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Catalonian Pyrenees: Five Fabulous Family Ski Resorts

Family learning to ski in La Masella Pyrenees

Catalonian Pyrenees: Five Fabulous Family Ski Resorts We were recently in The Pyrenees. The sun was golden and the skies were blue. The apres ski was affordable. The runs were quiet and seemingly endless, and most of the time there were no queues for the lift. Yes, I said The Pyrenees. In the school holidays. [...]

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What’s the best age for Disney?

Disneyland Paris

Never too old for Disney? Is there a best age for Disney? It’s a year since we met Mickey Mouse in Florida. My son pointed this out recently. Which is unusual because anniversaries aren’t particularly relevant to an 11 year old. But I had also been thinking it myself, and wishing I could turn the [...]

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10 Spooktacular Outdoor Halloween Ideas

Halloween Pumpkins

10 Spooktacular Outdoor Halloween Ideas This autumn, why not give your neighbours a rest and take the kids somewhere different for Halloween. You can do it the natural (and cheap) way by simply taking to the woods with a head torch as the witching hour descends, or hook onto an organised walk or spook-fest.  In [...]

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Men in Black: Le President in Boulogne

Men in Black In Boulogne at the start of our summer adventure, on a visit to Nausicaa and the Boulogne Festival of the Sea, we get caught up in a visit by the French President. We unwittingly tail Le President as he moves around the city. With his security force. And I find myself inexplicably [...]

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Planning Days Out with Summer Activities Map

Littlewoods Summer Activity Planner

Are you allergic to planning journeys? Do you hate wading through attraction review sites that spew vitriol from the skies? Would you like to type in the number of family members or your budget and let a website do the work? Well. thanks to a collaboration with we’ve found one micro site that helps [...]

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Llandudno Alice in Wonderland tour

Mad Hatter and Rabbit in LLandudno Alice in Wonderland Tour

Llandudno Alice in Wonderland tour Ever been shown around town by a white rabbit? Or sang songs on the prom with a madman in a top hat? I’m willing to bet a broken silver pocket watch that you haven’t. But if the thought of it appeals then get yourself down to the North Wales coast [...]

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Dachstein Sky Walk & Ice Palace

Dachstein SkyWalk

The Dachstein Sky Walk to Nothingness.. We saw it in the Daily Mail; the Dachstein Glacier Stairway to Nothingness. It was almost on our route through Europe, on our way to the start of our Balkans adventure. A high mountain. A glacier. A suspension bridge. And a series of 14 steps, leading into the void. Steps [...]

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Like Superman. Flying on the longest zipwire in Europe

ZipWorld UK Bethesda

Zip World UK – where everyone is Superman It’s the closest you’ll get to feeling like Superman. It’s the nearest you’ll come to jumping from a plane. Yet you don’t need superpowers, gymnastic capabilities or training to fly at Zip World UK. On our #blogwales trip to Llandudno and Conwy, I shoot across a quarry [...]

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Llandudno & Conwy Social Media SatNav Challenge

Llandudno Pier reflected in Sweety Cabin

What to do in LLandudno & Conwy in 48 hours? In the midst of chaos in the lead up to our summer expedition to the Balkans, we head off to the North Wales coast for a family weekend in Llandudno and Conwy. I know what you’re thinking. It’s not like we need a holiday. And [...]

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Morecambe Sandcastle Festival.. all you need is love

Morecambe Sandcastle Festival

Morecambe Sandcastle Festival I always thought the main ingredient of a sandcastle was sand. In fact I thought it that was pretty much the only ingredient. Ah, but that’s where I’ve been going wrong. Today we learnt how to do it properly, at a sandcastle workshop, on the beach at the Morecambe Sandcastle Festival, and love [...]

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