Family holiday locations & tips

Choosing a family holiday is always a dilemma, especially when kids and parents want to do different things. Discover some of our family and kids holiday ideas and get essential travel advice and tips to keep children entertained during long summer road trips. KiddyCharts gives you impartial advice on holidays in the sun, and the snow, and will hopefully help you make the right decision when booking your next family holiday abroad or at home.

Legoland Florida Cypress Gardens area is almost worth visiting just for the gardens - so beautiful and relaxing!
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5 excellent reasons to go to Legoland Florida with your kids

Florida is FULL of parks; lots of them in fact, so why should you choose Legoland Florida as one then? Clearly, a love of Lego is helpful to those that visit the park, but don’t be fooled, Legoland Florida is more than just a vehicle for our little yellow friends… Water Ski Stunt Show is […]


by Helen • May 15, 2017
Maybe if you ride the Kumba rollercoaster in Busch Gardens Tampa, you'll understand why it has its name - right?
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Why Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is perfect for big and little kids

Before we went to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Florida, we were a little worried that our children, who aren’t into big thrill rides, wouldn’t find it fun. We were most definitely wrong. There is plenty for both the young and the old in Busch Gardens Tampa, and we are going to prove it! Don’t forget to […]


by Helen • April 28, 2017
Biggest one of our Disney tips yet - make sure you have a rest day in there otherwise you were be SHATTERED! The water parks are great for this, as you really can chill out, particuarly on the lazy rivers on both of them...and you don't miss Mickey totally, as you can see ;-) Check out our other Disney Tips on the website, we've got some great ideas for you all.
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10 awesome Disney tips to plan the perfect holiday

We have just come back from the MOST amazing trip to Disney in Florida, where we travelled with American Sky. The holiday was fantastic, from start to finish, but we planned it meticulously to make sure this happened. When you have kids, gone are the days when you can walk into a travel agent, book […]


by Helen • April 18, 2017
Gullfoss, Iceland
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Visiting Iceland – Five stunning ways to connect with nature on a family trip

We are BIG on experiences, and creating memories on any holidays that we have together as a family. Our recent holiday to Antigua proved a hugely positive experience, but we wanted to explore a country nearer home, but just as rich in natural phenomenon. We hadn’t considered visiting Iceland before, but we are always keen to search […]


by Helen • February 24, 2017
The main beach on the Verandah Resort and Spa was big enough for the kids to find enough to entertain them, and to make it easy to find your own space in the sun.
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Review: Verandah Resort and Spa, Antigua

Our trip to Antigua was made even more enjoyable by the time we spent at our resort in the two weeks we played in the sun. The Verandah Resort and Spa is a luxurious all inclusive resort, that we found was perfect for the kids. However, it seemed to suit most of the people that were […]


by Helen • September 9, 2016
Reef underwater scene from stock photos.
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Visiting Cades Bay and snorkelling in Cades Reef, Antigua

Antigua still had secrets to reveal to us in our second week there, and this excursion, from South Coast Horizons to Cades Bay in Kayaks, which enabled us to snorkel in Cades Reef, meant we saved the best of our three excursions to last. Our Island Safari with Stingray City, and the trip to D-Boat, […]


by Helen • September 6, 2016
Bettys Hope is a former sugar plantation with a museum telling the history of sugar and slavery on the Island. Its well worth a visit, particularly to show children about some of the uglier parts to our history.
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Exploring Antigua’s contrasting landscapes and culture at Stingray City, Devil’s Bridge and Betty’s Hope

Antigua is known for it’s beaches, but there is oh so much more to the island. We went in search of some culture and marine wildlife on a tour with Tropical Adventures thanks to the Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Authority when we visited the island. The Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy is one of a number of tours […]


by Helen • September 2, 2016
The D-Boat in Antigua is a refurbished Oil Tanker - made into a water park, as you can clearly see!
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D-Boat Antigua – Water park fun for the kids and you

In a recent trip to Antigua, we were lucky enough to be hosted by the Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Authority on an excursion to a fascinating, and extremely unusual day out on the D-Boat. My family had an absolute ball on the D-Boat in Antigua for about six hours! There isn’t too much that can keep my active […]


by Helen • September 1, 2016
Sunsets on Antigua are simply stunning - and there really is so much to do there too for the family. A trpocal destination, with some great family activities.
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10 things you have to do in Antigua and one you don’t

We are spoiled for life now. Beaches will never be the same again after experiencing what Antigua has to offer. It is hot all the year round; you just need to mind the rainy season, and expect showers or even storms from June to November. The rains do get worse September onwards, so its best […]


by Helen • August 30, 2016
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Avoid holiday nightmares with Travelex Luxury for Less

Holidays are tranquil escapes, where we forget the pressures of modern life, and connect with our inner chill. Or at least, they should be. We all know that sometimes bad stuff happens; typically involving memory challenged mums that couldn’t manage to cope with the endless notes from school, lastminute packing, and holiday booking chaos. Holiday […]


by Helen • July 26, 2016