Reasons to visit the Isles of Scilly with kids

Reasons to visit the Isles of Scilly …

Tempted by the thought of empty beaches and a slower pace of life, this summer I dragged my extended family to one of Britain’s most remote but alluring destinations: the Isles of Scilly. We stayed…

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Taking a family city break: why walled cities are the best!

Taking a family city break: why walled …

Taking a family city break can be tricky. There are car-filled streets to contend with and there’s generally a lot of walking involved which not all children find appealing. However, I discovered last year on…

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Crete with kids in spring: the perfect holiday

Crete with kids in spring: the perfect …

Crete in springtime has warm days and cool evenings. Roads wend their way through tiny villages and cling to mountainsides through deep gorges. Beaches are peaceful, spring flowers are plentiful, cultural sites are devoid of…

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Bodiam Castle in East Sussex with kids

Bodiam Castle in East Sussex with kids

Of all the castles I’ve visited in the UK, I’d say Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, set amid the idyllic countryside, is one of the most evocative. Encircled by a wide moat, Bodiam Castle has…

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Things to do in Umbria with kids

Things to do in Umbria with kids

Umbria family holidays To many, Umbria in central Italy is a perfect holiday destination, brimming with natural beauty, incredible culture and superb cuisine. But can you visit Umbria with kids? Well, provided you balance out…

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Things to do in York with kids

Things to do in York with kids

Looking for things to do in York with kids? My family and I spent a few days in York last year. It rained, it was cold and one of my children suffered from a severe…

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Off the beaten track holidays in Europe for families

Off the beaten track holidays in Europe …

When you have children, it’s very tempting to stick to the same family-friendly holiday destination each year. There’s something reassuring, when you’re parting with lots of hard earned money, to return to the same child-friendly…

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Easter family holiday ideas in Europe

Easter family holiday ideas in Europe

Easter is a great time of year to take a family holiday in southern Europe. It’s generally warm enough for playing at the beach (and even a quick dip in the sea) but cool enough…

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Le Marche holiday in Italy: reasons to visit with kids

Le Marche holiday in Italy: reasons to …

Le Marche holiday in Italy: 10 reasons to take the family We spent a fantastic week in the region of Le Marche, Italy with our children this summer, staying in a villa in the countryside…

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Basingstoke canal boat hire: a review of our day trip

Basingstoke canal boat hire: a review of …

Being stuck in a confined space with your family, in a waterway named after the town of Basingstoke, with a mediocre weather forecast isn’t everyone’s idea of a good day out. Nevertheless, my extended family…

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