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.

We've been hidden mickey hunting inside the Disney App for Walt Disney World Florida - can you find them too?
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Where to find Walt Disney World app Hidden Mickeys

We’ve given you advice on how to search for the Hidden Mickeys in the Walt Disney World Florida, and other Florida parks – but what did we actually find? We’ve searched high and wide for the best Florida Hidden Mickeys for you so you can get a head start on your hunting before you even […]


by Helen • June 27, 2017
We've got some amazing tips for you to help make driving in France a doddle with the kids - first of all, don't be proud, get a portable DvD player!
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5 tips to making driving in France with kids a doddle

Driving long distances with your family in the car can definitely put you off even bothering to go aboard, right? We are seasoned travellers to foreign lands having bundled the kids into the car every year to drive in France and beyond for many years now, every single year. We’ve learnt a lot on the […]


by Helen • June 15, 2017
Soome of the Hidden Mickeys are an awful lot easier to spot than the others in Epcot - this one is on the Mouse Gear shop - and is pretty easy for anyone to see - in fact it was the first one we found and got us all started!
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Hidden Mickeys: How to search for them in Walt Disney World Florida with the kids

Disneyland Florida is one of THE best places to go with the kids anywhere in the world, so it can’t be possible to make it EVEN BETTER for them, can it? But it is – all you need to do is add in a little something extra for them, particularly if they kids are a […]


by Helen • June 8, 2017
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