holidays

Five top Christmas days out for new parents

Days out – Danny from McFly and his family at the launch of Enchanted Christmas Season at Disneyland Paris

New parents can’t always fit enjoyable days out into their busy schedule. So, as the festive periods arrives, be sure to make the most of your time together!

You may be unsure where to go with your babies and tots, but fear not! Here, with the help of leading UK supplier of cute cosytoes for prams and buggies, Babythingz, we’ve found the top child-friendly Christmas destinations for you to choose from. And that’s not all! We’ve also provided a selection of tips for travelling with youngsters. 

Yescapa: Hire a motorhome from locals across Europe

Yescapa van in Majorca, Spain

Ever feel like escaping the crowds on holiday? Yescapa makes travelling off the beaten track easier allowing you to hire a motorhome or campervan from locals across Europe.

While there's lots to look forward to this summer, nothing kills the holiday vibe more than battling crowds of other eager tourists. With Yescapa, once you've prepared your summer playlist your only worry will be finding the best spot to watch the sun set.

Fed up of camping? It’s time to get glamping!

Fed up of camping? It’s time to get glamping!

A glamper will never look back once their head has been turned by a spot of glamorous camping! It’s the perfect solution for those of us who delight in the outdoors but can’t face sleeping on a cold hard mat - not to mention that dreaded trudge to the shower block in the morning…
You can pack up your rucksack and get close to nature once more now that endless options for ‘glamorous camping’ have come to the fore.
From eco pods and yurts to tipis and shepherds huts, there are so many ways to make your glamping experience a special one.

 

Price hikes during school holidays? Not with QHotels!

It’s always good plan ahead when it comes to school holidays. Thanks to QHotels, you now have something else to add to the list of possibilities.

The hotel chain has announced its new package of fun family friendly offerings, including a FREE stay for children under 16 years sharing a bedroom with adults, FREE meals for those aged four years and under and, if parents prefer to book a separate room for the kids, 50% off the second room booked. What’s more, families won’t be charged a premium for travelling in peak holiday times, instead, they will be offered rates of 40% off if they book by 28th February on two night breaks until 30th April 2017.

The secret to warm and happy guests all year round

Sunrise at The Secret Yurts

In the depths of winter we all long for those halcyon, warm days of holidays.

Find out how one glamping site in rural Wales has used innovative renewable technology to provide warmth to its guests all year round, minus the high heating prices and servicing costs, and gets a nice return through a Government incentive on the side.

Background

The Phillips’ run www.thesecretyurts.co.uk, a holiday business in the heart of the Welsh countryside

Wyevale Garden Centres’ Braziliant Adventures — 2nd to 25th August

Wyevale Garden Centres Brazilian Adventures

To keep kids entertained during the summer holidays, Wyevale Garden Centres has put together a programme of fun activities called Braziliant Adventures

Between 2 and 25 August, children and their families are invited to enjoy an array of events at one of almost 50 centres that are taking part in the festivities. A range of craft and baking activities have been planned and they all involve making something fantastic that can be taken home with you. 


School’s out for Summer – but there’s no Summer Lovin’ in UK Cars

As thousands of UK families prepare to hit the road for summer holidays, survey reveals what really happens in UK cars 

- THREE QUARTERS of British adults say that car journeys are THE most common time to argue with loved ones out of the home

- Men checking out other women while driving is a key reason

- Kids misbehaving also causes friction amongst families

The perfect English countryside retreat – La Fosse at Cranborne

La Fosse at Cranborne

La Fosse at Cranborne is an award-winning restaurant and boutique B&B situated in the heart of the countryside on the Dorset/Wiltshire border in the UK.  With this beautiful location La Fosse attracts avid walkers and cyclists from all over the UK, Europe and further afield, visiting for short breaks or longer holidays.  Guests are charmed by the history of the small Cranborne village and the Cranborne Manor Estate to which it once belonged.    

Guests can enjoy a range of well-appointed rooms and suites as well as sitting rooms, an English country Garden, outside dining area and barbeque hut.  With a selection of onsite bikes and walking guides, the team are always on hand to help guests explore the Dorset countryside.   

The Headland Hotel

Dog and Hotel reflection in the sea

The dog friendly Headland Hotel, in Newquay, Cornwall, is in the prime location for family holidays. For those with teenage adrenaline junkies, The Headland’s own surfing club, The Surf Sanctuary, offers coaching for activities such as Coasteering (ages 12+) and Kite Surfing (ages 15+). And, located just a stone’s throw away from Newquay’s famous Fistral Beach, you certainly won’t hear any calls of “I’m bored” from the kids. There are also paddle boarding and surfing activities suitable for younger guests.

Schools Out! Kick start the summer holidays at the UK’s No. 1 Forest Adventure

 

Go Ape - the UK’s number one forest adventure – is the perfect way to kick start the summer holidays.  Children as young as six can monkey around on Tree Top Junior while older children can swing through the trees like Tarzan on the Tree Top Adventure, fly through the sky on a zip wire or glide through the forest on a Segway. With 29 Go Ape adventures around the country – let them live life a little more adventurously at your nearest Go Ape.

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Glamping break with Wigwam Holidays

glamping break with Wigwam Holidays

If you’re fed up of the dark morning and evenings, then look forward to your 2016 glamping break with Wigwam Holidays. With over 70 sites dotted across the British Isles, there’s just one problem. Which one do you choose?

Set in National Parks, on working farms, close to rugged coasts or on remote islands, Wigwam Holidays offer a unique experience of getting close to the natural in complete comfort – in short, camping made comfy! And with a focus on enjoying the great outdoors, some Wigwam Holidays sites have been presented with David Bellamy awards in recognition of the steps they’ve taken to care for the environment.