Out & About

Out and About is where you’ll find all our travel related posts. From holidays in the UK and abroad, to wanderlust lists of amazing destinations! Also day trips and accommodation reviews!

Wanderlust: Italian adventures on Mount Etna

Italy is a destination that makes it on many bucket lists, and it’s certainly on mine. There are many regions that I would love to visit, but Sicily is one that, if possible, deserves a trip all to itself. One of the major draws is the UNESCO World Heritage Site and active volcano, Mount Etna. I love to see sites…

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Christmas at Marwell 2018

A few days ago we got right into the festive spirit with a trip to Marwell Zoo for their Christmas Experience. It didn’t disappoint and was the perfect way to kick start the Christmas season, though I definitely will not be putting up our decorations until December don’t you worry! Both Athena’s school and Arlo’s preschool have started the countdown…

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Travel: Athens in four days

Greece is one of the most popular European destinations on any travellers bucket list, but of course, there are plenty of cities and towns that you can see there – so how are you supposed to decide where to go? Well, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the entire world, and shouldn’t be missed if you’re going to…

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Travel: Family holidays are an investment, not a luxury

Do you go on holiday with your children? Is it an annual ‘thing’ that you do as a family, with the excitement building through the year until departure day? Research has shown that if you don’t ringfence downtime to spend holiday time together, you could be missing out big time. Here’s why holidays should be an essential part of your…

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Travel: Three European Cities I want to visit in 2019

I love exploring cities, checking out the local cuisine, finding out where the locals shop, exploring museums, and just people watching in general! Earlier this year I visited The Hague, and previously have spent time in Prague, Amsterdam and a few different cities in Germany. However there are still tonnes of cities I’d love to visit, and these three are top…

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Days out: Drusillas in Autumn

We love Drusillas, it’s the perfect family day out and we spent the day there last Sunday – and despite the slightly miserable weather forecast it didn’t rain all day and we got to do everything we wanted to! I’d definitely recommend going in Autumn, especially if you have kids that can be a bit overwhelmed by lots of crowds…

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Travel: A weekend in the Lake District with Sally’s Cottages

I really needed last weekend after a stressful few weeks; comfortable surroundings to relax in, stunning scenery to enjoy and a group of lovely people to spend time with. Also, no kids! I spent the weekend with eight lovely ladies, many who I knew well and a couple of people I’d not met before – but by the end of…

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Travel: Best Island Destinations for Travelling with Kids

When you’re travelling with children jetting off to exotic tropical islands may seem like a challenging feat. Many people assume that the world’s island paradises only cater to adults, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Tons of islands around the globe actually serve as perfect destinations for family getaways. So don’t feel like you are limited when it…

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