Puy du Fou Medieval

Visiting Puy du Fou with kids

Last year I was lucky enough to visit Puy du Fou on a press trip with Britmums and fell in love with this little known theme park which is set in Les Epesses, in the heart of the Vendée region of Western France Although Puy du Fou (pronounced “pwee de foo”) is a park with a theme, there are no rides and no tacky merchandise, just pure entertainment in the form of spectacular daytime and evening shows and four period villages. Visiting with a group of like-minded travel bloggers was an amazing experience, but what I really wanted to do …

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Top 20 things to do in Manchester this summer

IHG® has just launched a new summer sale at their Manchester hotels where guests can benefit from up to 20% off when you book before 7th September for stays up until the end of December. Along with this, IHG has partnered with Virgin Trains to provide the same discount so you can enjoy Manchester for less. To celebrate the summer sale, IHG has revealed the top 20 things to see, do and eat so guests can get the most from their weekend break in the city. Energetic, diverse and bursting with culture, Manchester is one of the country’s must-see places and perfect …

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Art of Animation Hotel

Choosing the best family hotel

Everything seemed so much simpler before kids! Remember the days when you could just take off spontaneously without a care in the world and come back tomorrow or next week? Now, a trip to the village shop needs military- style precision planning. OK, so both of those are slight exaggerations, but there is no denying that there is far more to think about when there is a little one involved, and so the thought of planning a family holiday is enough to send anyone into a cold sweat. It doesn’t have to be that way though. Here are some thoughts …

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Hasbro Toy Bundle

SHAZAM! #Win a Hasbro Toy Bundle for Novotel Super Heroes Day!

On Saturday 04 June 2016, Novotel hotels invite families to enjoy a FREE family fun day at any of their 33 Novotel hotels in the UK and to celebrate they are offering one lucky winner the chance to win the ultimate toy bundle. Filled with products that every super hero will be excited by from brands including Play-Doh, My Little Pony and Frozen from Hasbro as well as Fruit Heroes, the perfect snacks to fuel young caped crusaders and the first children’s fruit snack to be accredited under 5% free sugar with the Sugarwise label. KAPOW! From fighting to save the …

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Premier Inn

Premier Inn’s Travel Sleep Tips Campaign

Premier Inn understands that getting your child into a regular sleep routine can be one of the biggest challenges as a parent and, if you’re staying in an unfamiliar environment such as a hotel, they may become unsettled. They have asked me to share my experiences in getting my children to sleep whilst travelling and staying in unfamiliar accommodation. My first tip is to prepare them for the change in surroundings. Travelling can be hugely exciting and I normally give my kids a couple of days warning prior to travelling as it gets the excitement overload out the way before we …

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