We spent the first week or so of our family sabbatical discovering some of the best things to do in Uvita with kids. Uvita sits on Costa Rica’s Costa Ballena (whale coast). It is known for the spit of land jutting out from the beach which looks like a whale’s tail, as well as forContinue reading “Family Sabbatical: discovering Uvita with kids”
Austria’s Salzkammergut is a picture-perfect region of lakes and mountains near Salzburg. Even if you only have one day to visit this region it’s still possible to experience some of its very best views. Read on for our guide to an easy and accessible family day out on Wolfgangsee, Austria.
Is it feasible to go on a multi-centre European family holiday by train? Absolutely! Here’s a brief guide for anyone considering taking their family interrailing.
We spent a total of 29 hours on trains during our summer holiday. Here’s a brief rundown of the ways we kept busy.
The harbour town of Fowey is about an hour’s drive west of Plymouth and is easily accessible from the A30. Once there you’re in a maze of small streets set around a natural harbour with views across the Fowey River to the village of Polruan. It’s still a working port, exporting China Clay from the deep water harbour.
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.
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!
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.
At low tide the sand stretches for miles, and the grey rocky scars, covered with slippery seaweed, reach out like fingers into the sea.
Easter egg hunts come in all shapes and sizes. There’s the classic free-for-all experienced by the kids at their pre-school playgroups. There’s the treasure hunt (which we favour at home) – follow the clues to find the eggs. There’s the much-loved National Trust combo of finding clues to receive a prize. And then there’s thisContinue reading “A French Easter Egg Hunt…”