7 happy memories: our first family trip to London

Exploring Victorian life at Lanhydrock National Trust

5 Cardiff family attractions not to be missed

Tin Box family at the end of the London Marathon - family trip to London
Adventures, Family life

7 happy memories: our first family trip to London

For me, visiting the capital has always seemed like a special thing to do. I think it comes from being a bit of a country bumpkin. Over the years I’ve been to training courses and meetings in London but it’s been more than a decade since I was a tourist there. Last month we had the chance to visit as a family. The excuse was Mr Tin Box running the London Marathon after drawing a place…

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Scottish Island Adventures with Kids
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#TravelTimehop series edition #17 – Scottish Island Adventures With Kids

Welcome to another Travel Timehop where I share moments from memorable trips. Throughout 2016 I’m inviting fellow bloggers to tell me about their favourite adventures. This week it’s the turn of Karen at Scottish Island Adventures With Kids. Karen writes about spending quality time with her family on the West coast of Scotland. She claims she’s not your average travel blogger – less adrenaline, more family experiences (I’ll join that club!) – but if you’re considering a…

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Walk up the drive to the house - Exploring Victorian life at Lanhydrock National Trust
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Exploring Victorian life at Lanhydrock National Trust

With storms forecast during our recent caravan trip to Cornwall it would have been easy to stay inside to avoid getting a soaking. However, we’re a bit rubbish at indoor fun, so we decided to visit Lanhydrock near Bodmin. About Lanhydrock House and Gardens Lanhydrock is a Victorian mansion created after a fire devastated the original Jacobian house in 1881. It stands in 1,000 acres of park land – perfect for family picnics and letting Tin Box…

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A memory from Morocco by Kathy from Hopes Dreams and Chocolate - this is part of the Tin Box Traveller Travel Timehop series of favourite adventures from years gone by
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#TravelTimehop series edition #16 – Hopes Dreams and Chocolate

Welcome to another Travel Timehop where I share moments from memorable trips. Throughout 2016 I’m inviting fellow bloggers to tell me about their favourite adventures. This week it’s the turn of Kathy at Hopes Dreams and Chocolate. Kathy lives in West Sussex in the UK – an area I know well as it’s just down the road from our old stomping ground of Hampshire. She writes about the ups and downs of family and life…

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Prehistoric skeletons at the National Museum Cardiff - 5 Cardiff family attractions not to miss
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5 Cardiff family attractions not to be missed

Cardiff is a city oozing with culture, heritage and activities for the whole family to enjoy. It’s also a very compact city so you don’t have to travel far to find something new and interesting to keep your kids entertained. I visited Cardiff for a couple of days last month and took a whistle-stop tour of some of its family-friendly attractions . I’ve now got a long list of places to see and activities to try out…

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A memory from Jo Jacks Travels road trip through Jordan as shared with Tin Box Traveller's Travel Timehop series
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#TravelTimehop series edition #15 – Jo Jacks Travel

Welcome to another Travel Timehop where I share moments from memorable trips. Throughout 2016 I’m inviting fellow bloggers to tell me about their favourite adventures. This week it’s the turn of Jo at Jo Jack’s Travel. Jo’s travel philosophy flies in the face of people who say there’s no point in going places with kids because they won’t remember. She says: “They probably won’t remember. But they will learn.” I know I learnt a lot from my travels in…

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Lemurs and babies being fed at the Wild Place Project, Bristol
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A family day out at Wild Place Project, Bristol

What toddler doesn’t enjoy a trip to the zoo? A few weeks back the Tin Box girls and I had the chance to visit a zoological park with a difference – the Wild Place Project near Bristol. Here’s what we got up to during our day out. About Wild Place Project The Wild Place Project is on a mission to protect endangered habitats.  It was set up by the Bristol Zoological Society, which also runs…

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Water Works fun pool on Carnival Vista - cruising with a baby and toddler
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Cruising with a baby and toddler – the ultimate guide

In 24 days we will be joining our first ever family cruise onboard the newest ship in the world, Carnival Vista. To say I’m excited is an understatement. Cruising is something I’ve always wanted to do. The luxurious food, the West End-style entertainment and day after day of exploring remarkable destinations is my idea of heaven. And Carnival Vista is just the most awesome ship (I’ve included a few pictures to make you dribble). It’s…

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Liebster Award
Family life

Liebster Award – discover new blogs

Back in March I was tagged in the Liebster Award blogging meme by Virginie at Travel with my kids. We’ve done a lot of trips away since then so I’ve only just gotten round to thanking Virginie and answering the great travel related questions she set me. Do hop on over and check out her post. Before I go any further I have to admit that I’m not really Liebster Award material – it’s meant…

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The Helpful Hiker shares a favourite travel memory with Travel Timehop on Tin Box Traveller
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#TravelTimehop series edition #14 – The Helpful Hiker

Welcome to another Travel Timehop where I share moments from memorable trips. Throughout 2016 I’m inviting fellow bloggers to tell me about their favourite adventures. This week it’s the turn of Lauren at The Helpful Hiker. If you’re not familiar with Lauren’s blog it is your go-to resource for everything related to walking and camping with kids. She’s been having outdoor adventures with her toddler Finn since day dot. So if it’s camping packing lists,…

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