Tropiquaria Family Fun Day Out in Somerset

We needed to head up to North Somerset. So we thought let’s turn it into a family day out. Tricky in winter though as many attractions shut. But wildlife venues are always a good year round bet. So we headed to Tropiquaria near Watchet.

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5 Family-Friendly Beaches in Corfu

Family-Friendly Beaches in Corfu

Corfu (Kerkyra) is a beautiful island in the Ionian island group. It is a lush, green island with many wonderful beaches. It has long been a popular holiday destination with many well-known bustling resorts. However, as a family you may be looking for somewhere quieter. I know I am always searching for that elusive sandy cove surrounded by green trees and mountains. Yet not too remote to access with little ones. And ideally with an excellent taverna on hand. These are my five favourite family-friendly beaches in Corfu.

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Family Walk at Wellington Monument

Family Walk at Wellington Monument

Restoring the Wellington Monument in the Blackdown Hills, Somerset is an ongoing project. Unfortunately scaffolding currently covers the monument itself. However, its surroundings still make for a pleasant family walk. The National Trust manage the site, so take a look on their website to see what the monument looks like. I am excited that the restoration includes a plan for a viewing platform. Hopefully there will be some great views from there. 

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2019 Travel with my Pre-schooler

2019 Travel With a Pre-Schooler

It didn’t feel like I did much travel with my pre-schooler in 2019. Certainly not much that I felt warranted a blog post. This is my personal reflection on the travel we did, along with days out in the UK. It actually adds up to quite a lot when I look back on it. Just not much that was worth writing about. Either because I had written about it before. Or because there are already so many blogs on the venue that I didn’t feel the need to add another. Continue reading “2019 Travel with my Pre-schooler”

Hiking on Koh Tao with a Toddler

‘So what do we do now?’ I say, gazing down at a jumble of rocks and the sea…

Hiking on Koh Tao with a Toddler
The end of the path…

Hiking on Koh Tao with a toddler had taken an unexpected turn for the more difficult… The route from Sairee Beach to Chalok Bay takes you along the coastline from the west to the south of Koh Tao. We had read that it was a fairly easy hike that passes by to seven beaches. We had also read that the trail is well constructed with a concrete path, a few steps and some stretches of dirt path. Hmm… It was certainly a hike that would require the use of our Tula carrier for our toddler. This carrier is great for travelling as it folds up small. And it comes in a useful toddler size for when they are bigger.
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Hiking on Koh Phangan with a Toddler: Thong Nai Pan Yai to Bottle Beach

Hiking on Koh Phangan with a Toddler

Bottle Beach, or Haad Khuad, is the next beach north-west of Thong Nai Pan Yai. It is a crescent of white sand backed by palm trees and a handful of small bungalow resorts. It is quite undeveloped and was laid back and quiet when we visited. I think this may be helped by the many websites that claim the only way to get to the beach is by longtail boat. That was the case for many years, but the road is now passable by motorbike or 4×4 if you are a confident driver (it is pretty rough and steep in parts). Or you can of course hike. Which is what we did. There is only so much sitting on a beach we can handle. So it was on with the trusty Tula carrier and off hiking on Koh Phangan with a toddler…

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Budget Honeymoon in Thailand with a Toddler

Budget Honeymoon in Thailand with a Toddler

We were on a tight budget honeymoon in Thailand with a toddler. We wanted to stay in accommodation that had decent reviews, as with a toddler you tend to spend a fair bit of time in the room. In addition, we needed to minimise travel hassle so focused on the Koh Samui archipelago. And of course wanted to find that elusive idyllic, laid-back beach environment. With a range of eating options… Read on to find out which destinations were both budget and toddler friendly…
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Best Beaches Near Lisbon

Best Beaches Near Lisbon‘Want a jumper on!’ But it’s 25 degrees outside. ‘Want a jumper on!’ But you’ll be far too hot. ‘Want a jumper on!’ Mummy sighs and gives in to unreasonable toddler demands. It turns out she was right though…
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Glamping at Camping Aichelberg, Germany

Glamping at Camping Aichelberg

‘I need a cup of tea’, demands Daddy. Very British. ‘No problem, there’s a kettle here’, says I. Pause… ‘Er, um, I don’t seem to be able to find a kettle. I’m sure there was one in the picture when I booked’. I trundle off to the reception to do a fabulous mime of a kettle whilst wittering on about ‘heißes Wasser’.
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