UK Holidays

Ten Top Tips for Harmonious Holidays

Frances Taylor | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents
Frances Taylor

Before I went, I had a post in mind about travelling with two small children. It was going to be something wise and profound which would have people nodding sagely and thinking 'I learned something today'. Obviously I got more than I bargained for and so, much like the plane on the return journey, my foray into travel blogging didn't quite take off as intended.

Travel Essentials: What's In My Carry-On

Steph Matthews | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

You might be in the midst of making travel arrangements for the upcoming summer months so I'm sharing the types of things that I enjoy traveling onboard with.

How to Plan for the Best Summer Holiday Ever My #sweetsummerchallenge

Lisa Barry | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Barry

The thought of the approaching 6 week summer break may bring you feelings of dread or excitement but either way you can't stop them coming, equally th...

Seven Savvy Ways I Enjoyed Venice Without Spending a Bomb (And How You Can Too)

Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

While I was there, I noticed some pretty handy tricks to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities without forking out more than a tenner for a beer - if you're savvy about it. So if you do want to experience the gorgeous city on water, eat all the Italian food (and if you're a fan of prosecco), you can totally enjoy a budget-friendly break there too.

What Kind Of Holiday Spender Are You?

By Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Summer is fast approaching and, for most British people, this can only mean one thing – it is time for a holiday. We all look forward to our holida...

Dad Wins Landmark Appeal Against Term-Time Holiday Fines

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Parents

A dad has won his appeal against term-time holiday fines in a landmark High Court ruling, which could determine if parents are able to take their chil...

Cities Where You Can Afford A Five-Star Hotel

By Roshina Jowaheer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Looking for an unforgettable city break without splashing the cash? Whether you fancy feasting at the finest restaurants, spending your hard-earned mo...

Five Things That Are Awful at Home but Awesome on Holiday

Katie Gregory | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Parents
Katie Gregory

Why is it that when you go away on holiday in the UK - whether that's to a caravan, campsite or cottage - all those boring, everyday things you do at home magically become fun? We took the kids to Yorkshire for a mid-week break last week, and we noticed a few things while we were there. Recognize any of these?

The Best of Bordeaux: A Guide to Indulging

Krissie Rogers | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

I love France. To me, the country holds a sort of magic. Its architecture, its way of life, its language; these elements never fail to create quite the memorable experience. In the south west of the country, Bordeaux is brimming with a magic all of its own; and it's of the indulgent variety. Take note of these top tips for an utterly pleasurable getaway.

The Mediterranean's Hidden Treasure

Gia Marie Barbera | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gia Marie Barbera

The mountains of Northern Cyprus were formed by earthquakes centuries ago. The ridge has kept the rain that sweeps across the Mediterranean from falling any further south. The landscape on one side is considerably more rich and green than that on the other. The trail drops down on each side and it offers two strikingly different landscapes, both harbouring a wide variety of wildlife. Foxes and in my case snakes.

"She's Had a Poo" - 64 Funny Quotes During a Self-Catering Holiday To Cornwall With Your Wife and Toddler

Andrew Robinson | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

A knackered Daddy, a stressed Mummy and a 2-year-old-tantrum-throwing-daughter all look forward to their short break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Dad's Hilarious Account Of Six-Month-Old Son's First Holiday

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Parents

A dad has comically documented the valuable lessons he learned taking his six-month-old son on holiday for the first time. Matt Coyne, 41, a blogger f...

Corfu, Greece: The Ultimate Guide

Krissie Rogers | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

Greece. You can't deny it's the ultimate summer destination. But you'll be pleased to hear it's pretty fantastic in springtime too. We've all heard the big names of Mykonos and Santorini but I think you're sure to find the Ionian Islands have plenty going for them as well; Corfu in particular.

A Quick Guide To Marrakech

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Dusty, hot, chaotic, overwhelming and unfriendly. That's what I was expecting Morocco's 'red city' Marrakech to be like. From descriptions by friends, I didn't think I would like it, but hey - it would be an 'experience'.

72 Hours In Bavaria: A Guide

Krissie Rogers | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

Bavaria is surely home to some of the most awe-inspiring scenery that Europe has to offer, complete with resplendent castles; not to mention the smiling locals and the clean, crisp mountain air.

Seven Things to Do in Denmark (North Zealand)

Mette Poynton | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

Denmark might be one of the smallest countries in the World with only 5,6 million people living on the 42,915 km2 of country and islands, but it's far too big to explore in just a few days, so in this piece I have picked Seven Super Things to do in North Zealand, the area just north of the capital, Copenhagen.

Wills and Wotsit: The Great Disappearing Act

Nick Abbot | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Nick Abbot

Wills and Wotsit are off on another break from their hectic routine of smiling and waving. When David Cameron jaunts off, he regularly goes by the please-the-public holiday rulebook and travels on Easyjet.

Sea Stars, Forests and Fortresses in Caribbean's Dominican Republic

Vesela Gladicheva | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vesela Gladicheva

Merengue, unspoilt beaches, baseball and dominoes are some of the activities often associated with the Dominican Republic - a Caribbean, Spanish-speaking country that rubs shoulders with Haiti on the island of Hispaniola.

Mother's Day - My Annual Job Appraisal

Kathryn Berens | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

Mother's Day is the one day of the year when the little bosses get to appraise my contribution to the family firm over the last year. Actually, all things considered, I think I've had a pretty good year, demonstrating dedication to the task in hand, flexibility, commitment and a willingness to work long hours in some frankly quite trying circumstances.

Celebrate Your Extra Day By Doing This Leap Year Quiz

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK

Happy Leap Year! People around the world are celebrating today's leap day as an extra day in the year - or another day at work, if you're a cynic. ...

Is It So Bad to Need a Break From My Kids?

Samantha Simmonds | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Parents
Samantha Simmonds

Clearly going away without the kids isn't an easy thing to do - emotionally or logistically. But I felt for the sake of my sanity it was becoming a necessity! So grandparents were drafted in from up North and with the help of our nanny and other parents helping schlep our kids to various after school activities - we were off!

Holidays - Why I Choose Challenge Over Chill Time

Catherine Capon | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Capon

Malaysia: The tale of two halves. From leech bites, soaking wet clothes and aching muscles to pure white sand, clear water and coral reefs; the areas that I explored in peninsular Malaysia couldn't have been more different.

How Having Kids Can Kill the Romance

Jamie Last | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents
Jamie Last

Picture the scene. It's a stunning afternoon on the Italian island of Capri. An elegant young couple are sipping prosecco on a stylish hotel's rooftop terrace overlooking a beautiful harbour. There's romance in the air.

Ditch The Passport! 10 Beautiful Holiday Destinations On Your Doorstep

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you’re looking for a spontaneous city break or some respite from the stresses of the daily grind, there’s a lot to be said for the humble ...

The Government Needs to Intervene in the School Holiday Prices Debate

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

There's something of a debate raging in the United Kingdom right now and it's one that doesn't appear to be dying down any time soon. That debate is around school holidays and the extortionate prices that parents are forced to shell out if they want to go away during the school holidays.