Brecon Careg & Cadw Team Up with Kids Go Free Vouchers!

We’re so lucky in Wales that we have so many places of interest in close proximity to our homes. From castles and ruins, to museums and parks, I love a good day out and if it’s free then even better! This half term we’ve really been making the  most of the good weather and getting outdoors as much as possible. My girls love going to the local park then walking back home by the stream so they can play poo sticks! I think it’s so important to get kids outdoors rather than have the cooped up inside in front of… [Read More]

A day out at Dyffryn Gardens with the National Trust

Dyffryn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan is part of the National Trust. However, it’s not like your average National Trust place, but instead a work in progress. Over the years, it’s had many uses. From a family home to a training centre and now it belongs to the National Trusts. The Vale of Glamorgan Council have spent £1m on a new roof and stonework and a further £1.3m with grants from Heritage Lottery Fund and Cadw to reinstate five feature rooms. Today, we had the pleasure of visiting Dyffryn Gardens with our five year old twins. Before I go… [Read More]

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]

Disneyland Hotel Review

If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past month or so then you’ll be forgiven for not knowing that we’ve not long returned from a 5 day trip to Disneyland Paris. For the duration of our stay, we stayed in the Disneyland Hotel. As such I thought I’d write a little review about the hotel itself. I’ve already written up our trip report, which you can read here (day 1), here (day 2), here (day 3) and here (day 4)! Plus, if you’re after more Disney inspired posts, click here. I’ve also written a post called, Tips for Booking your… [Read More]

Why You Should Visit Cornwall in Your Camper

If you’re looking for a stunning location, filled with beautiful scenery, tasty food and sub-tropical climates, then Cornwall is the place for you. There aren’t many places like Cornwall, with its well-known Cornish pasty and stunning coastal beaches, you really are submerged into a location that takes your breath away. It’s a must visit place to add to your bucket list, and here’s why… Beautiful Beaches  They’re rated the best beaches in the UK and it’s no surprise why. The beautiful beaches that surround this beautiful location offer you soft sand, turquoise water and stunning views all at the same… [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]

Disneyland Paris Trip Report Day 1

Disneyland Castle

It’s hard to believe that two weeks ago we were in Disneyland Paris. I  booked our trip rather spur of the moment last October and remember thinking that it was ages away. Well, now I wish I was back there because the time we had there has flown by! We stayed in the Disneyland Hotel which was absolutely amazing! I knew before booking our trip, that if we were going to go to Disneyland, then we had to do it properly and stay in the Disney Hotel! It was everything I thought it would be and more! More on the… [Read More]

25 Disneyland Paris Quick Tips and Tricks

Mickey Mouse

I wrote a post back in October called ‘Tips for booking your holiday to Disneyland Paris’. It’s quite a lengthy post so I thought I’d put together a ‘quick read’ post of tips and tricks for those that haven’t got the time to read my longer post! So without further ado, here goes: 1. Join the Facebook group, ‘Disneyland for Brits’ 2. Decide your budget and whether you’ll fly, go via ferry, euro tunnel etc – it might be cheaper to book travel and accommodation separately. Sky Scanner is a good website to check for flight prices 3. Research how… [Read More]

Quiet Commutes: Activities for Kids during Long Commutes

Long car rides or travel journeys can be challenging and frustrating for kids. In fact, the travel experience can be miserable for everyone when the kids are suffering from acute boredom. To ensure that the kids are quiet and content, it’s ideal to plan activities designed just for those long commutes. With these ideas in mind, you and your kids may discover that long commutes are actually fun. Art Supplies Load up a backpack with art supplies so kids can use the commute to create and color. Try this app to find cool mandala coloring pages that kids can color… [Read More]