Summer Holiday

Digital Dangers: How To Keep Your Children Safe Online

Javed Khan | Posted 27.08.2017 | UK Parents
Javed Khan

A survey of our specialist child sexual exploitation services last year showed how nearly two thirds of children groomed online who were referred to us were sexually exploited after meeting the attacker they met online.

Windbreakers And Wellies - Finding The Bright Side Of A Rainy British Holiday

Rachel Cathan | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Cathan

With just days to go before we embark upon our much-anticipated escape to the British coast, and a weather forecast that's looking somewhat less than ...

8 Signs You're Suffering From Mid-Summer Angst

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The mid-summer angst is well and truly setting in. If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s the constant feeling that summer is going to be o...

Summer Learning Loss: Should Parents Really Be Worried?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Parents

What Is Summer Learning Loss? Summer learning loss, or the “summer slide” (as it is referred to in the USA) is defined as children’s loss of kno...

Why Gradual Tanning Is Back On Our Radar

By Georgia James | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Style

With spring here at last and the promise of summer beckoning, we can finally cast off our winter layers and unveil those new season skirts, shorts and...

Chris O'Dowd Is Teaching Heathrow Staff To Be 'Imaginary Friend Friendly'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Parents

Heathrow has introduced an imaginary friend policy to help children "feel at home" at the airport. Airport staff have been taught how to interact w...

No Beach Break For Young Girl Who Is Allergic To Sand

PA | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Parents

While other people are rushing to Britain’s beaches this week to bask in the heat, Sarah Quinnen said she will not take her 10-year-old daughter Ame...

Mum Facing Jail For Taking Daughter On Term-Time Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents

Correction: Originally this article stated that Jackie Turner paid a £60 fine. She has now informed us she was not hit with the original fine. A ...

More Parents Than Ever Before Take Kids Out Of School For Holidays

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Parents

The rising cost of summer holidays at peak time is the main reason more parents than ever before are taking their children out of school for their fam...

Why Family Holidays Are So Important To Our Sense Of Happiness

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Parents

It may seem like a respite from everyday life, but family holidays are much more important than that. They also comprise of some of our happiest memor...

The Top Spot For A Family Holiday Will Probably Come As A Surprise...

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Parents

Think about the choice you have across Europe to pick your family holiday destination this year - Greece, France, Spain, Portugal, the list could go o...

'Summer Is No Holiday For Some Kids' Says Charity Appeal

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

David Walliams is the voice of a new charity campaign, which aims to help children living in "poverty and abusive homes" enjoy their summer holiday. ...

The Rooneys Swim With Pigs In Cute Family Video

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents

Coleen Rooney has shared a montage of video clips showing her family swimming with pigs while on holiday in the Bahamas. Wayne Rooney features in t...

Our Favourite Places: Croatia

Jane Mountain | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

The best thing about bicycle touring is the contrast. You experience the discomfort of being outdoors in all kinds of weather, eat a variety of strange foods, both good and bad, and sleep in lots of unorthodox places. With the first leg of our bicycle tour, from Rome to Russia, behind us, Stephen and I have been reflecting on the best food, drink, and accommodation we've had.

Our Favourite Places: Italy

Jane Mountain | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

On a bike tour, the discomfort caused by lack of food, tough roads, and bad weather makes the comfort given by great meals, relaxing stops, and warm beds all the more pleasurable. Stephen and I have just finished the first leg of our world cycling tour, riding from Rome to Russia, and we've had the chance to discover a little greatness in every country we've seen.

Beach Bum: Choosing Swimwear

Lydia Smith | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Style
Lydia Smith

Holidays are for relaxing. So for me, finding beachwear is about picking something that looks good, makes the best of my body and that is comfortable during my three main activities: lying down, getting up to go to the bar and occasionally swimming.

Best Boutique Hotels For The Summer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Even if the weather won't make up its mind this year, at least you can make some great travel choices. HuffPost UK Lifestyle has teamed up with hi...

Charlie Thomas

Are Brits Returning To The Traditional Package Holiday? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

Two of Britain's best known holiday makers have reported a surge in sales in the UK, suggesting that while Brits may be struggling with cash constrain...

Hot Summer Locks: A Q&A With Errol Douglas, Celebrity Hairdresser and OBE

Lisa Stokes | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Style
Lisa Stokes

Want to keep your locks looking hot all summer long? I caught up with celebrity hairdresser Errol Douglas at his Knightsbridge salon to get some tips on holiday and festival hair.

Why School Holidays Infringe Consumer Rights

Mike Matthews | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Mike Matthews

We broke the back of it folks. Us teachers are officially over half way through our summer holiday.For some of us we have just two weeks left of rest and relaxation

Summer's Here, and it's Time to Save the Affordable holiday

Mark Field | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK Politics
Mark Field

MPs, like millions of other Britons, are either preparing to set off for their summer holidays, or wishing that they could afford to do so. A new initiative, called the 'Hands off our holiday, Mr Taxman!' campaign seeks to ensure holidays remain affordable in the future