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Family accommodation, Family travel, Holidays, UK

Tried and tested holidays with dogs in the UK – family and pet-friendly breaks

Are you looking for places to holiday to your dog? Finding somewhere that you know will hit the mark for both you and your furry friend can be a challenge, especially if you’re seeking something special. After all, pooches deserve a quality break too. We have found a few lovely places to holiday with dogs during our travels, but are always on the look out for more. So, I decided to ask the pet-loving blogging…

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Monday Escapes 190218 travel blog linky
Monday Escapes

Monday Escapes 19/02/18

Happy Monday! If you’re looking for travel inspiration you’ve come to the right place. Monday Escapes is all about sharing experiences and ideas for exploring the world close to home and further afield. Since last time I’m relieved too say we’ve kicked off our 2018 travels. More on that in a minute. This week you can link up and read everyone’s blogs over on Travel Loving Family‘s post. What have we been up to? I was…

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Dartmoor Tor in Devon, UK
Devon, Family days out

14 things to do on Dartmoor with toddlers (and older kids)

With its rugged tors and outstanding scenery Dartmoor National Park in Devon is a haven for walking families. It’s also a place steeped in history and it inspired Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, so budding story tellers will thrill at the atmosphere. But aside from myth, legend and landscapes, what’s there to do on Dartmoor with toddlers? The simple answer is ‘plenty’! Here are some of our recommendations tried and tested with…

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Travel inspiration
Holidays

Where next? 5 ways to get some travel inspiration

*Collaborative post* It’s that time of year again – time to start planning your next vacation. But, where to begin? There’s nothing like scrolling through social media or reading travel blogs to get you in that adventurous mood. With white sandy beaches, mouth-watering food, spectacular scenery and new cultures, the options are seemingly endless, which makes it hard to decide where to go next. So, to help you out, we have put together five different…

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Tin Box girls in lower meadow at Woodovis Park - campsite near Tavistock, Devon
Cottages, villas & lodges, Family accommodation, Family travel

Why a luxury villa holiday with Simpson Travel is on our 2018 wish list

I don’t know if it’s the winter blues or the fact we’re yet to take our first trip of 2018. But I’m gagging for some sunshine. The promise of a luxury villa holiday somewhere balmy like Corsica or Greece is exactly what I need right now. I’m thinking: astonishing destinations, oodles of time outdoors, jaw-dropping beaches, and lots and lots of family time. So, it’s super timely that Simpson Travel are looking for two 2018 Ambassadors…

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Monday Escapes travel blog linky
Monday Escapes

Monday Escapes 05/02/18

Happy Monday travel fans. Thank goodness January is over. Here in Devon in the UK it was wet, cold and uninspiring. Now that February is well underway I’m looking forward to Spring and plenty of exciting adventures. First up is the half term school holiday next week. Will you be going off on any trips? I’d love to hear about them. In the meantime I’m looking forward to reading plenty of posts about your recent…

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Tot and hippo statue - Longleat in the rain
Family days out, UK

6 things to do at Longleat in the rain

I love a sunny day as much as the next person but when living in the UK you have to be prepared for all weathers. It happened that on the day we were invited to review the Festival of Light at Longleat Safari Park it was a wet day. Urgh! Just what was there to do at an animal park like Longleat in the rain? After the briefest hesitation (and hating the thought of wasting a day…

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Tot on children's go kart track at Haynes International Motor Museum
Blogging, Family travel

Tin Box Traveller family travel diaries: January 2018

*Contains affiliate links* Happy 2018 travel fans and welcome back to my monthly round-up. With the new year I thought I’d introduce a slightly different format to spice things up. Each month this year I’m going to be sharing a list of things. They may be family travel experiences we’ve loved, highlights from the past few weeks, holidays we’ve read about, products we can recommend, our top travel tips or things we can’t wait to do….

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The Forestry Commission Highway Rat activity trails
Devon, Family days out

Where to find The Highway Rat activity trials around England

Did your children watch The Highway Rat on Christmas Day? The Tin Box girls were intrigued by this latest character of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler to be brought to life on the big screen. I’m not sure if it was the thought of having their stocking treats snatched or the enticing look of the cake shop that captured their attention most. A couple of weekends ago we went off in search of the ‘beastly and bad’…

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Baby in museum reception at Haynes International Motor Museum
Family days out, UK

Haynes International Motor Museum with kids – things to do in Somerset

Every now and again an attraction surprises you in a good way. During a winter glamping break in the South West Mr Tin Box suggested we visit Haynes International Motor Museum with our kids. He is a car fan and could spend hours poring over engines and immaculate paint work. Meanwhile I know our girls would much prefer to be tearing around a play park and finding ways to get dirty. So the thought of…

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