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Tree top adventures: ‘I wanna be like you-ou-ou!’

Want to really show the kids a good time this summer, or even autumn for that matter? Well book them in to a Tree Top Junior session like I did. I organised the twins 7th birthday this year at Go Ape, a group of pretty little princesses who are so fixed on Frozen and tiaras […]

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8 reasons to visit Alberta for a dinosaur holiday

Where do you take your little budding palaeontologists? Kids love dinosaurs and we love to feed their scientific curiosity. But sometimes you can hit a dead end: You’ve spent more weekends than you care to mention trawling for fossils on the Jurassic coast and walking around Crystal Palace Park’s lopsided models. You’ve taken your budding […]

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Top 10 essentials for camping with a baby

Camping with a baby takes military-style planning. One morning you’ll wake up in scorching heat, the next it’s freezing cold. If there’s one thing camping can guarantee (apart from endless fun and giggles) it’s unreliable, ever-changing weather. So with this is mind you’ll need to pack clothes for all occasions. You also need to make everything […]

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9 things for kids to do in London in school holidays

With the school summer holidays almost here, trying to keep the kids entertained can prove daunting for many parents. In a bid to keep boredom at bay, Suzanne Baum has compiled a list of suggestions on some of London’s top family-friendly attractions! 1. The Beach Brent Cross It may not be beside the seaside but […]

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35 tips for great family car journeys

Summer is a great time to jump in the car with the family and spend time together. At our recent #BPDriveInDineOut Twitter party we asked about your memorable car journeys and top tips for hassle-free journeys. The party was sponsored by BP who have partnered with PizzaExpress to offer a fantastic deal for pizza lovers. […]

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12 things to do with kids in Cyprus

Cyprus is a well-established destination for the party generation and new parents. But on a recent visit we discovered why it’s great with slightly older children, with its outdoor sports, culture that’s not restricted to museums and beautiful, rugged nature. Here, my must-do activities for any family visit to Cyprus. 1. Explore the Akamas Peninsula […]

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40 ways to have family fun on a cruise

How does your family have fun on holiday? Are you sun-seekers who love getting out in the sunshine? Thrill-seekers who love waterslides and water sports? Food-seekers hungry for local cuisine and tempting treats? Our #CarnivalFamilies Twitter party was a chance to tell us about what kind of fun-seeking family you are. Fun-seeker – with your […]

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35 top tips for having fun & staying safe on holidays

At our #HolidaySafeKids Twitter party, parents traded tips on how to make travelling with children easier, safer and more fun. One way to do that is to use HolidaySafe travel insurance, which sponsored the party and which has policies that specifically cater to families, whether it’s protecting the pushchair against the cost of breaks or […]

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30 top peaceful places to visit in the UK #BetterPlaces

With the busy lives we lead, it’s important that we find moments for downtime, to break away from the madness and find our #BetterPlaces, those we visit time and time again, the locations around beautiful Great Britain that clear our heads and restore our soul. Syndol was curious to find out where we all go […]

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#Hibernot: How a family keeps winter outdoors fun going

It’s all very well talking about the benefits of #Hibernot – the general sense of well-being and wonder that comes from spending time outdoors during the winter months – but how easy is it actually to do? The Roebuck family from Greater Manchester became the sweethearts of the #Hibernot campaign when, in mid-December, Land Rover […]

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Inspiring images of winter fun #Hibernot

Proving that winter is not just about hunkering down inside with the heating turned up high and a casserole on the go, our #hibernot Instagram challenge, as part of the Land Rover #hibernot campaign, showed that a drop in temperature is no bar to outdoors fun. Families from all over the country inspired us by […]

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Leeds Castle Kent: The Fairytale Trail

Leeds Castle in Kent is mentioned as one of the 1000 places you should see before you die and having recently been I can see why. Apart from centuries of history and royal owners such as King Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon, the castle is set in the most beautiful parkland […]

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Top 10 family holiday destinations in Italy

I lived in Italy for the best part of 20 years and every year we would go on a family holiday. You see Italy has all the ticks for the important family holiday. Sunshine, good food and wine, gorgeous scenery and history, art and culture in abundance. Italy has something to offer everyone and because of […]

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#Hibernot: What a winter family adventure looks like

As the days shorten and the temperature drops, you can be forgiven for ignoring the great outdoors in favour of the tiny (but, crucially, warm and dry) indoors. Angela Roebuck and her family had no plans to swap the comforts of their home in Greater Manchester for days spent exploring the Cumbrian fells, Scottish lochs […]

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A day in Salzburg: perfect for the whole family

Sarah Ebner of Family Travel Times visits family-friendly places and blog about them with her children. Find out what happened when the family visited Salzburg. What’s important to you when you go on holiday? Since having children, I’ve found this has changed dramatically – and continues to do so as they age. When they were […]

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Family trip to the Austrian Tirol

Gretta Schifano, journalist and author of multi award winning travel blog mumsdotravel.com shares her family trip to the Austrian Tirol with BritMums readers Tirol in summer is Austria as you imagine it to be: a lush green region of lakes and rivers, craggy mountains, rolling meadows and pretty villages. Tirol is in western Austria and is a […]

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7 tips for families visiting London’s South Bank

There’s so much to do in London as a family, sometimes it’s hard to narrow it down to a specific area let alone activities that all will enjoy. The South Bank area, and neighbouring Westminster, is especially attractive. There are museums, theatres, a giant ferris wheel, the seat of government and a working river to explore […]

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How to choose a luxury family friendly hotel

Jo MacGregor is the founder of Quo Vadis Travel, the family holidays company and she shares with BritMums her six insider tips to make sure you pick the best hotel or resort for your family holiday. The Pool This might look gorgeous in the photos but depending on where you are going and when it […]

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