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5 Reasons to Visit Domaine Des Ormes with Kids

I’ve been tasked with trying to decide which Al Fresco Holidays site we would visit this year as a family if we got the chance.  With over 71 to choose from across Europe it actually isn’t a very easy decision at all. However at end of the summer last year I …

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What to do in Paris in 24 Hours www..minitravellers.co.uk
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What to do in Paris in 24 Hours

I’ve just been lucky enough to spend 48 hours in Paris without the kids. Now I know the title to this review says 24 hours, but that was basically the time I had in Paris that I wasn’t spending at the prestigious Les Spot des E-Fluent conference (now in year 5) …

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WHY WE WOULD RECOMMEND LA CROIX DU VIEUX PONT
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La Croix du Vieux Pont: A Campsite near Paris

When planning our holiday in France, we wanted to be somewhere within easy reach of Disneyland, Paris and the Somme region for day trips, we wanted somewhere with plenty of room for our three active boys and we wanted it on a very tight budget. Looking at the various options …

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14 Places to Holiday in France and Spain with Teenagers

Heading to the continent with teenagers in-tow treads that very fine line between nerve-wracking and terrifying. And not just the continent either – pretty much any holiday where you’ll be expected to entertain older kids or adolescents. Get it right and you’re looking at fun-filled family memories to last a …

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Getting the Ferry From Dover to Calais with Kids

I am writing this post from the DFDS Ferry, as we return from our family holiday in France. I am writing this post from the ferry, while drinking a hot cup of tea. Oh yes, while it’s still hot! The kids (8, 5 and 1) are happily playing in the …

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How to do Disneyland Paris in One Day
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How to do Disneyland Paris in One Day

This was our first visit to Disneyland Paris while staying off site. On our past two visits we’ve stayed in their hotels and had plenty of time over a couple of days to explore the two parks. It certainly requires very different planning to make sure you fit everything in …

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Driving to France this Summer – What You Need to Know!

Our DFDS ferry is booked and my Mini Travellers are excitedly ticking off their holiday countdown in preparation for our trip to France. Between the European Championships and the centenary of the Battle of the Somme this year, plus Disneyland and the culture, food and atmosphere of the French towns …

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Reasons to Visit Corsica with Kids

I have to say I have been a little put off visiting Corsica in the past. Some friends of ours went years ago and it rained for two weeks solid.  It is affectionately know as “CorsicaGate” in our circle of friends. However every single other person I have spoken to …

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Family Holiday in France – To Ferry or To Fly?

Here in the UK a trip to France is often one of the first trips families make together. Logically this makes sense, it’s the closest country to us, lots of us did this as kids with our parents (and have fond memories), the food, wine and weather is usually very …

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French Road Rules 2015

This is a guest post by the lovely people over at Pillows and Pitstops. Do contact Pillows & Pitstops via Twitter (@PillowsPitstops) or Facebook (facebook.com/pillowsandpitstops), or directly at hello@pillowsandpitstops.com if you have any questions or great suggestions for those long family car journeys! Strikes or not, France has always been, …

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Top places in France to take your kids

Are you planning on taking your kids to a holiday trip away this summer but you’re struggling to find a destination that’ll keep them occupied, as well as be a break for you? If this answer to this is yes, you should consider France. According to the World Tourism Organisation, …

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Kids Learning to Ski on a Mark Warner Holiday

We were recently lucky enough to go on a fully inclusive ski holiday with Mark Warner.  We stayed at an amazing hotel in Tignes called Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percee, and were lucky enough to experience some fantastic service from staff at the hotel, in particular the childcare staff  I’ve already published a …

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Hotel Cheyenne Disneyland Paris

This review about Hotel Cheyenne and Disneyland Paris is by Mammy Flynn who writes a blog called Fun with the Family which you can read by clicking here. If you like this review you can see more by Mammy Flynn by following her on facebook. Click here to be taken straight to her …

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Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percée, Tignes

In the first week of March we went on our first ever Mark Warner holiday, and I can safely say that it won’t be our last. As an organisation they looked after every detail and the staff at their hotel made sure that our family holiday was absolutely incredible. I …

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Childcare at Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percée, Tignes

As part of our trip to Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percee in Tignes, with Mark Warner we we were offered free child care for the three girls all day and into the evening. Had we had to pay for this it would have cost £180 per child for the week.  Before …

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Skiing with Mark Warner
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Skiing is NOT just for Daddies

Full review of our fabulous week in Tignes with Mark Warner to follow, but here is a little video of some of the amazing things we got up to!  We hoped Skiing was not just for Daddies, but here is our family proving it is for everyone!  

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Choosing a Family Ski Holiday

So as you may know (as I haven’t stopped going on about it) we have been chosen as Mark Warner family ski ambassadors for 2015.  We were chosen based on our post Skiing not just for Daddies. We got to choose a ski holiday for the 5 of us at one …

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Tips for Disneyland Paris

We’ve read loads of posts about Disney now and are going to try and collect links to them all in one place.  If you have any to share please let us know. Things to buy before you go Accomodation Tips Disneyland Paris in a Day Where to meet the Characters …

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Large Village House, Uzes, France

This lovely post is about the second week of  Heledd’s family holiday in Provence and is once again full of beautiful photographs. If you enjoy this post you can read Heledd’s blog Running in Lavender by clicking here or follow her on twitter @HeleddLavender After spending two beautiful nights in the deep Provence …

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Les Elzears, Uzes, France

This lovely post by Heledd about their holiday to Provence is full of beautiful photographs. If you enjoy this post you can read Heledd’s blog Running in Lavender by clicking here or follow her on twitter @HeleddLavender As my husband is half French we’re keen for the girls to spend time in the …

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Road Trip through Spain & France to Italy!

So, instead of our usual route to Italy (Old Kent Road, channel tunnel, France/Belgium/Germany/Switzerland) we found ourselves in the Basque region of northern Spain.  The plan now was to spend some time in San Sebastián, before making our way down the French (autoroute) side of the Pyrenees, a further stop …

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Disneyland Paris in a day

A fantastic post by the lovely Laura who writes a fantastic blog, click on the link here to read it: Click Here  Laura also tweets @mummytoboyz  or you can find her on facebook https://www.facebook.com/mummytoboyz too. We decided that we were brave enough to tackle our first (and only one so …

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Tips for Disneyland Paris (Accommodation)

Yesterday I asked a group of people, whose opinions I love, for their tips on what accommodation to book to go to Disneyland Paris.  Mr MT doesn’t think the girls are old enough to appreciate it yet so not sure we will go this year (we know he’s wrong) but …

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Les Menuires, France (Ski)

This holiday review is by Steph who writes a fantastic blog over at Diary of a Midlife Mummy she also tweets @midlife_mummy and you can follow her here This review is of Steph’s ski trip in January 2014 it contains some superb photographs and makes us really want to go skiing with …

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