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6 essentials for a beach trip with the kids

6 essentials for a beach trip with the kids - words Adriana Wicks The summer holidays are rapidly approaching, you’ve got your suitcase out the loft and your passport in hand, but what do you need to pack to e...
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Hoi An Lantern Festival: Full Moon in Vietnam

The Full Moon festival is celebrated across Vietnam but the UNESCO-listed town of Hoi An is the key destination for enjoying the monthly festivities thanks to the Hoi An lantern festival. This  year the Four Se...
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Inkaterra: Family adventures in the heart of darkest Peru

For serious adventure seekers, travel connoisseurs and nature lovers, a trip to Peru this spring or summer is about as thrilling as it gets. And if you don't know where to start - who would? - try the marvellou...
Dazzle & Fizz Kids Party

Dazzle & Fizz: Pimp up your party!

From balloon modellers to pass the parcel to magic shows to musical bumps, children’s parties can be a tightrope act somewhere between happy smiles and total meltdown (and that's just you)! They're no mean fea...
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Kid-Friendly short break destinations

Kid-Friendly short break destinations - words Alison Webb As the schools start up again and the summer holidays come to an end it is time for the kids to focus on their schoolwork, adjust to their new schedule...
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Sun Gardens Dubrovnik launches Sports Academies for Kids

Sun Gardens Dubrovnik has launched a series of Sports Academies, offering a range of activities to keep the kids entertained this summer. With the help of dedicated instructors, children between 7 to 15 years a...
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St James Court: A Taj Hotel – Family holiday in London

A stay at St James Court has heritage, luxury and location rolled into one. It’s a hotel near Buckingham Palace (the current building went up in 1902 to house guests of the big house), St. James’ Park, and West...
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How to cut costs on your summer 2017 holiday

Starting to plan your summer 2017 holiday? Check out the top tips from an online voucher code and money saving website to help you make sure you don’t spend over the odds for your summer holiday. Booking and ...
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Tips for travelling with kids this Christmas

With Christmas coming up, long car journeys are a must for many families heading to visit other family members over the festive period. With young children, all parents know this can be hard work keeping them ...
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How do you choose the right baby formula?

How do you choose the right baby formula? - words Anna Wallace When you have decided to give your baby formula, you will have an important decision to make. In a world with hundreds of different brands, how do...
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Jungle Book Kids Yoga at St James Court!

St. James' Court, a Taj Hotel, is offering a bit more than the bare necessities this half term with their Jungle Book adventures! Combinging yoga classes with high tea, the sessions especially for kids will be ...
Healthy Hot and Sour Soup

Healthy Hot and Sour Soup for those Cool Evenings

Autumn, and soon winter: The perfect time for cooking our families a hearty soup to warm up those cold bodies and bring some warm atmosphere into the home to keep the chill out. One such winter warmer my famil...
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Four family-friendly fun ideas for Niagara Falls

Four family-friendly fun ideas for Niagara Falls - words Alexa Wang For a lot of families, Niagara Falls is a much-loved attraction; there are tonnes of tours to entertain the kids, but many parents are worrie...
Tips for travelling with kids

Tips for travelling with kids (& making your life easier)

Tips for travelling with kids (& making your life easier) - words Alan Woods As a parent I know what a nightmare traveling with kids can be. A short train journey is one thing but if it’s over half an hour...
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Ways to keep your home safe when you are away

3 ways to keep your home safe when you are away - words Alexa Wang Going on holiday can be a very exciting time for the whole family, and an excellent opportunity for your child to experience a different cultu...
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5 things to keep your kids entertained on long journeys

5 things to keep your kids entertained on long journeys - words Alexa Wang Going on holiday with your family can be a fantastic experience, especially if you don’t get many opportunities to spend quality time ...
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Taking a trip to Rome with kids

Rome has forever been associated as a romantic city that’s perfect for short breaks for couples. However, while it certainly is an ideal destination for a romantic break, it also makes the perfect destination f...
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Zizzi: Italian Foodies Hit Victorian Manchester

There’s a new Zizzi in Manchester, and it’s a fine spot to enjoy an impromptu Italian treat, apres-shopping! The top end of Manchester’s King Street is becoming, as well as a fashion seeker’s haven with Vivien...
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Kylo Ren Suitcase from Star Wars: Travel with the Force

Everything this year is big news in the world of Star Wars. With the official poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens released at the end of October and advance tickets to the long awaited movie breaking record...
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Gullivers: Family Spook Special for Halloween

We’ve teamed up with Gulliver’s family theme parks to give five lucky readers the chance to win a Family Spook Special ticket (2 adults + 2 children) to visit their nearest park for some spooktastic Halloween f...

Butlins – 79 years old and still going strong

People are fascinated by Butlins. The history, the old Hi-de-Hi! image. So given the opportunity to take a 21st century Butlin’s holiday this summer we jumped at the chance. I had all the obvious witticisms th...
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Mifold: Win your piece of the car-seat revolution

Introducing a revolution in booster seats with mifold, the most compact and portable booster seat in the world. Get at the front of an ever growing pre-order queue with our exclusive competition to win one now!...

Truly Scrumptious: The Incredible Ice-Cream Bar

Making parties truly scrumptious, smash the kids’ party dessert mould with Incredible Ice-Cream’s yummy concoctions. Kids and ice-cream go together like just about nothing else. Ice-cream is the undisputed kin...

A Vienna City Holiday with Style: Just Add Kids!

Far from chanting the 1980s Ultravox 'This Means Nothing To Me.....' anthem, everything is in fact pointing to Vienna in the fluxling household this year. Well, there are at least a couple of things that made u...

Forest Holidays – Luxury getaway deep in the woods

As we feel about for the first signs of spring, what better way to begin to think about summer than with a forest adventure? A holiday for all seasons the luxe cabins in the paradise of Cropton Forest, North Y...

Family holiday adventures: Kilimanjaro or Bust

For those with quickly growing up children, finding a family holiday that will keep ‘a bit bigger’ kids off the tablets or smartphones for even a few hours, not to mention the adults, is a challenge. Which per...

Lakeside Hotel & Spa – Luxury on Lake Windermere

When we were invited to come and check out the Lakeside Hotel we were determined to arrive by boat. As is inherent in the name this hotel is all about its location. We arrived at the Lakeside boat stop by stea...
Italian Gelato Holiday

The Supreme Italian Gelato Road Trip!

We've all heard of people heading over to Italy on a tour of the wine regions - but it's not an ideal trip if you're driving the route (as so many tourists are now doing). But, and this is most certainly one f...
Family holiday to Denmark

Spring Roadtrip to Denmark

With Charlotte Richmond from Freckles in the Sun As we had to cancel our trip to Denmark last year owing to the Icelandic ash cloud and with the ever increasing concerns of the harmful effects that flying has ...

Eco Friendly Family Camping in the Ardeche, France

With Charlotte Richmond from Freckles in the Sun Following the ever increasing concerns regarding the effects of flying on the ozone layer and global warming as a whole, we decided to organise a holiday withou...

A home from home in central London?

London can be a bewildering as well as a beguiling place. This is true for Londoners themselves but as a visitor it can cause palpations especially if you’re travelling with kids in tow.   Getting...

Swinton Estate Part 2 – Swinton Park Castle Hotel

Swinton Estate is spectacularly located in the North Yorkshire countryside. An astounding 20,000 acres, the estate has a feel of a seasoned English paradise. The estate is two thirds forestry, reservoirs and fa...