Family Travel

It's always exciting when you've got a trip booked as a family, but there are also always complications! We are passionate about making travelling easier for everyone, so find all our tips about travelling with children, including the hidden things you might not know about!

Taking a child abroad with a different surname

  • 15 Jan, 2020
  • Franki Napolitano
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What you need to know about travelling when you and your child don't share a surname

The half term breaks are some of the most anticipated of the year, but did you know you could end up in hot water when travelling with a child with a different surname to you if you don’t carry the correct documentation?

It’s not uncommon in this day and age for parents to not be married or in fact be raising their child independently, but this will usually mean that the child will share a surname with one parent and not the other. The same goes for grandparents, too. Read More


How to keep the children entertained on long journeys!

  • 15 Jan, 2020
  • Franki Napolitano
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Our tips to keeping kids entertained on long journeys

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From the screaming baby in the row behind you on the plane, to the jaded cries of “are we there yet?” from the children in the back seat of your car, we all have, or been in contact with, bored children on a long distance journey and wondered what could be done to ease their boredom. This article will suggest some great ideas for entertaining children on journeys. Read More


Can my child fly alone? We explain what’s meant by Unaccompanied Minors

  • 15 Jan, 2020
  • Alice Fowler
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There are plenty of reasons for children to need to fly alone these days, from going to visit relatives abroad without parents, to logistics surrounding school terms finishing at different times. It is important to note that children flying alone are usually called “Unaccompanied Minors” and that each airline sets its own rules and regulations regarding these. Ages, prices, and routes allowed are all variable.

Headteachers now have the power to set their own holiday schedules for their schools, which can result in more schools having different term dates to each other; a problem for parents with children in different establishments!

This might result in an increase of children flying alone to join their family on holiday, or going out to stay with relatives or friends.

Of course, there are many other reasons for children needing to fly alone, so we’ve compiled the information you need to know before waving goodbye at the airport! Many airlines offer these services, from United Airlines, to Lufthansa, to Qantas and ANA. KLM even have a dedicated lounge at Amsterdam Airport! Read More


Trains, dinos, and ice cream! The best museums for children

  • 03 Feb, 2020
  • Franki Napolitano
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There are two great events coming up – the International Day of Families on May 15th and International Museum Day is on May 18th, and so to celebrate these two worthy occasions we’ve put together our top 10 best museums for children, worldwide!

Museums might inspire a groan from the kids, but they really don’t have to be boring; in fact, at some of these museums you might have trouble getting them to leave!

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