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Away with the Kids visits: Secret Meadows, Suffolk

31 July 2018

My family and I take an early Summer road trip from Leeds to Suffolk to check out beautiful family-friendly glamping spot Secret Meadows...

8 Top Tips for a Super Family Staycation

16 July 2018

It used to be that the humble staycation was the sensible holiday option for families on a budget, and although there’s still some truth in that, the tourism landscape is changing. Last year, a whopping 54% of Brits enjoyed a break in the UK, and more than a third of British adults opted for a British holiday simply because it was their first choice of destination, not because they were trying to save the pennies.

And Relax! 11 Luxury Child-Friendly UK Spa Hotels

28 March 2018

An indulgent spa break may not seem the natural partner of a fun-filled family holiday, but with these child-friendly stays you really can enjoy the best of both worlds. These eleven Away with the Kids-approved hotels are fantastic for families, offering an extensive range of activity options that will keep littles of all ages - plus mums and dads - entertained. However, quality childcare and dedicated kids’ programmes also provide the opportunity for you to sneak off to the spa for some indulgent adult-only time - music to our ears!

7 day trips in East Sussex

27 February 2018

East Sussex is full of amazing places to explore, come rain or shine.

Places to visit in Leeds

24 October 2017

Travel Tips

Yorkshire’s biggest city, Leeds is packed with quirky family activities and makes a perfect base to explore the surrounding Dales, Moors and coastline. We’ve picked just a few of our favourites from the city and surrounding areas.

Brilliant things to do in Oxford with kids

23 August 2017

Travel Tips

Oxford is a fantastic city to visit year round with kids. In addition to the university colleges being every Harry Potter fan’s dream day out there are a few hidden gems to ensure a visit to Oxford is a hit for all the family whatever the weather.

Things To Do This May Half Term

2 June 2017

Now that we are fully immersed into the May half term and the weather is beginning to brighten up, you might be struggling with ideas as to what to do with your kids and teens during their free time. Well, have no fear as here at Away with the Kids, we have come up with some ideas:

Review of the Manor House and Ashbury Golf Hotel

3 May 2017

Crafts, Our Adventures, Travel Tips

Away with the Kids took a mini break at Easter to the Manor House and Ashbury golf hotel complex in Devon where we were blessed with a sunny few days for our planned, action-packed break. The Manor House Hotel was fully booked so we stayed at the sister hotel, the Ashbury Golf Hotel just a five-minute drive down a country lane. Read our review to see how we got on.

Stay Play Explore Leicester - UK Family Break

2 March 2017

Travel Tips

Away with the Kids visited Leicester February 2017, during our half term school holiday, and enjoyed a short break staying at the Hilton Leicester with a Stay Play and Explore ticket. The combination of days out activities with a stay at a 4-star hotel complete with indoor swimming pool meant that the kids never had a dull moment.

Alfresco Festival - It’s a Family Affair

28 February 2017

There can be few better ways to link the generations than with a family fun day out at music festival that has something for all. Alfresco is very much that festival. It takes place from May 26th to 29th 2017 and the first thing that stands out about the festival is its location: set on the shores of the blissful Colebrook Lakes in Royal Tunbridge Wells, the whole site is surrounded by lush green forest and plenty of the action spills over into those woodland areas.

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