Category: Travel

Flying Long-Haul with Babies and Young Children with Virgin Atlantic, Part 1: Flight booking tips

Flying Long Haul with Kids on Virgin Atlantic

We are counting down the days until we head to California. As it gets closer the reality of flying long-haul solo with an in-lap infant and a soon-to-be 4 year old is dawning on me. Whilst I try and wriggle my flight-averse legs under a hopefully slumbering toddler, my husband will be lording …

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The Family Travel Show: Win tickets to Olympia, London

Secluded beach, Ithica, Greece

Travel is one of my great loves. Discovering beautiful and fascinating new places, learning about a new culture and discovering a million little granules of knowledge that you’d never have acquired at home – these are just a few of the reasons why I love exploring the world. Travelling with kids makes that experience even …

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The Ridgeway National Trail: Heading north at last!

Ridgeway National Trail

A month ago we headed out of the house with the usual assortment of hiking boots, baby carriers, water bottles and rain coats. Our destination for the day was just south of Swindon and our aim to continue our family challenge of walking the Ridgeway National Trail in family-friendly chunks.

We started walking the Ridgeway …

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Bringing Nature Indoors with Oriel Hicks at the Phoenix Craft Studios, Scilly

Painting with Oriel Hicks at The Phoenix Craft Studios, Baby Routes

Close your eyes and imagine an artist’s palette of Agapanthus Blue, Tresco Aquamarine, Dappled Seal Grey, St. Martin’s Sand Gold or Hotentot Pink. Perhaps throw in some Storm Black, Sea-Mist Silver and Heather Green. If you’ve been to the Isles of Scilly then this is no doubt how those glorious …

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Our Escape to the Countryside at Busses Farm, Sussex

Escape to the Countryside

As the rain hammers on the window as I write, my mind is back in the sunshine of the Yoghurt Rooms campsite two weekends ago. We were there for Escape to the Countryside – a small, back-to-nature family festival held on organic Busses Farm in rural Sussex. Roo spent most …

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Test Driving the Tardis: An Outdoorsy Mum’s Perspective on the new Skoda Superb

Skoda Superb review, Scotland, family car reviews, Baby Routes

It’s not every day you are invited to travel on a private jet to a UK car launch. Unless you are a motoring journalist in which case, it transpires,  fancy car events are your bread and butter. Or should that be your caviar and champagne?

Joining the team from Skoda on a plane …

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Summer Holiday Skiing: Keeping Cool at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Indoor skiing with children, The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

The temperatures outside may be in the high-teens and twenties but there’s definitely a wintery feel in the Baby Routes house right now. A few weeks back our first Christmas present of the year arrived. It came via a rare car journey from Switzerland so I’m guessing it is something …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Isles of Scilly Flower Scavenger Hunt

 

If you are planning on a visit to the Isles of Scilly then there are a two bits of kit you will definitely need to pack: comfortable shoes for walking in and a rain/windproof layer! There is no getting away from it – the Isles of Scilly are best enjoyed outdoors and no matter …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Running Wild on Scilly.

Roo looking out over Tresco, Isles of Scilly Wildlife. and Travel with Children

On our first afternoon on the Isles of Scilly we found ourselves on Porth Cressa beach watching a blackbird rummaging through seaweed. A blackbird? On a beach? Within touching distance of two very wriggly children? Where we come from the blackbirds eat worms and shout at us in loud indignation should we dare to …

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Departing for Scilly: Voyaging by Sea on the Scillonian III

Scillonian III Ferry, Isles of Scilly

In our household the moment of departure for a trip is always the start of the holiday. Up until that point we are in chaos- washing last minute clothes, watering plants, catching children, unpacking and repacking for the third time…Then, after the ring of an uncharitably early alarm clock, it is time for …

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