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”

Hotel Review: Best Western Moore Place Hotel, Aspley Guise

The boys had a very busy half term! At the end of a week in Scotland with their Granny and Grandad, they drove down to Aspley Guise (Bedfordshire) for a very special event: Their Grandma was getting married! Both boys were handsome page boys, and the wedding breakfast and party took place at the BestContinue reading “Hotel Review: Best Western Moore Place Hotel, Aspley Guise”

A Wonderful Week on the Isle of Lewis: The Perfect Island for Kids

My dear old mum and dad live on the Isle of Lewis, and (before Covid interupted everything, of course) we are lucky enough to get up to the Island to visit them at least once or twice a year. This half term we visited for the first time in 18 months, and it was wonderful!Continue reading “A Wonderful Week on the Isle of Lewis: The Perfect Island for Kids”

Top Tips For Driving in Scotland

Scotland is a rugged and beautiful country, but for someone who is more used to driving on either the flat roads of Norfolk or vast expanses of motorway, some of the narrower and more winding roads can be a little daunting! The drive from our house to our final destination (the Isle of Lewis, whereContinue reading “Top Tips For Driving in Scotland”

Visiting Loch Ness With Kids

Monsters, mysterious waters, and an ancient myth….Loch Ness was made for imaginative kids! But, in reality it is also a destination better suited to adults than very small children. With the monster refusing to make an appearance, no matter how much we hunted for him, we were worried that it would all end in disappointment;Continue reading “Visiting Loch Ness With Kids”

Five Benefits of Travel for Kids

My boys just love to travel: they love every part of it! Planes, trains and automobiles, close to home or far away. They love the sense of adventure, discovering new places, and the excitement when something (inevitably) goes wrong. They often say that travel broadens the mind, and that money spent on travel is neverContinue reading “Five Benefits of Travel for Kids”