A springtime family stay at Talhenbont Hall Manor House

Talenbont Hall Aerial Image

During our Easter break in North Wales, we were invited to stay at Talhenbont Hall, a stunning 17th Century Elizabethan Manor House located in the heart of Snowdonia. Nothing quite prepared us for what we were about to see, from the gates that gently swung open, allowing us into the 100 acre estate to the house coming into view for the first time. From the moment we walked into the front door there was a “Wow” moment around every corner.… Continue Reading “A springtime family stay at Talhenbont Hall Manor House”

Our first experience of AirBnB

Dining area

We are fairly late to the phenomena that is Airbnb, but when planning our visit to Belfast, we decided to give it a try. I have to admit that our first attempt as booking a property failed, as the owner messaged us to cancel our booking as he was in the process of selling his house. I assumed a credit would be applied to our account and booked something else almost immediately, however, this is not the case and Airbnb… Continue Reading “Our first experience of AirBnB”

How to choose the perfect ski jacket

Ski's on a car

You have researched your dream location, booked your hotel and sorted out equipment hire and now is the time to head to the shops and find your clothing. I find shopping for holidays lots of fun, but there is a definite added pressure to finding the perfect clothes for a winter holiday; will I be warm enough, will it keep me dry, do I look good etc When packing for a winter holiday, you need to be prepared. When we… Continue Reading “How to choose the perfect ski jacket”

How to prevent Travel Sickness on a Ferry Journey

Stena Line Lagan

Travelling with children can be a tricky business, especially if they are prone to travel sickness. Mine seem to be fine with air and car travel, but when it comes to boats, that is an entirely different matter. Back in February 2016, after a particularly rough ferry crossing from Poole to St Malo, I wrote a post on how to survive a ferry journey with kids, which is consistently one of my most read posts. It took two years to… Continue Reading “How to prevent Travel Sickness on a Ferry Journey”

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Portugal

portugal chelseamama

Portugal is a favourite holiday destination for many families. With a host of child-friendly beaches, some spectacular hotels and villas, and a fantastic variety of outdoor activities available, there is no wonder thousands of travellers head to the country each year to spend their annual leave.  There are, however, some rarely known facts about Portugal that are both intriguing and impressive. If you are planning a visit this year, then why not discuss the below facts with your family before… Continue Reading “5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Portugal”