Visiting Toronto with children: The sights and highlights

Toronto makes an impression If there was any question of whether our recent jaunt to Toronto made an impression, the answer came in my daughter’s homework the first week back at school. The assignment: write about “the best moment” of her holiday. She chose not the plethora of sites we saw in my old hometown…

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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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One week, one caravan and a family of four

Caravanning is becoming an increasingly popular way to holiday with the kids. On our holiday this summer, we combined caravanning with exploring a region of France we had never previously visited. It wasn’t the most relaxing holiday, but perhaps that’s inevitable when you have two active and enthusiastic kids. Ours are aged nine and six…

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A buggy ban at Heathrow airport? Really?

We all know how very important buggies are to our children and for maintaining our sanity as parents, particularly when our precious children begin to toddle and need containment and security. Heathrow Airport has recently been reaching out to a group of Mummy Bloggers to see how much more family friendly they can make parent’s…

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Rosie Millard on the joys and perils of extended family adventure travel

  We’ve all tried to motivate recalcitrant children for an outing or even a trip to the corner shop. Just imagine getting them enthusiastic about a trek across five continents. The journalist Rosie Millard, who blogs at Helicoptermum.com, set off with her family to a tour of the French Overseas Departments and Territories (the Dom-Toms)…

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