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Stylish self-catering in Scotland

Our self-catering holidays in the UK have been a bit hit and miss over the years. We have booked properties which look wonderful on a website or brochure only to discover they are a bit shabby with hard beds, thin towels, blunt knives and damp, musty smells. Then it rains. Not this time. This time everything […]

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A chill-out/all-action family adventure in Portugal’s Algarve

We’re delighted to announce that Kirstie Pelling of the Family Adventure Project is BritMums’ new regular Travel blogger. Kirstie and her family go all around the world in search of fun but they travel in a manner just like the rest of us: on holidays and half-terms, with kids in tow and an eye toward […]

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13 tips to plan a trip to Orlando

Orlando in Florida has so much to offer as a family holiday destination, for thrills as well as those who prefer more chilled activities. Here are our top 10 tips for getting the most out of your trip and being money-savvy too. 1. Think Disney, then think beyond that. Disney World is a prime attraction […]

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Video: Tips for travelling with teens

They’ve got a reputation for being stroppy and irritable. They can also be a lot of fun. In this BritMums hangout we talked to two experts for tips and advice for planning holidays with your teenager. Sarah Tucker is an award-winning travel journalist and author of several books, including Have Teenager, Will Travel, and Chris […]

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Review: Four Seasons Bosphorus for a weekend

It was dark and Istanbul was shiny with rain as the taxi driver and I sluiced our way through busy streets from the airport to the Four Seasons Hotel at the Bosphorus. I’d always wanted to visit Istanbul, even before I heard the They Might Be Giants cover of Istanbul (Not Constantinople). Earlier this year […]

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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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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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