Why Haven holidays are not for us

Social media is full of ‘perfect’ lives. Glorious, happy holidays to beautiful places. When I share information about a place we’ve visited, it’s almost always positive because it’s a recommendation. Often, they’re places we’ve paid to go to and I share them so others can discover a place we love. But life’s not always like that. Sometimes we go somewhere and it’s not great. And that can be important to share too. So, this is what happened when we went on a Haven Holiday. Why Haven? As the girls get older, we try to go on holidays to places where…

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A dog friendly family holiday at Hoburne Blue Anchor

When we holiday in the UK, being able to take the dog is a priority. We make the odd exception for a short break but where possible, we want her to be able to come. So, when Hoburne got in touch and asked if we’d like to go and stay at their gorgeous resort in Blue Anchor, my first question was whether Bubbles was invited too. As it turns out, not only is the Blue Anchor resort dog friendly, but so is the beach. Hoburne Blue Anchor resort The Hoburne resort at Blue Anchor has a range of static caravans…

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Dog friendly family camping Pencarnan Farm Pembrokeshire

We are always looking for dog friendly accommodation. Camping is often the best option, especially now we have the van. So, with a couple of days to spare over the bank holiday, we headed for the coast. By pure chance, we found and booked one of the most incredible campsites we’ve ever been to. In fact, it was so good that I was almost reluctant to share it. Pencarnan Farm is a hidden gem that we’ll go back to again and again. Pencarnan Farm Pencarnan is a working farm on the most westerly edge of Pembrokeshire. It is located right…

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Dog friendly accommodation around the UK to suit every budget

For many of us, dogs are part of the family. And when you’re travelling in the UK, you want to bring them with you. But I’ve recently noticed a trend towards accommodation declaring itself ‘dog friendly’ when, quite frankly, it isn’t. There are so many restrictions that unless you have one small dog that doesn’t shed hair or have vocal chords, you can’t bring them. So, here’s a list of UK hotels, pubs, self-catering accommodation, caravan parks and campsites that are dog friendly. I’ve listed any restrictions that may prevent you from bringing your dog, such as only allowing one…

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7 tips to take the stress out of travelling with children

According to the Telegraph, going on holiday has a plethora of benefits for a child, helping with everything from family bonding to stress relief. For us parents though, travelling with children can strike fear into our hearts. Will the journey be horrific, will they fight and most importantly, how can we keep them safe? Here are 7 tips to take the stress out of travel with kids and a giveaway to make it easier. 1. Slow it down The first rule of travel with children is that it takes longer. So, don’t rush. Leave time for stops. Not just toilet…

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A holiday to the snow when skiing is off the agenda

This is a collaborative post.  Two and a half years ago, our lives changed in the blink of an eye. My husband has still not recovered from the accident he had on that fateful day. Our lives revolve around the big things that have changed. The activities we can no longer do together and the financial strain we are still under. But sometimes, we stop and think about the little things that our girls will miss out on. Winter holidays We’ve always been relatively optimistic that my husband will ski again. But now, the girls are reaching the age where we…

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Family travel tips #21

Is anybody else utterly ready for half term now? It’s not too long since the children went back to school but I’m all set for another break and hopefully a few days away. The past fortnight has consisted of bad weather and illness in our house. Days out in the fresh air when we’ve all been well have been such a relief! Featured posts Lots of lovely Wintery posts were linked up to our last family travel tips. Unfortunately, we’re not in a position to take part in Winter sports as a family at the moment, so I’ve been reading…

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