I didn’t know about the family days held at Ascot racecourse until I visited recently and we had so much fun I wanted to pass on the tips we picked up on the day to make it a memorable and special family day out. Ascot Racecourse have five family days throughout the year and they […]
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Each year, St Patrick’s Day reminds the world of the Emerald Isle’s allure … forty shades of green, enchanted landscapes, Guinness, and even wee leprechauns. For Corey Taratuta, every day belongs to Ireland on his blog and podcast www.IrishFireside.com, and this week he launches a free ebook celebrating his beloved Ireland. “Remarkable Places in Ireland: Part One” […]
We love going on family holidays, and planning them can be almost as fun. Every year we all hear about the latest hot destinations. We asked top BritMums family travel bloggers where they’re planning (or hoping) to go this year. Read what’s inspiring them and tell us what’s inspiring you this year. Cathy Winston, Mummy […]
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 […]
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. […]
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