Category: Family Travel

5 inspiring non-skier activities in Châtel

5 inspiring non-skier activities in Châtel

Perhaps you have grandparents staying or friends who haven’t caught the skiing bug, or maybe you just fancy a break from thrashing around on the slopes. The charming resort of Châtel offers a host of alternative diversions. Coffee shops, bars and restaurants line the main streets providing welcome opportunities for relaxation and people watching. Tempting […]

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The best ski resorts for families

Going on a family ski holiday this year? The first thing to do is make sure your chosen resort is family-friendly, in a convenient location, with lessons for all abilities, plenty of activities for the kids, and a range of accommodation options if there’s a big group of you. To help make organising this year’s […]

7 reasons to take your children to Africa

7 reasons to take your children to Africa

Are you a parent or grandparent who dreads another week at Disneyland? Does the mere thought of trawling around Universal Studios, or of subjecting yourself to a family resort in the Mediterranean, make you feel slightly green around the gills? Well, here is a solution for you! Just because you’re travelling with children in tow does not mean […]

Short stay: Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK

Short stay: Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK

Whatley Manor, situated three miles from Malmesbury in a sleepy corner of Wiltshire, was purchased in 2000 and painstakingly restored and brought back to its former glory by the Landolt family. This traditional country house hotel was converted from a 19th century farmhouse and opened in 2003 with a commitment to make it a destination […]

Châtel: a wonderful resort for family skiing

Châtel: a wonderful resort for family skiing

Families wanting to ski together face the annual dilemma of choosing a resort to please everyone. Châtel has long been the sleepy sister to nearby Morzine and Les Gets but with recent investments in the town and on the pistes this beautiful alpine village should be high on your list. The village is wonderfully French […]

5 reasons for a  Galapagos vacation with kids

5 reasons for a Galapagos vacation with kids

In terms of do-ability and safety, a Galapagos Islands family vacation is easily achievable for most households. Plus, such a getaway can have a powerful and lasting influence on kids. Notwithstanding the concerns about traveling with children to the seemingly remote Galapagos Islands in Spanish-speaking South America, there are a number of more powerful reasons […]

Top 5 Easter holiday ideas for families

Top 5 Easter holiday ideas for families

Sadly the Summer holidays are approaching an end and the nation has the prospect of the cooler winter months ahead. Therefore I think there is no better time to plan some exciting activities and family adventures for some of the next big holidays in 2018 to look forward to. The sheer pleasure of knowing you […]

Short stay: Lantern & Larks glamping at Exton Park, Rutland, UK

Short stay: Lantern & Larks glamping at Exton Park, Rutland, UK

On a large country estate in England’s smallest county lies a wonderfully secluded Lantern & Larks glamping site. On arrival, we were warmly greeted by June who showed us to our ‘tent’ located in a peaceful walled garden on the Exton Park estate. There’s no electricity, no WiFi and no mobile signal. To some this […]

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6 of the best family friendly hotels in the UK

The British Isles have been having the most glorious summer weather this year, and more and more people are choosing to escape to the green countryside with their clan, rather than going abroad. The British Isles are perfect for family holidays, whether you are looking for a short weekend break or long school holiday, there […]

Top 5 luxury family friendly foodie holidays

Top 5 luxury family friendly foodie holidays

Food glorious food – never such a true statement written. I find food so important in life, but especially on holiday. So many times I’ve arrived in paradise, but one mouthful of the so-called hotel’s or restaurant’s delicacies have been such a disappointment and really tainted my holiday experience. Like for so many this is […]

Special feature: Stargazers, St. Mawes, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: Stargazers, St. Mawes, Cornwall, UK

After a lengthier-than-expected 12-hour drive (we faced a lot of congestion around Bristol), we were immediately put at ease when we arrived at our accommodation in St. Mawes on Cornwall’s Roseland Peninsula, greeted by the words “Relax – it doesn’t get much better than this” above the entrance. We were staying at a beautiful property […]

Summer in the Three Valleys: our 5 favourites

Summer in the Three Valleys: our 5 favourites

Meribel and the Three Valleys are world famous ski and snowboard destinations, there is no doubt about that. However, when the snow retreats from the Three Valleys there are a number of things you can do with the wide open spaces and mountain passes that hikers, thrill seekers and music lovers can enjoy at a […]

Edinburgh's best child-friendly restaurants and cafes

Edinburgh’s best child-friendly restaurants and cafes

Dining out with children, especially when on holiday and in a foreign city, is not always easy and is can be stressful wondering if your whole family will find a welcome. But don’t worry, we are here to give you Edinburgh’s best child-friendly restaurants and cafes. And we guarantee not one will be a touristy […]

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 […]

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