How to Spend 24 Hours in Edinburgh with Kids

•Press tickets• Last week, during the children’s half term, we headed off on the long journey up North to Scotland. We did stop off at my brother’s house in County Durham before continuing on to Edinburgh, which is somewhere I had always wanted to visit. I was very kindly gifted two ASVA (Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions) passes for myself and Ed for our trip, which gave us access to...

Why You Need a Membership to English Heritage or National Trust (Or Both)

Sometimes it can be a struggle to find things to do with the children at the weekend and during the school holidays. We don’t have a huge amount of disposable income so there is a limit to the activities we can do. My mum is a member of the English Heritage, and has added me and the children to it, which means we are able to go out together and...

A Family Summer Break in South Wales

Rather than dwelling on the fact that we couldn’t go on a holiday abroad this year, we looked at where we could get away in the UK instead and, after a lovely break in the Lake District with extended family earlier in the month, we decided to look at the coast for a second break away. Living in Bournemouth, we weren’t really looking for a tourist spot, and when I...

Going on Holiday as a Multi-Generational Family

Paid Post  My family has always been close knit. We love nothing more than a big celebration, where we have the chance to get together and catch up. I see my mum almost every day, and my nan at least once a week. It may not come as a surprise, therefore, that we have all been on holiday together, taking my own children along with us too. Having grown up...

Family Travel Wishlist

I am a strong believer that becoming a parent shouldn’t mean you are no longer able to travel where you want. Having said this, Ed and I haven’t actually explored many countries with the children as of yet. Last year we headed on our first cruise as a family, and got to visit Germany, France and the Norwegian Fjords, which was amazing. I’m not sure whether we will make it...

Planning a Trip to Disneyland Paris with Children over Christmas

Those who know me will know that I am a big Disney fan. I have always loved the magic of Disney, and I have been fortunate enough to have gone to Disneyland Paris quite a few times throughout my childhood. I have also been able to take my own children to Disney a few times in recent years and let me tell you, Disney with kids is a whole new...

Planning a Family Holiday in the Sun on a Budget

With three children, two of which are school age, and a husband who has recently started a job as a teacher, we don’t have a choice when it comes to going on holiday out off term time. Things can get costly, especially when looking at peak times such as the May half term or summer holidays, but going abroad doesn’t have to break the bank, and there are options out...