Peppa Pig World Review - A First Timers Guide To Peppa Pig World

Here is a First Timers Guide to Peppa Pig World! Perfect time to visit now the bigger kids are back at school.

Flying With A Baby - Family Travel

Digital Kids Show is returning this November

An amazing fun family day out has returned to Event City in Manchester on 18th and 19th November this year. With six sellout tours, countless TV appearances and accomplishments including winning BGT 8 years ago Diversity are heading to the Digital Kids Show! An amazing lineup of some of the world’s biggest YouTubers including gaming legend Ali-A and authors Oli White and Amy Lee will all be waiting to wow you with four hours of live entertainment including a spectacular science show. [ 283 more words ]

Willows Activity Farm, St Albans

Find out what we thought of Willows Activity Farm We left home nice and early to arrive at Willows Activity Farm for their opening time, aiming to make the most of our day out. When pulling off the M25 I was slightly scared to see we were one of many cars flowing into the car park before the farm even opened. [ 774 more words ]

2018 - 11th Coaching Trip

I know some of you followed our trip with interest. Who fancies it next year???

Discovering Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains with kids - mummytravels

Proving your holidays don't have to be Europe based is MummyTravels - family travel

St Berts Clothing at Center Parcs

We had a fab weekend recently to Center Parcs and I've got a full review to follow but I also have a lot of photos to process before I can write it. We have however found time to make a video - well Lily has and you can find that at the bottom of the post. Whilst I was sharing photos on social media of our trip loads of you asked where our gorgeous Rainbow hoodies were from. [ 414 more words ]

Is Blackpool a Family Friendly Destination?

When you think of Blackpool it conjures up many images, but is Blackpool a Family Friendly Destination? You may have fond memories of day trips with Grandparents if you were brought up in the region, blurred memories if you’ve ever been there on a stag/hen do, or indeed no memories at all. I fall into the latter, having only visited once, a trip to the rock factory, when I was a brownie (so more than, ahem, 30 years ago). [ 1,575 more word ]

Our Family Holiday To Mark Warner Lakitira With Teens Part 1

Why you need to book a Mark Warner Holidays with Teens by Extraordinary Chaos, Family Travel & Lifestyle Blog

Timeline Photos

Top 10 movies about travel. How many of these have you see? I have to confess I've only watched 4!

After watching you won't be able to sit still:
- "Knockin' on Heaven's Door";
- "The Incredible Life of Walter Mitty";
- "Out Of Africa";
- "Lost in Translation";
- "Into the Wild";
- "Seven Years in Tibet";
- "The Way Home";
- "Outland";
- "Midnight in Paris";
- "Barack".

Our Center Parcs, Lake District trip to Whinfell Forest

Why not check out what we thought of an all seasons trip to Whinfell Forest Center Parcs UK for Lily's birthday last weekend. You can probably tell from Lily's face what she thought!


5 Reasons to Visit Dorset with Kids

Between Hampshire and Devon, Dorset can be overlooked for a holiday but here are 5 reasons why you should visit Dorset with kids. 1. Beaches Miles and miles and miles of amazing beaches. The Jurassic Coast is 96 miles of glorious coastline between Old Harry Rocks at Studland, all the way to Lyme Bay in West Dorset and into Devon. It doesn't have to be sunny to enjoy the beaches in the UK and your kids will love you for taking you to the beach come rain or shine, just pack the buckets and spaces and off you go. [ 703 more words ]

24 Hours in Josselin with Kids | Visit Brittany

Josselin is a beautiful medieval town in Brittany set on the river Oust. Josselin boasts a beautiful château, a bustling town square with restaurants, cafes and a busy Saturday market. Combine those with a warm and welcoming Bed & Breakfast with a family room on the top floor and you have the perfect place to visit for a couple of nights with kids.

Fans of Brittany

Everything Mummy

Sounds like a great day out!

River Dart Country Park – Our Favourite Day Out in Devon!

Have you ever been to River Dart Country Park? It's way more exciting than it sounds!

Five reasons why our family loves travelling by ferry - the Pigeon Pair and Me

5 Reasons why The Pigeon Pair and Me - family travel, kids' culture and London life love to travel by ferry!

The Next Generation of Family Events - Eventbrite UK Blog

Are you planning any Family Events later this year or next? If so here is an excellent e-book from Eventbrite that you can download, that I may happen to have written the foreword for! #ad

Haven Thornwick Bay Holiday Village | Family Holiday

This year we made the decision to not go abroad for our summer holiday. The biggest reason was that our youngest, who is 2, is a bit of a handful and requires a lot of attention. We thought that it made sense to avoid airports and flights and opted to holiday in the UK instead. After discussing it over, we decided why not try up North…I know the age old saying ‘it’s grim up North', but Hannah has happy memories of her childhood up there, being Northern herself!


Haven Thornwick Bay Holiday Village | Family Holiday

There is some simply stunning scenery close to Haven's site at Thornwick Bay. Take a minute and come and watch this wonderful video made by What Alex Did when they went on a family holiday for Mini Travellers.

7 News Sydney

This headline makes me so very very cross: I mean it's ludicrous and wants me to shout from the rooftops about how clever and brilliant my three Caesarian born children are. I mean just what!!!!!

Travel Tips: Craft Time Mosaics

Craft Time Mosaics are perfect for travelling with kids!

Planet Hollywood Observatory | Disney Springs

The fabulous newly re-opened Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs. Have you been??

Cruising with Kids

Come along and meet the team for Cruising with Kids we are all very nice!

I'm pulling together a post on The Camping and Caravanning Club sites - are there any you have stayed at and would recommend and if so do you have a comment or two as to why?

Review: Lullaby Shade for Buggies

Does the Lullaby Shades for Buggies work? With both my children I have used shades to create a dark environment for them to sleep in their buggies. My mum could never understand it and often joked about ‘sensory deprivation’, but do you know what, it seemed to work. It does mean we have tried a lot of different shades, in fact we never leave the house without one. [ 992 more words ]

Photos from Mini Travellers - Family Travel's post

Updated with Video of Polly's arrival!!

On Saturday I posted a message about a little girl who had lost her favourite doll 'Polly' and her mum couldn't buy another as it wasn't available anywhere. You amazing people shared the message, suggested ideas of how to get one and generally rallied the troops! However one of my amazing readers realised they had one 'spare' and have today sent the little girl her dolly back - but not only have they posted it from Scotland to Wales out of the goodness of their heart, they went that one step further and sent the little girl pictures of Polly enjoying her holiday in Scotland and then getting to the airport to fly home to her. It was such a nice gesture that has really restored my faith in the kindness of people! Thank you so much Smith Maclove.

Boroughbridge Camping and Caravan Club Review

Boroughbridge Camping and Caravan Club site is located just off the A1 and near to Ripon, Harrogate and York. Due to its location it is often used as a stop-over site for people travelling between the north and south and vice-versa. However, reading the reviews of the site fans of it encouraged campers to see it as more than a stop-over and to see it as a great base for a holiday.

What Will You Find At The Forbidden Corner

Have you ever been to the The Forbidden Corner - Official? If not - you should!

An epic caravan holiday in England - our family road trip itinerary - Tin Box Traveller

Ever thought about a Caravan? You can have some amazing trips in one!

Tin Box Traveller - family travel blog

Spooky Halloween at Chessington World of Adventures

How about Halloween at Chessington World of Adventures Resort it's spooky!!

The Highway Rat Confirmed for Christmas 2017

Look out for the beautiful new animation of The Highway Rat on TV this Christmas on BBC1 and to celebrate you can enter our competition to win a copy of the book!

Based on the much loved children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The Highway Rat tells the tale of a greedy rat who tyrannises animals along the highway, as he steals their food at every opportunity: clover from a rabbit, nuts from a squirrel, a leaf from some ants - he even steals his own horse's hay.

Review: The Night Pirates, Rose Theatre Kingston

The Night Pirates at Rose Theatre Kingston (9 to 16th September 2017) My little girl crew thoroughly enjoyed this energetic musical adaptation of The Night Pirates written 10 years ago by Peter Harris and Deborah Albright. The musical, adapted and directed by Miranda Larson, celebrates storytelling and imagination with high-energy dancing and singing. The storytellers take to the stage to share the story of a little boy, Tom, who is invited to join the a crew of rough-tough little girl pirates, despite being a boy. [ 249 more words ]

A Family Cruising Blog -

I am delighted to announce the launch of Cruising with Kids 🛳️🛳️ A family cruise blog designed for parents of children of all ages looking for cruise reviews, cruise news, tips and tricks, port information and pre-cruise ideas.
I have set up the blog with three of my fellow family travel bloggers -Lisa from Travel Loving Family Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos, Family Travel & Lifestyle Blog and Claire from Tin Box Traveller - family travel blog. We are all mums who understand the pressures and rewards of travelling with kids. We want to bring you the very best advice based on our experiences of cruising with babies, toddlers, tweens and teens.

Whether you’re a first time cruising family or looking for your next seaborne itinerary, we hope you’ll be inspired by the tried and tested experiences you'll find at

Cruising with Kids

8 Unmissable Cruise Experiences from Cruising with Kids

Monday Escapes

Hello there after what seems like a lifetime of Mondays without this lovely travel community and linky. Did you have a great summer? We can't wait to hear all about it in your linked posts. But first, the Monday Escapes team have an exciting announcement. The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that Monday Escapes has restarted a week later than promised. [ 1,113 more word ]

Emma Bridgewater Factory Tour with Kids

Can you do an Emma Bridgewater Factory Tour with Kids?

Update! Thanks so much for all your help we've found one!

Can anyone help?? We all know how heartbreaking it is when a favourite toy is lost!

We are at Center Parcs this weekend and I'm hopefully going to be putting together an Ultimate Guide - if you have any tips or tricks about any of the parks including where you prefer to stay onsite or which activities etc you love please do share them with me.

Experience Karma St Martin's, Isles of Scilly - Otis & Us

This trip to the Scilly Isles looks amazing!

Otis and Us - Family Travel Blog

Pre-School Years are the Best Years to Travel to Exotic Destinations with Kids

Would you like to go to an exotic destination with your family? Pre-school years can be a the best time to take advantage of off-peak rates for a tropical holiday, before you’re tied in to travelling only during school holidays. The only challenge may be taking a longer flight with younger children. However, provided you are well prepared, there shouldn’t be any problems and you can enjoy a holiday of a lifetime, at a better rate. [ 1,252 more word ]

Pot-a-Doodle-Do, Northumberland – Glamping

Pot-a-Doodle-do, a great place for a family glamping trip in Northumberland!

9 National Trust Days Out with Children in the North West & The Lakes

9 National Trust days for children in the North West including NT Speke Hall Dunham Massey National Trust Tatton Park Lyme Park NT

Day Trip to Liverpool with Kids

A trip across the Mersey for a day out in Liverpool with the kids

Glamping at Tamar Lake | Family Friendly Campsite Cornwall

We were invited to stay at Tamar Lake campsite this August, in a ‘glamping’ pod. Tamar Lake straddles the borders of Devon and Cornwall- apparently the old border line falls in the middle of the lake! The camspite is in a beautiful setting overlooking the lake and has around 20 pitches for either tents or campervans, some with electric hook up.

SW Lakes

Channel 4

Worth 5 minutes this. Really 😊

Learn to Read with Reading Eggs | Review

Now they are back to school how about checking out this free trial of the Reading Eggs scheme. Will fabulously complement their reading journey!

#ad - but we really loved it!

5 free things to do in Windsor with kids (and where to splash the cash if you're feeling flush) - Tin Box Traveller

5 Free Things to do in Windsor with the Kids (and some to splash the cash too!)

Tin Box Traveller - family travel blog

Cruising with Kids

Like cruising? Find out how you can get FREE tickets to the Birmingham Cruise Show!

The Kidunk Outdoor Suit for Pre-Schoolers

During our recent visit to the Just So Festival drawn by the appeal of bubbles, a sandpit and some fabulous craft, we bumped into the lovely people at Kidunk Clothing and were asked to review their new outdoor suit especially designed for pre-schoolers who like to get messy! Super practical and stylish, Kidunk clothing has been designed to fill the gap between ‘boring old waterproofs’ and ‘impractical fashion clothes’.

BBC Family & Education News

It doesn't matter how many times I watch this I still love it!

Lemonade Holidays

Experience the best skiing in Val d'Isere with Mark Warner