Category: Family Travel

Festival of History at Kelmarsh Hall near Northampton, UK

Festival of History at Kelmarsh Hall near Northampton, UK

Don’t miss this year’s Festival of History which promises to be the most dramatic yet, as  English Heritage take to the skies with thrilling aerobatics from replica World War I fighter planes. Attended by over 18,000 people in 2005, the festival returns this year to the beautiful setting of Kelmarsh Hall estate on 12th and […]

Twice as nice package from the Maybourne Hotel Group

Twice as nice package from the Maybourne Hotel Group

The Maybourne Hotel Group, which owns and manages The Berkeley, Claridge’s and The Connaught in London, is offering a great summer deal.   Stay  before 4th September 2006 and you’ll get a second  room free of charge – a great incentive if you’re going away with older children or as two separate couples. Rates start […]

Maine Lobster Festival coming very soon

Maine Lobster Festival coming very soon

Brace yourself for the 59th annual Maine Lobster Festival, held in Rockland, Maine, and commencing tomorrow. The highlights of the event, which will run until 6th August 2006,  include a lobster dinner with views of Penobscot Bay, the coronation of the Maine Sea Goddess, the lobster crate race, a cooking contest, Maine arts and crafts, […]

Cow Appreciation Day!

Cow Appreciation Day!

Today is Cow Appreciation Day at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vermont. This is the 21st annual event of its kind at the farm and includes dairy education programs, judging Jerseys with the farm herd manager, and butter and ice cream making. Have fun with dairy trivia in the Cowlege Bowl competition for all […]

Night skiing at Coronet Peak near Queenstown, New Zealand

Night skiing at Coronet Peak near Queenstown, New Zealand

Coronet Peak ski area, near Queenstown, kicked off night skiing  last weekend.   It  is operational from 4-9pm on Friday and Saturday nights and will continue late into the season, and  is the only ski area in New Zealand to offer this unique activity. Night skiing has been on offer at Coronet Peak for over […]

Baby strollers provided by Emirates at Dubai International Airport

Baby strollers provided by Emirates at Dubai International Airport

As a parent of two young boys, I suddenly find myself paying more attention with family-related travel matters, and so Emirates‘ recent annoucement caught my eye. The airline has launched a new complimentary service for passengers travelling with infants.   High quality Pierre Cardin baby strollers will now be available to parents on arrival, located […]

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Enjoy summer camp fun  as a family  at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, N.Y.   This AAA Four Diamond resort in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains will be offering its Family Traditions Package to encourage family togetherness through the enjoyment of the wilderness.  Often, parents spend vacation time participating […]

Special feature: Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio in the Italian Lakes

Special feature: Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio in the Italian Lakes

When you see a lone,  bright red Ferrari parked outside, you kind of already know that you have reached somewhere that’s likely to be grand and palatial. The entrance to the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni was in full bloom  when we arrived  in the  sleepy-but-romantic town of Bellagio earlier this month, and the interior lived […]

Levity II at the Windermere on Water festival, England

Levity II at the Windermere on Water festival, England

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to take in some of the new Windermere on Water festival in Cumbria. With children in tow, we visited Levity II which had just been re-located from Barcelona  and set up  in Bowness-on-Windermere.   In fact, it’s made appearances at venues all over the globe, including the Sydney Olympics […]

Special feature: Hotel Principe di Savoia Milano, Italy

Special feature: Hotel Principe di Savoia Milano, Italy

I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the exclusive and historically-unique  Hotel Principe di Savoia Milano  earlier this month.  This member of  the Dorchester Group is one of just two Milanese hotels that make it into the Condé Nast  top 700 hotels in the world. Occupying a great location on Piazza della Repubblica, it is  just […]

Kids’ Weeks at Yasawa Island Resort, Fiji

Fiji’s exclusive Yasawa Island Resort is preparing for a whole month of fun this winter as the resort repeats its popular Kids’ Weeks. Between June 16 and July 15, Yasawa will welcome kids of any age, making it one of the only five-star retreats in Fiji to accept children.   The minimum age is usually […]

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

Luxury holidays aren’t always about reclining beside a beautiful pool and being waited on hand and foot.   They can be more active affairs as exemplified by DuVine Adventures. Enjoying its 10th year of trading, this Somerville, MA based operator’s mission on their superb bike tours is “to engage your senses, nurture your curiosity and […]

Powder Byrne's "the first night's on us" promotion

Powder Byrne’s “the first night’s on us” promotion

Book a holiday for 7 nights or more with luxury family travel specialists Powder Byrne and your first night’s accommodation will be free of charge for the whole family in whichever accommodation type booked. This offer is available at three of their most stunning 5-star hotels: Anassa, Cyprus; The Residence, Tunisia; and Arabella, Mallorca. Offer […]

The Greenbrier Summer Getaway and Complimentary Gift

The Greenbrier Summer Getaway and Complimentary Gift

As the summer sun fills the sky,  The Greenbrier  at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, invites you and  your family to relax among the quiet of the Allegheny Mountains. Here, cool breezes calm the soul, and the rush of life simply fades. They have just announced their  summer getaway which  is only $446 inclusive per […]

Abercrombie & Kent goes kid-friendly

Abercrombie & Kent goes kid-friendly

Luxury operator Abercrombie & Kent hasn’t previously  been renowned for being kid-friendly, but all that looks set to change. The company has launched a new website, AKAdventureCrew.com, A&K’s new kids travel club. Children under the age of 14 who travel with A&K automatically become a member and benefit from things such as a free DVD […]

Very Important Baby Program at The Langham Boston

Very Important Baby Program at The Langham Boston

The Langham Boston  has announced  a new V.I.B. “Very Important Baby” Program which offers special packages for babies and small children. The hotel – which is located near Boston’s historic sites and attractions –  invites families to leave stress at home and stay at the luxury property. The VIB Concierge ensures that Very Important Babies […]

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