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Summer Camp. What do those two words mean to you? If you’re anything like me it’s images of American kids being shipped away for long summer holidays and whilst I’ve never been, I’ve seen enough Hollywood movies to think I know what goes on.  But do you know we also have summer camps in Europe?  And if Camp Suisse is anything to go by, they’re actually quite brilliant.  I first heard of Camp Suisse (CS) when they contacted NappyValleyNet and asked if we wanted to experience their Torgon … [Read more...]

Do school summer holidays and long haul work ? Many think it has to be Europe… Turquoise tell us otherwise

  Take the family to the Tropics this summer for some old fashioned escapism with plenty of glamour. Who remembers the summer of ‘76 when each day dawned hotter and sunnier than the one before and the school holidays seemed to last forever? Sadly, forty years on, the summer of 2016 isn’t shaping up quite as well with the great British weather putting a dampener on Wimbledon and England crashing out of … well, just about everything. If you haven’t planned your family’s annual escape to … [Read more...]

The perfect recipe for a Caribbean Family Holiday

Take a small child or two, throw in a generous helping of powder white sand and spritz with sparkling water. Warm gently with some tropical sunshine and you have the perfect recipe for holiday happiness. Garnish with lashings of ice cream sprinkled with some local flavours, and paradise is surely yours on a plate. Your children will be over the moon too! With all the above, manageable mid-haul flights and short transfers the Caribbean ticks all the boxes for a dream family holiday, and not … [Read more...]

8 Reasons a summer camp might be right for your family

A look here at why more and more parents are following the American Dream and sending their youngsters away to summer camp. Activities Active bodies, active minds! Keeping your kids busy and active throughout the summer can only be  a good thing! Climbing mountains, husky rides on glaciers, hiking, biking, singing, dancing and more, there are camps to keep even the most active youngsters occupied! Learning outside the classroom is now widely accepted as an essential part of any well-rounded … [Read more...]

Here Are the Details of the Soon-To-Be Revised ‘Child Car Seat’ Law

Later this year, you can expect to see some changes in the child car seat rules. The revisions involve backless booster seats, where they will be limited to older children. So, for now, here are some details on what the adjustments will relate to. What will change? A report by Which?.co.uk shares that the new regulations will only allow children who are taller than 125cm and weigh more than 22kg to travel around in cars with backless booster seats. Why are the laws being … [Read more...]

Powder Byrne sponsor South West London youth Football Club

Annual Trophy Finals Day Locally based family travel specialist, Powder Byrne, are delighted to be sponsoring the Broomwood Football Club Trophy Finals Day on 7th May. Broomwood Football Trophy, new for 2015/16, is an interclub round-robin tournament for children from years 3 to 5 (7 to 9 year olds) and a girls section, who play matches against each other over the season, with a focus on promoting friendship and competition across the club.  The Broomwood Trophy Finals Day is the culmination of … [Read more...]

Retreat Weeks with Mark Warner

Yoga Retreat Weeks The retreat weeks take place on 11 June and 3 September at San Lucianu Beach Resort in Corsica and coast £250 in addition to the basic holiday price. It is a retreat with a difference in that it will run in one in one of our resorts that also offers childcare, sports like windsurfing, sailing, tennis and cycling included in the price of the holiday. Plus flights, accommodation and full board dining are part of the package . The premise being that the whole family can go on … [Read more...]

FAMILY TRAVELLING WITH SCOTT DUNN

SCOTT DUNN FOCUSES ON FAMILIES TRAVELLING WITH TEENS THIS SUMMER LAUNCHING NEW 'CHILL & THRILL' ITINERARIES AND BRAND NEW TEEN PROGRAMME 'CREW' After extensive in-house research, Scott Dunn has launched a new Teens 'Chill & Thrill' portfolio of exciting itineraries for families travelling with teenagers. The new brochure has been designed to ensure that each holiday features 'Chill & Thrill' activities that factor in downtime for teens to recover from a busy school term and more … [Read more...]

Gitcombe’s Guide to a Great Family Fun Day Out in Glorious South Devon:

Start the day off with breakfast at The Venus Café, Blackpool Sands Beach.  click here Feeling energetic after breakfast?  Why not go for a swim or try paddleboarding/kayaking/wind surfing in the safe cove of Blackpool Sands.  (Life guards on duty during peak summer months). For lunch head to the Anchor Stone Café, Dittisham. click here If you are a lover of seafood this is a MUST! In the afternoon while away the hours crabbing off the pontoon at Dittisham.  The target to beat is 256 crabs … [Read more...]

Should I use a hotel kids club?

Yes, but do your research, says Graham Horner, author of family travel blog The Trunki Files and director of luxury family holiday operator, Scott Dunn Whether or not to use hotel kids clubs divides opinion of parents with young children. Some are horrified at the idea of abandoning their offspring during precious time together, whereas others see organised childcare as integral to the very definition of a ‘holiday’. So who’s right? The answer, of course, is everyone and no-one. It … [Read more...]

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