Why Family Holidays Are Important For Children

Recently I wrote about our feelings towards holidays and why we’ll always find the money from somewhere to make sure we have one. Erin has quite quickly become used to us going on holiday at least once a year and it’s something she gets really excited about, even at the age of 3. Obviously, we want Erin to know how hard we have to work to be able to go on holiday and we talk to her about work and money on a regular basis. However, we also want Erin to be able to have some time each year that

Guest Post: How To Choose An AirBnB For Your Family Holiday

John, Erin and I love going on holidays, so much so that we managed to get 3 in this year. Somewhere we have never stayed though is an AirBnB and honestly, I wouldn’t even know where to start with choosing one. Today I have the lovely Cath who blogs at Passports and Adventures. I love hearing about her adventures with her family so she’s here today with some travel advice! Our family travels quite a lot, both together and separately. And our preferred accommodation for our holidays and getaways are AirBnB’s. There are a few reasons behind this which I’ll explain in

Why A Spanish Villa Could Work For Your Next Family Holiday

I only went on a holiday overseas for the first time when I was 18 and I loved it. A week in Benidorm and the experience of complete freedom was exactly what I needed but it also got me hooked to travelling. Over the years I have been lucky enough to go on some wonderful holidays to places such as New York and Rome. However, now we are a family of three our holiday needs have changed quite a lot and that means looking at different kinds of holiday and accommodation. Earlier this year we spent just over a week

Britax Holiday Pushchair Review

*This is an advertisement. As we are a family who don’t drive we have always had to rely on a pushchair for getting us around with Erin. We love to go away or on holiday but we absolutely hate taking a bigger pushchair with us. If we have to fold it up on the train or in a hotel room we need something as small and easy as possible. We were recently sent the Britax Holiday pushchair to try and here’s what we think of it: We have had a few pushchairs now and some have been quite a bit

Preparing For A Family Holiday To Center Parcs

Today we are heading off to Center Parcs at Elveden Forest until Friday and this is actually our second visit there now. We only went for the first time last year (the same week) but we quickly fell in love which is why we’re going back this year for a family holiday with my Mum, sister and her partner. Last year I made a couple of pretty big mistakes when it came to packing so this year I have taken a much better approach and written lists for everything. Somehow, I managed to forget my own clothes. I think I

Things To Remember When Planning A Summer Holiday

Planning a summer holiday can be a massive task, especially if you’re going away with children. We went on our first holiday abroad earlier in the year and there are some things I wish I had done to make the whole trip a lot easier and a lot less stressful. Choose Clothes Wisely When I packed for our holiday abroad this year I don’t think I did a very good job of it, which isn’t really like me at all. We ended up taking so many clothes for Erin, most of which she didn’t wear but not nearly enough for

The Toddler Who Is Obsessed With Holidays

As a child I never really went on many holidays. We had a couple of trips to Butlins and some camping trips but I didn’t go abroad until I was 18. I remember the first time I went on holiday on my own and absolutely loving discovering somewhere else. Luckily, I married a man who likes holidays and exploring just as much as I do. It doesn’t take much to persuade him when it comes to booking a holiday and he’s happy to go anywhere as long as we do it together. When Erin was born, due to us having

How To Pack For A Haven Holiday When You Don’t Drive

Being a family that doesn’t drive means that some holiday destinations are quite hard for us to get to or it means we can’t take everything we would possibly need. You may have read some of our posts recently about our holiday to Haven in Caister-on-Sea and to get here, we had to take the bus. Luckily, we are able to get a bus 5 minutes from our house and it dropped us right outside Haven. If it had been further away, we might have struggled. As Haven is a self catering holiday park I thought I’d try to be