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RYANAIR AIMS TO WIN OVER FAMILIES

Parents travelling on Ryanair can now take a buggy and car seat in the hold free of charge after the no-frills carrier unveiled a range of improvements aimed squarely at families travelling with young children. Launched under the banner, Ryanair Family Extra, parents travelling with kids are now offered: • Two free pieces of infant…

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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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£2.5m PENGUIN CENTRE FOR BIRMINGHAM SEA LIFE

Penguins are coming to Birmingham but it is nothing to do with a worsening climate. A £2.5 million Penguin Ice Adventure will open at the city’s National Sea Life Centre by Easter 2014 which will allow visitors to see Gentoo penguins face-to-face in a Antarctic-themed icy environment with platforms and plunge pools. Visitors will be…

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TEN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN PARIS

The French capital is a perfect place to take children of all ages – it has open spaces, museums, grand buildings and family-friendly attractions. Here is my choice of ten interesting things to do with children when in Paris. The Jardin du Luxembourg  On a sunny day, there are few places better to spend the afternoon with…

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MY TODDLER HAS SEPARATION ANXIETY – FROM THE IPAD

Tears, tantrums and clinging to your leg like a limpet. If you recognise these symptoms, then you probably have a toddler and know all about separation anxiety. Our 18 month old has that but he also has a more modern version of it and I suspect that it is his parents who are to blame….

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THE BEST CUP FOR TRAVELLING TODDLERS?

You would think that being on our third child would mean that by now we had worked out which toddler drinking cup would be best for travelling with. Of course, it could always be that it has been six years since the last time we had a toddler and we are losing our memories with…

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MY FAVOURITE FAMILY TRAVEL PHOTO

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FAT CAT OR FAMILY?

One of the things I learned very quickly after our daughter arrived on the scene nearly two years is that driving to the airport when you go on holiday is a double-edged sword. On one hand it means that the journey there is pretty straightforward. You can take as much luggage as you want and…

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 NAPPIES

When an English friend living in Sydney told us a few months ago that she was getting married to an Aussie guy, it seemed like an ideal opportunity to take a holiday with the family. The reasoning was that our daughter would be a month short of her second birthday and that we could see…

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