We love reading what parents think about family holidays and days out, so here’s a round up of our favourite family travel posts from the blogging world this week. If you’re looking for inspiration on where to take the children then you could get some good ideas from these posts, no matter how near to or far from home you plan to go.
It’s beach weather all year round for Family Life at Number 2 as they headed off to Bournemouth for the day. Visiting off season is a great way to enjoy a big sandy beach to yourself.
Taming the Goblin also enjoyed the beach in winter as part of a family week in Wales, it doesn’t need to be summer to catch crabs and build sandcastles.
Over 40 and a Mum to One took her son to Blenheim Palace. It’s not just a stately home, did you know there’s a mini train and model village there? There are some lovely photos of the day in her post and she visits regularly with her annual pass.
We like The Muminator’s post about geocaching as it involves a tantruming two year old. Many of us have been there. Is it mean to laugh?
The brilliant child friendly MOSI has been visited by Lakes Single Mum, she remembers the museum from her own childhood. There’s almost too much here to see in one day and if you visit at the weekend you can ride on a steam train too.
Hopperonomy took her children on the London Eye and luckily the sun shone for them. There’s a 4D movie to see after the ride and then they went on to the nearby Tate Modern. There are some lovely photos in this post.
A walk at the National Trust’s Saltram House on the edge of Plymouth gave Mummy’s Little Stars’ daughter a chance to ride her bike. And the children paddled in the estuary too. Just goes to show you should never forget your wellies on a family walk!
Another National Trust property, Knole Park in Kent, was visited by We are Wild Things. They followed deer tracks and eventually found what they were looking for after being distracted by some horse’s hoofprints.
We’ve been very jealous this week reading Mum in the Madhouse’s posts about Orlando. If you’re planning a visit to Florida then read all you need to know about Seaworld, Legoland Florida, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Not only did her family find the time to pack all that into their visit but Jenny also found the time to write about it! And for more Florida family activities see Sally at Who’s the Mummy’s post on indoor skydiving which looks amazing. Her post tells you a few places you can try this in the UK too.
And here’s a post guaranteed to make you feel hungry, Tracy from the Magenta Cakes blog visited Bakewell on the trail of the Bakewell Pudding and Bakewell Tart. There are some lovely pictures in this post and some will make your tummy rumble.
No Time for Ironing also found some food and took her children out for pizza following some outdoor adventure at Conkers in the National Forest in the Midlands. There’s a train here and an indoor discovery centre as well lots of outdoor play areas.
We love the Alexander Residence’s top 5 family friendly adventures which provides a few ideas on where to take the children when you’re looking for something a bit different. We’re pleased to see Camp Bestival included in the list as we’re big fans.
There’s some good advice from Lashes and Little Ones on travelling with kids. There are ideas on entertaining children, tips for coping with death stares from other passengers and we love the post-flight picture at the end of the post!
And hardened family travellers may want to consider staying at Propellor Island, an art installation in Berlin. Ever slept in a coffin? Well you can find out more in this post by the Family Adventure Project. The children slept in cages and activated a spooky Barry White voice when they got up. If it sounds bizarre then you’ll need to read the post to try and understand it.
If you’ve written about somewhere you’ve taken the children then feel free to add your link in the comments section and we’ll come and have a read!
Image is of ThinkTank in Birmingham.