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Visiting Ironbridge with children

Sarah Ebner, who blogs at School Gate for The Times (subscription required), recently travelled to Shropshire with her family. Here, she describes what makes it a fun family getaway. Beautiful scenery, lots to do and great fun. What wasn’t there to like about our holiday in Shropshire? Oh yes, the rain. But let’s go back […]

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Review: We chill with Disney on Ice

Let’s face it: the holidays are a time to give yourself over to all kinds of amusements. Such as cartoon characters in spangly costumes jumping through the air. The appeal of ice skating has gained wider appreciation with shows like Dancing on Ice (soon to return), but since girlhood I’ve adored the stretch of Spandex, […]

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The baby and the backpack

  Zoe Armstrong, a single parent of a toddler was determined not to let her marital status stop her from travelling so she took herself off to Paris with toddler in tow and she was successful. Read on and be inspired by her will to succeed. It is written: travelling (alone) with a young child […]

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20 cool things to do in London with kids this Christmas

  1. Skate at Somerset House under the stars with penguins for toddlers and DJs after dark — there’s more scenic skating at Natural History Museum, Tower of London, London Eye and Canary Wharf! 2. Munch on Big Apple Hot Dogs and other tasty treats at Street Feast Xmas Grotto 3. Watch a free Nutcracker […]

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Guest post: My tips for visiting Butlins

At BritMums Live! our friends at Butlins, the popular UK family resort, were scouting for new Butlins Ambassadors. One of the most Butlins-aware bloggers we know is Laura at Tired Mummy of Two. She can answer every question we have about the resorts and then some. “Some people call me the Queen of Butlins,” she […]

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Santa at Lapland UK

Guest post: A mum blogger reviews Lapland UK

Lucy from Crumbs loves to make a little last a long way, at least with her delicious recipes. So how did she feel about taking her girls to meet Santa, at £60 a go? See that man on the right there? Yeah, him. Father Christmas. Well, I met him yesterday. I did… I know that’s what […]

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21 ideas for a savvy half-term

At our #savvyhalfterm Twitter party on Tuesday 12 October more than 190 bloggers swapped tips and advice on how to enjoy half-term. In an hour we tweeted nearly 1,000 messages. (Did we mention the event trended in the UK?) Here, we’ve pulled out just a few of the ideas from the avalanche of novel and thoughtful suggestions. Got […]

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