Farm stay in Devon: Torridge House Farm Cottages

Farm stay in Devon: Torridge House Farm …

This is a guest post about a farm stay in Devon is by my friend Penny Metcalf who runs Mindfulness for Beginners in Hampshire. Torridge House Farm Cottages is a collection of nine family-friendly self-catering…

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Cornwall outdoor theatre: Minack Theatre

Cornwall outdoor theatre: Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre in Cornwall and Porthcurno Beach The Cornwall outdoor theatre, the Minack, and the nearby beach of Porthcurno are tucked away at the very edge of south west Cornwall, just four miles from…

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Things to do on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall

Things to do on the Lizard Peninsula …

Things to do on the Lizard Peninsula We split our 2018 family summer holiday between the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. With warm summer weather and incredible beaches, both destinations were…

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Review: L’Approdo delle Sirene in Syracuse, Sicily

Review: L’Approdo delle Sirene in Syracuse, …

The first stop on our spring 2017 trip through eastern Sicily was Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian), in the south east of the island. I wanted to give my boys a perfect introduction to Sicily and my…

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Isles of Scilly things to do with kids

Isles of Scilly things to do with …

The best things to do on 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…

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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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Our stay at Milia Mountain Retreat in western Crete

Our stay at Milia Mountain Retreat in …

The approach road to Milia Mountain Retreat is not for the fainthearted. It involves a narrow 3km zigzagging track up through the mountains. The views if you look up, are jaw-dropping. The views below are…

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Things to do in Crete with kids in spring

Things to do in Crete with kids …

Crete with kids Crete in spring time 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…

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Holiday inspiration part 1: some good value holiday ideas

Holiday inspiration part 1: some good value holiday …

Now is a great time to book your family summer holiday for next year. There’s a little lull in November, post-half term, before the craziness of Christmas begins. Tour operators are offering early booking discounts and…

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Family camping in England: recommended sites

Family camping in England: recommended sites

I’ve done my fair bit of camping over the years. My most memorable trip was driving through the Kimberley in Western Australia in a ute, bush camping next to ancient gorges and deserted beaches. Now…

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