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Spinning family travel tales about how to entertain 2 boys and to keep smiling in spite of lashing rain, lack of research and en suite facilities – at home and beyond (sometimes in) the seas.
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 fit a party of 20 into tiny St Ives? Answer, split them up into chocolate box fisherman's cottages. Then check out the fab St Ives beaches, walk hippogriff -haughty llamas over the Cornish hills, feed an alpaca army, bob around in a boat surrounded by seals and take a wind blasting at the cliff top open air Minack Theatre.
Family trip to Europe itinerary: Fair(s and) Cities -Paris, Disney, Brussels, Duinrell and Amsterdam
Disneyland in a day, Paris for breakfast, Brussels for lunch and then Holland for tea. Found fire breathing Disney dragons, drank wasps by the Seine, dined under centuries old gold leather wallpaper and Rembrandts in Amsterdam before being drenched by surely the world's wettest spectator log flume in Duinrell in the Dutch woods in this 10 day family funfair roadtrip.
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.