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Shark Reef Aquarium with kids. Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

If you’re in Las Vegas on a family holiday then one of my top tips would be to visit the Shark Reef Aquarium with kids. It provides a very welcome relief from the hectic madness of the strip, the endless ding ding dings and the unforgiving heat. Inside the aquarium is calm, quiet and cool.

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Queenstown, New Zealand in Winter

Have your kids been clamouring to go to the snow this winter? Or perhaps you’ve been thinking of an active getaway with heaps of activities for the whole family to enjoy together. Queenstown, New Zealand in winter can tick both of those boxes. And it also happens to be one of the most stunning destinations

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Family Holidays with your dog

It’s all very well planning a great holiday for the family but, if you are a dog owner, what options are available if you want to take them with you? Do you go abroad or stay in the UK? Here is some useful advice on dog friendly family holidays. Travelling to the EU with your

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Visiting RAF Cosford with kids, a fab, free day out.

Isn’t it amazing when a place really surprises you? That’s exactly how we felt about our visit to the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford. Although we’re always interested in history and large machinery, we’re not massive fans of planes but thought we’d pop in to this museum as we were in the area and

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Wightwick Manor and Gardens a sweet little National Trust visit

Wightwick Manor and Gardens makes for a lovely little day out near Wolverhampton with kids. If you’re anything like us, we’ve loved exploring some fabulous locations close to home this year. And our National Trust membership has been absolutely invaluable. Travel restrictions have meant that we’ve had more time (and inclination) to visit places that

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A magical Meerkat feeding experience at Twycross Zoo

This weekend we celebrated Piper’s tenth birthday with an amazing meerkat feeding experience at Twycross Zoo. This wasn’t our original plan, she normally has a big party with friends and family which obviously wasn’t possible this year. Then we booked a trip to our favourite holiday home on the Llyn Peninsula but had to cancel at

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Outdoor Seating Area At Lewinnick Lodge

Best Restaurants in North Cornwall

One of my favourite things about North Cornwall is the food. Being on the coast there’s a huge focus on fresh and simple seafood. And of course an abundance of another – considerably more stodgy favourite – the Cornish pasty! As we travel with kids and a dog, the restaurants need to be both child

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Destination Guide Paris

The French capital is a beautiful European city for a family adventure but is it really child friendly? Check out this Paris with kids destination guide to discover everything you need to know before you go. The city of love has so many brilliant activities on offer, it can be hard to know where to start your Parisien

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Destination Guide Lichfield

We’ve lived on the outskirts of Lichfield for ten years now and it really is a brilliant place to raise a family. Here’s what you need to know about Lichfield with kids. What is the best thing about this destination? I’ve lived near Lichfield for around 5 years now and have found it a great

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Destination Guide France

France has long been a popular destination for family travellers, the ease of driving straight to your hotel, campsite or gite makes taking little ones that bit easier. The vibrant cities also offer plenty to keep everyone entertained and don’t forget the luxurious beaches of the south. A holiday to France with kids can be

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pretty rooftop restaurant in london with plants and flowers hanging from the ceiling

Top 5 Family Restaurants in London

For many people, London is a dining heaven. The wealth of restaurants, bistros, cafes and eateries spread around the city is endless. But when you’re out with the kids, settling on a place to eat and convincing them to try some of that “green stuff” on the plate seems like a real nightmare. Today’s children

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Two Smiling Girls On The Khao San Road In Bangkok

The Khao San Road in Bangkok with kids

Much loved by backpackers looking for cheap deals, market shoppers looking for a steal and groups of friends making good use of the many bars, the Khao San road is one of the liveliest areas in Bangkok. But is it worth it (and safe) to visit with kids? I’d say that’s a big fat yes

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