Family travel blog resources for clued up travellers

Looking for pro tips and resources to make travel with kids simpler? This page is stuffed full of goodies from across my UK family travel blog to inspire and point you the direction of things we love or have made life easier for us.

In case this is the first time you’ve landed on Tin Box Traveller, hi! My name is Claire and I’m a mum to two girls and wife to a Royal Navy officer. You can find out more about each of us plus our gorgeous pooch on my About us page. But in summary, we live in Devon and enjoy all types of holidays in the UK and Europe. Add to that plenty of outdoor fun and day trips, and we don’t sit still for long.

Tin Box family on roof bar terrace Camping Eden - Lake Garda with Al Fresco Holidays

So what’s this page all about? Essentially, it’s a round up of all my family travel blog best bits.

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Packing lists

Love it or loath it, packing is an essential element of any family holiday. But what should you have on your travel checklist for different types of holidays and destinations? Here’s some of the handy travel checklists you’ll find on the blog:

There’s even more packing lists in my ultimate travel checklist for family holidays.

Family travel tips

We’ve got plenty of tips for travel with kids. Here are some of our top posts:

Gear for travel with kids

When we became parents we found all the advice about what you really need to buy for babies and toddlers a bit overwhelming. Here’s some of the travel gear that we’ve tried and tested, and found most helpful:

Caravanning and camping with kids

So many of our mini-breaks and family holidays have been spent on campsites or in a caravan. Here’s some top tips if you’ve got the camping and caravanning bug:

Family-friendly campsites UK

Camping is a brilliant budget travel option for families. Here’s some of the family-friendly campsites we’ve been to in the UK, including campsites with swimming pools, hot tubs, clubhouses and glamping:

You might also like my guides to: glamping in Devon | self-catering accommodation in Cornwall

Family-friendly hotels UK

If you prefer the comfort of a hotel and are looking for one that doesn’t just tolerate families but welcomes them, here’s some excellent family-friendly hotels in the UK:

Family-friendly cottages and apartments UK

We love the freedom of self-catering holidays and can recommend these family-friendly cottages, lodges and apartments in the UK:

Family holiday resorts and holiday parks UK

More excellent self-catering options for families include holiday parks in the UK. Here’s some we can recommend with swimming pools, kids clubs, evening entertainment and family activities:

Dog-friendly holidays UK

A family holiday doesn’t feel complete without Tin Box Dog. Here’s some of her recommended dog-friendly places to holiday in the UK:

Cruising with kids

If you love a bit of vitamin sea then a family cruise is a brilliant way to introduce your children to a variety of destinations. Explore multiple ports and countries in one holiday while enjoying incredible onboard facilities, food and experiences. Here’s a selection of our cruise holiday and ship reviews along with tips for planning a brilliant trip:

You can read more tips, destination guides and cruise line reviews on my other blog, Cruising With Kids.

Family-friendly campsites Europe

In the past few years we’ve been lucky to partner with Al Fresco Holidays for a couple of camping holidays in Europe. Here’s our reviews of campsites in Italy and France:

Family-friendly holidays: UK

Love a UK staycation? Here’s our guides to some top UK staycation destinations for family holidays:

Destination guides: Italy

We can’t get enough of Italy. Here’s some of the destinations we’ve been lucky enough to visit in the past few years:

Destination guides: Spain

Spain is a top choice for family holidays. Here’s some destinations we can recommend for family trips:

More family holiday and destination guides: Europe

Here’s some of my top destination guides from the rest of Europe:

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