UK Holidays

A Toddler's Category Five Meltdown On Board a Plane...Before Takeoff...After Peppa Pig

Andrew Robinson | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

We woke her. She appeared to be in a state of shock -- didn't have a clue what was happening, "Am I dreaming"? "Is it dinner time", were probable thoughts ringing around her head. No. It's taxi time.

How to Stop Your Mobile Phone Addiction Costing You Cash on Holiday

Sarah Willingham | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah Willingham

Mobile phone addiction is a very real thing! According to a report out last year, the average Brit checks his or her mobile phone a massive 50 times a day! Now I am not judging as I can be as guilty as the next person, but when I am on holiday I try to tone it down.

7 Reasons To Take A Staycation With The Kids This Year!

Scott Taylor | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Parents
Scott Taylor

Fancy an exhilarating holiday but Santorini is just a tad out of your budget? Tenerife not really to your taste, but you still crave fun and adventure? If so, then 2016 may be the perfect time for you to take a lauded staycation. No doubt, as every beach craving Brit would, you still have your concerns over what the UK can offer so I've picked out my top 7 reasons why you should take a UK staycation with the kids in 2016.

17 Signs You Are a British Family Abroad

Emma Conway | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

Most of the plane journey involves you discussing the weather, worrying about if your suitcases will be lost, how warm it is going to be when you get off the plane and if anyone ears have popped yet.

All The Story of The Night Told Over...

Caragh Little | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Caragh Little

This was a special production, too, in that the parts of Shakespeare's 'Mechanicals', the working men of Athens who stage the play-within-a-play at Theseus and Hippolyta's wedding feast, were played by actors from local amateur dramatic groups in each region visited by the tour, and the parts of fairy attendants being played by local schoolchildren.

Novels To Inspire Your Next Holiday Adventure

By Mary Common | Jackie Gallego | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From snow-covered Moscow in Snowdrops by AD Miller to the laid-back rhythm of Botswana in Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency s...

The Best Breaks To Truly Recharge Your Batteries

By Roshina Jowaheer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We've rounded up some of the best creative, detox and wellness holidays to help put a spring in your step. Whether for a pre-summer detox or to pick u...

8 Great City Stopover Ideas

By Roshina Jowaheer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A stopover during a long-haul trip offers time to stretch your legs but also an excellent opportunity to explore an exciting new destination without t...

The Last Resort

Caragh Little | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It's a strange thing, living in a holiday resort: particularly strange, maybe, when you haven't always lived there and it used to be somewhere you went for a daytrip on a Summer day.

La Dolce Vita

Catherine Davies | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

I worked really hard at that law firm, along with everybody else, and just scheduling in normal holidays could be challenging enough. Just before I got married and started a family, I left my law firm and moved into the public sector. While working life there was slower and gentler, long periods working from home in Italy definitely weren't on the cards.

Downtime in Cyprus

Jake Dennis | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jake Dennis

With the world of racing being so physically and mentally demanding, it's nice to get away from it all - especially before the buzz of Le Mans kicks in. But with just under four weeks until the race, it's still crucial that I keep in shape for when I get back.

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 23.05.2017 | 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 20.05.2017 | 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 20.05.2017 | 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 05.05.2017 | 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 04.05.2017 | 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 02.05.2017 | 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 30.04.2017 | 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 25.04.2017 | 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 06.04.2017 | 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'.