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Camping for the first time?  Not sure what to take?  This camping packing list will guide you through the essentials for your trip, as well as giving you the optional camping kit, for making your trip more comfortable.  Camping is an amazing way to have a low-cost holiday and spend quality time with family or friends outdoors.  However, if you haven’t been before, it can be a minefield knowing what to take. Click to find out more.
Planning a journey?  Well don’t forget to pack some fun travel games.  Whether you are on a road trip or travelling by train or plane, travel games are always useful to help while away the hours.  Plus, they make a well-earned rest from technology.  Our guide will give you the best travel games for all the family.
Are you planning a camping trip in Dorset and not sure where to stay?  This review will tell you everything you need to know about the Wilksworth Farm Caravan Park in Dorset.  Find out about its location,  the facilities and what makes it so family-friendly.  This guide will also give you the top attractions near Wilksworth Farm Caravan Park and ideas on the best places to visit in Dorset during your stay.

Camping

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China is a fascinating country with a diverse landscape, intriguing history and unique culture. It is one of the largest countries in the world and has the biggest population. Our two-week itinerary in China is ideal for first-time visitors who want to enjoy the highlights of China in a limited time.
Thinking of gift ideas for kids can be tricky, but here are suggestions for those families who like to get out and about. Whether you like exploring locally or further afield, here’s a round-up of the best gift ideas for kids who travel. Our list includes suggestions to keep them entertained on the journey and useful gadgets for when you are there. It even has ideas of games and books which will inspire travel in the future.
One of the best things about travelling is trying different foods from around the world and food tourism is now one of the main reasons to travel.  Sampling international cuisine is a great way to try new dishes, see how the locals live and experience the country’s culture.  Although we are not foodies, our travels have led us to enjoy many great foodie experiences and many of our travel memories are linked to these.  We have compiled a list of our most memorable meals from our travels.

Wanderlust

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Troyes is the ancient capital of the Champagne region in north-eastern France.  It is a picturesque medieval city, with winding, narrow streets, elaborate churches, and charming half-timbered buildings.  Read on to discover what we got up to on a day trip to Troyes and the best things to do for first-time visitors in this charming medieval city.
Troyes is the ancient capital of the Champagne region in north-eastern France. It is a picturesque medieval city, with winding, narrow streets, elaborate churches, and charming half-timbered buildings. Read on to discover what we got up to on a day trip to Troyes and the best things to do for first-time visitors in this charming medieval city.
Planning to spend 3 days in Porto? With stunning architecture, unique cultural attractions, and a Unesco World Heritage site, Porto is perfect for a city break. It’s a compact city, so easy to pack lots in, but with only 3 days you’ll need a good plan. Our 3-day Porto itinerary will help you maximise your time and make the most of your weekend getaway.

European Travel

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A trip to the rainforest is not at the top of everyone’s travel wish list.  This post will show you that there are many great reasons you should visit the rainforest with kids.  Taking your family to a rainforest would create a unique travel opportunity and leave you with unforgettable memories.  Whether you plan a trip to the rainforest in South America, Africa or to South East Asia you are certain to have the trip of a lifetime.
If you are looking for places to stay in Sepilok, Borneo, this is the perfect review for you. Find out all you need to know about the Sepilok Forest Edge Resort.  Discover information about the accommodation, how to get there, local restaurants and the best things to do in Sepilok.  The Forest Edge Resort is one of the best places to stay in Sepilok,  if you are looking for a natural, jungle retreat close to the Borneo wildlife and local Sepilok attractions.
The ultimate itinerary for a 12-day jungle adventure in Borneo Itinerary includes Kinabatangan River Cruise, visit to Turtle Island, Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu  #travel #travelguide #traveladvice #traveltips #malaysia  #borneo #sabah #sandakan #asiatravel #orangutan #proboscis

Borneo Travel

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Planning the best places to visit in California is not an easy task, as there are so many fantastic attractions. California is bursting with family-friendly places to visit and things to do. With beautiful beaches, amazing animals and fun-packed amusement parks, you’ll find so much choice for families. Plus, with vast regions of stunning natural beauty it is the perfect destination for outdoor adventures, that kids will just love. Click fpr 15 fun places to visit in California with kids.
When we set out on our family road trip to California we were expecting to see amazing views.  We didn’t realise that the animals would be so awesome too. Everywhere we went were opportunities to see amazing animals in California, that we don’t get to see in the UK.  #travel #travelguide #traveladvice #traveltips #roadtrip #USA #californiatravel #california
No trip to  San Francisco is complete without a visit to Alcatraz Prison. We’d heard of the film “Escape from Alcatraz”, but needed to see if the legend of The Rock was really worth the hype. #travel #travelguide #traveladvice #traveltips #roadtrip #USA #californiatravel #california #alcatraz #sanfrancisco

California Roadtrip

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Here’s our complete guide to Ladybower Reservoir, with all the information you need for your own visit.
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Our travel guide to the best attractions, places to visit and things to do in Bakewell, Derbyshire.  Ideal for visitors to the Peak District National Park who are looking for the best things to do in Bakewell.
Derwent Dam is an incredible landmark located in Derbyshire, in the heart of the Peak District.
Here’s a complete visitor guide for Derwent Dam, with how to get there, where to park, places to eat, and the best things to see and do.  We’ll also share a few historical facts, so that you appreciate the significance of this historic dam.

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Changi Airport has been voted as the world’s best airport 7 times in a row and it is not surprising.  A visit to the Jewel should be high on your list of priorities when visiting Singapore.  The whole experience is fantastic.  #travel #travelguide #traveladvice #traveltips #asiatravel #changi #jewel #singapore
Singapore is a great place for a family holiday with kids. It is a clean, safe city with great public transport, making it easy to visit the many FREE things to do. #travel #travelguide #traveladvice #traveltips #singapore #asiatravel
Singapore is a great place for a family holiday with kids.  It is a very clean, safe city and nearly everyone speaks English.  There is a great system of public transport, as well as many taxis and this makes it easy to visit the many free things to do in Singapore.  We went there with the children at the start of our jungle adventure in Borneo. #travel #travelguide #traveladvice #traveltips #singapore #free #kids #asiatravel

Singapore Travel

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A desert safari in Abu Dhabi is a must-do if you are visiting.  It will give you the chance to experience real Arabian life and is great fun too.  Check out the things we found to do on our desert safari in Abu Dhabi:  #travel #travelguide #traveladvice #traveltips #abudhabi #desert #wadibashing
If you are looking for culture, adventure, year-round sun and entertainment, you will find lots of things to do in Abu Dhabi.  Take a read of what we got up to with our boys.  #travel #travelguide #traveladvice #traveltips #abudhabi #camelrides

Abu Dhabi Travel

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Click here if you are you thinking of a visit to Dubrovnik, but not sure where to stay? If you are wondering when is a good time to visit Croatia?,  What are the best things to see and do in Dubrovnik? or How do I spend 4 days on the Lapad Peninsular?, this post should answer your questions.  #croatia #dubrovnik #travel #traveltips #gameofthrones #lapadpeninsular #travelwithkids
Are you thinking of a visit to Dubrovnik, but not sure where to stay?  Dubrovnik is a is truly impressive historic town and definitely worth a visit. If you are wondering is October is a good time to visit Croatia?,  What are the best things to see and do in Dubrovnik? or How do I spend 4 days on the Lapad Peninsular?, this post should answer your questions.  #dubrovnik #croatia #travel #visitcroatia #familytravel #familytravelblog #traveltips #travelwithkids #gameofthrones
A guide to the best things to do in Split, Croatia. Split is a beautiful city, offering rich history, culture and geographical variety. #travel #travelguide #traveladvice #traveltips #split #croatia

Croatia Travel

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Here’s our guide to the best places to go pumpkin picking in Surrey in 2021. Summer is well and truly over, which means we can officially get excited about Autumn. Conkers, crunchy leaves and top of the list, Halloween! So, to get yourself ready for the spooky season, head over to your nearest pumpkin patch. We’ve compiled a guide to the best pick-your-own pumpkin farms. Don’t worry about it being too early, good quality pumpkins will last for months in a cool dry space.
With summer ending and autumn approaching, we can turn our thoughts to half-term and Halloween. Luckily there are a lot more events and activities for the kids to enjoy this year. So, if you’re looking for some spooky activities or Halloween days out in Surrey in 2021, we’ve got plenty to keep you busy. Click for our round-up of the best events and things to do at Halloween in Surrey in 2021.
On Sunday, as if by magic, I suddenly became mum to two teenagers. How did that happen? Unfortunately, we had no birthday present ideas so after a lot of brain-racking, decided on an experience. And, what better birthday experience for teenagers than a junior off-road driving experience at Loseley Park in Surrey? #LoseleyPark #Surrey #DrivingExperiences #Teenagers #Birthdayideas

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Here’s our complete guide to Ladybower Reservoir, with all the information you need for your own visit.
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How to visit Ladybower Reservoir, Derbyshire
Here’s our complete guide to Ladybower Reservoir, with all the information you need for your own visit. #ladybower #ladybowerreservoir
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Best things to do in Bakewell, Derbyshire (Peak District NP, England)
Our travel guide to the best attractions, places to visit and things to do in Bakewell, Derbyshire. Ideal for visitors to the Peak District National Park who are looking for the best things to do in Bakewell.
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A guide to Derwent Dam, Peak District National Park
Derwent Dam is an incredible landmark located in Derbyshire, in the heart of the Peak District. Here’s a complete visitor guide for Derwent Dam, with how to get there, where to park, places to eat, and the best things to see and do. We’ll also share a few historical facts, so that you appreciate the significance of this historic dam.
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A walk to the mystical Padley Gorge, Peak District
Padley Gorge is a magical place with mesmerising scenery and was one of our favourite walks in the Peak District. This woodland walk features a deep valley, twisted trees, mossy boulders, and waterfalls – it really does have it all! Come with us to discover everything you need to know for a circular walk to Padley Gorge in Derbyshire. In our complete guide to visiting Padley Gorge in the Peak District, we’ll share information on parking, opening times, parking charges, walking directions, and the best time to visit. We’ll also give you details of a shorter walk, if you are looking for something quicker.
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Things to do at May half term in Surrey
In this guide, we’ll let you know what’s going on in Surrey this half term holiday. We’ll share the best places to go in May half term and our pick of the top events taking place. With the warmer weather coming (fingers crossed), we have some amazing ideas for outdoor adventures in Surrey, including animal attractions, playgrounds, and theme parks. And just in case it rains, we bring you a host of indoor activities, which includes museums, shows, and workshops.
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Things to do at May half term in Surrey 2024
There’s so much going on in Surrey this May half term, your biggest problem will be knowing what to choose. But don’t worry, we’ve done a bumper round up of the best events, activities and things to do in the school break. In this guide, we’ll let you know what’s going on in Surrey this half term holiday. We’ll share the best places to go in May half term and our pick of the top events taking place.
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A day out at Basildon Park in Berkshire
Located in Lower Beeding near Reading, Basildon Park is an impressive 18th century mansion set in 400-acres of gorgeous parkland. It is an elegant Georgian house on a country estate, which is now managed by the National Trust. You may recognise it as the filming location for many popular films and period dramas, including Bridgerton and Pride & Prejudice.
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How to celebrate father's day in Surrey
This year, we have come up with some inspiration on how to spend Father’s Day in Surrey. From days out, places to visit, special events and experiences, we have some brilliant ideas of ways to celebrate Father’s Day for you.
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Exploring Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, West Sussex
Located in Lower Beeding, near Horsham in West Sussex, Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens is a Grade-1 listed garden, with impressive displays of flora and fauna. The gardens reopened to visitors in 2019 after nearly 10 years of closure and is now considered one of “the Finest Woodland Gardens in England”. We went on a visit to Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens to see for ourselves.* In our guide, we’ll share all the best things to see and do at Leonardslee and practical information for your visit.
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A visit to Cushendun, County Antrim
In our guide, we’ll give you everything you need for a visit to Cushendun. We’ll provide information on how to get there, where to stay and the best things to do in Cushendun. Plus, of course, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about visiting the popular Cushendun Caves.
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A visit to Glenariff Forest Park, County Antrim
One of the best things to do on the Antrim Coast is a walk at the Glenariff Forest Park in County Antrim. Known as “Queen of the Glens”, Glenariff covers over 1,000 hectares and is the biggest of the nine Antrim Glens. It also forms part of the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This National Nature Reserve is a beautiful natural location with serene woodland walks, breathtaking waterfalls, and stunning views. In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about a visit to the Glenariff Forest Park.
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Dolphin Watching in Cardigan Bay, West Wales
One of the most amazing things to do in West Wales is dolphin watching in Cardigan Bay. This beautiful stretch of Welsh coastline is home to the largest resident population of bottlenose dolphins in Europe, so is one of the best places to spot the majestic creatures. Cardigan Bay is the largest bay in the British Isles. It stretches for 65 miles from Bardsey Island, Gwynedd down to Stumble Head in Pembrokeshire. It is a special conservation area, which attracts a rich variety of marine wildlife. Visitors flock from wide and far to see the dolphins who are regular visitors to the bay. Cardigan Bay is also home to harbour porpoise and Atlantic grey seals.
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The Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland
Our guide is perfect for first-time visitors to Northern Ireland who want to plan their own road trip and see some of the best places in County Antrim. It includes our full 6-day Northern Ireland itinerary, including the best places to stay and visit on the Causeway Coastal Route.
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A perfect 3-day itinerary in the New Forest, England
In this post, we want to share our 3-day itinerary in the New Forest National Park. It’s the perfect guide for anyone wanting to spend a relaxing long weekend in the New Forest, Hampshire. In our New Forest weekend itinerary, we include all the best things to do in the New Forest, walks, pretty villages, beautiful coastline, and exceptionally good food.
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How to spend a day in Troyes, France
Troyes is the ancient capital of the Champagne region in north-eastern France. It is a picturesque medieval city, with winding, narrow streets, elaborate churches, and charming half-timbered buildings. Read on to discover what we got up to on a day trip to Troyes and the best things to do for first-time visitors in this charming medieval city.