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, a pool and the beach

Getting Summer Ready With Simply Swim and Splash About

In a few weeks we will be heading off to Majorca for our first family holiday abroad. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am right now. I am usually a really prepared person but I have sort of felt out of my depth preparing for this holiday. I never really thought about a lot of important things like changing what Erin might wear while swimming or at the beach. Luckily, we had a bit of help from Simply Swim and their Splash About collection. We have been buying Splash About products for Erin since she was

Countdown To Our First Family Holiday Abroad

The last time we went abroad was September 2015, a few months before Erin was born. I knew then that it would probably be a few years before we’d be able to go abroad on holiday again so I wanted to make the most of it while I could. In 2016 we didn’t go anywhere at all and in 2017 we managed quite a few weekends away and also a holiday to Center Parcs. But, I’d been dreaming of a relaxing week away with just John and Erin somewhere at least slightly warm. This time in 5 weeks we will

5 Destinations Perfect For The Whole Family

If you’re looking for the perfect destination to take the whole family, it’s likely you’re growing bored of the same old options. Thankfully, there are plenty of potential places around the world perfectly suited to any age – if you’re seeking a unique and unexpected getaway for everyone to enjoy, look no further. Here are 5 destinations perfectly suited to the whole family. Walt Disney World, Florida It likely doesn’t come as a surprise that Walt Disney World is perhaps the best destination in the world oriented specifically for families. The sprawling theme park is situated in Orlando, located in

The Perfect Family Holiday: UK Or Abroad?

Up until October of this year, I had never been on a proper holiday in the UK. I think a lot of this is down to not being able to drive as a lot of places I would want to go are not easily accessible by train or the journey would take a VERY long time. For example, I would love to go to places like Cornwall, Brighton, Newquay and to rent a cute little cottage in the middle of nowhere. Without being able to drive, it sometimes seems that holidays abroad are easier and I guess that’s probably why

Center Parcs Restaurants: Huck’s American Bar & Grill

We decided to eat out on each evening of out holiday and our first night we chose Huck’s American Bar & Grill. We wanted to be able to eat a variety of food and not eat at the same place more than once. Huck’s is located in the Village Square and was a quick 10-15 minute walk away from our lodge, depending on whether Erin was walking or in her pushchair. The play areas in Huck’s are pretty amazing. There is a small room with soft play blocks for very young children and a bigger room that was a bit

Center Parcs Restaurants: Sports Cafe

On the first day of our holiday we arrived at about 12pm but couldn’t get into our lodge until 3pm. As we already had meals booked in at some of the other restaurants throughout the week we decided to get lunch at the Sports Café which is located in the Sports Plaza. All of the restaurants are in the Village and only a couple of minutes walk from the Subtropical Swimming Paradise. When we got there it was heaving!! We got a table okay but there was a bit of a wait for a high chair for Erin. Luckily, the

A Midweek Break At Center Parcs

For years and years I have wondered what the big deal was about Center Parcs. I’m 31 and it’s taken this long for me to finally get to experience it for myself. A couple of weeks ago me, John and Erin headed off for a midweek break at Center Parcs with my sister Natalie and her fiance Chris. We live in Norfolk so our nearest Center Parcs was Elvden Forest in Thetford which is only about an hour away by train. As we are a family that don’t drive we had to be pretty careful with how we packed. We had