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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Visiting Bodiam Castle with kids

Visiting Bodiam Castle with kids

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

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Things to do in Umbria with kids

Things to do in Umbria with kids

Things to do in Umbria with kids 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,…

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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 Italy: 10 reasons to take a family holiday

Le Marche Italy: 10 reasons to take a …

Le Marche Italy: 10 reasons to take a family holiday We spent a fantastic week in the region of Le Marche, Italy with our children this summer, staying in a villa in the countryside not…

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Slow travel on the Basingstoke Canal

Slow travel on the Basingstoke Canal

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 agreed to my…

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Frascati: the perfect summer base for Rome

Frascati: the perfect summer base for Rome

Rome is hot in the summer and I didn’t think I’d ever willingly choose to pay it a visit at the end of July. However, flight prices to our chosen summer holiday destination of Le…

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Free and cheap things to do in Hertfordshire

Free and cheap things to do in …

Like most parents, I’m always keen to avoid spending a fortune over the summer months on days out with my children. So I’ve compiled a list of some of the best free and cheap things…

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