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Visiting Westminster, The houses of parliament with kids

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

I have seen the houses of parliament from the outside many times, but never really thought about visiting inside as a day out. During our last family trip to London we were actually looking to visit inside the Jewel Tower which is an English Heritage property. As we went down the steps to the Jewel […]

Review of the Vango Woburn 400 – 4 person tent

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Camping with children can be challenging, especially when there is only one adult to put the tent up (in my case due to my wife’s work patterns and summer holiday cover). I quickly decided that I would not be able to put up our family tent (Easy camp Go Taranto 600) on my own. Last […]

Christmas holiday at Center Parcs – Sherwood Forest near Nottingham

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

We went on holiday to Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest during the last week before Christmas 2012. We have visited Center Parcs several times before, when our children have been babies or toddlers, but had not been for a few years and our children are now both school children. This holiday was also longer than our […]

Camping at Golden Sands Haven, Mablethorpe near Skegness

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Golden Sands at Haven is at Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire, close to Skegness. We have visited the site before staying in a caravan when our first child was still a baby (earlier review Haven Golden Sand with a baby). This is the first time we have been camping there and we had a short 2 night […]

Holiday at Butlins Bognor Regis

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

For this years main summer holiday we went to Butlins in Bognor Regis. We have been on holiday to Butlins before, but this was our first time staying in one of the Butlins hotels. We went during the summer holidays. The holiday was fairly expensive, especially when you consider it was only 4 nights long […]

Day out at Gullivers land

Monday, September 17th, 2012

We visited Gullivers Land as part of a camping trip staying at the Gullivers Land Campsite near Milton Keynes. We also visited the Gullivers Splash Zone the day before and the Gullivers Dinosaur and Farm Park the following day. Gullivers Land is a childrens theme park, designed for children aged between 2 and 13. We […]

Day out at Warwick Castle

Monday, August 20th, 2012

This is the second time I’ve visited Warwick Castle, but the first time since becoming a parent. I used to live in Warwick and I would have probably visited more often but for the ticket price being so expensive compared with most other castles. Unlike many other castles that are managed by English Heritage, Warwick […]

Day out at Stokesay Castle in Shropshire

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

We visited Stokesay Castle after joining English Heritage, so we had free entrance. The price is quite reasonable for non-members and under 5’s go free. Stokesay Castle is a good, well preserved, Medieval Manor House / Castle. The visitor centre is a modern building set back a little way from the actual castle which is […]

Paris caravan holiday 2012 – part 3: Disneyland Paris

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

This is the final part of my holiday review. The first part provided details of travelling to France by ferry and the Eurocamp International camp site and the second travelling around Paris on the RER and metro. In this I provide details of two days that we spent at Disneyland Paris. We have visited Disneyland […]

Paris caravan holiday 2012 – part 2: Train RER and sightseeing in Paris

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

This is part two of the review of our holiday to Paris. In holiday part 1 (ferry to France and Eurocamp Paris) I have already provided details of getting to the site and about the Eurocamp Paris International campsite. One of the main advantages of this particular site is it’s proximity to Maisons Laffitte RER […]


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