Taking children to Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Is it a good idea?

Our children have hit a bothersome age. Instead of happily trotting along with us to museums and exhibitions, it can be a struggle to persuade…

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A family afternoon at Warwick Castle, in Shakespeare’s England

Warwick Castle has changed a good deal in the twenty or so years since my last visit. Merlin Entertainments, the group behind Legoland, Thorpe Park…

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The best adventures for families in Bristol and Cardiff

Finding something fun for the whole family can be a bit of a challenge. Ask anybody with kids and they’ll be able to tell you…

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QHotels Chesford Grange, a family friendly Warwickshire hotel

Chesford Grange, in Warwickshire, England, is a hotel that’s difficult to leave. With 17 acres of land, the quiet setting of the QHotels country house…

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The Great British Bake Off guide to picking a holiday destination

Choosing a holiday destination can be tricky. With 158 ports of call just from Gatwick Airport alone, it’s difficult to narrow the options down to…

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The best winter activities when you don’t want to ski

Winter holidays aren’t just about skiing. There are SO many more winter activities you can sample when you’re at a ski resort, or a snowy…

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Castles of Wales: Kidwelly, in Carmarthenshire

Visitors to Wales are spoilt for choice when it comes to castles. The country’s sometimes called the “capital of castles”, because it’s difficult to go…

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Five things I learned about the cruise ship MSC Preziosa

Last week, I was a guest of MSC Cruises on board their flagship Preziosa. MSC invited 150 of us bloggers on board, and hosted a…

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Six places to visit in Vendée, France

The Vendée, France is a good option for UK families. It’s set almost half-way down France, south of Brittany and north of the Dordogne. This…

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