Things to do in Copenhagen with kids

Things to do in Copenhagen with kids

Why we loved Copenhagen with kids City breaks and kids don’t always mix: lots of walking, busy streets, confusing transport, too much culture and not enough play time. Not so in Denmark’s capital. Copenhagen has…

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Visiting Stevenage Museum with kids

Visiting Stevenage Museum with kids

If you’re a fan of Brutalist architecture, it’s worth visiting Stevenage Museum for its location alone, set beneath the 1960s St Andrew and St George Church, which features an unusual concrete bell tower. Stevenage Museum is…

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Seeing the Christmas lights at Blenheim Palace

Seeing the Christmas lights at Blenheim Palace

What does Christmas mean to me? Well, I quite like the traditional stuff: turkey, presents and family (not necessarily in that order). I’ve discovered that I also like this new phenomenon of Christmas light displays.…

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Milestones Museum Hampshire

Milestones Museum Hampshire

Housed in a former aircraft hanger, incongruously located next to a bowling alley and cinema complex in Basingstoke’s leisure park is one of my family’s favourite rainy day haunts: Milestones Museum of Living History. Here, toddlers can dash across a cobbled…

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Our guided tour of Mount Etna: visiting an active volcano

Our guided tour of Mount Etna: visiting …

  Have you ever considered taking a guided tour of Mount Etna? Volcanoes have all the elements you need to engage children’s imagination: smoke, fire and huge scale destruction. As geography lessons go, volcanoes take some beating. With this in…

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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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Tips on taking a road trip with kids

Tips on taking a road trip with …

In April we took our first road trip with kids, around the fantastic island of Sicily. Our boys are aged five and three so we ensured their first experience of being on the road was…

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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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Review: Duxford Imperial War Museum

Review: Duxford Imperial War Museum

Rather predictably, my five year old son is coming home from school with an ever increasing interest in guns, bombs and tanks. So I decided to channel this enthusiasm with a trip to Duxford Imperial…

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A Quick Trip to the National Gallery in London

A Quick Trip to the National Gallery …

As with many things involving small children, a little bit goes a long way when it comes to visiting a gallery or a museum. I took my two boys, aged five and three, to the…

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