Category: Family Travel

Special feature: Evian Royal Resort, Evian, France

Special feature: Evian Royal Resort, Evian, France

It’s hard to know where to start with the Evian Royal Resort. Within the resort there are two hotels (the Evian Royal Palace and the Evian Royal Ermitage), with two spas (the Evian Royal Spa and the Spa Maison respectively), the Grange au Lac auditorium, the Evian Royal Kids Resort, a rose garden, a vegetable […]

La Costa's Holiday Traditions Package

La Costa’s Holiday Traditions Package

Save 35% at La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA with the Holiday Traditions Package, featuring accommodation, daily breakfast, complimentary half-day Kidtopia registration and more, with rates from just $335 per night (plus taxes and $20 daily resort charge). A great place to enjoy a unique and magical holiday vacation experience!

Pumpkin Fest at Fearrington, North Carolina

Pumpkin Fest at Fearrington, North Carolina

Featuring dozens of elaborately carved pumpkins, the Pumpkin Fest at Fearrington consists of Spooky Storytime at McIntyre’s, a kids’ hay bale maze and great live music. It will be held from 6pm-8pm on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October.

Fish or Treat

Fish or Treat

Experience an all-night Halloween adventure at Vancouver Aquarium after everyone has gone home. Join them to explore the Aquarium in search of aquatic animals and then curl up in your sleeping bag in front of the majestic beluga whales in their Arctic Canada underwater viewing gallery. Minimum age 6 years. Cost is $100 per person […]

The most unique spa in the world?

The most unique spa in the world?

In northern Mauritius you will find what could be arguably described as the most unique spa in the world. Le Cannonier is a family friendly hotel and resort close to the shopping of Grand Baie and with beautiful views of the  Indian Ocean  and  18th Century sea-facing canons from where the property gets is name. […]

Special feature: Parkhotel Delta, Ascona, Switzerland

Special feature: Parkhotel Delta, Ascona, Switzerland

During the summer we spent 9 enjoyable days at the five-star  Parkhotel Delta in the Ticino region of Switzerland.   Owned by Barbara Ambrosoli, the hotel is managed by Thomas Steiner who is no stranger to the luxury hotel industry, with previous experience at  Austria’s Grand Park Hotel Bad Hofgastein  and  Hotel Gasthof Post Lech, […]

Arkansas Apple Festival

Arkansas Apple Festival

Another apple festival taking place this weekend is the Arkansas Apple Festival at Lincoln, in the north-west corner of the state. The event offers a great family day out, with a wide variety of arts and crafts accompanied by lots of music and, of course, apples!  One of the highlights is the Apple Core Throwing […]

Orlando's new Rosen Shingle Creek Resort now open

Orlando’s new Rosen Shingle Creek Resort now open

Orlando Florida’s newest resort – the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort – is a $300-million, 230-acre, 1,500-room  resort from Rosen Hotels & Resorts. Equipped with an 18-hole golf course designed by David Harman, nine lounges and restaurants, a truly enormous ballroom, a full-service spa and no less than four outdoor pools, the resort is superbly equipped. […]

2006 Farm Attractions of the Year

2006 Farm Attractions of the Year

A day out on a farm is great fun for the family and the National Farm Attraction Network (NFAN) in  England has just announced the winners of  its 2006 Farm Attractions of the Year.  Not in its fifth year, awards are divided into three categories according to the size of each attraction. Category A (over […]

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 […]