Family and Kids

Ferry v Plane

Ferry v Plane: Plan your journey to France

It’s never been easier to plan you own trip to France – the big decision is whether to fly or sail. There is plenty for and against both – cost, travel time, luggage allowance. Some travel companies – including Eurocamp – will often include the price of the ferry in […]

Summer in Zermatt

Summer in the mountains of France, Italy and Switzerland

Fancy spending some time in the fresh air of the Europe’s high peaks? Mountain expert Vanessa Fisher looks at some options for summer holidays. 1. Lake Annecy Ski Resorts, France Combine a few days by Lake Annecy with one of four charming alpine villages – La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, […]

Erna Low offer pools with stunning views in the French Alps

Erna Low summer holidays in France: Arc 1950, Chamonix and Antibes

Erna Low offers excellent value summer holidays to some of the most popular mountain villages in the French Alps and also to the French Riviera. In the French Alps, enjoy the spectacular scenery – join the hikers, runners and bikers in popular towns such as Chamonix or Morzine, or head […]

Roc des Alpes in La Clusaz

Roc des Alpes taking place in La Clusaz this summer

La Clusaz in the Lake Annecy Ski Resorts region is home to the Roc des Alpes mountain bike event, the summer version of the Roc d’Azur, which has been organised in the Var for 30 years. The fifth edition in La Clusaz from June 16-18 will consist of three days packed with MTB events […]

Knowlsey Safari Park

Knowlsey Safari Park: £15 Midweek Motor Madness offer

Knowlsey Safari Park has a great midweek offer throughout March – it will cost just £15 to take a car to the attraction near Liverpool. The offer at the attraction just off the M57 runs from Monday to Friday from March 1-31 with up to seven people per car. Entry […]

Arc 1950

10 fun activities to do with your family in Arc 1950

Arc 1950 was designed with families in mind. Built just 13 years ago, it is the newest ‘village’ in the French Alps. All accommodation is ski in-ski out making it so easy for a family ski holiday, as I discovered on my visit there with my family before Christmas. Here […]

Chinaillon in Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand: Something for all the family an hour from Geneva

The Chalet du Maroly in the Grand Bornand ski region could just be the perfect family mountain restaurant. Easy to get to on a long green run, it sits between three chairlifts that give access to different parts of the French Alps above the pretty village of Chinaillon. Plus it […]

New Forest

48 hours in the New Forest

The New Forest National Park and surrounding areas has it all – great countryside, beaches, country pubs and some top tourist attractions. The actual park is a mosaic of ancient and ornamental woodland, open heather-covered heaths, rivers and valley mires, a coastline of mudflats and saltmarshes, and pretty, villages. It is […]

Warner Bros Studios Tour, London (Harry Potter)

Magical trip around Harry Potter’s world

‘The tour will take at least three hours’ we are told at the start of the Warner Bros Tour London – or Harry Potter World as we call it.. Three? Try five. At least. Although the studios claim to be in London they are actually in Watford, which is better […]

Diary of a ski trip: Le Grand Bornand/Chinaillon

Le Grand Bornand, about an hour from Geneva Airport, is perfect for a family ski holiday. There are plenty of green runs and nursery slopes, and easy rope pulls and short drag lifts for the children. New this year is Les Myrtilles – blueberries – which runs from the top […]