Category: Travel

Trip Diary: Hello Hong Kong!

It’s been a while since I’ve written, principally because the last few weeks have been a flurry of activity and preparation for our latest trip – Australia with visits to Hong Kong and Singapore along our way. Its the biggest trip we’ve made so far as a family of five with a lot of adventures …

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10 Travel Essentials for Active Outdoor Family Holidays

Travel Essentials for Kids

  It’s August and peak holiday season! For some of us that means heading off to chase the sun. If that’s you, then I might be trying to squeeze into your suitcase – it’s tipping it down outside as I write this! For others it will be exploring the wonderful countryside of the UK. One …

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The Essential Pre-Holiday Admin List for Travelling Abroad with Kids

Essential Pre-Holiday Admin List for Travelling Abroad with Kids

The summer holidays are nearly upon us. For many of us that means dusting down our suitcases in preparation for travelling abroad with the kids.  If, like me, you’re prone to leaving things to the last minute then here’s a handy pre-holiday admin list of all those documents and administrative bits and bobs you need …

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Motorway Stop-Offs: The Lake District for a Day.

A591 Lake District Motorway Service Station Alternative

The Lake District for just a day? Aficionados of this UK tourist hotspot will no doubt be outraged by the title of this post! The captivating contrast of craggy mountain and deep still water that has inspired the likes of Wordsworth, Wainwright, Beatrix Potter and so many outdoor enthusiasts surely cannot be enjoyed at such …

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Days Out: The Wonder Woods & Gardens of Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames

My first encounter with Stonor Park was in pre-baby days. My husband and I set out on a walk starting from just outside the impressively grand gates. We climed through the gorgeous deer park overlooking the house on the Shakespeare Way and continuing over the ridge of the hill beyond on to Turville. We returned …

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Days Out: An Autumnal Revisit to Westonbirt Arboretum

Autumn at Westonbirt arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum has always been a place of seasonal pilgrimage for me since childhood. Although no longer West Country based, we still like to visit when we can particularly at this time of year. Autumn this year has been wonderful. Last summer petered out into damp, windy days that dissolved the trees’ foliage into a …

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Days Out: Housesteads Roman Fort, Northumberland

Housesteads Roman Fort, Northumberland, Family Days Out

It is almost impossible when travelling through Nothumberland to escape constant reminders of Roman Britain, even around 1600 years after the Romans finally left Britain! We arrived in Northumberland on a Friday evening in June.  Despite being nearly 2300 at night, the sky was that deep murky blue-black of mid-summer. Not quite dark but dusky …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Visiting the Farne Islands, Northumberland with Children

Shag, seabirds, Farne Islands with children

Taking young children on a bird-watching boat trip might not spring instantly to mind. If you’re in Northumberland between April and July though, it really ought to. You don’t have to be a nature buff to appreciate the Farne Islands nor do your children need to know their coots from their woodpeckers. This is an …

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Family Days Out: The Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne

Swiss Museum of Transport

  The Swiss Museum of Transport is a great day out by itself or combined with a visit to its beautiful lakeside setting near Lucerne. Covering everything from trains to planes and even space exploration, the museum is aimed at children and adults alike and offers something to interest, educate or entertain all ages – …

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Review: Meet & Greet Service, Purple Parking at London Heathrow

meet-greet Purple Parking Review

We are really fortunate to have London Heathrow Airport as our closest airport. To have 80 different airlines flying to more than 180 destinations across the world is a big bonus when you enjoy travelling. We rarely fly from elsewhere. Despite living under an hour away, getting to London Heathrow Airport on the other hand …

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