Days out and travel

Write ups of some our favourite family days out. Also, some articles about our experiences of travelling as a family and how you can make travelling with children that bit easier.

Travelling aboard the Coca-Cola London Eye

The Coca-Cola London Eye is more than simply a tourist attraction. It’s a well-established part of the London skyline and a fantastic piece of engineering. I have been on it a few times and love it, but would my children think the same way? There was only one way to find out.

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Helen and Izzy strike a pose while on the Coca-Cola London Eye. In the distance behind them is Buckingham Palace.

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A return to Madame Tussauds in London

When I was a young boy, about nine years of age, my mother and I spent a day in London visiting the sights. Among the places we visited was Madame Tussauds. I’ve been meaning to return ever since but just never quite got around to it.

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The famous Madame Tussauds building in London. Having last visited when I was a boy, I returned with Helen and we had an amazing time.

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An afternoon at Shrek’s Adventure

You know when you have to change your plans at the last minute? Well, this is exactly what happened to Izzy and I the other day when we were planning to go to London.

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Shrek’s Adventure, the first attraction I have visited as a Merlin Annual Pass ambassador.

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The Lodges at New House Farm: A wonderful winter getaway

Over the past couple of years, we’ve had a few trying experiences staying in hotels and other overnight accommodation. Some have been so demanding that we’ve started using Airbnb because you can book a place that’s much better suited to the needs of a young family with kitchen facilities, separate rooms for the children and so on.


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The two Stable Lodges at New House Farm. This was to be our home during our stay.

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A return to Diggerland

This photograph is significant as it shows just how quickly your children grow up. It was taken when we visited Diggerland in Kent and and shows Izzy at the wheel of a small, battery-powered Land Rover.

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Izzy, behind the wheel of her own Land Rover. Just 12 months ago she was too small and had to be driven round the circuit by her sister.

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