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20 perfect beaches around the world

What makes the perfect beach? In my view, it is a very personal thing; some like people-watching on crowded seashores, while others do not want to see another soul to spoil their beach reveries. Others want fine, powdery sand so they can share those ideal moments on Instagram while others love the feel of firm […]

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12 Things for families to do on the north Norfolk Coast

California’s northern counties. There are wide sandy beaches that go on for miles, spectacular coastline, abundant wildlife and seaside communities. Norfolk even has surfers! Like the Northern California coast, there’s an untouched ruggedness and tranquility that eventually gets found out by the masses. Dubbed Cotswolds-by-the-Coast because of the amount of Farrow & Ball that has been used in […]

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All-inclusive resorts: Why go & 10 of the best

The idea of all-inclusive holidays has been around for more than half a century. The pay-once holiday idea in its modern sense was dreamed up by Club Med in the early 1950s when the company’s Gerard Blitz opened his first resort at Alcudia in Majorca. At the time, Blitz said he wanted to “eliminate extra […]

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10 pics to make you want to visit Menorca

I was a Menorca newbie when I was invited to visit the island with 50 other bloggers, YouTubers and Instagrammers as a guest of Visit Spain. It’s a Balearic island, the weather would be warm and I’d be with a bunch of cool social influencers. Of course I was excited. It wasn’t til after I […]

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A travel journal: Orlando

From the fast-paced rollercoasters to the dizzy heights of the circus top, Suzanne Baum and her family led the high-life on a recent visit to Florida.  It proved to be the perfect family holiday; even if she failed to stay up to speed on everything the theme parks had to offer! Note: This visit place […]

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Blenheim Palace: A family day out in Oxfordshire

If you are near Oxford it is well worth heading to the market town of Woodstock to visit Blenheim Palace. The Palace sits in 2000 acres of grounds containing several Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and the whole site became a World Heritage Site in 1987. Even if you’ve never seen Blenheim Palace, you may […]

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5 family holidays to keep everyone happy

For me, and I am sure many other parents, there is an annual balancing act to be performed. It isn’t the angst that many parents go through of choosing between being there for the children or going out to work. Nor is it the choice between having another glass of prosecco and being able to […]

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A family trip to Europa Park, Germany

If you are looking for inspiration of new places to take the kids, here’s a European theme park that you may not have heard of. Lifestyle blogger and mum of three energetic boys, Sara-Jayne Jones from Keep Up With The Jones Family reports on her family trip to Europa Park. I’ve been invited to some […]

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Cooking classes Hampshire: Chewton Glen’s kid-friendly Kitchen

  One of Hampshire’s premier country house hotels does cookery classes for adults and kids like no other.  The Kitchen, Chewton Glen 3 Chewton Farm Rd, Walkford, Christchurch BH23 5QL, England, UK www.chewtonglen.com/the-kitchen +44 1425 275341 In an era when chefs are TV personalities with rock-star reputations, cooking courses come camera-ready. Cookery courses in Hampshire […]

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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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