Watergate Bay Hotel - Best Cornwall Family Holiday

5 amazing luxury toddler holidays in Europe

At Bridges and Balloons, we talk a lot about finding that elusive balance between a holiday kids enjoy and one that retains the style of travel you enjoyed pre-parenthood. Many people are put off the idea of travel altogether once they have kids, while others see package holidays as the only available “easy” option. But … Read more

Lower McCloud Falls

32 epic bucket list family vacation ideas

We love all sorts of family travel – from annual holidays in classic seaside towns to epic bucket list trips that broaden everyone’s horizons. For this post, we’re focussing on the latter. We asked expert family travel bloggers to help us put together an ultimate round-up of bucket list family vacation ideas. From African safaris … Read more

Best Sunday roasts in Bristol - Old Market Assembly

6 of the best Sunday roasts in Bristol

Is there anything better to do on a Sunday than going for a roast with friends? I love one at home, but sometimes going to a pub or restaurant is just the ticket for a lazy Sunday. And in Bristol, as with all things foodie in the city, we’re spoiled for choice. This list isn’t … Read more

Small Street Espresso

11 of the best places for speciality coffee in Bristol

I (Victoria) can more or less call myself an expert in Bristol’s cafes (I write most of this blog from them!), but it’s taking me a while to get into speciality coffee (for years, all single estate coffee tasted like ayahuasca to me!). So while my love for fancy coffee is growing, I decided to … Read more

50 of the best things to do with kids in Bristol

I moved to Bristol in 2016 when our kids were but a dream. So my first posts on the city focused more on the grown-up offerings in Bristol. Now that dream’s alive and we have two little boys, I’ve become something of an expert on the best things to do in Bristol with kids. From … Read more

Best of Bristol Christmas: Dean Forest Railway

50 unmissable Christmas events in Bristol and beyond

A guide to the best of Christmas in Bristol and beyond… The festive season can be a bit like Marmite, and I’m definitely on the lovers side. Mulled wine, the scent of cinnamon and fairy lights galore are among my favourite things. And I embrace all the events and activities that Christmastime delivers. We’re lucky … Read more

Stourhead Christmas light trail

5 amazing UK family Christmas breaks for 2023

I love the magic of Christmas – the time with family is always a highlight for me, but I also love all the bits that go with it: the twinkling lights, mulled wine, carols and parties that bring magic and festivity to the season. And that Christmas magic makes for an amazing family Christmas break. … Read more

Child walking across rope bridge at Eden Project

10 unmissable things to do in Cornwall with kids

We’re huge fans of Cornwall with its gorgeous sandy beaches, dramatic coastline and cute seaside towns. We like it so much we got married there. And since having kids, it’s become a favourite family holiday destination. It has oodles of things to do, from simply hanging out on the beach to visiting the incredible Eden … Read more

Two children sitting on sofa in front of fire in Rosewood yurt

Special Stay: Rosewood Yurt, North Devon/Cornwall

We’ve just returned from a dream of a stay at Rosewood Yurt – the kind of trip that’s a tonic for the soul and feels like a rest even with little kids in tow. Starry skies, cosy mornings and days by the sea conspired for a perfect trip. Before I share all the details, I’m … Read more

West Midlands Safari Park

21 unmissable fun things to do in Birmingham with kids

The UK’s second biggest city, Birmingham (or “Brum” as it’s known locally), is filled to the brim with exciting attractions for families, including museums, galleries, amusement parks and zoos. And if you step just a little outside the city, you’ll discover even more to do in the countryside of the West Midlands, from castles to … Read more