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LEARNING TO CLIMB TREES IN WALES

As you might have read recently in my blog post on whether kids should be taken out of school for holidays, you will know that I believe that they can, at least for short periods that do not clash with the important run-up period to exams. I cannot be alone in being the only parent…

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NEW CENTER PARCS UNVEILS FIRST LODGE

Center Parcs has revealed what the lodges will look like at its fifth park, due to open later this spring near Ampthill in Bedfordshire. The Woodland Lodge, show in the picture, is the first of 625 lodges to be opened at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, a few miles from junction 13 of the M1 and…

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FAMILIES WORLDWIDE: TEN COOL NEW ADVENTURES FOR 14/15

A visit by train to an underground cathedral carved out of salt in Colombia is one of the highlights of 10 new trips added to the 2014/15 programme from Families Worldwide, which specialises in holidays for adventurous parents and kids. The salt cathedral visit is part of a 12 day Journey to Colombia itinerary, departing…

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AN OFFBEAT DAY OUT IN ORLANDO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxIyg9kdSSw I have never had a particular desire to see a dead cockroach that has been transformed into a miniature Michael Jackson but if it had been on my bucket list, I could now tick it off. This odd item is one of thousands of weird and wonderful things that are crammed into Ripleys Believe…

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POT LUCK: A SOUVENIR OF COSTA BRAVA

Whenever we are travelling, there is always pressure to bring back a souvenir. And – much to the satisfaction of tourist shop owners around the world – the children have an innate ability to home in on the piece of plastic that has both the highest price and the biggest tat factor. That’s why it…

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A STORY OF HOLIDAY T-SHIRTS

One of my favourite memories of holidays in my youth was choosing the holiday T-shirt. Each year, my mum would let me and my brother choose a new T-shirt for the holiday ahead. I remember one in particular, featuring Mighty Dyno. It came from the Kay’s catalogue or possible C&A in Norwich. Although exactly where…

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