A half term visit to Paris

Arc De Triomphe

Back in September I decided to make myself a travel bucketlist of 50 places to visit as I creep towards the grand old age of 50. One of those locations was Paris and during our Al Fresco holiday to La Croix du Vieux Pont in half term, I finally got to visit the city that has been eluding me for years. Having driven from Caen to the campsite, we weren’t that confident about driving in Paris as even the outskirts were a little hair-raising, so we decided to book the coach tour that they offer, which drops you at the Palais… Continue Reading “A half term visit to Paris”

Halloween Fun at Parc Asterix

Asterix Gaul

Over October half term we stayed just outside Paris with Al Fresco Holidays at La Croix du Vieux Pont. When visiting Paris, there is one theme park that is always top of the list of must-visits – Disneyland Paris, but let me introduce you to another option – Parc Asterix. If you have not heard of Asterix, he is one of the most beloved characters in French popular culture. He resides in a remote Gaulish village in the middle of the Roman Empire, with his best friend, Obelix and a series of humorous comics portray him as a diminutive but fearless… Continue Reading “Halloween Fun at Parc Asterix”

Staying at La Croix du Vieux Pont with Al Fresco Holidays

Kayaking

Over October half term we headed to France with Al Fresco Holidays to their fabulous park La Croix du Vieux Pont, which is the perfect base for day trips to Paris and Disneyland. We opted for their package holiday option, which included ferry travel with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Caen. I have to admit, there was a certain amount of trepidation for the ferry journey, as our last one back in 2016 was a real baptism of fire as the weather was terrible. Thankfully we took our own advice on preparing for a ferry trip with kids and were ready… Continue Reading “Staying at La Croix du Vieux Pont with Al Fresco Holidays”

How to Travel with Kids

Small Planet Airlines

Taking a family vacation is a great way to bond with your children, help them discover new cultures, and create beautiful memories together. Those memories shouldn’t have to include cranky, sleep-deprived kids on the verge of a full-blown temper tantrum in a foreign country, though. Follow these tips on traveling with kids to plan a successful trip and make sure everyone enjoys the adventure! Plan ahead In my own experience, most of the things that I could do quickly on my own take twice as long when my kids are in tow. Make sure you’re setting aside plenty of time… Continue Reading “How to Travel with Kids”

All the fun of Kidpreneur Day at Kidzania London

We first discovered Kidzania in London back in 2015 and the kids have been asking to go back ever since. Kidzania is an indoor city run by kids that is perfect for a fun day out, with over 60 real-life activities for the kids to get involved with. Based in Westfield London, you are greeted by a British Airways plane as you head inside and then queue up in an airline check-in type system to present your boarding passes and collect everything you need for your adventure. The kids are given RFID security bracelets, which not only ensure they cannot… Continue Reading “All the fun of Kidpreneur Day at Kidzania London”

Win a £30 Theatre Voucher

Defying Gravity

As bikini weather sadly draws to a close, it’s looking like the idea of ice cream and days out at the beach will have to wait a little while. However, this doesn’t mean you have to spend the rest of the year sat indoors staring at four walls waiting for the warm weather to return! To keep you and the family busy this winter, I’ve teamed up with Power Spins to bring you the chance to win a £30 theatre voucher to make this winter season a little more magical. You could go and check out Les Mis at the Queen’s… Continue Reading “Win a £30 Theatre Voucher”