Travel Round-up: July’s jaunts

travelIf you’re thinking about heading to the British coast this summer, Space in Your Case can help you. Using recommendations from lots of travel bloggers, here’s the definitive guide to 36 British beaches for guaranteed family fun. 

If you still need more suggestions, the Travel Loving Family has just returned from Wales and has an excellent review of Barmouth Bay Holiday Park. Meanwhile, over on the east coast, Susanna, A Modern Mother, had a wonderful time experiencing Potters: A traditional British seaside holiday in Norfolk.  

A post I loved reading this month was Highway to Yell by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary: a funny, joyful tale with some glorious photos to boot. Get on your bike and join her as she rides to the most northerly tip of Britain.

If you have teenagers to entertain this summer, you can find inspiration from Thinking Parenting: writer Anita has some Fun family weekends to tear teens away from tech. I’m taking note of these as, although my own son is now 20, he’s still happy to come on holiday with us now and again. We had a fantastic break with him and his girlfriend just after Easter, proving that family holidays don’t end when they leave home – Four on a hike to Baggy Point

Ever wondered where the actual location of Middle England is? Way Too Much Luggage found it when her family tried a spot of glamping at Feather Down Farm in Nottinghamshire: Fun farm under cover of canvas. Fancy the idea of camping but want to try it on the continent? Perhaps JuggleMum can tempt you with a trip to Italy: Camping Bella Italia #CanvasBloggers

Staying in Italy, Tots to Travel has been Down on the farm in Italy experiencing the delights of staying in rural accommodation in the Piedmont region. The view from the beautiful pool is just heavenly.

Holland was the destination for The Pigeon Pair and Me. Nell was very impressed with the contemporary holiday home at Strandpark Vlugtenburg which was perfectly located by the sea and only ten minutes drive from the ferry port.

Reminding me of many a happy all-inclusive holiday when my son was younger, Mari’s World celebrated a special birthday with A family package holiday to Lanzarote.

Sometimes, whilst children play, the adults are able to appreciate a different aspect to a family vacation. Kara from Are We Nearly There Yet? visited the D-Day beaches and while the little ones clambered on the dunes, Mum and Dad took the time to let the poignancy of the occasion sink in.

Finally I would like to congratulate Cathy Winston, Mummy Travels on winning the BiBs award for travel at the recent BritMums Live event: a very worthy winner.

I think it would be good to have a theme for next month so I’d like to feature your favourite family hotels, either in the UK or overseas. Let me have your recommendations via my blog or Twitter @mumsgoneto


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About Trish Burgess

Trish Burgess started her blog ‘Mum’s Gone To…’ with a series of posts called ‘Mum’s Gone To Iceland’ where she was extremely ill on a whale-watching trip and thought she would die snow-mobiling on a glacier. Thankfully she survived and continued with less scary family trips: ‘Mum’s Gone To…Canada, Cyprus, Barcelona, Berlin etc. Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne she now lives in South Lincolnshire and travels with her husband and occasionally with her son, who is now at university. Trish can be found on Twitter at @mumsgoneto


  1. 04 July 2016 / 17:10

    Thank you for including my Lanzarote piece Trish. There are some fabulous reads here.

  2. 05 July 2016 / 10:25

    Thank you for including our family holiday to Barmouth Bay Trish. Have enjoyed reading all the posts above, everyone has been very busy!