The Ultimate Travel Gear When Travelling With Kids

Travelling with kids

With all the pressure that comes with traveling, it has never been a walk in the park. The situation can even get complicated when kids are involved. The choice of travel gear for your children will determine whether the trip will be fun or not. However, do not let the situation weigh you down. Smart traveling does not require a lot of luggage. Carry what is necessary and what your children can use. Here is a discussion of the ultimate travel gear when traveling with kids. Neck Pillows A neck pillow for kids may sound odd, but have you ever… Continue Reading “The Ultimate Travel Gear When Travelling With Kids”

Opal Apartments Iceland – Review

Reyjavik-Harbour

When travelling with the kids, we prefer to stay in a apartment or cottage as it gives us more space and the chance for the kids to have their own space. During our stay in Iceland, we stayed at Opal Apartments which are situated on the main Laugavegur Street – one of the oldest streets in Iceland’s capital. Although it is the main high street, Opal Apartments are situated at the end and apart from the occasional bus rumbling past, we found them very quiet and peaceful. The apartment had an open plan kitchen and living area, with all the home comforts… Continue Reading “Opal Apartments Iceland – Review”

Top Tips for surviving an early flight with kids

River Thames

When choosing flights, unless we are flying long haul, we tend to pick early morning flights so we can make the most of the destination we are flying to. Flying early, however, can bring up some challenges, especially when flying with children. Top Tips to surviving an early flight with kids Preparation Get everything ready and packed the day before you are due to travel, that way you are not stressed in the morning, which the kids will sense and cause them to play up. We also ensure the car is packed up the night before, so, with the exception… Continue Reading “Top Tips for surviving an early flight with kids”

What to pack for a holiday to Iceland in October

Aurora Borealis or northern light above kirkjufell mountain in iceland

Visiting Iceland has been at the top of my bucket list for a few years and we have finally booked to go and are counting down the days now. Visiting Iceland in October gives you a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights, however, it is also their wettest month of the year so you need to be prepared for rain and cool temperatures. Average temperatures for Iceland in October range from 2 to 7 so it won’t be quite as cold as when we packed for Lapland, however some of my tips still stand and we will be using… Continue Reading “What to pack for a holiday to Iceland in October”

Take N Play Travel Games Review

Take-N-Play

It is important to be prepared when travelling with kids and keeping them entertained can be a challenge. When packing activities for the kids, we tend to pick small items that can be carried in hand luggage, so it is easily accessible. New Interplay Take N Play Anywhere Magnetic Game Tins are ideal for taking away on travels, home and away. The ultra light and convenient square tin case makes it easy to slip the games into your bag and take anywhere. The box will never get ripped or torn, keeping the magnetic contents nice and safe. There are 6… Continue Reading “Take N Play Travel Games Review”

A Paris Trip with Children

Paris

ome of you have probably already been to Paris at least once and can confirm that the French capital awakens a very particular nostalgia that manifests itself from time to time. As always, when you’re travelling with children, it’s a bit of balancing act. On the one hand, you probably fancy seeing quite a few of the sites yourself but at the same time, there has to be something in it for the kids.  So here’s my idea of trying to find that ‘perfect’ balance. Discovering Paris: Metro, Cycling and Walking. Paris has a perfectly developed metro network and will… Continue Reading “A Paris Trip with Children”

Where to stay when visiting Futuroscope

Hotel-Alteora-Futuroscope

When researching our recent holiday to France, I wanted to stay as close to Futuroscope as possible. The area around Futuroscope reminded us of Milton Keynes as is surrounded by a business park and hotels, so there are plenty to choose from, including one on site, but we opted for Hotel Altéora Futuroscope, just 500m from the main entrance. Situated opposite the Palais des Congrès, the hotel does offer a free shuttle bus service to the park entrance, but we chose to walk along the tree lined road as it is just a 10 minute walk. With five of us… Continue Reading “Where to stay when visiting Futuroscope”

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”

A Stay at Staybridge Suites – Manchester

Staybridge Suites - Manchester

During February half term, we were invited to stay at Staybridge Suites Manchester. Situated in Oxford Road, in the heart of Manchester’s Knowledge Quarter, the suites are nestled in between The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University Campuses.  The hotel does not have its own car park and I have to admit that, thanks to some building work outside, we did struggle to find the entrance to the NCP car park which is situated next door. Thankfully the hotel receptionist managed to point us in the right direction and we were soon heading upstairs to check in. Travelling with a family,… Continue Reading “A Stay at Staybridge Suites – Manchester”