Save money on family days out with Kids Pass!

Kids pass

Being a family with six children, family days out can be extremely expensive. A few weeks ago I was introduced to Kids Pass, a fantastic new savings app which allows you and your family to benefit from some fantastic savings at the UK’s top attractions, restaurants and cinemas! A staggering 380,000+ members are already saving between £500 and £1000 per year because the team have negotiated exceptional savings with top days out. These offers are not available to the general public and the good news is that one Kids Pass 12 months membership covers the entire household! Up to 67% off… Continue Reading “Save money on family days out with Kids Pass!”

Swimfin – the holiday essential for inexperienced swimmers


Are you planning on taking your child on a winter sunshine break, or are travelling within the UK to somewhere with a pool and have a non or poor swimmer? I would like to introduce you to SwimFin which is an AWESOME swimming aid that is loads of fun for children and spectators alike. I first heard of it a couple of years back when it was used in Kian’s swimming lessons and it always drew lots of good remarks for being fun yet functional. My youngest son, Sebastian, has been swimming since he was 3 months old with Turtle Tots, but… Continue Reading “Swimfin – the holiday essential for inexperienced swimmers”

Is it time for you to visit Poole?

Poole is my home but it is often seen as the poor neighbour to Bournemouth, when in fact it has so many interesting places to visit and is also home to some of the most expensive houses in the UK. Last week we attended an event at the Thistle Hotel which is situated on the waterfront on Poole Quay itself and it is the perfect location to stay if you are visiting the area with unrivalled views across Poole Harbour to Brownsea Island and beyond, yet it is affordable too. The rooms are comfortable with huge Queen size beds, large… Continue Reading “Is it time for you to visit Poole?”

Show your child the world with Lonely Planet Kids!

Lonely Planet Kids

This month Lonely Planet Kids published four new travel books – You Rule, The Travel Book, Adventures Around the Globe and How to become an International Spy and I have one set of the four books to giveaway to one lucky reader!! The Travel Book covers every country in the world with amazing facts on sports, wildlife, how people live, their fabulous food and a wide range of quirky insights on every page. With a mix of stunning photography and beautiful illustrations, every country is brought to life before your eyes. How to be an International Spy – What child doesn’t want to join the… Continue Reading “Show your child the world with Lonely Planet Kids!”

Premier Inn Epsom Central Review

Premier Inn

Over the half term holiday we made plans to visit Chessington World of Adventures as well as central London, so to save two long journeys we decided to book a hotel as a base for a night. As a larger than average family budget hotels are normally our first port of call and Premier Inn have larger than average family rooms which is essential when travelling with children including one who needs some added space for a travel cot. Sadly when we have the teenager in tow, it means there are six of us so we need to book two… Continue Reading “Premier Inn Epsom Central Review”

My Top Ten Tips on Travelling with Kids!


It is no secret that travelling with kids can be difficult, especially if you are on public transport of some kind and have other passengers to consider. Being a mum of six, I have seen it all. Been delayed for hours in a crowded airport, trying to stop a toddler running up and down the aisle on the train and trying to calm a scared child on an aeroplane, but I do have some valuable tips to share. Prepare them for the journey. Kids over the age of one have a fair idea of what is going on, so it… Continue Reading “My Top Ten Tips on Travelling with Kids!”