From Hertfordshire villages to Kentish Christmas tree farms: our family …

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, …

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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Things to do in Harrogate and the surrounding north Yorkshire …

The Victorian spa town of Harrogate, north Yorkshire, just shouts out ‘uncomplicated getaway’. In very dulcet tones: its leafy streets house only 75k residents. With…

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Darwin Forest: a long weekend in a Peak District luxury …

Come the weekend, everyone in our house is a bit frazzled. The relentless school run, the commute into central London, and after-school ballet, football, tae…

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Things to do in Brighton with kids

If you’re looking for a quirky seaside town that’s easy to reach from London, then Brighton, east Sussex is a good choice. It’s only around…

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Visiting the Mary Rose Museum on Portsmouth Harbour. Learning made …

In a cool, dark atrium in Portsmouth Harbour, just behind HMS Victory, sits a ‘good news’ story of our time. It’s the Mary Rose, one…

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Family fun at Leeds Castle Knights Glamping. A fantastic overnight …

King Henry VIII may not have approved of our fluffy hot water bottles. And it’s likely his dinner choice would have been roasted swan, rather…

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Inspirational stories from the Lake District, UK

On our car journeys up to Galloway, I’m always a little sad when we drive through the Lake District without pausing for longer than a…

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The best Cornish castles to fuel your imagination

Wild, rugged, and with scores of fairytales dancing around its shores, Cornwall is arguably the best place in the UK to fuel your imagination. Just look…

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