For centuries, Tunisia has cast its spell over visitors – in myth and legend, over the Romans whose term for the country gave the whole African continent its name, and over those thousands who’ve been beguiled by its culture, its history, its food, its welcome. So why visit Tunisia? I've got 7 good reasons...
If ever there was a name designed to give you itchy feet, it’s the Great West Way. 125 miles of adventure stretching from London in the east to Bristol in the west, following ancient routes, passing castles and stone circles, pretty villages and canals, elegant towns and vibrant cities, it’s also a perfect starting point for a family holiday itinerary.
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The last time I went to Longleat Safari Park, a monkey made off with a strip of rubber from the top of my car. So this time, heading back with my daughter to see the new Koala Creek at Longleat, I was prepared for what lay ahead. But with a long gap between my first visit and our trip at Easter, I discovered the Longleat koalas weren’t the only new addition – and was reminded of just how much there is to pack in to a visit to Longleat with kids.
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Right on the border of England and Wales, tucked away in the Wye Valley, there stands an ancient woodland – and whether you’re tempted by the history and legends or the family-friendly attractions, you won’t be short of reasons to visit the Forest of Dean with kids.
How do you make a day at the zoo even better? Add Lego dinosaurs - we check out the new Brickosaurs trail at Marwell Zoo near Winchester in Hampshire, UK.
When you think of weekend breaks with younger kids, Glasgow with toddlers probably isn’t the first destination to spring to mind. Which is, frankly, ridiculous. As one of the UK’s largest cities, it’s got a sizeable population under three, and as I discovered, some fantastic activities and attractions to keep them – and older siblings – entertained.
What to do when you’ve got a Eurostar discount burning a hole in your pocket, and itchy feet? I asked – arrange a city break, obviously. There's more to Brussels with kids than chocolate (though that's there as well), including dinosaurs, comics and mini landmarks
Crystal clear turquoise water sparkling alongside golden beaches, dramatic gorges where waterfalls crash between the wooded slopes, picturesque old towns with harbours that are an Instagrammer’s dream: in three days, I saw enough to make me wonder why I had never fitted in a Corsica short break before now.
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It's toddler and preschooler heaven... but while they'll be over the moon at just a sight of Peppa and a muddy puddle, here are my 23 tips for Peppa Pig World, in order to get the most from your day and cut the costs, whether you're hoping to jump the queues or wondering what's the perfect age for Peppa Pig World.
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From fishing for wild salmon on the Isle of Skye to mud-roasting chickens in the temple towns of Laos and foraging for plums in the Western Cape, we have curated some life-enhancing discoveries to book now:
One week in Kerala is not enough. Well, one week in Kerala is enough to make you fall in love with this part of southern India and vow to return – and to explore beyond the subcontinent’s western coast. A one week trip to Kerala is also enough to get a taste of this beautiful part of the world, from its iconic backwaters to its colonial history and the vibrant green tea plantations. So here's my itinerary to pack it all in.
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If Ljubljana is one of Europe’s most underrated cities for a weekend break, Slovenia’s capital is even further under the radar if you’re travelling as a family. But with plenty of family-friendly attractions in and around its compact pedestrianised old town, few places beat Ljubljana with kids.
Read about the Grenada Chocolate festival coming up in May - a must for chocolate lovers but also if you want to explore the history and culture of this beautiful Caribbean island with plantation walks, tastings and a chance to meet the local cocoa farmers and chocolate makers - and I also cover all the ways you can enjoy chocolate on Grenada at any time of year
With its twisting cobbled streets, its famous wine cellars and its historic architecture, you might think Porto is a city break for adults only. But while there’s plenty to tempt grown-ups (did I mention the port cellars?), the bright buildings and quirky street art are as captivating for younger visitors – and that’s just the start of the attractions.