Camping Essentials

Here are some of our favourite camping hacks including choosing the perfect campsite, packing solutions and that all important list of things to take camping.

One day in Paris with kids

With so much to see and do it can be tricky to decide how to spend just one day in Paris with kids. City breaks with kids can be daunting. With so many sights to choose from it’s important to have confidence you’re choosing the most child-friendly options, not spending too much money, not wasting time queuing and not exhausting every member of the family trekking from one side of a city to another. Paris is a relatively large city. If you have just one day to explore the ‘City of Light’ we recommend an itinerary which focusses on exploring three key areas –

5 Fantastic UK Family Staycation Destinations

In the UK there are amazing cities to explore, beautiful beaches to enjoy and dramatic countryside to marvel at. If you’re looking for UK family staycation ideas we’ve got you covered. Here are our top 5 fantastic UK family staycation destinations.

5 Days Out near Hungerford

I’m formulating a list of days out near Hungerford to places which are currently closed but which I’d like to visit once lockdown is eased. Normally I yearn for adventure, but my list is mainly focused on revisiting old favourites. Perhaps we’ve had enough surprises for one year?

Home School Goes to the Ocean

Here is a brief overview of our Home School Goes to the Ocean lesson plan. I drew resources from a number of sources including Twinkl (a teacher’s resource website), National Geographic Kids on You Tube and the BBC. We also have a good selection of children’s non-fiction books at home that helped with this topic.

17 Inspirational Travel Books

I have shelves full of true-life travels and global non-fiction. I love to travel vicariously through explorers accounts of their extraordinary journeys, both present day and historical. Here is my list of my top 20 inspirational travel books from my bookshelf.

Home School Goes to the Rainforest

A guide to studying the rainforest as a home school topic.

1 Day in Salzburg

Salzburg is an enchanting city near Austria’s western border with Germany. It is nestled amongst hills and mountains and bisected by the Salzach River. Salzburg’s baroque old town is UNESCO World Heritage Listed. If you only have a single day to visit this Austrian gem follow our ideas to create your perfect itinerary to spend one day in Salzburg.

National Trust Days Out

Discover your new favourite National Trust property with this list of tried-and-tested family favourites.