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Top 10 holiday essentials

I don’t know about you, but I spend most of the year waiting for my holiday. When I’m not on holiday, I’m thinking about holidays. So, here are our top 10 holiday essentials as demonstrated by Lia.   1. Beaches This one’s for the girls. For them, a holiday is all about building sandcastles, splashing in the waves and running around on the beach. The Mark Warner beach resorts tick all the boxes. Whether we go to Greece, Sardinia or Corsica the beautiful beaches will be perfect for our coast-loving children and their buckets and spades. 2. Fabulous food We are…

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20 tips for visiting Europa-Park theme park in Germany

Hidden away in the Black Forest in Germany is a theme park like no other. Europa-Park is a family-run park and yet it is enormous – one of the biggest in Europe. Each area of the park is based on a different European country. Beside the main theme park lie a selection of upmarket hotels, a camp resort with wagons, log cabins and teepees and a campsite. There’s even an open water swimming lake and a nature reserve. Here are my top 20 tips for making the most of your visit. 1. Check what’s on before you go Europa-Park host a…

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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

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 for a year, but we…

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A family camping holiday in the Elan Valley

The Elan Valley in Wales is a lovely place to visit at any time of year, but here’s a top tip. It seems to be the only place in the UK that isn’t heaving with people during the last weekend in August. We decided to head there for a short break over the bank holiday weekend. We booked a campsite we’d never heard of and took a chance. Luckily, it paid off. Here’s what you need to know about a family holiday to the Elan Valley. Accommodation in the Elan Valley We love camping, so our first choice for accommodation…

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