Winterville London: a Christmas day out with the family on Clapham Common

“Where is Winterville?” asked my daughter anxiously, as we walked towards the 220-acre Clapham Common, in south-west London. But then we saw it: a large…

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Keeping in touch with relatives: Neveo and what to do if your parents or grandparents don’t use a smartphone

This feature on keeping in touch is an advertorial in collaboration with Neveo. All views are my own. Keeping in touch with relatives can be…

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Hogwarts in the Snow: a festive Harry Potter experience at Warner Bros Studio Tours, London

There was no mistaking the Harry Potter Christmas night bus, as it sailed up to our stop outside Watford Junction station. The towering double decker…

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From Hertfordshire villages to Kentish Christmas tree farms: our family road trip in a Hyundai Santa Fe

Sometimes London life leaves you longing for mud. And narrow, tree-lined lanes. A reminder that not every road is fringed with concrete and dust. London’s…

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Norfolk for kids: Things to do in Norfolk and Suffolk, UK with the family

Have you been to Norfolk, UK? Or neighbouring Suffolk? The English coastal counties aren’t far from London, so they’re an easy journey for us. We…

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Christmas gifts for men, women and children who love adventure

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I’ve been doing a bit of browsing, and I’ve found some unusual Christmas gifts. As well as a…

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Scooters for kids: a review of a JD Bug Scooter from Skate Hut

Our children are growing up, and we can track their physical progress by the scooters they ride. Austin’s well into the two-wheeler, stunt scooter phase.…

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Family ski holidays: what to look for in a family ski resort. How to make your family ski trip fun!

Family ski holidays can be the most memorable of trips. You can’t beat the exhilaration of whizzing down glistening slopes together, then crunching through fluffy…

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The Snowman Peacock Theatre: a review of the Sadlers Wells show, London

Be warned: if you go to an afternoon performance of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, at Sadler’s Wells’ Peacock Theatre, you won’t find a reverent audience,…

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