Category: Family Travel

Some people just don't 'get' the internet!

Some people just don’t ‘get’ the internet!

I recently read a newspaper article about The New White Lion at Llandovery in Wales and thought I would check them out with a view to a short stay with my family later this month.   The first thing that strikes me is that there’s an air of quality about the site, a nice choice […]

ChazzFest 2007

ChazzFest 2007

The Charleston Music & Heritage Festival, better known as ChazzFest, will celebrate music, food and culture of the American South on 22nd September 2007 in Charleston, SC. Festival-goers will experience four stages of world-class music, sample Southern foods from top chefs, meet craftspeople and celebrated artisans and be invited to make a day of it. […]

Pirate Adventure Package from Jumby Bay

Pirate Adventure Package from Jumby Bay

Shiver me timbers! Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort in Antigua, is offering a Pirate Adventure Package until the end of October 2007. The package consists of 7 nights in an Oceanview Suite, all meals included, a Pirate Movie Night under the stars, a Private Island Treasure Hunt, a Caribbean Beach Party, a Sunday Pancake Party […]

Family deals at De Vere

Family deals at De Vere

With De Vere Heritage, a short break is tailor-made for every member of the family, at a price that won’t break the bank. Whether it’s well-earned relaxation, pure escapism or exciting leisure activities you yearn for, De Vere Heritage helps you meet the greatest challenge of all – keep yourself as happy as the kids. […]

Sensational Kids from Omni Hotels

Sensational Kids from Omni Hotels

A complimentary gift bag full of sensory trinkets, cookies and milk each night, and a suitcase full of books and games – what more could a kid ask for?   Omni Hotels‘ kids program has received an extensive childlike makeover designed to create a memorable stay for its youngest travelers.   The new Omni Sensational […]

Frank Gehry-designed playground

Frank Gehry-designed playground

An original Frank Gehry-designed playground, costing $4 million,  is to grace New York’s  Battery Park. Gehry, the architect behind the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Hotel Marqués De Riscal in Rioja wine country, among many other projects,  is famous for his unique, modern style.  

5 new beachfront resort properties in Panama City, Florida

5 new beachfront resort properties in Panama City, Florida

Waterstone Resorts has just introduced the new Ocean Ritz property, which joins Calypso Resort and Towers, Twin Palms, Emerald Isle, and Ocean Villa, bringing five new beachfront resort luxury properties to Panama City, Florida. In conjunction with the new opening, Waterstone Resorts is currently offering a Family Spring Break Vacation rate with gulf front condominiums […]

Easter Bank Holiday events with English Heritage

Easter Bank Holiday events with English Heritage

If you still haven’t decided what to do for Easter,  English Heritage  have a fun packed programme of events planned over the Easter bank holiday weekend, ranging from traditional Easter egg hunts to medieval knights’ trails at historic sites across the country. Fed up with Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs?  They’ve put together Bank Holiday […]

Family fun on safari

Family fun on safari

Special “Pooh Walks” to learn how to identify droppings and spoor, fishing and frogging safaris, bark-rubbing expeditions and baking cookies with the chefs for afternoon tea are just a taste of what’s in store for children at CC Africa‘s family-friendly safari lodges… ensuring an unforgettable safari experience for the entire family! Click here for a […]

Hope Lake Lodge development in Cortland, NY

Hope Lake Lodge development in Cortland, NY

Construction on Hope Lake Lodge in Cortland, NY will begin shortly. The year-round family resort will include the renowned Greek Peak Ski Resort, a new 106-room Lexington Resort and Villas, an indoor water park, restaurant, and a Cascades International Spa. The second phase of the development will include an 18-hole championship golf course, a corporate […]

Four Seasons and Disney in partnership for new luxury resort

Four Seasons and Disney in partnership for new luxury resort

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts  are to  build a luxury hotel and 18-hole championship golf course along the northeast border of Walt Disney World Resort  in Florida. It’s early days and the opening of the new hotel is not expected until 2010. Meg Crofton, President of Walt Disney World Resort said: These projects are first-of-a-kind […]

American Girl Package from Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel

American Girl Package from Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel

American Girl Place is the place for girls; the place where imaginations soar from boutiques to cafés, to theatres and beyond. Why not extend your experience  and  stay at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel, taking advantage of its American Girl Chicago hotel package? The package starts from $159, includes milk and cookies at […]

24th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival

24th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Historic and beautiful Boone Hall Plantation will be the venue for the 24th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival, held on 28th January 2007 in Mount Pleasant, SC. This family-oriented event will feature an incredible 65,000 lbs of oysters! Oyster shucking and eating contests, two tractor-trailer loads of single select oysters sold by the bucket, live music, […]

The Ritz Restaurant Luncheon

The Ritz Restaurant Luncheon

Executive Chef at London’s The Ritz, John Williams, is delighted to reprise his special lunch menu for the New Year. The £38 three-course luncheon, including coffee is perfect for business people on the go or for a lunchtime catch up with friends and family. Visit  this link  for a sample menu.

FamTASTIC offer in Italy, from Starwood

FamTASTIC offer in Italy, from Starwood

Stay with your family at at participating Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Italy and enjoy daily buffet breakfast and 50% off additional accommodation for children up to 17 years of age. A 50% discount on one lunch or dinner applies for stays of 3 nights or more. The offer is valid for stays booked and […]

Temporary ice rink at Oxford Castle, UK

Temporary ice rink at Oxford Castle, UK

Come and enjoy the festive season at the Oxford Castle ice rink – south-east England’s most magical ice skating experience! The ice rink  can be found  temporarily  within the walls of William the Conqueror’s 1,000-year-old castle. Younger visitors can join Santa and his friends in the fabulous Christmas grotto.   If you don’t want to […]