36 Hours in Bavaria
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36 Hours in Bavaria

I have recently returned from 36 hours in Bavaria. Flying from Manchester to Munich at 7.30am means you can fit a lot into a long day, particularly if you don’t retire to bed until 1am after a number of cocktails! I blame you Munchies and Munchkins! I had been invited …

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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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Copenhagan for Kids
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Copenhagen For Kids

For me, there’s nothing more liberating than hopping on a plane to an unknown destination, with a bag on your back and money in your pocket. No cares, no worries, just anticipation and excitement. When my children were babies, the lure of city breaks and faraway, exotic destinations, once accessible …

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A SERENE FAMILY HOLIDAY IN UMBRIA, ITALY
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A Serene Family Holiday in Umbria, Italy

Italy is my favourite country in the world (Mine as Well as Kate’s who has written this post). No question. Plonk me anywhere on the Italian map and I’m as happy as Larry. (Whoever he is). I’ve visited many places in the past but hand on heart, I can tell …

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Sivota, Greece with Simpson Travel
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Family Friendly Villas in Greece

We are going back to Greece this summer with Simpson Travel to a beautiful family friendly villa in Sivota and I am ludicrously excited. It was all confirmed last Friday and I can’t wait to fly out for a week of Greek sunsets and fun beach and pool days with the …

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Martinhal Sagres
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Five Reasons to go to Martinhal, Portugal in Low Season

If you are googling family friendly holidays in Europe or a variation on that theme one of the places that always comes up is Martinhal in Portugal.  It has a very loyal repeat customer base, gets excellent tripadvisor reviews and the photos of the resort are stunning. We recently visited …

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Martinhal Sagres at February Half Term

Martinhal Sagres is a stunning contemporary 5 star resort at the tip of the Algarve.  The resort sits within the protected Costa Vicentina National Park a fabulously unspoilt, wild and rugged setting for such a beautiful hotel, but the combination of luxury in nature really does work.  The determination the owners have to provide …

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Martinhal Quinta at February Half Term

Martinhal Quinta is a beautiful 4 star villa resort in a stunning part of the Algarve.  The owners of Martinhal clearly have a vision for the recent acquisition to their portfolio and having spent time at both Quinta and Sagres (the original) this half term with my three Mini Travellers I …

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Why Everyone Should Visit Lapland Once!

Destination: Saariselka Top of Finland Who we traveled with: Santa Claus Trips What we did: Santa’s Lapland and Lapland Safari Bah Hum Bug…. we don’t do Christmas. Every year we escape to Spain for winter sun but when our 9 year old son was arguing with his brother about who …

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Family Holiday in Rome

Earlier in the year I wrote a post about being excited that British Airways did Family Holidays now and that I was planning where we could go with them. Well I’ve decided. I looked at all the options and whilst there are absolutely loads of places to choose from I’ve …

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Hidden Gems of Portugal

Portugal is famous for its stunning seafood dishes, tranquil beaches and tourist attractions, including striking castles, monasteries, exclusive golf courses and breathtaking natural landscapes – but there are also plenty of hidden gems to discover in the country with or without your children. Let’s start with a little known restaurant …

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Childcare at Sea Garden in Bodrum

As part of our trip to Sea Garden in Bodrum with Mark Warner our three children could attend Mini Club in the morning (or afternoon) as part of the All Inclusive price.   Mini Club is for children aged 3-5. You can pay (£180 per week per child) for additional childcare for the children to …

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All Inclusive Family Holiday in Turkey for October Half Term

My eldest has just started reception this year so we have only just moved into the cost that is paying for trips in the school holidays! We managed two weeks away in Greece in June earlier this year and were very sad to realise those were really our last days …

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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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10 Reasons to visit Sardinia with Kids

If you’re a regular reader you may well be a little bored of me saying I want to go back to Italy! Just go ahead and book it you might be saying! Hubby keeps asking me what I’d like for my wedding anniversary (6 years this year) it is supposed …

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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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Sands Resort Hotel & Spa, Newquay

A guest post by the lovely Steph who blogs at diaryofamidlifemummy.com and takes such beautiful photos of her holidays as well as writing reviews. You can also follow Steph @midlife_mummy on twitter or on facebook . My family and I have just spent the most lovely weekend in Cornwall. One …

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5 Things to do in Elba with Kids

I adore Italy.  In fact I recently wrote a post about why I love Italy so much, yet despite this I still haven’t booked to go back with the kids.  I have however decided it is definitely definitely on the list for next year, but I’ve yet to decide where and …

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Is Ibiza Family Friendly?

A fab blog post about a family holiday in Ibiza by Jess who writes a blog called Cuddles and Cocktails (possibly the best blog name ever!).  You can follow Jess on Instagram here or on Twitter as @cudsncocktails here. There are two very different sides to Ibiza. There’s San Antonio, vodka for 5p madness and …

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The Miami Park Aparthotel, Costa Brava, Calella

We hadn’t planned a holiday but as work was becoming increasingly stressful, we decided to book late, just before the end of school holidays and go. We have 2 boys aged 9 and 12. They can be boisterous. We also have an 18 month old baby girl (BG) who all …

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Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus

This fantastic review of the amazing Aphrodite Hills has been sent in by Melissa who is Mum to two young boys, 3 year old Harry and 9 month old Jack. Melissa writes a beautiful blog called MummyBee and can be found tweeting @mummybeeblog why not head over and have a …

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Family Day Out to Porto Katsiki – Ten Top Tips

Porto Katsiki is often voted one of the ten best beaches in Greece.  At the southern tip of Lefkada and 45 minutes from Mousses where we are staying we wondered if it was worth making the effort. Could the view really be that good? It is definitely worth the effort …

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Family Holiday in Tuscany – San Martino Estate

This review was submitted by Emma who went on a family holiday to Tuscany with the grandparents, her husband and two young boys. During the May half term we set off on our first trip abroad with our two boys, aged 2.5 and 4.5.  We also took my parents as …

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Valencia with Children

I’m really excited to be writing this post as it gives me the opportunity to say lots of nice things about our lovely trip to Valencia! Having been to Spain many times (my family live in the Canary Islands and we have friends and family in Marbella and Madrid) I …

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