While helpful, the sheer volume of information on the internet can sometimes be overwhelming. Especially when you’re attempting to plan your next family getaway! How to sort the substandard from the significant? Luckily, there is a small collective of supermums out there dedicating their time to writing about these things, providing the rest of us with inspiration, tips and tricks on family travel all over the globe. Here at HolidayParkSpecials.co.uk, we picked our top 5 family travel blogs so that you can plan your next family holiday without the hassle. Happy browsing!
Family Travel Times
Recounting the travels and adventures of the Ebner family, Family Travel Times is the only blog that is written by the whole family. Sarah and Brian have two children, Jessica (13) and Robert (10). It’s fantastic to be able to read from the kids’ perspectives as well as the adults. Robert and Jess have both developed their own writing styles over the years; no doubt due to the frequency with which they contribute to the blog and the varied topics they cover. Jess is always filled with enthusiasm about her latest escapades, and Robert is the keen adventurer of the Ebner clan. Often, the family will write a four-part post so that readers are able to hear each family member’s experience. Packed with history, city trips, adventure, theme parks and much more, Family Travel Times is an absolute pleasure to read. It’s lovely to see a family so happy travelling together and collaborating on this creative endeavour, and I’m sure it’s something that will stay with the kids forever. Highly recommended!
Cathy Winston of MummyTravels is determined to keep on travelling in much the same manner as she did pre-Minnie, her three year old daughter. For those of you who have never lost your wanderlust, despite your growing laundry pile, this is the blog for you. Cathy has visited a total of 55 countries, and sheds light on the nitty-gritty of travelling with a ‘bump, baby and now a single-minded toddler whirlwind of energy’. Admirably, she manages to do so with an unfailing sense of humour. Besides details of her recent wanderings, MummyTravels has very useful checklists, how-to tips and destination guides. A must read for any keen parent and traveller!
A huge part of Kate’s blog, Baby Routes, is dedicated to family travel in the great outdoors. Kate is a rambler born and bred, and a good portion of her blog describes her family adventures in Great Britain. Nature plays a significant role in Baby Routes and provides fantastic ideas for introducing the kids to the wonders of the countryside. The ever-expanding database of family-friendly walks is a fantastic resource for young families who love hiking. Using an interactive map, Kate has compiled a huge selection of child-friendly walks in the UK and beyond. There is even a feature allowing visitors to add their own walks, making it a collaborative effort. For families who love walking, and agree that you can’t quite beat the Great British countryside, Baby Routes is for you.
Kate Takes 5
Here at HolidayParkSpecials, we fell in love with Kate’s blog the moment we looked at it. And that’s not just because of the beautiful photos. Kate has three little ones aged between 6 and 10, and her blog covers everything from health to lifestyle to travel. Based in Dublin, Kate takes her kids from Portugal to Portsmouth to Camp Bestival in Dorset. Whether you’re looking for advice on how to enjoy a festival with kids in tow, or tips on the best beaches in the Algarve, Kate Takes 5 is the place to go. Simply scrolling through Kate’s blog is enough to inspire on the dullest days; the photographs are uplifting and Kate’s wit will always put a smile on your face.
The Pigeon Pair and Me
The Pigeon Pair and Me is a blog dedicated to capturing the adventures of life as a mother of two pigeons, Austin (5) and Gwen (3). Nell blogs every few days and her posts range from reviews to recommendations to top tips. Whether you’re looking for some quick inspiration about family-friendly day trips, or a detailed review of sleeping in a Safari-Tent, The Pigeon Pair and Me will always deliver. Indeed, this family have an extremely busy schedule and are always sure to share their experiences in thorough and engaging blog posts. Be sure to check out their comprehensive list of things to do in London this summer. It’s packed full of child-friendly activities and outing ideas. Have a look and let us know what you think in the comments below!