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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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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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 Kielder Forest 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…

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What’s on West Midlands Summer holidays 2017

The school summer holidays can seem a little overwhelming from a parent’s point of view. Luckily if you’re in the West Midlands, there’s loads going on to keep you entertained. These 58 West Midlands family days out are a great starting point. But there are also various special events going on during the school holidays. Do check the relevant websites for full details. All Summer holidays Ackers Adventure – Birmingham Everyday adventures school holiday scheme. Each day includes at least two outdoor activities along with crafts and games. Children can attend for a day or a whole week. Activities include skiing, kayaking,…

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The boredom busting summer holiday fun list

Summer holidays. The bane of our lives or six precious weeks with our beloved offspring. As a work from home mum, I have mixed emotions as the summer break creeps up on us. It’s going to be tough trying to work and entertain the kids full time. But at the same time, I’m looking forward to it. And to help us along, the children and I have come up with a genius idea to prevent boredom. The boredom busting summer holiday fun list For the first couple of weeks of the holidays, we’ll be going camping. My husband will be with us and…

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