A Sussex weekend staycation with kids near Rye

Between the medieval landscapes of the Sussex High Weald and the south coastline lies 1066 Country. As the name suggests, it’s an area where history was made, leaving behind iconic battlefields and majestic castles, as well as smugglers caves, secret passages and historic fishing fleets. Boasting over 150 miles of beaches, the area stretches from the golden dunes of Camber…

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Swallowtail Hill: A luxury glamping staycation with kids

We didn’t have to leave London for long to feel like we had escaped from it all. In the beautiful Sussex countryside lies Swallowtail Hill farm, a 40 acre conservation farm and glamping site made of wildflower meadows, ancient woodland, hedgerows and ponds. After months of unlimited screen time, this rural idyll proved the perfect place to down our devices…

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Christmas at Blenheim Palace with kids

Just a short drive from Oxford, award-winning Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 300 years of history. And this Christmas Blenheim Palace is transformed into a fairytale, quite literally, with its Alice in Wonderland-inspired experience, twinkling light trail and impressive projected light show which use the palace’s grand facade as their canvas. Join me and the…

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Denmark with kids: Billund, Aarhus and beyond

If I had to sum up visiting Denmark with kids, it would be these eight words: ‘Traffic to your destination is light, as usual’. Our navigation system had never before (or since) uttered this phrase. But whilst in Jutland in Denmark every single one of our day trips started with them. That ease applies to everything else about Denmark. It’s…

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Brussels with kids: in Winter

We never usually holiday over winter, preferring to spend our precious leave and holiday funds between the warmer Easter and October half terms instead. But the five, dark winter months can drag so this year we decided to embrace the seasons, and take a winter’s break to Brussels. Contrary to advice received before our break, Brussels certainly isn’t boring! The…

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