Reliving family holiday moments on a cross channel ferry (with Brittany Ferries)

Car wheels clunk up metal ramps. In the hold, stewards gesture, directing drivers closer to the car in front. We get out of our car…

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Inside a Eurocamp Azure at La Vallée, France. A review of the family-friendly mobile home

French campsites have changed. In fact, they’re rarely known as campsites these days. The best French family-friendly campsites have been renamed as holiday parcs. And…

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What to expect when you travel with kids on a Brittany Ferries cross channel ferry

This spring half-term, we crossed the British channel en route to Normandy, France. Our Brittany Ferries cross channel ferry trip was familiar. We’ve done at…

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From 1970s to now: how family travel has changed

As a child of the 1970s, my holiday checklist would have looked very strange to the youth of today. My Walkman, stack of paperbacks and…

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A photo tour of trulli houses in Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Puglia, Italy

If you drive through the Itria Valley of Puglia, you’ll notice two things. The first is the olive trees. Their twisted, gnarled trunks flank the…

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Affordable luxury: four of the best self-catering properties in France

*this post is an advertorial in collaboration with Novasol.* France is a favourite destination among British holidaymakers. It’s easy to see why. The country boasts…

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Where to stay in Puglia Italy: Corte dei Messapi, a luxury self-catering family-friendly Italian villa

Set along a narrow driveway through ancient olive groves, Corte dei Messapi is a tranquil retreat. And yet, it’s just a five-minute drive from the…

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Why the north Norfolk coast is a great place for nature-loving families to visit

On the eastern side of the UK, jutting out into the north Sea, lies north Norfolk. This mainly flat, coastal area was often the first…

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Stepping back into Tudor history at Mary Arden’s Farm in Shakespeare’s England

Mary Arden was William Shakespeare’s mother, and she grew up in a farmhouse in Wilmcote, near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust now own…

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