Tips for Booking a Family Ski Holiday

Are you thinking about booking a family ski holiday? It’s a fantastic way to create lasting memories in the snow. But where do you begin?

In this article, we’ve gathered valuable tips to make the process easier. Whether you’re new to skiing or a seasoned pro, these insights will help you plan a memorable winter vacation with your family.

So, how do you choose the perfect ski resort for you?

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Eden Project Christmas Lights Review

As the festive season approaches, Cornwall’s Eden Project transforms into a magical wonderland of lights and seasonal cheer. Join us as we embark on a virtual journey through this enchanting experience sharing photos and magical memories in our Eden Project Christmas Lights review.

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The Tide Climbing Centre Review (Wadebridge, Cornwall)

If you’re an adventure enthusiast seeking a thrilling yet safe climbing experience in Cornwall, look no further than The Tide Climbing Centre. Located on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Wadebridge, this indoor climbing facility offers an exhilarating escape for climbers of all skill levels.

We recently had an induction as a family (two adults, two kids) to introduce us to their rope walls, auto-belay walls and bouldering. As we live in Newquay, around a 25-minute drive away from the Wadebridge Climbing Centre, we decided to sign up for a membership for our family.

Having been a few times to the centre, I’ll share with you a quick review of the centre and what to expect, as well as my personal opinion of the centre and some Tide Climbing Centre photos from our visits.

Whether you’re on holiday in Cornwall and looking for an indoor activity, or live nearby, read on to see what to expect at The Tide Climbing Centre.

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Review: Giant Slip and Slide Cornwall

Looking for a thrilling way to beat the heat in Cornwall? The Giant Slip and Slide near Newquay might just be the answer! In this review, we’ll dive into the experience, the fun, and everything you need to know about this exciting attraction. We recently visited and had a blast with our kids and their cousins. I’ll share our photos below so you can see what it’s like before visiting!

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Saints Trail Perranporth to Goonhavern Review (with Kids)

The Saints Trail Perranporth to Goonhavern is a great option for families looking for a scenic and easy-going bike ride while staying in the area in Cornwall.

As we live in nearby Newquay, we have visited the trail a few times since it opened in April 2023, for both walking and cycling with our kids.

Below, I will share my review and photos of the trail so you know what to expect if you wish to visit Saints Tail from Perranporth to Goonhavern.

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What is Saints Trail in Perranporth?

The Perranporth to Goonhavern Saints Trail is a new walking, cycling, and horse-riding trail in Perranporth, Cornwall, England.

It’s one of many new Saints Trails that are being developed by Cornwall Council and National Highways to provide safe off-road trails for enjoyment, commuters, visitors, exercise and leisure.

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Combining Family Fun and Education on Holiday

When it comes to family holidays, the perfect blend of fun and education can turn the trip into an unforgettable learning adventure. Whether that be by exploring new cultures, delving into history, or discovering the wonders of nature. There are countless ways to infuse education into your family travel experiences –playfully, so you can be sure, that your little ones are never going to be bored. We tailored a list of ten easily approachable ideas, that allow you to combine both the enjoyment of having time off, with family fun and learning. Safe to say, your next getaway will become an enriching journey for all! 

#1 Exploring Food & Culture

Let’s be honest – food is one of the best things about being on holiday. Eating out, having other people cook for you (mostly that, we’re not going to lie), and being able to try out foreign dishes. By immersing your family into the local culture via exploring the culinary delights of your destination, you can engage both your taste buds, as well as learn together in a delicious and memorable way. You could visit markets, join cooking classes, or attend food festivals. What are the differences between the regional ingredients, and cooking techniques? 

#2 Learning through Exploration

Nothing is as fun as being sent on a scavenger hunt – and it can be as comprehensive as you want it to be. Your kids will love it either way. You can discover historical landmarks, museums, or hidden gems, as you solve clues and uncover fascinating stories behind these places. Or you could send the kids along the beach, looking for specific shells, driftwood or rocks, whilst enjoying the serenity of your family activity holiday

#3 A Nature’s Journal

Provide each member of your family with a nature journal, to capture the beauty of your surroundings and to nurture the creativity of everyone involved. Document observations of plants, animals, and landscapes through sketches, descriptions, and reflections. Hand out little bags for samples, glue them on the pages directly – or even provide single-use cameras, for pictures that can be added afterwards! This activity not only encourages observation but also offers a wonderful keepsake.

#4 Interactive Museum Tours

Make learning fun by visiting interactive museums designed for all ages. Hands-on exhibits, workshops and interactive displays bring history, science, and art to life. They are great to provide opportunities for all family members to learn and play together – so have a look around your desired destination and see if something is close by, like the London Science Museum.

#5 Arts & Crafts Workshops

Speaking of workshops, how about immersing you and your loved ones in the cultural fabric of your destination, by participating in local arts and crafts? Learn traditional techniques, create your own artwork and gain insights into the cultural significance of these crafts. 

#6 Geocaching

Geocaching has been around for ages but is still incredibly fun. Embark on a modern-day treasure hunt, using GPS coordinates and clues, and navigate to hidden caches while learning about the history and landmarks of the area. It’s a great problem-solving activity, too – and will promote a true sense of adventure! 

#7 Language Learning

You can connect with locals by learning basic phrases of the local language. Encourage conversations with greetings, ordering meals, and asking for directions. This is also a good thing to engage with even before the holiday starts – and can aid in making the anticipation a bit easier. And, trust us, the kids will be so proud.

#8 Storytelling Strolls

Transform your family walks into storytelling adventures! Share anecdotes or local legends, as you explore historic districts or nature trails. Or, you know, let your creativity flow! And you could weave a fantasy adventure together, about the fairies that live in the patch of mushrooms you just found. Or the giant, that sleeps on top of the hill nearby! 

#9 Planting & Gardening

You can also engage in gardening or tree-planting activities as a family. Learn about the local flora, the role of plants in the ecosystem, and the importance of patience in nurturing growth. It’s a hands-on approach to learning to appreciate nature.

#10 Animal Sanctuaries & Wildlife

You’d be surprised how many animal sanctuaries and wildlife conservations are open for volunteers. They can teach you and your family about animals, their behaviour, habitats, and the importance of protecting biodiversity. A great lesson in compassion and environmental stewardship.

Happy travels!

Penjerrick Garden Review

I recently visited Penjerrick Garden after spotting someone on a tropical garden group rave about it on Facebook! They described it as wild and jungle-like, as well as saying they were the only visitors there… it sounded right up my street! It also sounded like a fun adventure with the kids during the school holidays, so we planned to go for my birthday in August.

Unfortunately, it was raining on my birthday so we had to postpone for a few days, but I’m glad we did as being such a wild and untamed garden, it would have been very muddy and slippy in the rain!

This is not a garden for the faint-hearted or those who like a well-manicured lawn… but for those who really do want to feel like they are explorers and completely bathing in true nature then read on as I share my Penjerrick Garden review and abundance of photos!

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What is Wake The Tiger in Bristol? (Honest Review)

I recently took my eight-year-old son for a weekend in Bristol. I was hoping to visit We The Curious as we hadn’t been since he was tiny, like two years old, but unfortunately, it was still closed. The last time I tried to visit it was also closed due to a rare solar panel fire, so I took my daughter who I was with at that time to Bristol Botanical Gardens instead, but where to take my son instead that he’d enjoy?

A quick internet search and I discovered Wake The Tiger, an “amazement park”! It looked intriguing and a visual feast for the eyes, so I booked it and hoped he would enjoy it.

In this blog post, I’ll share my Wake The Tiger review and explain exactly what this curious named experience is.

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Holiday Activity Ideas for a Fun Weekend in Southern Europe!

Are you in need of a weekend getaway that involves beach, sea, and boat parties? Look no further than the south of Spain and Portugal! These two destinations offer endless options for a fun-filled break with your friends. Here are some of the best locations to visit, fun activity ideas and options for an unforgettable trip.

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10 fun and exciting things to do in Krakow

Krakow is a vibrant and historic city that offers plenty of fun and exciting things to do for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re interested in exploring its rich history, enjoying its lively nightlife, or simply taking in the stunning scenery, there’s something for everyone in this bustling Polish city. From its charming Old Town to its trendy cafes and bars, here are 10 fun and exciting things to do in Krakow that are sure to make your visit unforgettable.

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