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Spain Family Travel: 6 top things to do in Aragon

Family holidays in Spain are always going to be a good idea — there’s great food, fantastic wine and amazing history. In the Aragon region in northern Spain, which nestles up against the Pyrenees and stretches to the charming town of Teruel (pronounced Ter-well), you’ve got a recipe for fun for kids from babies to […]

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The best of Cambridge with kids, according to family travel bloggers

  You won’t be short of things to do when you visit the historic city of Cambridge no matter what time of year. From punting on the River Cam to visiting the colleges – children – especially older ones – will be just as awed by the uni atmosphere as the majestic architecture. And if history isn’t your […]

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20 reasons to visit Isle of Wight with kids

There’s something special about Isle of Wight. BritMums is a big fan of the little island that’s only 1 hour away from the mainland but feels like both a delightful throwback to a simpler time (beaches, countryside, boats) as well as a destination that speaks to modern families (active fun, good food, funky accommodations). More […]

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How to take a spontaneous trip to…Malaysia

At the school gate, I knew we were doing something slightly different from the norm when I started getting blank stares and wrinkled brows after I mentioned where we were taking the kids for the Easter holidays. If I had said Malaga instead of Malaysia, the reaction might have been slightly different. Easter is a great […]

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Fujifilm X-A3: A camera for budding photographers #sponsored

  Do you like your pictures but just wish they were a little…better? We know how you feel. Whether it’s better pictures for the blog, for photo albums or just to capture the everyday moments of life, we want images that pop and a camera that helps us do that easily. That’s why BritMums and a select […]

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Time to learn, not sunburn: Great holiday ideas for curious families

Learning doesn’t stop when school’s out for summer, at least not in our house. The learning holidays we find best are where everyone starts as a complete novice and we learn something together as a family, going through the pain of failure before emerging into the pleasure of a new skill gained. The range of […]

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40 ideas for family getaways inspired by books

The inspiration for your next family getaway is as close as your bookshelf. All around England there are locations associated with our literary greats that make exciting holidays and days out for families and will pique interest from bookworms young and old. From Oxfordshire’s Alice in Wonderland connections, to The Famous Five’s Dorset to Jane […]

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Confessions of a Center Parcs addict

Suzanne Baum explains why she and her family are addicted to Center Parcs! Aside from bribing them with money, there is almost nothing my two teenage boys would do to agree to getting up at the crack of dawn during their school holidays. So to see them up and dressed on the first day of […]

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10 literary experiences for World Book Day

Chalk it up to our great English literary history or the popularity of modern authors, but more than half of British holidaymakers would visit a literary attraction on holiday in England, new research from VisitEngland shows. One in four Brits visited a literary location in England during a holiday break in the last year. The same […]

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10 tips when renting a family holiday villa

With only one month left of winter, thoughts are turning to lighter nights and holiday sunshine! To please all the family members of varying ages, a villa might be just the ticket. Holidaying with grandparents, another family or just the teenagers? Nadine Mellor from i-escape explains why a villa is a great solution. Over to […]

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London with family: Bloggers’ top 15 places to visit

London is such a wonderful place to visit with the family. From the world’s top museums, parks and open spaces, tourist attractions, shopping to hidden gems, we are spoilt with choice. As part of our sponsored project with the Royal Garden Hotel to promote their new Family Explorer Package, we asked top family bloggers to share their favourite […]

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Loved Planet Earth II? Now experience it yourself

If, as with our family, Sir David Attenborough’s recent planet Earth II series was required viewing on a Sunday night, you are probably being pestered right now to go and see some of that amazing wildlife face-to-face. Here, on an episode-by-episode basis, are some of the places you can get up close to. Islands For […]

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15 hacks to replace screen time with family time #sponsored

Something is coming between parents and their children, a new study shows — gadgets, phones and tablets are getting in the way of family time in day-to-day life. The study, commissioned by Discover Ferries, the body representing ferry operators, found the average family spends just 3 weeks of real quality time together each year and […]

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How we made our dreams come true

How one BritMums blogger dared to dream and made her family’s Christmas wish come true. Karen Bleakley, blogger at Tales of a Twin Mum has also created a new website to help people migrate to Australia, as she did. Here’s her story… A dream without a plan is just a wish. It’s that time of […]

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Win a family break in Kensington with Royal Garden Hotel! *ad*

  The best family city break holidays combine the luxury of being pampered and getting away from it all while providing family-friendly comfort that puts everyone at ease. The Royal Garden Hotel recognises families want time together as well as the opportunity to relax separately – with some independence for the kids and grown-up time […]

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10 places you must visit in 2017

It is at this time of year that thoughts start to turn to where to go for next year’s big holidays. While some of us like the tried and tested route of going back to the same hotel year-in, year-out – and I say there’s nothing wrong with that – some of us like to […]

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Jennifer Howze presenting the BGTW Awards

  The British Guild of Travel Writers is the UK’s illustrious membership organisation for travel writers, and BritMums is delighted to have an alliance with it. The top parent blogger organisation and the leading organisation for travel media professionals — we think it makes sense! BritMums cofounders Susanna Scott and Jennifer Howze are proud personally to be […]

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It’s not too late: 20 ideas for getting away for October half term

October half term is upon us and many parents are thinking about slipping in a cheeky holiday before the run-up to Christmas but are wondering if things are still available. As it turns out, it’s not too late to book something and there are deals to be had. Autumnal weather doesn’t mean that going abroad […]

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