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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English National Ballet’s My First Ballet: Swan Lake. A …

Invited by English National Ballet to review their My First Ballet production of Swan Lake, guest writer Catherine Prescott asks, what’s the right age to…

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A photo tour of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site …

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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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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George’s Marvellous Medicine: a review of the Curve Leicester …

Hands up who remembers George’s Marvellous Medicine? Perhaps one of the less famous of Roald Dahl’s stories, its simple plot is a good fit for…

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

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

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Corte dei Messapi, a luxury self-catering family-friendly Italian villa in …

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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Family-friendly places to enjoy nature in Suffolk, England

Suffolk is a place where you can see British countryside at its best. On our family holiday in the east of England, we dipped into…

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Feeling safe as houses in a family-friendly Jeep Compass SUV (…

Barrelling down the motorway at 70 mph is never fun. With two small children in the back of the car, it can be downright scary.…

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