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15 Places to Enjoy in Cornwall this Summer

29 July 2019

There’s a reason why families return year in, year out to Cornwall. With a dramatic, rugged coastline generously sprinkled with sandy beaches and turquoise waters, on a warm summer’s day Cornwall could easily be mistaken for a stretch of the Mediterranean.

Away with the Kids visits: Petruth Paddocks

26 July 2019

First-time glampers take on Petruth Paddocks! Seasoned campers Penny and family took a step up into the world of glamping with a weekend in a shepherd’s hut at family-friendly campsite Petruth Paddocks. The glorious Somerset sun was shining, the sheep were baa-ing, the cider was flowing.... so how did they get on?

Away with the Kids visits: Tregongeeves Farm Cottages

10 July 2019

My other half (aged 37) and our little one (aged almost 1) were very excited to begin our weekend away at Tregongeeves Farm Cottages in Cornwall, and as soon as we arrived it didn’t disappoint!

Away with the Kids visits: Gorsey Meadow

5 July 2019

We - two grown ups and three kids under the age of 10 - drove from East London up to Norfolk to enjoy a lovely few days at the end of May half term at gorgeous Gorsey Meadow. Here's our Q and A all about our stay...

Five fun things to do with the kids in Manchester

28 May 2019

Manchester is certainly full of child-friendly fun things to do. Personally, I like mixing-up the more well-known, big-deal attractions you can find in the city centre with the smaller, quirkier, lesser-known stuff. Here are my top five places to take the kids!

Indulge yourself! Seven luxury child-friendly holidays to make you swoon

13 May 2019

Does a part of you still yearn for the days when you could jet off to beautiful destinations at the drop of a hat, relax in the finest surroundings and enjoy romantic meals gazing into your partner’s eyes? Wouldn’t it be great if you could still holiday at those fancy places with the kids in tow, knowing you wouldn’t be scowled or tutted at? That they might actually be welcomed with open arms and looked after like the top-class guests that they are?

Away with the Kids visits: Wallops Wood Cottages, Hampshire

9 May 2019

We make a point of aiming to visit everywhere we list here at Away with the Kids. So a few months back we sent one of our lovely reviewer families to go and stay at the stunning Wallops Wood Cottages in Hampshire - gorgeous cottages that are perfect for all ages. Over to Angela...

Should I go camping with my baby?

25 April 2019

It may seem like utter madness to launch yourself out of your house, away from your domestic appliances and into the middle of a field with a tiny baby in the name of holiday ‘fun’. How will it work? Will my baby be warm enough? Where will I put it down? How do I plug a baby monitor into a canvas tent? Can our sleep really get any worse?

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.

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