#TravelTimehop series edition #20 – Kiddieholidays
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 Kiddieholidays.
Jo is a mum of two whose blog will give you plenty of inspiration about travelling with babies and toddlers in the UK and abroad. Her Travel Timehop comes from a recent holiday in a beautiful part of England where they enjoyed one of Tin Box Tot’s favourite activities: riding bikes! Over to Jo:
When are we time-hopping to?
Where in the world?
The Peak District in the UK.
Kiddieholidays’ timehop moment
We spent a week in the Peak District with our 2 young sons aged 6 and 3. We had spent ages packing the car and trying to fit everything in, and were debating about if we could fit the boy’s bikes in too. Anyway, with a bit of jiggery pokery, we managed to fit them in – and thank goodness we did.
We had a great week in the Peak District visiting attractions like the Chatsworth estate, the Heights of Abraham and Crich Tramway Village – but as well as visiting all these places we did A LOT of cycling! The Peak District is great for young children learning to ride their bikes confidently. There are so many flat, wide and traffic free cycling trails, like the Tissington Trail, Manifold Valley Trail and Monsal Trail, and they all pass through breath taking countryside.
We had such a great time riding up and down these trails; over viaducts, past farms, rivers and even caves too, and by the end of the week the boys were experts on their bikes. They zoomed off into the distance, without even a backward glance to my husband and I who were puffing along after them on foot. They would stop after a bit, hop off and have a look at something we had passed (a river or something similar) and hop back on and continue exploring this beautiful part of the world with their newfound freedom.
This photos says it all to me. It is of my youngest son speeding along on his balance bike week having the time of his life. And that’s what being on a family holiday is all about.
Absolutely Jo! There’s nothing quite like popping a kids on a bike to make what might have otherwise been a ‘boring walk’ turn into an adventure. And what a great way to see the Peak District! Thanks to Jo for taking part. If you’d like to read more about Jo’s family travels and advice hop over to her blog, or follow Kiddieholidays on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.
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