I love to travel, and I love sharing these experiences with my family. I think that it's so important for children to learn about and experience life in other countries.

I am very fortunate to have had many opportunities for travel, both with my family growing up and with my husband, before and after having children. My most memorable holiday was our honeymoon in 2007 - a round the world trip just before I fell pregnant with Harry. In that year we visited five continents - Europe, Africa (Egypt), Asia (Singapore), Australia and North America.

Now that we have children we still enjoy taking holidays both in the UK and abroad. We also love taking day trips, both locally and further afield. I love writing about and sharing the places that we visit, and below you can find everything that I have written on my own blog about the places that we have visited as a family.

I have also contributed articles to Kids Days Out Reviews and the Trunki blog, as well as the Childfriendly website and Childfriendly blog (as a local editor) and Worthing Mums (as the Out and About editor).

* Cruises

We have been lucky enough to enjoy five cruises so far across Europe and the Caribbean, two with Disney Cruise Lines and three with Royal Caribbean. I've written a great deal about our Disney cruises and you can find links and videos below.

Disney Magic Norwegian Cruise 2016 - Highlights of our cruise
Disney Magic Norwegian Cruise 2016 - Where we stopped and what we did
Disney Magic Norwegian Cruise 2016 -  State room tour and video
Video - Freezing the Night Away deck party
Video - Adventures Away celebration party

Disney Fantasy Caribbean Cruise 2013 - Highlights of our cruise
Disney Fantasy Caribbean Cruise 2013 - Ports and Excursions
Disney Fantasy Caribbean Cruise 2013 - Practicalities with small children

Tips for cruising with young children

* Center Parcs

We do love a family holiday at Center Parcs and have visited parks in both the UK and Belgium. Here are my posts about Center Parcs:

Tips for UK visitors to a Center Parcs in Belgium
Our third holiday to Center Parcs, Erperheide (2018)
Center Parcs, Elveden Forest in the summer (2017)
Center Parcs, De Vossemeren (2017)
VIP Accommodation at Center Parcs, De Vossemeren (2017)
Center Parcs, Whinfell (2016)
Playing Pokemon Go at Center Parcs Whinfell (2016)
Center Parcs, Erperheide (2015)
A second holiday in Center Parcs, Erperheide (2016)
VIP Accommodation at Center Parcs, Erperheide (2016)
Center Parcs, Elveden Forest (2011)
Center Parcs, Elveden Forest - Things to do for free
Center Parcs, Longleat (2013)

* Orlando

We first visited Orlando, Florida in December 2012, May 2013 and November 2014. We had reservations at first about taking such a far away and intensive holiday with two small children (Mia was 19 months old on our first visit) but we all had a fantastic time. I've written a great deal about the things that we seen and experienced over these three holidays, and you can find all my posts below.

General posts

Flying long haul with small children
Our Orlando holiday 2012
Our Orlando holiday 2014
Just Reward Vacation Villa, Orlando

Disney World Resort

Disney World Resort with small children
The best attractions at Disney World Resort for young children
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2014
Experiencing Frozen at Disney World Resort
Playing Miniature Golf at Disney World Resort
The New Fantasyland at Disney World Resort

Other Orlando Attractions

Family attractions in Orlando that aren't Disney, SeaWorld or Universal
SeaWorld Orlando
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios (2014)
Dinosaur World
The Kennedy Space Center
Ripley's Believe it or Not! Odditorium
The Orlando Science Center

* Europe

We've been lucky enough to explore many European countries, whether as a separate holiday or as a day trip while on a cruise. Here are some of our trip reports and days out.


Plopsa Indoor Hasselt


Whisked away to Paris
Half-term trip to Disneyland Paris


Our first family city break - Berlin
Visiting Berlin with young children
LOXX Miniatur Welten - Berlin
The Labyrinth Kindermuseum - Berlin
Taking a city break with small children


Our summer holiday in Lanzarote
Flamingo Beach Resort, Lanzarote


The Fiesta Hotel, Cala Nova
Our family holiday in Es Canar, Ibiza


Visiting Pompeii with small children
A day trip to Rome from Civitavecchia


The Petroleum Museum, Stavanger
The Sunnmore Museum, Alesund


Our family holiday to Fuerteventura
The Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park, Fuerteventura
The Bitacora Hotel, Tenerife
Our favourite family attractions in Barcelona

* UK Holidays

Croft Farm and Celtic Cottages, Pembrokeshire
Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages, Devon
Hafoty Farm Cottages, Snowdonia
The New Forest camping
The Esplanade Hotel, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall

* UK Days Out - South East England

Arundel Castle
Ashurst Campsite, New Forest
Blackstock Farm, Hellingly (2012)
Blackstock Farm, Hellingly (2013)
The Bluebell Railway
Brighton - Sea Life Centre, Palace Pier, Brighton Toy and Model Museum
Chessington World of Adventures
Cissbury Ring
Drusillas Park (May 2013)
Drusillas Park (May 2016)
Ferring Country Centre
Goodwood Home Farm
Goring Gap
Hever Castle and Gardens
Highdown Gardens
High Salvington Windmill
Legoland Windsor - with particular tips for a visit with babies and/or toddlers
Legoland Windsor (April 2012)
Legoland Windsor (June 2013)
Littlehampton Beach
London - Natural History Museum, Science Museum, London Eye and London Aquarium
London - The London Transport Museum
London - The London Dungeons with small children
London - Madame Tussauds
London - Shrek's Adventure and The Museum of London Docklands
Paradise Park
Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World
Petworth House and Park
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Roundstone Farm PYO
Southwater Country Park - Dinosaur Island
Southwater Country Park
Swanbourne Lake, Arundel
Tilgate Park, Crawley
Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Woburn Safari Park
Worthing Beach

* UK Days Out - South West England

The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth
The Eden Project
Escot Gardens
Pirate's Quest, Newquay

* UK Days Out - The Midlands

Bekonscot Model Village, Beaconsfield
Cadbury World (November 2013)
Cadbury World (Christmas 2014)
Hatton Adventure World
Think Tank, Birmingham
Warwick Castle (April 2012)
Warwick Castle (August 2016)
Whipsnade Zoo

* UK Days Out - North England

Alton Towers
Alton Towers - CBeebies Land
Blackpool Merlin Pass Attractions
Chill Factore, Manchester
Manchester Merlin Pass Attractions
Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Manchester

* UK Days Out - Wales

Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park
Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort
Cilgerran Castle
Gwili Steam Railway, Carmarthen
Snowdon, Snowdonia
Caernarfon Castle, Snowdonia
Greenwood Forest Park, Snowdonia
Sygun Copper Mine, Llanberis Lake Railway and The National Slate Museum, Snowdonia
Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Snowdonia

On the beach in Hawaii
On the beach in Hawaii

You can find all the places that I've blogged about in the Pinterest board below:

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