Craggy coasts, ruined castles and dark hedges await on your road trip Northern Ireland. Check out my essential guide so you don’t miss the surprising Caribbean waters and luxury spa resorts on the way.
Family holidays UK
Family holidays UK. Travel tales from hiking the tallest mountains, boating in stormy seas and walking amongst dinosaur bones and glow in the dark diamonds in London. Comedy adventures staying in haunted hotels, Harry Potter stately homes and former lifeboat stations. Anecdotes, realism and a bit of fun.
With sparkling Lidos, parakeets in the parks and Olympic slides, London with kids is always brilliant. And the good news is it can totally be done on a budget in Covid, even in the rain. It is harder to plan than usual and you need back-ups at your finger tips Here are my top tips for how to navigate setting up an itinerary with a few lessons learned along the way.
The best holiday parks we have found in our decade of travels around the Sun holiday parks in South West England. This is my essential guide to the ultimate on-site activities, on-your-doorstep beach access, adventurous local attractions and favourite towns.
An essential guide for what to look for in a site and a caravan, how to bag one on a budget and booking lessons learned. 2021 brings you palm trees and cocktail bars by the sea. Staycations can look more tropical than you’d imagine!
Ever fancied a one day canal boat hire? Here are some top tips on how not to sink one, avoiding random pivots and navigating sneaky lock sills. Life in the slow lane (with forays into the fast.)
How much can you pack into a London itinerary with kids without finishing them off? Quite a bit it turns out! We managed sitting glass floor at Tower Bridge, balancing lorikeets on your head and seeing Queen Victoria’s actual crown.
Looking for top things to do in Bristol with kids in Lockdown? Can I suggest sliding over slippy rocks, giant head hunting, sledging down ski slopes and climbing over monkeys?
Wondering what to buy someone who loves travel but can’t at the moment? Here are some gift ideas for campers and travellers that they can look forward to using next summer.
After a lifetime of camping, these are our most treasured finds that we no longer travel without – our essential non-essentials.
Travel in time from the Stone Age at the Henge, through the Norman Conquest at Windsor Castle and into the laser shooting Ninjago Lego-ride future by way of castles real and fantastic.
A lifetime compendium of the best large group accommodation UK we have found with UK friends and family. From Abbot’s Manors, to Old Schools, yurts and farmhouses.
Family Snowdon hike up the Pyg Track and down the Miners in – 6 degrees, with supporting roles from fog, tarns,and Snickers. And a surprise trip down memory lane.
Christmas or Hallowe’en? Tricky to tell the difference this Boxing Day hunting for the half man and hooded monk in Madeley in Britain’s most haunted hotel. Did we sleep? Would you?
Ferry cross the Mersey, past the half cormorant/half eagle Liver Birds and selfies on the psychedelic Tate floors- a rainy November day out in Liverpool.
A varied few days in London with kids doing the Lambeth walk, meeting John Bercow and his mace, visiting an Easter Island Head, being startled by a very Hallowe’eny organ blast in St Paul’s and witnessing the founding of America and the Holocaust.
How do you organise a group St Ives holiday? Answer, split them up into chocolate box fisherman’s cottages. Then check out the fabulous St Ives beaches, walk llamas over the Cornish hills, feed an alpaca army, bob about on a seal boat and catch a show at the cliff top open air Minack Theatre.
What can you do in a large group in South Devon for the weekend? Answer: stay an old school house in Slapton complete with school field, taxidermy, a papier mache shark and a swarm of daddy longlegs.
Dartmoor with kids- wild ponies, miniature ponies (sometimes masquerading as unicorns), woodland water flumes, rock climbing and prison. More than just a moor.
Pembrokeshire – discovering remote beaches reached through secret cliff tunnels or stone archways, fugitive falcons and a military presence in this corner of Wales.