And by “fix”, I don’t mean set but sort out. How much do you spend on holiday? Ask many parents and they’ll reflexively say, “Too much”, but the issue of high season holiday prices for families is on the government agenda now after a couple of e-petitions have garnered huge support. Yesterday MPs debated a […]
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At our #HolidayGems Twitter party on January 7, we shared our dream holidays in Europe and the world beyond for fun and a chance to win prizes. We heard about the secret gems you’d recommend to friends as well as your wish-list spots! The party was sponsored by HolidayGems, a site that provides UK travellers […]
Penny Alexander, author of Alexander Residence was the chosen one of BritMums 2013 to spend the year as the Carnival Cruise Lines Funniest Family and here she fills us all in on her first experience of cruising with the family. Many people struggle to move past the stereotype of a cruise as men in tuxes, […]
Gretta Schifano writes at Mums Do Travel. She recently took her family to Milsons Kesgrave Hall and shares with us their fantastic time. Our first glimpse of Kesgrave Hall is through a pretty scattering of trees twinkling with fairy lights at dusk. As we drive through the woods on a late afternoon in December the Suffolk hotel looks […]
It’s that time again – the ski slopes of Europe and beyond are well and truly covered with snow, and are ready and waiting for you to get your skis on. So whether you cannot wait to get back on the piste, or if 2014 is the first time you will ski together as a […]
Bored of the same old family holidays? Make 2014 the year you try something new and exciting, says William Gray, editor of 101familyholidays.co.uk. Over to William: Don’t get me wrong – we love a beach holiday as much as any family. Just occasionally, though, it’s good to venture beyond the pool and kids’ club and […]
There comes a point in every young girl’s life when she’s over the whole princess thing. At least, that’s what happened in our family. My daughter no longer wants her heroines served up with a dollop of glitter and a saccharine disposition. That’s one of the reasons we were excited and intrigued by Unicorn Theatre’s […]
Hey blogger! Are you addicted to your mobile phone? NO? Are you sure? The Family Adventure Project’s Kirstie Pelling believed her handset was just something that allowed her to work in coffee shops. Until it was stolen. And she realised it had actually become an extension of herself… A mobile phone is pretty important to […]
If you bump into BritMums co-founder Susanna Scott and she looks a little weary, cut her some slack. Susanna is a judge of the Tesco Mum of the Yearn Awards 2014 and, along with the rest of the panel, has to choose six winners from over 30 shortlisted mums. The Awards, which are in their […]
“Mummy, does the Queen live in London, or in Windsor?” It was my youngest. She’s 8 and was looking at a picture of the Queen. I tried to answer in my head, but TBH I was not really sure. “I think she spends most of her time in Windsor, but also stays in Buckingham Palace.” […]
Thinking about a UK city break, maybe a pre-Christmas shopping expedition? Birmingham has a huge array of shops, fantastic restaurants and plenty for the family to see and do. To make the stay a little bit special, I can recommend the Staying Cool apartments, which I recently reviewed for BritMums. Reviewing the Staying Cool Apartments […]
What do kids want when they stay in hotels? Contrary to what some might think, it’s not necessarily XBox in the room. At BritMums we recently gathered together a group of family travel bloggers to talk about this and other travel blogging issues at our #KidsatTaj day. We were hosted at 51 Buckingham Gate, a […]
Long-haul adventure trips are an exciting event — they can be fun, enriching and mind-expanding for the entire family. Yet for a parent organising and orchestrating one, there’s also that bit of anxiety. Because of the time and expense, we want to ensure we make the most of it and come away with happy lasting […]
A big, long-haul adventure trip is something so many of us hope to take as a family — exposing our children (and ourselves) to new people, sights and lands. But they can be challenging. Because of the time and expense, we want to make the most of it and come away with happy lasting memories. […]
Sarah Tucker is an award-winning travel journalist, novelist, producer and broadcaster. She describes an adventure trip that satisfies even her teenage son. We’re going on a bear hunt. I remember reading that book to my son Tom when he was a baby, until I knew the words to the story by rote. He loved the idea […]
How do you make family travel less stressful? Do you stick to your usual routines or relax the rules? What makes family travel easier? BritMums — along with cohosts, Anneli Faiers (@Delicieux_fr) and Paul Steele (@paul_steele), founder of BaldHiker.com and VisitBritain contributor — organised a Twitter party all about family travel, hashtag #HyattWLFG. It was […]
Eleven-year-old Jessica Ebner-Statt tried out a kids’ spy package at this London hotel. Here, she reveals if young sleuths will like it. (Jessica’s also guest blogged for BritMums about the things kids like best at Disney World, Florida.) Do you know which American President has a statue on Parliament Square in London? Or how about […]
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