Family Travel Tips #20

Well, after a somewhat impromptu break over Christmas, family travel tips is back! I look forward to reading about everyone’s adventures over the past few weeks. I’ve been green with envy at some people’s posts about ski trips and Aurora watching! Featured posts It seems like an awfully long time since the last linky. However, a post from Tin Box Traveller about Cornish Myths and Legends has stuck in my mind. I have to admit to being a little biased as I love Cornwall anyway. But this fascinating post about sea monsters, mermaids and giant killers has made up my…

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The best UK family travel destinations for every month of the year

At this time of year, I always start thinking about holidays. With Christmas behind us, the next break is much needed. During 2018, we probably won’t venture much further than the UK. And it’s easy to think that a UK holiday could be ruined by the weather. But whatever time of year you go, UK family travel bloggers have some suggestions for the perfect UK destination. January Ayrshire: “I’d suggest Ayrshire in January. It’s the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs and get out in to the fresh air. We just loved our rambles on the beach, cycling around…

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An exciting new holiday experience at Villages Nature® Paris

This is a collaborative post.  No short break is more exciting for a child than a visit to Disneyland® Paris. And yet, a new concept threatens to make a visit to that most magical destination even better. The combined brainchild of Disney and Center Parcs, each brings a unique expertise in exploration and entertainment. The result is five totally immersive worlds, combining to create the perfect holiday. What is Villages Nature® Paris? Located just 6km from Disneyland® Paris and 32km from Paris itself, Villages Nature® Paris is a holiday resort with a difference. It is environmentally friendly and aims for zero carbon and…

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Family Travel Tips #18

Welcome to the latest Family Travel Tips linky. As the temperature drops, our thoughts this week are turning to Winter holidays. Whether it’s a week in the sun, a ski holiday or a city break to embrace the chilly weather, they’re a great  way to break up the daily grind of Winter. I look forward to reading about what everyone has been up to over the past couple of weeks. Featured posts When I’m commenting on posts from this linky, the thing I enjoy the most is the variety. Last time, posts varied from tips and tricks for travelling with…

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10 tips for cutting the cost of a Winter city break

There’s nothing better than a city break to combat the daily grind of Winter. The sights and smells of Christmas events. The crisp, frosty morning walks and the excitement of exploring a new place. But let’s face it, it can be pricey. So, if you want to get away with the family this year, here are a few tips to keep costs down. 1. Choose your destination wisely The most famous landmarks are not necessarily the most beautiful. If the romance of browsing Parisian boutiques for Christmas gifts appeals to you, consider heading to Nantes instead. It’s just two hours…

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Family Travel Tips #11

It is a sign of how exciting the summer holidays are that the past fortnight has flown by. We’ve been camping in the mud in Kielder Forest and having a bit of a tech break. There was no phone signal at all and somewhat sketchy WiFi. So instead we spent time cycling, walking and generally enjoying the scenery. Now that we’re back to civilisation, I can’t wait to hear what everyone else has been up to! Featured posts Carrie and I had a bit of a dilemma about our featured posts this week. I had initially chosen Dave’s post about glamping…

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10 tips for visiting Kielder Forest in Northumberland

We bundled the kids and dogs into the car and set off on a mammoth drive to Kielder Forest. After setting up camp at the beautiful Kielder Village Campsite, we embarked on an epic battle with mud, rain and midges. Here are our top tips for visiting Kielder Forest. 1. Be prepared for the midges We thought we were prepared for the midges. We had both cream and spray repellant with us and we knew we’d need to keep the tent doors closed to avoid letting them in at night. But this really wasn’t enough. Our first mistake was that the insect repellant was…

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