Packing for the family holiday: 5 medical essentials

First Aid Kit

Family holidays are always guaranteed to be a bundle of fun, so long as you’re guaranteeing your health and safety are on top form. Here are five medical essentials to keep in mind before heading on your travels. Pack a basic travel kit Depending on where you’re going, you’ll want to bring a basic kit that includes all of the essentials. Consider everything from plasters to a thermometer, so that no matter what predicament either you or the little ones land yourself in, you’ll always be well equipped to deal with it. Remember to include sufficient medication, too. Things such… Continue Reading “Packing for the family holiday: 5 medical essentials”

Holiday Tips for Parents

We all know that family travel can be stressful, but a little bit of organisation goes a long way and came take the strain off. This summer online voucher code and money-saving website www.myvouchercodes.co.uk are sharing their top travel tips for families. They have created a video packed full of helpful tips for families heading out this summer and are working with Thomson to offer parents the best deals. Want to get involved, then you can share your tips with #MVCxThomson on Twitter and Facebook. Travelling with young children isn’t easy, however www.myvouchercodes.co.uk and have banded together to share their… Continue Reading “Holiday Tips for Parents”

Our stay at the Hilton Leicester #StayPlayExplore

Hilton Leicester

Last week I wrote a post about what we got up to on our Stay, Play, Explore break in Leicestershire, but what was the accommodation like? As part of the Stay, Play, Explore package, we stayed at the Hilton in Leicester as it is an excellent base for exploring the attractions and landmarks of this city. The hotel is comfortable and modern and as a family travelling with 3 children, our room was large enough for us all with two queen size beds and a double sofa bed. This room was bright and airy and cam with a 32-inch plasma TV… Continue Reading “Our stay at the Hilton Leicester #StayPlayExplore”

Keep ’Em Quiet’ – The ULTIMATE travel pack for Kids

We are seasoned travellers with children and the key to a peaceful journey is keeping the kids occupied. What parent hasn’t been here? You’re five minutes into your journey with the kids, the immortal phrase “Are we nearly there yet?” has already been uttered, the tantrums start and they just won’t stop! You want peace and quiet, the other passengers are huffing and puffing, your child is bored – the iPad is on flight mode so Wi-Fi is disabled, they don’t want to watch the same episode of Peppa Pig again (as you forgot to download something else) – and… Continue Reading “Keep ’Em Quiet’ – The ULTIMATE travel pack for Kids”

A Visit to Merida’s Home – Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

Dunnottar Castle

During our recent visit to Scotland our hosts, Louise and Graeme from Newton Farm gave us lots of fabulous suggestions of places to visit and one that stood out immediately was Dunnottar Castle. Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland near Stonehaven, about an hour from where we were staying and is the inspiration behind Merida’s DunBroch family castle from the film Brave. The castle is hidden from the road and is a short walk along an uneven path from the car park but as soon as it comes into view you know you are visiting… Continue Reading “A Visit to Merida’s Home – Dunnottar Castle, Scotland”

What Are the Top Family Activities in Scotland This Winter?

Edinburgh

Be sure to pack your wellington boots and a rain jacket if you’re planning on visiting Scotland in the upcoming months! Don’t let the weather put you off, though; taking some time to visit this beautiful country in the winter months means fewer crowds, but still so much to see and do. While the children may not think Scotland is the most exciting and desirable holiday destination, the whole family may be surprised by the variety of activities, destinations and events on offer — all given an idyllic twist over the festive period. From city breaks to countryside strolls, here… Continue Reading “What Are the Top Family Activities in Scotland This Winter?”

The Jurassic Coast by Air and Foot

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go on a helicopter flight over the Jurassic coast, an amazing experience which I highly recommend. Being just half an hour long, it didn’t go all the way along the 96 mile coastline, instead concentrating on the area heading east from Exmouth along the Lyme Bay coastline to Lyme Regis and Charmouth and back again. We visit Lyme Regis and Charmouth fairly regularly but have never visited the Devon part of the Jurassic coastline which stretches as far as Orcombe Point near Exmouth so on a weekend break to Lyme Regis I… Continue Reading “The Jurassic Coast by Air and Foot”

Our Visit to the D-Day Beaches

Point Du Hoc

It has been a poignant few weeks with the anniversary of the D-Day Landings on 6th June 1944. Back in February we visited Normandy, staying at a gorgeous family friendly gite, which was the perfect base for exploring all the sites that were hugely significant during World War II. Top of Hubby’s wishlist to visit were all the beaches where the landings took place and I have to admit that even though the kids didn’t really understand the significance of where we were, they were happy to play whilst we looked at memorials etc. The first beach we visited was Utah Beach,… Continue Reading “Our Visit to the D-Day Beaches”

Butlins by the Sea!

This weekend we were lucky enough to be invited to Butlins, Bognor Regis to experience their Diversity Break. We were all very excited, having stayed in the Wave Hotel back in 2014. The kids were especially looking forward to all the activities that they have on offer. This time we were booked to stay in the Gold Apartments and we unloaded the car as soon as we arrived and headed off to find our apartment. I hadn’t thought to tell Butlins that we had a toddler with us and sadly they had put us on the top floor which wasn’t ideal as the… Continue Reading “Butlins by the Sea!”

Dubai Dreams with the Teens

Disneyland Paris

Last time we went abroad with our eldest three children together they looked like this: It is horrifying to think that this was almost 13 years ago! We have had holiday’s in between but they were all in the UK, usually in a caravan somewhere in Cornwall or the Isle of Wight. The last holiday we had all together was to Coombe Mill in Cornwall for Christmas 2014, which I had thought of as our last full family holiday. I had thought that the days of holidaying with us parents had been and gone, however, whenever we go abroad they… Continue Reading “Dubai Dreams with the Teens”