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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Travel Round-up: Stories from South Carolina to Singapore

  A piece of advice I often give to parents with regard to family holidays, particularly if the trip involves sightseeing, is to give your offspring a camera as soon as you feel they can manage it. Once we started taking our son Rory on city breaks abroad, probably from about the age of 9…

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Travel Round-up: Cornwall, Copenhagen and Betty the Campervan

  I’m writing this round-up the day before we are due to travel to Suffolk for a mini-break in the country. By the time you read this, I’ll be back home again. I do hope we’ve had a nice time. If we have, it will be largely down to the blogging community which was on top…

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Travel Round-up: Naughty names, dunes & yurts

There’s always something wonderfully childish about finding products in a foreign country which have a totally different meaning in English. Take the ‘Plopp’ chocolate we ate in Sweden in the summer: amused me immensely. Though not as much as a couple of the hotels we chose to stay in during our trip around the country.…

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Travel Round-up: Camels, lizards & wet whippets

  It’s been a few weeks since we returned from our summer holiday in Sweden and I’m still writing about it, bit by bit, on my blog. I don’t blog while I’m actually away. I like to keep a notebook and scribble things down, save leaflets, brochures, highlight things in guide books. It makes for…

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