Welcome to our family travel blog!

Welcome to the Flashpacking Family travel blog. We’ve been a travel family since Ernie – our eldest – was three months old, but only started this family travel blog five years later. We’re playing catch up and have lots of great content coming soon (Jordan, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Canada to name a few). Have a browse around our posts below for some inspiration and be sure to check back regularly to see more great family travel-related content.

Rows of Lavender plants at the Hitchin Lavender Farm

Where to find the best lavender fields in England

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Most people think of Provence when they think of lavender fields but the UK has its fair share of lavender fields these days and they are growing in number and popularity each year. Here is our pick of the best English lavender farms to enjoy a day out amongst the lavender.
Rows of purple lavender at the Hitchin Lavender Farm

How to have a beautiful day out visiting the Hitchin Lavender Farm

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Lavender was introduced to the United Kingdom during Roman times but farming lavender is actually relatively new to the British agricultural scene. Lavender fields are growing hugely in popularity in the UK now though with Hitchin Lavender Farm being one of the best in the country.
The Snowlandia Maze in Zakopane

What to expect from a visit to Snowlandia Zakopane in Poland

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Visiting Snowlandia Zakopane is a must-do activity if you're visiting Zakopane Poland during the winter months. Whether you're learning to ski in Zakopane or just there to enjoy the wintry landscape and the hearty Polish food, anyone of any age can enjoy this winter wonderland.
Outdoor pool bar at Terma Bania Bialka Tatrzanska

Everything you need to know about visiting the Bialka Tatrzańska Termy in Poland

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Whatever time of year you're heading to the Tatra mountains region in southern Poland, you must pay a visit to the Białka Tatrzańska Termy. Whether you're hiking in the Polish mountains in the summer months or carving up the slopes on a Polish ski holiday,  the warm thermal waters, jacuzzis and saunas of Terma Bania in Bialka will have you feeling refreshed in no time.
Zakopane best ski resort for beginners

Why Zakopane ski resort is great for beginner skiers

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For our first family ski holiday we wanted to find somewhere with easy slopes and great, English speaking instructors. We also didn't want to spend a lot on the skiing holiday in case the kids hated skiing. After a lot of research, we found that Zakopane is one of the best ski resorts for beginners and also one of the most affordable ski resorts in Europe.
Colourful Sal in Cape Verde

The top 10 things to do in Sal on your Cape Verde holidays

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A question we see come up, again and again, is about what to do in Cape Verde and in particular in Sal which is the most popular tourist destination in Cape Verde. There's not a huge amount of information out there on this topic so we thought we'd give you a little idea of what to expect from your Cape Verde holidays to Sal, particularly if you're travelling with a family.
Studying the guidebook at the Tower of London

Using the Klook App to book your UK activities | A review by Flashpacking Family

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Klook UK has recently launched in the UK and is an easy to use activity booking platform. You can book on their website or on their app often with great discounts, but the benefits of using the Klook app is that you have all your attraction tickets stored in one easily-accessible place.
Luton airport parking

London Luton Airport Hotels with Free Parking

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Did you know that there are Luton Airport hotels with free parking? We didn't until recently so in case you also didn't know and are thinking of flying from Luton airport, here's a complete guide to these hotels near Luton airport so you can decide whether a Luton airport hotel and parking package is right for you.
Colourful beach huts at Wells next the Sea beach

The best Norfolk beaches according to a local

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The North Norfolk Coast is home to some of the best beaches in the country. Come and explore the miles of sandy beaches. Delight at the colourful beach huts or sightings of seal pups. Comb the beaches for Jurassic fossils and then enjoy a well-deserved meal in a country pub in one of the many quaint villages.
Maldives underwater

Why a Maldives family holiday could be your best holiday ever!

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Forget the stereotype of the Maldives as a traditional honeymoon destination. Families are taking over. OK, it's not quite that extreme. There are still some adult-only islands, but as the family travel market grows, so does the number of family-friendly resorts in the Maldives. These resorts think of everything, from the best kids' clubs in the world to family-friendly restaurants and activities. Above all, they make sure your holiday in the Maldives is stress-free and relaxing.
Butlins Minehead Go Karting

14 Cheaper alternatives to Center Parcs that won't break the bank

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Center Parcs is a big favourite amongst people seeking action-packed, fun-filled UK family holidays but it can come at a cost, especially if you're tied to going during the school holidays. If Center Parcs is out of your budget, the great news is that there are so many cheaper alternatives to Center Parcs offering a similar experience that won't break the bank.
Camps Bay Cape Town

The 10 Best Family Holiday Destinations for 2020

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Looking for family holiday ideas for your 2020 family travels? Look no further! We've pulled together a list of the ten best family holiday destinations for 2020 to help you narrow down your search. Most destinations these days are easy to travel to with a family, but these ones stand out as being exceptionally family-friendly.