A Glamping Weekend in Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay is a bit of a secret. We know people who have been going for years but they don’t talk too much about it. They don’t want to share the spectacular scenery, the range of activities and the laid-back atmosphere with anyone, and I don’t blame them.

A British Bottlenose Dolphin Adventure

The waters of Cardigan Bay are home to a group of around 250 bottlenose dolphins. Yes, that’s right, dolphins living in British waters. They are stay here year-round and are one of only two resident groups of bottlenose dolphins living in the UK.

9 Things to do in the Dordogne / Lot

We’ve been visiting the area at least once a year for nearly nine years now, and over that time have built up a pretty good knowledge of where to go and what to do with and without kids and at different times of year. So here you are, our top tips of what to do in the Dordogne / Lot regions!

Days Out in Wessex with Kids

I’ve pulled together a list of great days out with kids in the Wessex area. As a guide, they are all within about one hour’s drive from Hungerford.

A Day at Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park is an ancient deer park with a grand 17th-century house at its heart. It’s possible to spend your whole visit outdoors (as we did) but the house looks very appealing to visit, and they provide children’s trails and quizzes.

A City Break in Venice with kids

Venice, the city for couples, for romantic gondola rides, for proposals on bridges or weddings in piazzas. Why then would we choose to take our children on a city break there? Well, for a start they chose it, and who are we to dissuade them? We asked our two boys where in Europe they wouldContinue reading “A City Break in Venice with kids”

7 reasons to fall in love with the Ile de Ré

If you haven’t heard of the Ile de Ré (and quite honestly, if you haven’t, where have you been?) it’s a small island, just 19 miles (30 kms) long and 3 miles (5 kms) wide, off the west coast of France.

Family Friendly Camping in the UK

recommendations for campsites which are good for families (and dogs and fire pits and near the coast and with good facilities etc etc)

Top Ten Kid-friendly Activities in North Yorkshire

At low tide the sand stretches for miles, and the grey rocky scars, covered with slippery seaweed, reach out like fingers into the sea.