Travel: The big one

travelThis is my last travel round-up for BritMums. I’ve been here since the start, February 2012, reading and sharing your travel posts each month. Sometimes they have been carefully curated pieces, highlighting a small number of chosen travel posts. More often they have been larger, more inclusive collections.

For my final post, my last hurrah, I asked you all to submit a recent travel post and I was inundated with submissions. Hopefully they are all here; apologies if I’ve missed anyone. Thank you to Jen and Susanna for asking me to do this job all those years ago and thank you to my editors, Nadine and Marianne before her, for being so supportive and helping out with those last-minute requests. 

Ok, time to dive in!


We have lots of holidays to inspire you, from Cornwall up to Scotland. With a little bit of London, Wales and lots of camping and glamping trips. 

Dundas Castle glamping review – North East Family Fun

5 reasons your family will love camping at Masons Campsite near Appletreewick – Yorkshire Tots

Glamping at Green Valley Yurts, Dorset – Otis & Us 

Andrewshayes Holiday Park, Devon – Kids Days Out Reviews

Glamping at Wowo Campsite, East Sussex – Juggling on Roller Skates


Beautiful Pembrokeshire: perfect for a family trip – Family Travel Times

Easter Weekend Away At Barncastle In The Cotswolds – Renovation Bay-Bee

Relaxing at Darwin Forest Country Park – Tin Box Traveller

A day at the beach huts at Lytham St Annes – William’s World

A taste of Cornwall – A Bavarian Sojourn

Cofton Holiday Park – The Perfect Place For a Family Break! – Me & B Make Tea

The Isle of Wight in a Day? – Emma Reed


Revealed: 7 Myths About A Family Holiday In Scotland – Kiddie Holidays

A family holiday to Loch Ness: Part 1 – My Boys Club

Home is where the heart is – Way Too Much Luggage


London city break with kids – Side Street Style

London Citybreak with Kids: Day 3Bumbles of Rice

Bank holiday adventures in the Big Smoke – Momma Mack



Wow, you’ve all been gadding about! France is popular as ever but lots of you travelling further afield to Greece and Spain plus some excellent city break ideas too. 

Le Marais: simply a perfect farmhouse in the Dordogne – Have Kids, Can Travel

A photo tour of Pont-Aven, in Finistère, Brittany, France – Travel with the Pigeon Pair & Me

A Perfect Family Break to Ile de Porquerolles, France – Dais Like These

Our Family Holiday With Yelloh! Village Les Grands Pins – Zena’s Suitcase

Our Family Holiday at Eurocamp’s La Garangeoire – Californian Mum in London

A weekend in Provence: exploring the perfume capital of the world – Mummy’s Little Monkey


Aragon: 9 things to do with the family – A Modern Mother 

10 things I learnt in Menorca – Mums Do Travel

Before you visit Tenerife with your baby – Oh Mummy Mia

Top 10 family holiday activities in and around Los Cristianos, Tenerife – Chiswick Mum


13 reasons to go Greek island hopping with kids – Mummy Travels

A Perfect Family Holiday At Ikos Olivia, Part One – Extraordinary Chaos

Our family holiday at Sani Resort in Greece – SurreyMama

5 Reasons I Loved Sani Dunes, Sani Resort, Greece – Mini Travellers

Hersonissos, Crete: Why Hersonissos Is Great For Families – Flying with a Baby


Venice 15 Must Do’s With Kids: Top Tips – Our Bucket List Lives

A day trip to the Island of Capri: a Mediterranean jewel – Mari’s World

Five frugal things we did in Milan – The Diary of a Frugal Family

Valle dell’Erica Resort Thalasso & SPA in North Sardinia – My Travel Monkey


The Portugal Diaries #1 – BattleMum

Porto City Highlights – Where Jo Goes

Sightseeing in Lisbon with a 48 hour Lisboa Card – Mum’s Gone To


The Best City Breaks for Families in Europe: Part One – Suitcases and Sandcastles

Two hours in Bratislava – Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays

A perfect Prague morning with (or without) kids – The Little Adventurer

8 hacks for a last-minute trip to Berlin – Jenography

A long weekend in Hamburg – The Diary of a Jewellery Lover

An overview of Riga – Tots 2 Travel 

7 different ways to see fjords in Norway – Untold Morsels 


Beyond Europe

An interesting trend this month – Mexico features in three of the submissions – it’s obviously the place to go. We also have India, the USA and Canada plus a worldwide selection of ideas for baby’s first summer holiday as it’s never too early to catch that travel bug.

A Weekend in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico –

Isla Majures #Mexico #Cancun – My Gorgeous Boys

All You Need To Know To Watch Lucha Libre in Mexico City – Just Go Places

Happy in Hampi with kids – TraveLynn  Family

Where To Stay In Orlando: Villa vs Disney Hotel – Memories and Mayhem Blog

What to eat in New York City – Foodie Quine

Tales from Toronto: Family travel review – The Mamma Fairy

Baby’s First Summer Holiday Ideas – Wandermust Family


I now have the great pleasure of handing over the reins to my very good friend, Gretta Schifano, who blogs at Mums Do Travel For next month’s round-up Gretta would like you to submit a favourite family travel post by another blogger. If you have been inspired by another post in the last six months, get in touch with Gretta via the contact details on her blog or via Twitter @grettaschifano. She needs submissions by 19th July. 

So it’s goodbye from me, Trish, and hello and good luck to Gretta.

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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. 03 July 2017 / 10:22

    Thanks for including my post Trish, and for all of your hard work over the years. We’ll miss you! I’m looking forward to taking on this role 🙂

    • 03 July 2017 / 11:12

      It’s been great fun but it’s time for a change. I hope you enjoy collating the round-up and I’m always here if you need to ask me anything. x

  2. 03 July 2017 / 10:30

    Hi Trish
    You’ve been such a pleasure to work with – thank you for the shout out in your last post!! I know your travel writing will continue to go from strength to strength on your blog and that the BritMums Travel Round-up is in safe and capable hands with Gretta!
    Best of luck x

    • 03 July 2017 / 11:13

      It’s been lovely working with you too, Nadine. I’m going to enjoy pestering Gretta to feature my posts in the round-up now!

  3. 03 July 2017 / 13:17

    Sorry to see you go, Trish! But great to know it’s in Gretta’s safe hands. Thanks for including my post x

  4. 03 July 2017 / 21:43

    Thank you for including me:)

  5. 04 July 2017 / 07:22

    Thank you for including my post – and sorry to see you go! I look forward to still reading your blog and seeing your travels.

  6. 10 July 2017 / 18:07

    Thank you Trish for curating this huge collection and for all the round ups you have done.