Everything you need to know about Camping

We’ve just spent the most chilled out weekend camping in Kent, and thanks to being one of Millets Outdoor Explorer families we did it in comfort and style in a brand new tent and with some great new equipment too. This was our second camping trip of the year and we have two more planned in August at festivals and then we’re hoping to go away again in September for a weekend once the kids are back at school too as a final goodbye to summer! I wanted to share some tips and tricks to make camping a bit easier for anyone, but especially people who want to try it for the first time and also to share what we thought of the equipment that Millets sent us. Firstly though…

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Wanderlust: 3 Australian Road Trips

I am lucky enough to have friends who live outside the UK that I can stay with, In the last 9 months I’ve been to Israel and the Netherlands to stay with friends, but one friend lives in Australia and we would love to go and visit him for a trip before the kids get too much older! He lives in Sydney, which would be an amazing city to explore of course, but there are a few road trips I would love to tick off my travel bucket list too.   Syndey to Brisbane We’d more than likely fly into Sydney to spend time with our friend before doing any exploring, but once we’ve made the most of the city I think we’d head out along the highway to Brisbane.…

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Travel: Surviving Your First Staycation In Style

At this time of year, we’re all starting to talk about holidays. Everybody is going off to Europe and coming back with a tan, while you’re still trying to keep your cool running your everyday life. And it can be exhausting. However, that’s often fine when you’ve got your own travel plans in place and you know that you too have a vacation coming up. But what if you don’t? Maybe you’ve skipped a summer holiday this year to save some money? Or you’ve got little ones and you don’t want to try them on a plane just yet? When that’s the case, not all hope is lost – because you’ve still got the option of going with a staycation. If you’re yet to have a family stay in your…

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Travel: 5 Non Hotel Family-Friendly Accommodation Options

Travelling with children means having to look for a family-friendly place to stay. Whilst you can search for a hotel with a family room, these aren’t the only type of accommodation out there – there are many other options that could be cheaper and more exciting. Here are just five other options that could be worth considering on your next holiday. Go camping There are lots of reasons to try a family camping holiday. It may be the least glamorous form of accommodation (unless of course you’re glamping), but it is also the cheapest. Kids tend to love camping as it can feel like an adventure. It can also be a great chance to get away from TV screens and technology, whilst encouraging kids to connect with nature. There are…

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Travel: Why Andorra Is The Perfect Destination For Your First Family Snow Trip

Snow sports make for a great family holiday, with plenty of action thrown in to keep the kids occupied, and the chance to do something different for the parents! Many parents are put off skiing as a family holiday because of the expense or uncertainty, but with many families experiencing the benefits, there’s no reason why you can’t too. Skiing is a common family activity in Europe, so why not embrace the continental way of life and book your first family ski trip? We took our kids when they were two and 1 months and everyone had a great time! If you’re looking for the perfect destination for your first family ski trip, look no further than Andorra. Here are just some of the reasons why Andorra is the perfect ski…

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13 Reasons to love Camping – Millets Outdoor Explorers

Those of you who have followed me since I first started writing this blog will remember my holidays used to involve things like city breaks to Prague, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, and hotter holidays to Egypt and Cyprus. Now though, our holidays tend to involve a big field, a tent and a campfire. And do you know what? I love it! Camping means we get to explore more places, spend less money and get more trips away. It’s family friendly, relaxed and a perfect way to unwind. This year we’ll be working with Millets as ‘Outdoor Explorers’ and I couldn’t be more excited, we’ve got a trip planned in a couple of weeks to Kent, and we’re also off to a festival for the August bank holiday. We will fit in…

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Camping in the New Forest + #ShakeTesters

Last weekend we spent three days away in the New Forest in Hampshire and although we were only away for a short time I’ve definitely got the post holiday blues as we had the nicest time! We camped at a campsite outside Lymington with friends so the kids were busy from dawn till dusk; on their bikes, playing games, kicking a ball about…  and we got to relax with good friends knowing the kids were safe and happy. During our weekend away we visited lots of places in the New Forest, and filled our days with fun and relaxing in equal measures. On Saturday morning we had a stroll around Lymington town, which has a market every Saturday. We strolled the high street, watched the boats in the harbour and…

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