Basingstoke canal boat hire: a review of our day trip
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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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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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Le Marche villa holiday in Italy: a review

Le Marche villa holiday in Italy: a …

This summer, we enjoyed a villa holiday in Le Marche, a region which stubbornly remains off the radar to most non-Italian holidaymakers in spite of it offering everything a family could wish for from a…

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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 things to do in Hertfordshire

Free things to do in Hertfordshire

Free things to do in Hertfordshire Like most parents, I’m always keen to avoid spending a fortune over the summer months on days out in Hertfordshire with my children. So I’ve compiled a list of…

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Duxford Imperial War Museum: review

Duxford Imperial War Museum: review

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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Review: Bush Farm Bison Centre Campsite

Review: Bush Farm Bison Centre Campsite

We spent two nights at Bush Farm Bison Centre campsite in Wiltshire at the start of June. Once a year we meet up with the same group of families for a camping trip. As we only see each…

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Review: the National Trust’s Snowshill Manor and Garden

Review: the National Trust’s Snowshill Manor …

Inherited a fortune and not sure what to do with your new found wealth? Take inspiration from Charles Wade who bought Snowshill Manor in the Cotswolds and made it his life’s work to fill the house…

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