5 Family Friendly Winter Holidays

I was chatting to a friend recently who told me that their winter holidays had gone on hold since having children. This struck me as a crying shame because so many companies do cater for children. So I’ve done a bit of research and here are my top five family friendly winter holidays. With everything from skiing, to visiting Santa in Lapland, to UK short breaks there’s something for everyone. 1. Mark Warner Ski Holidays Mark Warner are well known for their first-class provisions for children, and their family friendly winter holidays are no exception. Mark Warner provide childcare for children aged…

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Looking for a camper van

This is a collaborative post. I’m not sure where the idea of the girls having an education on the road came from. My husband and I have always loved to travel but when we had the children, we accepted that we’d have to settle down for a few years. The problem is, whilst we were both ready to have children, settling down was never really on either of our agendas. When we went to Busfest last week, we both realised that we needed to start travelling sooner than anticipated. We’re not about to sell up and drive into the sunset…

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A visit to Busfest and the beginning of a plan

On Saturday, we headed to Busfest at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern. This is the largest VW van festival in the world and as it’s just up the road from us, we decided to go along for some inspiration. The big travel plan Both my husband and I travelled quite a lot before getting married, but neither of us did so as children. For me, there were road trips with the school brass band that took us into Europe and one holiday to Crete with my mum. But I never went further afield than that, so when I had the opportunity…

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A family holiday to the Elan Valley

After my trip to the Black Forest in Germany, my husband and the girls were all desperate to get away for a few days. Whilst it wasn’t practical to book any accommodation at such short notice for the bank holiday weekend, camping was the perfect alternative. So we headed off to the Elan Valley – which seems to be the only place in the UK that isn’t heaving with people during the last weekend in August! Accommodation It’s not often you go somewhere that forces you to completely unplug and get back in touch with nature. In fact, the Elan Valley is…

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Taking the stress out of travel with Holiday Extras

A couple of months ago, I was invited to do a spot of yoga at Airparks Birmingham with Holiday Extras. The idea was simple – they take the stress out of travelling so you head off on holiday feeling chilled. And it sparked my interest. In some research conducted by Holiday Extras in Birmingham, they discovered that 40% of people said that getting to the airport and long queues inside make them feel tense by the time they go on holiday. And I have to admit, I tend to be one of them. I usually get the train to the airport – and…

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