5 Holiday Essentials

Going on holiday can be an exciting time. Whether you’re planning a girls weekend away, a family holiday or perhaps a mini city break, making sure you pack the essentials can really ensure your trip goes smoothly. Here are my top five holiday essentials. Camera One of my biggest essentials when going on holiday is my camera. I used to have a heavy and pretty bulky DLSR, but I’ve seen the light and have invested in a super lightweight, portable and easy to carry camera. Some of the best compact camera Panasonic offer online are perfect for holidays. Panasonic’s line of 4k… [Read More]

Fabulous Family-Friendly Holiday Destinations: Where To Take The Kids This Summer

Summer is here! The weather is improving all the time, the days are longer, and everybody is in a better mood. If you have plans to take a trip this summer, but you’re not sure where to travel next, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some fabulous family-friendly destinations to get you thinking. Greek Islands If you’re looking for sun, sea and sand and a little bit of culture thrown in, look no further than the stunningly beautiful Greek Islands. There’s an array of destinations to choose from, and many of the islands boast hotels, which are geared… [Read More]

5 Tips For Having A Jolly Summer Holiday This Year

https://www.pexels.com/photo/child-wearing-white-crew-neck-shirt-89414/ With summer approaching, it’s often the time we all start to think about having a week away more seriously. Whether you’re planning on spending seven days in the sun or a long weekend by a lake, if you’re contemplating a break over the warmer months, you might be freaking out a bit. When you have little ones, holidaying can be that little bit harder. To help you out with planning, preparing and even packing, take a look at these top tips. 1. Shop Around Firstly, when you start to look into options, make sure you spend a bit of… [Read More]

6 Easy Ways to Keep Children Content When on Holiday

Heading off on your travels is always a barrel of laughs, but sometimes you have to take the needs of your children into account. Here are six ways to keep your children content when on holiday. Healthy snacks  Hungry tummies mean grumbly kids. Make sure you prevent them from becoming agitated by bringing along a selection of healthy snacks which keep their stomachs satisfied. While they might be craving sugary goodness ahead of vegetable and fruit options, a healthy option is your best bet for ensuring they don’t experience something of a sugar rush. Give them a say Avoid giving… [Read More]

2017 Holiday Inspiration

A few days ago I was talking to a friend about the best places I’ve been holiday. This was mainly pre-children, but of course since having children, we’ve been to some amazing places as well. If you’re looking for some holiday inspiration, I thought I’d share my travels with you. Before my husband and I had children, the majority of our holidays were short city breaks. Rome will always be one of my favourite holiday destinations. My husband and I have been to Rome twice. We love everything about it. Visiting the coloseum is always a highlight, as is eating ice… [Read More]

Why I will be taking my children on holiday during term time

There’s been a lot of debate recently about taking children out of school during term time to go on holiday. Up until a few weeks ago, it wasn’t really something that crossed my mind. However when I started pricing up our annual holiday, I was genuinely shocked to see how much more expensive holidays were during half term. As this is the first year that our children are in full time school, it’s never been an issue before, but now that it is, I’ve found myself on the side of those who want to be able to take their children… [Read More]

Ten Fashionable & Practical Swimwear Pieces for Girls

SUN UVA Wishlist

Although summer is quite a while away, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about your family summer holiday. We’ve already booked a holiday to Disneyland Paris and we’re currently looking at destinations for a beach holiday during the summer too. If you have any suggestions please let me know! Now, if you’re anything like me when you think of planning a holiday that usually means shopping for holiday clothes! The thing is I’ve done so much ‘shopping for holiday clothes’ in my lifetime, that I have a wardrobe full of holiday clothes! My children, however, are constantly… [Read More]

Chasing the sun this Autumn

If you have kids who aren’t in school yet, autumn can be a great time to book a family break. It’s usually better value for money than the summer months, and destinations like Lanzarote are less busy. Here are some of the best beaches and resorts where you can take the kids for safe paddling, rock pool exploring, sand castle building and ice cream devouring! Lanzarote holidays are the perfect end to your summer. Playa Flamingo Set in the Playa Blanca region of Lanzarote, Playa Flamingo is one of the most popular beaches for families visiting the Canary Isles. The waves here… [Read More]

Holiday tips that are actually useful

Going on holiday with children needn’t be stressful. If you’re prepared, organised and have a plan that can go a long way to helping create a stress free atmosphere in the run up to your holiday.  Having been on three family holidays abroad with my own children, and a few when I was growing up I have a number of ‘go to’ tips that I always use when getting holiday ready. We’ve also recently returned from Majorca so I thought I’d share my tips with you whilst they’re fresh in my mind! I hope they help and that you find… [Read More]

Review: Family Life Coma Gran, Majorca

Every year we go on one family holiday abroad. We tend to book an all-inclusive package holiday with Thomson as we’ve been on holiday with them a few times previously, and have always had a good experience. This year was no exception. We booked our family holiday to Majorca for seven days and after browsing the Thomson website in search of the ‘perfect family friendly hotel’ I found the Family Life Coma Gran. Located in Sa Coma, which sits on Majorca’s east coast, the Coma Gran is just a stone’s throw away from the beach. It’s also situated on the… [Read More]