Sometimes when you take the children somewhere full of meaning and poignancy, they don’t always appreciate the solemnity of the occasion…
All parents dread that familiar knot of tension in our stomachs whenever the children start playing up somewhere they shouldn’t: weddings, theatres, museums… war memorials. Children giggle too loudly, or run too fast, or don’t listen to the guide, or jump in a bomb crater, or clamber on a statue. (Sorry Canada).
… how on earth do rain clouds know where the Scottish Border is?!
With the Family Travel Journal, kids win points and prizes for doing something they’ve never done before on holiday.
Last week our kids visited the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge, caught a baby lizard and spotted a fearless Coypu (Ragondin)!
25 Points for each!
My daughter’s favourite cuddly is a wolf called Storm.
At home, all her soft cuddlies get a fair and equal chance for a night time snuggle with her but when she’s away from home, Storm is The Chosen One. (Storm usually travels with a Minecraft Sheep – for snack?). Continue reading
Listed below are the 4 best family-friendly B&Bs and small hotels that we have ever stayed in! Our B&B Hall of Fame if you will.
Our family criteria includes a wonderful setting, a friendly welcome or amazing food. These family-friendly places simply made us go WOW so we couldn’t recommend them more highly.
(Price range from 120 euros per night for a family room).
A drive from Scotland to Portugal (& back!)
c. 2500 Miles through 5 countries.
Children’s Ages: 7 and 3.
A drive from Scotland to Croatia (via France and Italy) then back again!
Children’s Ages: 8 and 5
Why another long family road trip?
Our friends were staying in Barbezieres in south western France and the grandparents rented a place in Istria, north western Croatia, which, as it happens, is nearly 1000 miles exactly due east. So in order to take advantage of the free accommodation on offer we needed to plan a road trip right across France, through the Alps and across the top of Italy (skimming the corner of Slovenia) before heading for the stunning region around the hill top town of Groznjan.
Then of course, we had to come back… Continue reading
Family Self-Catering Accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales
High Rylands House, a traditional 5 bedroom farmhouse sleeping up to 15, sits in the middle of Arncliffe, an unspoilt village in the heart of Yorkshire Dales. Solid, robust and plain, both inside and out, this house is absolutely ideal for large groups and shared holidays. Our three families of old friends combined to make a party of 13. Continue reading