keeping kids occupied on road trips

5 tips for keeping kids occupied on road trips by Passport and Adventures

October 27, 2018 admin 0

This month we welcome Cath Jordan from Passports and Adventures as our guest blogger as she tells us what her top 5 tips are for keeping kids occupied on road trips.   On the road, as drivers, us parents must deal with constant traffic dangers and situations such as blinding rain (or sometimes even snow), traffic jams, street signs and other drivers. But one distraction you might not have thought about, before having them, is […]

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Weird and wonderful houses from around the world

October 15, 2018 admin 0

When I was growing up people lived in houses and animals lived in barns. Of course there were different types of houses, including flats, bungalows and apartments but generally speaking you lived in a house. When I left for uni I started working in a pub and I remember one of the regulars had a huge ball on his key rings that made it awkward to carry his keys and I couldn’t work out why […]

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Things to do in Kirkby Stephen

September 13, 2018 admin 0

Earlier this year we spent a week on a farm in Kirkby Stephen and had the best time, switching off from the world and enjoying precious family time. We had never been to this part of the country before as we usually venture more towards the Lake District we we were unsure what to do and where to go but we found some great places. Here is a little guide of some of our favourites […]

A hidden gem in Menorca

July 17, 2018 admin 0

This time last year my family and I were on holiday in Menorca. It was our first time visiting the island and we certainly weren’t disappointed. Menorca is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands near the Mediterranean sea but unlike the neighboring islands of Ibiza and Majorca it is a little quieter which is why we chose it as our destination whilst travelling with young children. We decided to stay in an all inclusive holiday complex […]

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A round up of National Trust reviews

June 21, 2018 admin 0

We recently bought a family pass for the National Trust and I am now possibly a little obsessed with visiting different places, leafing through the brochure, planning trips and reading reviews trying to find the best places. So I figured if this is what I’m doing then maybe other people do this too and although the National Trust website is brilliant all the blurbs are written from a PR stance to encourage you to visit […]

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Two nights glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon with the YHA

June 4, 2018 admin 8

During the May half term my family and I were lucky enough to get the opportunity to go glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon with the YHA. We have stayed with the YHA a couple of times now and really love their range of alternative accommodation that is available across the country so were excited to get the chance to try out the bell tents this time.   We chose Stratford-Upon-Avon as it is such a beautiful part […]

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Our yearly camping treat

April 16, 2018 admin 0

The first time we went camping was to North Wales with friends and despite being pretty clueless and unprepared we had a great time. Mainly because our friends looked after us, shared their equipment with us, and taught us how to cope. In my head camping was all about the basics, which to be honest was why we never went sooner, the idea of the 4 of us sharing one room was enough to make […]

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My first ever camping experience

April 2, 2018 admin 0

Throw back to my bucket list and the time I ticked off camping thanks to our friends letting us tag along…. Loads of my friends had been banging on about camping for years, facebook was full of pictures of everyone and their dog (literally in most cases) camping, but I always failed to see the attraction. You sleep on the floor with a thin bit of material protecting you from the elements, it’s freezing cold, […]

Planning a holiday to Utah

February 6, 2018 admin 4

Last week I admitted that sometimes, just sometimes, when I am meant to be busy writing in my office I find myself online shopping and dreaming of holidays. Well, this time I have taken it a tad further and actually planned an entire family holiday to Utah. Don’t worry, I haven’t actually gone as far as booking this without speaking to my husband (although I am very tempted) but instead I have compiled the ultimate […]

5 top tips when buying a family car

November 27, 2017 admin 0

  *This is a sponsored post* We have recently upgraded our family car, or the mum bus, as my brother lovingly nick named it in front of the children who, obviously, have kept the name. But unlike my little bro who can shop for style and speed I am a mum of boys and that means when buying a car I need to shop for size, safety and reliability, gone are the dreams of a […]