How to have a stress-free airport experience with children

AD | Collaborative post During February half-term many families, us included, would be thinking about where to travel to on holiday. This year, everything is different but that won’t stop us from looking forward and planning future holidays. Will you do the same? This doesn’t mean that we will start booking future holidays left and right, it only means that we will sit down as a family and brainstorm places we’d like to visit in the future. While doing this, we found out that many of those places were outside the country, which meant that

The overwhelm of planning a Disney holiday

Back in February we decided to start planning a trip to Disneyland Paris for August 2021. Looking back, had we known about COVID-19 and what was going to happen, I probably would have put off booking. However, we can’t go back now but I wanted to write about our experience. At the time I thought it would be easy to pick when we wanted to go and where we wanted to stay. I should have known better really. It wasn’t that easy at all! To start with, there are so many options for hotels. The

How To Plan Family Holidays When You Don’t Drive

Collaborative post Over the years we have been lucky enough to go on quite a few different kinds of holidays. We have been to lots of places such as a holiday to Majorca, a couple of days in Ipswich and even places like Center Parcs. However, we are a family of non-drivers and this can sometimes restrict where we can travel to and can cause issues when trying to book our holidays. Although things can sometimes be difficult we do always manage to go somewhere and have a fantastic time. Nor being able to drive doesn’t

The Adventures We Had In 2019

AD | Contains some gifted trips and days out I love nothing more than a day out, weekend away or a holiday. Although money has been tight for the past few years I have tried to make sure that we budget and save to ensure that Erin gets these experiences. I never did nearly as much when I was a child and I want Erin to have adventures and to discover new places. We were very lucky to have some great experiences in 2019. January Like a lot of people we had a very quiet

Flying With A Toddler For The First Time

Just a few short weeks ago we went on our first family holiday to Majorca. Having not been abroad with a child before we really didn’t know what to expect from Erin when it came to her first flight. I tried to prepare as much as possible but everything could have gone completely wrong and nothing I’d planned could have worked. Before our holiday we tried to tell Erin would would happen on a regular basis even if we thought she wouldn’t remember or wouldn’t understand. I don’t think Erin really understand until we got

Our First Family Holiday Abroad

It feels like this day has been a very long time coming. This morning John, Erin and I are flying to Palma ready for our first family holiday abroad to Puerto Pollensa, Majorca. I remember booking this holiday way back in March 2017 so we’ve actually had over a year to wait for it to happen. I like booking holidays head whenever I can because it’s good to be able to spread the cost if you need to. We went on holiday last year to Center Parcs in October but I have been dreaming of sun,