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Taking a Family Wine Tour Catalonian Style

Fermentation Tank at Eudald Massana Noya Winery, Costa Barcelona

Family Wine tours in Catalonia Do you love wine? Of course you do. Have you ever considered taking the family on a wine tour? Of course you haven’t. Well then let me introduce you to the wineries of Catalonia where you and the kids can hike, bike, paint, nordic walk and learn about wine production […]

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10 Ideas for Days Out with English Heritage

English Heritage Days Out

10 Ideas for Days Out with English Heritage Tired of dragging vacant kids around museums that only speak of the past? Want to engage them in the story and drama behind their heritage? English Heritage properties might be about history but many of them reach out to the modern family. In this post, brought to […]

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Segway Tour Catalonia Style

Segway Tour Catalonia Ever ridden a Segway? They’re not as easy as they look you know. But once you’ve mastered one you can easily strike out across miles of countryside, forest track, and yes, river. Without putting in much effort. I took to the hills of Sant Llorenc del Munt i l’Obac Natural Park in […]

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Movie Tour London: Made in Chelsea TV Tour

Patriotic Mini in London

A TV Tour Made in Chelsea TV and movie locations tours are big business. Just ask the people at Universal Studios- they’ve been carting droves of tourists around their movie lots for years. And in the UK  there are plenty of tours on offer chasing the fictional ghosts of Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes and James […]

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7 Nature Inspired Day Trips from Barcelona

Cycling on the Delta Llobjegat, Costa Barcelona

7 Nature Inspired Day Trips from Barcelona Looking for a city break with a gateway into the countryside? Then bag yourself some cheap flights to Barcelona. While the city itself is one of the busiest in Europe, it’s just a short hop to the Costa Barcelona, a green province with a wide network of nature […]

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Salford Quays – ‘a beautiful place with no ships’

View from Viewing Tower of Imperial War Museum North at Salford Quays Manchester

A short break in Salford Quays – ‘a beautiful place with no ships’ The suburbs of Manchester may not spring to mind when you imagine a fun family weekend break, but following years of investment and redevelopment there are now plenty of things to do in Salford Quays, making it a great choice for an interesting short break, […]

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Catalonian Pyrenees: Five Fabulous Family Ski Resorts

Family learning to ski in La Masella Pyrenees

Catalonian Pyrenees: Five Fabulous Family Ski Resorts We were recently in The Pyrenees. The sun was golden and the skies were blue. The apres ski was affordable. The runs were quiet and seemingly endless, and most of the time there were no queues for the lift. Yes, I said The Pyrenees. In the school holidays. […]

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What’s the best age for Disney?

Disneyland Paris

Never too old for Disney? Is there a best age for Disney? It’s a year since we met Mickey Mouse in Florida. My son pointed this out recently. Which is unusual because anniversaries aren’t particularly relevant to an 11 year old. But I had also been thinking it myself, and wishing I could turn the […]

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10 Spooktacular Outdoor Halloween Ideas

Halloween Pumpkins

10 Spooktacular Outdoor Halloween Ideas This autumn, why not give your neighbours a rest and take the kids somewhere different for Halloween. You can do it the natural (and cheap) way by simply taking to the woods with a head torch as the witching hour descends, or hook onto an organised walk or spook-fest.  In […]

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Men in Black: Le President in Boulogne

Men in Black In Boulogne at the start of our summer adventure, on a visit to Nausicaa and the Boulogne Festival of the Sea, we get caught up in a visit by the French President. We unwittingly tail Le President as he moves around the city. With his security force. And I find myself inexplicably […]

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