A Family Weekend at Darwin Forest – Luxury Lodge Holidays

As the children had an inset day at school at the start of January, we took advantage of the last weekend of the Christmas holidays and stretched out our time together with a brilliant weekend in Derbyshire at Darwin Forest. Our drive to rural Derbyshire brought us to the outskirts of the Peak District, home of Darwin Forest. We were immediately impressed as soon as we drove into the part…

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Planning an All Inclusive Family Holiday to Iberostar Playa de …

A couple of years ago we went to Mallorca and fell in love with the island. It felt like a little piece of paradise and we explored so much of it. We stayed in a villa but I know that when we visit again we’ll opt for our favourite way of holidaying – at an all inclusive resort like the Iberostar Playa de Muro. Mallorca is the perfect destination for…

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Our Year in Travels {2018}

Last year I wrote about all the trips we had been on throughout the year and so, this year, I thought I would make it into a tradition. This year has been so busy, with so many trips, so many memories made and so many nights away. Here’s our year in travels: January We started the year with a weekend in Brighton. The children hadn’t been to Brighton since they…

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A Festive Weekend in Salford Quays #TheQuaysat18

Last weekend, after the children finished school on Friday, we drove up to Manchester for a weekend in Salford Quays. It’s somewhere we’ve never visited as a family and although I’m in that area twice a year for the Blog On conferences I have never explored further than the venue. We were looking forward to a festive weekend somewhere new. We stayed in TheHeart Apartments for the weekend which was…

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5 Reasons to choose a Villa for your next Family Holiday

We have holidayed in villas a couple of times now and they have always worked so well for us as a family so when Villa Finder introduced us to their personalised travel service I thought it would be a great time to put together a few reasons why villas are a fantastic choice for family holidays – whatever age your children are and however many members of your family you…

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Here’s Why Cruises are Great for Families

We’ve been lucky enough to have a couple of dock days on cruise ships in Southampton and also spend the weekend on an inaugural cruise, giving us a good taste of what cruises would be like for a family. So I’ve put together a few reasons why I think a cruise would be a great option for your next family holiday: Cruises let you see so much of the world.…

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Our Favourite Holiday Activities

Growing up Dave went on holiday abroad every year – with both his parents and his grandparents – but I didn’t go abroad until Dave and I got together when I was nineteen. Yet, we both have such fond memories of our family holidays, the places we visited and the ways we spent time whilst we were away. ‘On the Beach’ recently got in touch and asked us to talk…

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