World Book Day: The Best Books For Travelling Kids

Ad alert: This post contains ad/affiliate links that support the running of this site, but all opinions are my own. Today (03/03/22) is World Book Day: A day for children to celebrate books in a wide variety of weird and wonderful ways. My boys will be having breakfast with a book at school, and takingContinue reading “World Book Day: The Best Books For Travelling Kids”

Review: Alton Towers Santa Sleepover, December 2021

The end of last year got away with me (with Christmas, and all our family birthdays crammed into December) so this piece is much later than I planned, but better late than never! At the end of December, we enjoyed a weekend away to Alton Towers for their Santa Sleepover event. We absolutely loved theContinue reading “Review: Alton Towers Santa Sleepover, December 2021”

A Fantastic Spooktober Weekend at Butlins Skegness

Last weekend we enjoyed a brilliant ‘Spooktober’ Halloween weekend break at Butlins Skegness, and the boys still haven’t stopped talking about it! With so many of the Covid-19 restrictions lifted, they were able to swim every day (including enjoying all the water slides), ride all the rides at the fair and even enjoy meet andContinue reading “A Fantastic Spooktober Weekend at Butlins Skegness”

The Food in Butlins Skegness: Eating Off Plan

When you book your Butlins break, you’ll be offered a variety of different dining options before you can check out. The premium dining and the food court dining plans both offer breakfast and dinner in a buffet restaurant: you will be assigned to the same restaurant for the duration of your stay. I can’t commentContinue reading “The Food in Butlins Skegness: Eating Off Plan”

Take a Look Inside: A Fairground Apartment at Butlins Skegness

Choosing accommodation when you go away can feel like a bit of a minefield, and we’ve all fallen foul of website photographs that look nothing like what you actually find when you arrive! Last weekend we went for a ‘Spooktober’ stay at Butlins Skegness, staying in a two bedroomed Fairground apartment. If you’re thinking aboutContinue reading “Take a Look Inside: A Fairground Apartment at Butlins Skegness”

Where to Visit Santa for Christmas 2021

It’s that time of the year again! With less than 100 days ’til Christmas, now is the perfect time to start thinking about booking your Christmas 2021 Santa experience. In fact, some of the experiences local to us opened up bookings (and sold out too!) more than a month ago. We try to do somethingContinue reading “Where to Visit Santa for Christmas 2021”

Flying with Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Our Flight to Mallorca)

Last week we took our first overseas trip since the coronavirus pandemic began. As frequent flyers, we love being in the airport, but this trip felt very different. Because we didn’t know what to expect, I was actually feeling pretty nervous about flying with the kids (and flying at all, to be honest!). With thatContinue reading “Flying with Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Our Flight to Mallorca)”

Practical Tips: The Medical Kit We Take on Every Holiday with Kids

It’s not very exciting (it’s certainly not as exciting as choosing which kaftans and earrings to take, which is my favourite pre-holiday pastime) but before we go on any holiday, particularly a holiday overseas, I always check that my medical supply kit is fully loaded. So many basic medicines, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, areContinue reading “Practical Tips: The Medical Kit We Take on Every Holiday with Kids”

Three Days in London: A Whirlwind Itinerary for Travelling with Kids

We have just returned from a whirlwind three day trip to London: we clocked up just over 20,000 steps a day, crammed in so many activities that Boy8 said that his ‘London bucketlist was complete’ and munched on more calories than I’m prepared to calculate. Mr MumTravel and I lived in London before we hadContinue reading “Three Days in London: A Whirlwind Itinerary for Travelling with Kids”

How to Have a Holiday Without Leaving the House

Most kids have vivid imaginations, so it doesn’t take a lot of effort to turn your home into their dream holiday destination! Make-believe lockdown holidays was something we did a lot during the peak of the coronavirus crisis; we went to Scotland to see Granny, Disneyland, Tokyo, and even explored all the monuments in Rome.Continue reading “How to Have a Holiday Without Leaving the House”