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).
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!
High Rylands House, Arncliffe (Yorkshire Dales) [Sleeps15]
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
My children are well used to being dragged to various historic monuments. In the UK, I only need to see one of those little brown road signs pointing off to something ancient just a few miles off our planned route and we veer off ‘to explore’. The older the monument, the better…
Free Family Fun at Whitelee Windfarm (nr. Glasgow)
A fantastic Family Bike Ride at Whitelee Wind Farm
Overall the Whitelee biking trails are excellent for family bike rides. Not too steep, very well maintained, suitable for tagalongs and bike trailers. But it’s windy up there, so wrap up warm, take snacks and a puncture repair kit. Continue reading