Family Travel Guide

Off somewhere far? It doesn’t even have to be by plane for a trip with the family to throw up some challengers, as even a long car journey requires a bit of preparation and planning.

Here you’ll find a mix of articles related to family travel: from tips on driving in France, to things to take to the beach.

Halloween in a 400 year old Lake District cottage

Syke House Cottage

The Lake District is a wonderful place to visit. Back in October 2012 we decided to rent a cottage for a few days in the October half term, right through Halloween. We had heard great things from friends about Sykes Cottages, and so we booked through them, […]

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UV Protection for Little Ones – Dudeskin UV Swim Set Review

Dudeskins 2 piece UV swimwear for boys

Keeping your kids protected form the sun when on holiday can be difficult as they’re always in and out the water. We found this UV Swim Set solved the problem.

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Tips on choosing a family beach bag

If your push chair looks like this, you need a beach bag

If you’re taking the family to the beach you need a decent beach bag. Here’s what to look for.

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A cheaper alternative for family holidays

Lake Tahoe

Travelling with a family is expensive, right? Ever considered a ‘Home Swap’? A home exchange gives you a home from home and a lot cheaper than hotels.

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Top 5 Essential Beach Gear for this Summer

Surfer Dude!

Summer’s here! Here’s our recommended top 5 items of beach gear for a great family day out at the beach.

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Extra Peace of Mind: Well Designed Travel ID’s for Kids

iDME Wrist Band in use at the SEA Life centre

Every parent’s nightmare is losing or getting separated from your child when on a day out or travelling. Luckily, it is something we have never experienced, but it’s never far from the back of our minds. Here’s a simple but effective solution for a bit of reassurance from iDME.

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A funky cool bag and picnic set for days out or camping


This is a 2-in-1 picnic set that’s very versatile. The coolbag can be used separately to the picnic set. Idea for a ‘posh’ picnic or just down the beach.

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Driving on French Autoroutes

Péage - Autoroute Toll Road Sign

Here’s some useful information about driving on French Autoroutes, including route planning and calculating the autoroute tolls.

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Things to remember when driving in Europe

A guide to driving in Europe

Here’s a guide to driving in Europe: what you need to get, what you need to take, speed limits, and finding fuel.

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Ferries to France

Sea France ferry on route to Calais in France - Photo by David Merrett

Here’s a list of where to catch ferries to France, the operators, approximate crossing times, and the operators. There’s a lot more than just Dover to Calais, with much of the north coast of France accessible.

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