55 great Devon family days out

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11 reasons Carnival Vista is a family-friendly cruise ship

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Carnival Vista: our 8 day family cruise

I can’t remember the last time I got teary at the end of a holiday. But as we disembarked Carnival Vista that’s what happened. It surprised me a little. But after 48 hours to reflect on our eight day Mediterranean cruise on Carnival’s new flag ship it has dawned on me that this was a totally natural reaction. In just over a week we had experienced so much as a family, visited some iconic European destinations…

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Big Little Tent Festival bunting and flags for a garden festival
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How to throw your own garden festival

Have you heard about the Big Little Tent Festival? It’s a celebration of family time staged in your own backyard with some great prizes up for grabs. We’re really excited to have been asked by The Caravan Club to be blog ambassadors for this DIY garden festival and will be staging our own event next weekend. But what makes an awesome garden festival? We took part in Big Little Tent Festival last year so we are old hands….

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Tin Box Baby playing with Tin Box Dog while wearing her Rockin' Baby outfit - kids summer holiday clothes
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Rockin’ Baby: stunning kids summer holiday clothes

There’s nothing quite like a new wardrobe to get you in the mood for holiday fun. That’s why we were really excited when the lovely people at Rockin’ Baby asked us to review some of their kids summer holiday clothes during our adventures. I say ‘lovely people’ not just because they sent us some beautiful outfits to try, but because they genuinely are a nice crowd. Here’s why: Rockin’ Baby’s commitment to charity Rockin’ Baby…

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Tin Box girls ready for stories with the Tingal Storyteller at Midsummer Dreams Festival
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Midsummer Dreams Festival highlights

We were invited to attend the Midsummer Dreams Festival at Darlington Hall Estate in Devon last weekend. It’s a family theatre event showcasing local and national talent. We’ve driven past the Estate many times in the six months we’ve lived in Devon but have never dropped in. So this alone was a great reason to attend. Add to that the fact we would be able to appreciate a bit of culture alongside lots of kids activities…

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Tin Box Tot pouring water
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Safe summer fun: Sunuva kids beachwear review

Last month we went on the most amazing holiday – a family cruise. Our destination was the Mediterranean where we knew we’d be guaranteed sunshine and plenty of opportunity to splash around in the onboard pool. UV swimwear was a must. Temperatures were reaching 41C and, regardless of the heat, our energetic pre-schoolers were determined to make the most of the ship’s water park. Step in Sunuva. About Sunuva kids beachwear Sunuva’s kids UV swimwear is made from…

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DSLR camera, Eyefi Mobi Pro SD card, travel guides and sunglasses
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Eyefi MobiPro review: sharing photos while travelling

When it comes to gadgets and tech I usually take a back seat in the Tin Box household. But when I was contacted by Eyefi about the Eyefi MobiPro – a wifi camera memory card – my interest was piqued. About the Eyefi MobiPro It’s an SD card that uses wifi to connect to your mobile device, tablet or desktop, and transfer your DSLR quality images. For a travel blogger with an rather old camera…

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Ann from Rainbows are too beautiful blog shares a special moment from a trip to Disney World Florida with her autistic and neurotypical kids
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#TravelTimehop series edition #24 – Rainbows are too beautiful

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 Ann at Rainbows are too beautiful. Ann’s blog shares her positive thoughts, ideas and experiences of life with her autistic and neurotypical kids. Her Travel Timehop talks about the preparations her family went though ahead of a huge holiday experience and how it ended in a triumph….

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Bedside in our room at Leonardo Hotel Barcelona
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Leonardo Hotel Barcelona review – great for sightseeing with kids

It was 1am. Our flight to Barcelona from the UK had been delayed and I’d just spent 35 minutes clinging on to my girls in the back of a taxi as we weaved through the city. It would be fair to say I was coming to the end of my energy reserves when we arrived at Leonardo Hotel Barcelona. We had chosen this city centre hotel as our base before joining a Mediterranean cruise on Carnival…

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A view across Hartland Quay's rocky beach - great Devon family days out
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55 great Devon family days out

Picking Devon as a destination for a family holiday or day trip is a no brainer. It offers some of the best beaches, national parks, coastal towns and family attractions that the UK has to offer. The only draw back is there’s never enough time to do it all! In an attempt to make your life easier (or maybe inadvertently harder), I’ve compiled 55 great Devon family days out with a little help from some…

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Unique Planner by Pirongs
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Travel planning with Unique Planners by Pirongs

I have a confession: my name is Claire, and I love lists. Bucket lists, packing lists, blog post lists. You name it and I love nothing better than jotting it down. Having revealed this maybe not so shameful secret it will come as no surprise to you that I also love stationery: jazzy note books, those magnetised fridge pads, and planners. So when the team behind Unique Planners by Pirongs got in touch to say…

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Georgina from A Little Lipstick with a view of Florence in Italy
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#TravelTimehop series edition #23 – A Little Lipstick

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 Georgina from A Little Lipstick – one of my PR buddies who also moonlights in the world of blogging.  She’s sharing a memory from a recent trip. It was only after she returned that we both realised we had been in the same place at the…

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