Article: The magic of short breaks – a two day adventure in Paris with my daughter.

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Hi everyone, I’m Alexa Barker, the founder of the Where To Stay With Kids blog and the co-founder of tripAbrood – a new travel tech start up, on a mission to make family travel easy. I’ve got 3 wonderful children aged 8, 6 and 4 and I’m writing about something pretty amazing that happened to my daughter and I just two weeks ago in February half term.

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Article: Best Places To Visit With The Family In 2020

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There are so many amazing places to visit in the world so narrowing down your next family holiday destination isn’t easy. A city might sound amazing on paper but not be suitable for your toddler or an expensive far-flung destination might be missing activities for your hard-to-please teenagers. That’s why we’ve put together our list for top destinations to visit in 2020 specifically for families. No matter what kind of holiday you’re looking for or what continent you’re planning to visit, you’ll find some great suggestions below.

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Article: Top 10 things to do on a family holiday in Hong Kong

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There’s been a lot of press surrounding the recent protests in Hong Kong, but not much coverage on just how amazing it is to visit. So I thought I’d share with you guys all the reasons why I believe that Hong Kong is one of the best places to visit in the world, especially with kids.

We had two of our three kids in Hong Kong, and absolutely loved the years we spent there as a family. I hope this article reminds you of the uniqueness of this incredible country, and inspires you to visit. So, here are my top 10 tips for holidaying in Hong Kong with the family…

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Guest Blog: Brovad Sands Lodge, Bugala Island, Uganda

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Name: Brovad Sands Lodge
Type: Fully-catered cottages
Country: Uganda
Cost per night: Approx £230/night for the three-bedroom cottage including all food for a party of 4 adults and 4 children
Facilities: Pool, Beach, Spa, Restaurant
Activities nearby: Quad biking, hiking, boat rides, guided forest walks, cycling, beach volleyball, football, fishing.
TripAdvisor rating:
 4

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Article: 10 tips for visiting North Cornwall with the kids

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Cornwall is one of my favourite places in the UK to holiday with the kids. It has the perfect mixture of pristine beaches, fabulous food, activities for the family, quaint villages and breathtaking countryside. We’ve had several family holidays in Cornwall over the years, most recently this Easter break. With May bank holiday on our doorstep and Summer holidays around the corner, I thought I’d list out my top 10 tips for a family holiday in North Cornwall. Enjoy!

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Guest Blog: Compton Pool Farm, Devon

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Name: Compton Pool Farm
Type: Self catering cottages (on a farm complex)
Country: UK
Region: Devon
Cost per night: Individually priced cottages up to approx £375, depending on party size
Facilities: Heated indoor pool, sauna, gym equipment, playground, farm animals, football pitch, tennis court, games room, rural setting
TripAdvisor rating: 5
Eco Credentials: The farm makes a concerted effort to lower their carbon rating. This area of Devon is very easy to dine in as a vegetarian or vegan and it’s easy to travel by car or train to this region.

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Woolley Grange, a truly family-focused 18th century hotel only a short drive from Bath..

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Name: Woolley Grange
Type: Hotel
Country: UK
Region: Bradford-On-Avon (near Bath)
Cost per night: Cost varied from £249-£450 across low and high seasons for a family suite, per night.
Facilities: Spa, outdoor and indoor pool, complementary creche for under 8s, family activities
Tripadviser rating: 4

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Guest Blog: New Park Manor Hotel, New Forest

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Name: New Park Manor Hotel
Type: Hotel
Country: UK
Region: New Forest
Cost per night: £379 for their “Forest” room in the summer holidays that caters for up to 4 guests (worth noting they also have family suites for up to 7 guests)
Facilities: Spa, Pool, Complementary creche for under 8s, Kids activities
Tripadviser rating: 4

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