Our Holiday Plans for 2020 with Canvas Holidays

I like to get in early with booking my holidays, I love to have something to look forward to. Last year we booked almost a year in advance, so as soon as we got home from Bella Italia this year (OK, full disclosure I may have googled from the deck…

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21 Experiences to Gift Families this Christmas

I am a firm believer in reducing clutter and not just giving people “stuff” for Christmas. I’m also a big fan of a good day out, so with that dual purpose I’ve put together this list of Christmas gift ideas for families that are vouchers for doing things as opposed…

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Review and Giveaway: Ghostbus Kids’ Tour from DoDublin

We were recently invited to review the Ghostbus Kids’ Tour from DoDublin. They’re the crowd that have done the done the adult version for years, and I’d often meant to take it, but I softened. The new offering is a child-friendly ghost tour, done on “the Ghost Bus”. We’d never…

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Halloween 2019: 28 Family Days Out

Midterm break is fast approaching and many families are trying to plan their days to avoid some of the cries of “I’m boooored”. If your children try this on my first recommendation is  to follow my guide here.  If you do decide to venture outside the house and engage in…

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Hotels in Ireland for Families of Six

Hotels in Ireland with rooms for families of six It can be difficult to find hotel accommodation in Ireland as a family of six. Most hotels require that you book two rooms, which doubles the bill. Here is a list of hotels that I have independently checked that can accommodate…

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Hotel Review: Park Hotel, Dungarvan

Park Hotel Dungarvan

We have spent time as a couple in Dungarvan in the past and I had been keen to bring the kids as I knew there was loads to do in the area. We booked a 2BB & 1 Dinner Easter Deal online on The Park Hotel Dungarvan website, there’s an…

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Review: Fiesa Sand Sculpting, The Algarve

We had seen many many signs for Fiesa Sandsculpting on both our trips to the Algarve and it looked impressive. So, on a very hot day in July 2018 we decided to go visit. It’s located near Lagoa, which is between the bigger towns of Albufeira and Portimao. We drove…

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Waterford Greenway with Kids

Over the Easter holidays we took a short break in Dungarvan and spent a few hours on the Waterford Greenway, the disused railway line that has been converted to a cycleway and is a hugely popular amenity. At the time our kids were 5, 8 and 10. Our five-year-old can…

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Weekend City Break in Amsterdam: The Highlights

I recently (February 2019) spent two nights in Amsterdam with some friends on a girls’ weekend away. It was my first time in Amsterdam, and after a great weekend I am determined that it won’t be my last. A weekend isn’t enough to see everything but it’s plenty to take…

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