Top Tips for finding accessible holidays

Wheelchair Beach

Many of us take booking a holiday for granted, but what about those with limited mobility or those needing pet friendly properties for people with hearing or visual impairments? Many places in the UK and abroad now offer accessible facilities to cater for everyone’s needs, but it is important to do your research before booking to ensure that it meets your own specific requirements. Mobility Plus has put together their Top 5 accessible stays in the UK but here is my checklist for booking your holiday. Research Online Have a look at the accommodations accessibility statement and any other information… Continue Reading “Top Tips for finding accessible holidays”

What to pack when travelling with the kids

Ferry

Knowing what to pack when travelling with the family can be a challenge, especially if you are visiting somewhere with a temperate climate like ours. We prefer to travel out of season as the destinations we head to are often cheaper and quieter, however, it can also mean that the weather can be unpredictable, so knowing what to pack can give you a headache. This February half term, we headed to Northern Ireland by car, which although gave us a little more space for extra’s than if we travelled by air, still meant we had to pack fairly lightly as… Continue Reading “What to pack when travelling with the kids”

Puy du Fou – what is new for 2019

Medieval Village

Last year I enjoyed a press trip to Puy du Fou with Britmums and loved it so much that I have booked to take Hubby and the kids back to experience all the action in May. As well as all the shows that I saw when I was there, they have invested €28.5m into improving the park entrances and on a new spectacular immersive attraction and I for one cannot wait to see it. Grand-scale new attraction for 2019 – ‘Le Premier Royaume’ 2019 sees the opening of an extraordinary new production, ‘Le Premier Royaume’, which will be located in… Continue Reading “Puy du Fou – what is new for 2019”

10 Travel Goals for 2019

Walking Holiday

Our family motto is “Collect Moments, Not Things” and we love to travel, whether it is to somewhere 30 minutes up the road, or a few hours on a plane. If money was no object, I would have no qualms about home schooling the kids and heading off to see the world, however, like many families we are bound by budgets and school holidays, so we have to be a bit more realistic. Our top ten travel goals for 2019 Visit Iceland If you look back at my blog, Iceland has been top of my bucket list since I started… Continue Reading “10 Travel Goals for 2019”

Our Year of Travel in 2018

Paris

Last year I wrote a post all about our travel plans for 2018 and although we succeeded in travelling to the places we had already booked, plus a couple more, we didn’t manage to achieve any of the places on our wish list. This time last year we had planned holiday’s booked with Martinhal Resorts in Lisbon, Portugal, Camp Bestival and Christmas at Coombe Mill to look forward to, but this year we have booked nothing, mostly due to the fact that Hubby was threatened with redundancy at the end of the year and we only learned that he had… Continue Reading “Our Year of Travel in 2018”

My Top Posts of 2018

Bolton Abbey

I love looking back at my old posts, mainly as a reminder of the adventures we got up to throughout the year. I was also very excited to find out today that I made the top 20 travel bloggers chart in the UK for 2018 on Trips100, so thank you all for reading. Here are my most read posts of 2018 Our Favourite Beaches for Fossil Hunting in Dorset We live in Dorset and I love sharing our top tips for exploring this beautiful county. One of our favourite activities is fossil hunting and we have definitely got better at… Continue Reading “My Top Posts of 2018”

Visiting the Palace of Versailles with kids

During our visit to La Croix du Vieux Pont with Al Fresco holidays in half term, we made the most of our week with visits to the City of Paris, Disneyland and Parc Asterix. After three days of theme parks, we decided to finish the week with a little more culture by visiting the Palace of Versailles. We weren’t keen on driving in Paris, but luckily the route to Versailles was fairly straight forward and avoided the city centre. The roads around Versailles themselves are very quaint and there is a handy carpark directly outside the palace, costing €16 per day. What we… Continue Reading “Visiting the Palace of Versailles with kids”

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”