Short stay: Macdonald Ansty Hall, Ansty, near Coventry, UK

Ansty Hall lies in the village of Ansty, which despite being just 300 feet above sea level, is one of the highest points in Warwickshire. It was built in the 17th Century for Richard Taylor, a supporter of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War, and passed to the Adams family in the late 18th […]

5 amazing experiences in the African wild

5 amazing experiences in the African wild

Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s most renowned private game reserves. It boasts 75,000 hectares of unspoilt malaria-free wilderness devoid of tourist vehicles at every turn, stunning landscapes, and bushes and plains full of wild animals. Here you can see Africa’s Big Five (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros) […]

Short stay: Best Western Beaumont Hotel, Hexham, Northumberland, UK

Short stay: Best Western Beaumont Hotel, Hexham, Northumberland, UK

For a recent sailing weekend at Derwent Reservoir, we stayed at the Best Western Beaumont Hotel in the Northumberland market town of Hexham. We’d often passed Hexham travelling from Cumbria to the north-east along the A69, but rarely had much time to spend there. Previously awarded the title of ‘England’s favourite market town’ in Country […]

14 great things to do with kids in Dubai

14 great things to do with kids in Dubai

Dubai is a fantastic destination for families with lots of things to keep your little angels engaged and happy – which of course makes for happy parents too! Here are some of the best activities for families and children in this very child-friendly city: Desert safari A typical desert safari is thrilling for adults as […]

Short stay: Bette Davis Suite, Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian, Spain

Short stay: Bette Davis Suite, Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian, Spain

The elegant Hotel Maria Cristina is a member of the Luxury Collection, has 136 rooms and was designed by Charles Mewès – a French architect who was also behind the Ritz hotels in both Paris and Madrid. Since its opening in 1912 it has been a firm favourite with celebrities and international high society and, […]

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