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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Close encounters at SEALife London Aquarium

Cheeky penguins, fear-inspiring sharks and delicate, luminescent jellyfish. Our day at SeaLife London Aquarium, on the South Bank of the city’s River Thames, introduced Austin…

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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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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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