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The NO chocolate Easter Treasure Hunt that celebrates all the joys of spring!

6 April 2019

I don’t know about you but the minute the sun shows its face a moment longer in the sky than usual I am fully convinced that summer truly is on her way! I can almost smell the fresh cut grass and longer days. Among other things I revel in the joy of not having to dress the kids for the Arctic or in full waterproofs every time we go outside and that the sun is genuinely calling you out to admire and revel in all the joys of springtime with the promise of those endless sunny days just ahead!

Long car journeys with kids…and how to survive them!

1 April 2019

If like me, the thought of a long car journey with kids fills you with dread, then look no further. After reading this post, you will have a blissful journey with compliant children that won’t even ask once: “Are we there yet?” Well… maybe not, but at the very least it might help you feel less panicky about the journey and give you some other ideas to try once you’ve sung ‘The wheels on the bus’ for the 27th time.

13 child-friendly alternatives to motorway services

15 March 2019

If, like me, you've ever travelled with young kids and felt you needed a better, more entertaining, maybe even healthier (!) stop-off than the usual motorway services, then here is an ideal blog post for you! A fab new guide, 'The Extra Mile' has launched which features glorious and different places to break up your journey across England, Scotland and Wales. Its co-author Laura Collacott has highlighted some of the most family-friendly motorway alternatives for us. Here's her lovely piece with details at the bottom of how you can get yourself a copy of 'The Extra Mile'. I can't wait to visit some of these gems! Over to Laura...

9 tips for going skiing with the kids

11 March 2019

I have now taken my young children skiing several times - and I HIGHLY recommend it! Have a read of my handy hints for taking the kids to the slopes...

9 reasons families should visit Wood Farm Cottages in Norfolk

28 February 2019

We are delighted that we list Wood Farm Cottages on our site - they're a fantastic base for child-friendly holidays in North Norfolk. Having recently visited, here’s my lowdown on why they make a perfect destination for families.

Mindfulness for half term

15 February 2019

We asked Sian Stowell, a children's yoga and mindfulness teacher, for her ideas on simple activities to do with your child in half term to benefit your child, and you! Over to Sian...

15 glorious family-friendly holidays for spring

24 January 2019

There’s no better cure for the grey winter days than planning a fabulous getaway for your family. Just think – in a few short months, the flowers will be blooming, the days will be getting longer and (we hope!) we'll be basking in a spot of sunshine again. Here are our top Away with the Kids-approved spots for the perfect spring break. From luxury hotels to cosying up under canvas, we’ve got something for everyone.

Top tips for a family holiday in France

12 January 2019

France is one of the most popular countries for us Brits to visit. Nice and easy to get to - and with a wealth of options for beautiful areas to visit and places to stay. We've compiled some nuggets of info for families considering visiting France - things to consider to help make your trip a success. Enjoy!

5 top tips to get you outside over the Christmas period

21 December 2018

Tinsel, glitter, plastic wrap, batteries, boxes, cracker tat, if after a few days you are longing to escape the toy unwrapping, clearing and rubbish frenzy here are 5 top tips to get you away from the inevitable Christmas mayhem and out in the fresh air feeing good!

Away with the Kids visits: London’s Leicester Square

27 November 2018

We were invited to the bright lights of Leicester Square to experience their festive offering this year. So if you're in the capital, or thinking of having a day trip here in the run up to Christmas, read on...

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