London: Top tips for being family tourists

“Mummy, does the Queen live in London, or in Windsor?” It was my youngest. She’s 8 and was looking at a picture of the Queen. I tried to answer in my head, but TBH I was not really sure. “I think she spends most of her time in Windsor, but also stays in Buckingham Palace.”…

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Being a young spy at St. Ermin’s Hotel, London

Eleven-year-old Jessica Ebner-Statt tried out a kids’ spy package at this London hotel. Here, she reveals if young sleuths will like it. (Jessica’s also guest blogged for BritMums about the things kids like best at Disney World, Florida.) Do you know which American President has a statue on Parliament Square in London? Or how about…

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Travel Round-up: Summer hols

A couple of times a year, instead of choosing half a dozen travel posts to highlight, I throw the round-up open to everyone and compile a list of blog posts you would like me to mention. It’s a great way for readers to find lots of suggestions for day trips in the UK to far-flung…

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Travel Round-up: Holidays in the UK

I’m compiling this round-up a little earlier than usual as I will be away on my own holiday in Austria when it is published. As I write, it’s the middle of July and the UK is having a mini heatwave which, after so many disappointing summers, has taken us all by surprise. To celebrate this…

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Travel: 50 of our favourite gems for UK breaks

In our recent #loveukbreaks Twitter party we asked you to share your UK gems that demonstrate loud and clear that the UK is a great place to holiday. The #loveukbreaks party was sponsored by Hoseasons, the UK’s leading self-catering specialists who have been providing fantastic UK family holidays since 1944. Hoseasons accommodates more than 1…

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8 tips for enjoying Cornwall for kids

Think Cornwall, and you think wet suits and walking boots. But how do you make the most of it with kids? We recently made the trek down to Cornwall to find out… 1. Go crabbing All you need is a fishing line and bacon! No bacon? Use muscles from the beach (crack open, then hook or…

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