Day at the beach

Things to do in the school holidays

Things to do in the school holidays

The expectant faces of kids on holiday mornings can test the most creative of parents – how to fill those endless school-free days? There is an argument that says just tell the kids to go off and play. Personally I think it’s important to do just that sometimes – they need to learn how to

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trip to the seaside

Ten places to visit in the UK

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to spend the day or for a beach holiday, there are plenty of great places to visit across the UK. Here are our top 10 locations and ideas of where to go. Devon The county has 95 miles of beautiful coastline, with clean beaches, rock pools and plenty of opportunities

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Buying a caravan for the family

Caravanning is a fun way to spend time with the family and introduce children to the great outdoors. There is the freedom of travelling from campsite to campsite and the luxury of taking a mini version of your home on the road. But what should you consider before buying a caravan for the family? Think

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Happy family having picnic

Planning the perfect picnic

Whether you’re seven or 70, picnics are fun. Getting outdoors to enjoy some fresh air, great company and tasty food – what’s not to like? Last minute picnics can be brilliant but if you’re planning on spending the day and making an event of it, you may wish to put a little extra preparation into

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Taking kids swimming

Children love a trip to the pool and swimming is a healthy and fun activity for the whole family to enjoy together. Not only is learning to swim a valuable skill, leisure pools with flumes and currents can add some excitement and keep children entertained for longer. However, although we may enjoy being in the

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Planning a road trip with children

Travelling with children can feel like you are attempting to mobilize an army, but don’t despair: it is possible! These simple ideas could mean the difference between a smooth ride and the road trip from hell: Choose your destination carefully A sunny holiday might sound like a good idea, but it might not seem so

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