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.

The Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield

The 12 Best Places To Enjoy Afternoon Tea For Kids in London

Afternoon tea in London has always been a rather grand affair but the kids are getting in on the action and these days there are some fabulous places serving afternoon tea for kids in London. Here are 12 of the best places to enjoy afternoon tea with kids in London.
Landmarks of London Afternoon Tea at the Town House

The 20 Best Places to Take Afternoon Tea in London

If you're planning a visit to London (even if you're visiting London with kids) you really should include an afternoon tea in London in your itinerary. Nobody does afternoon tea like the Brits.
Entrance to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Top Tips For a Family Day Out at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo is the largest zoo in the UK and home to a fantastic selection of animals including elephants and rhinos. It offers a fabulous day out for the whole family whether you want to just pop in to the petting zoo or take a full on safari drive.
Children's Afternoon Tea at The Langham

21 Deliciously Child Friendly Restaurants in London

Living in London for nearly 20 years and being a massive foodie, I've tried a lot of restaurants. They've not all been family friendly but what I have noticed is that there has been an increase in child friendly restaurants in London over the years. Here are soem of our favourite family friendly restaurants in London.
Halloween scene

80+ Spooky Halloween Events for Kids in 2020

The nights are drawing in, the leaves are turning colour. It must be time for Halloween! We have over 80 spooky suggestions for Halloween events across the UK to ensure the kids have a fang-tastic time!
Natural History Museum ice skating

10 Cool Places to Go Ice Skating in London in 2020

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London is an impossibly cool city anyway, but over the festive period, these places to go ice skating in London increase the cool factor in more ways than one. From the Natural History Museum to a secret rooftop bar, read all about the 10 top places to go ice skating in London this winter.
View of Tower Bridge from Coppa Club London

The Coppa Club Tower Bridge: All Your Igloo FAQs Answered

Read our helpful guide on the Coppa Club Tower Bridge including how to get a reservation at the most sought after London igloo restaurant.
The Coppa Club Igloos at Tower Bridge

The 6 Best Igloo Restaurants in London in 2020

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Looking for igloo restaurants in London? Here are 6 of the best places to eat in an igloo in London this year.
Rows of Lavender plants at the Hitchin Lavender Farm

The 6 Best Lavender Fields in the UK and Where to Find Them

Lavender fields have become such a popular place to visit, particularly if you're looking for a photo opportunity. We've listed the main lavender fields in the UK with all the visitor information you need.
Pumpkin patch at the Pop Up Farm
South Molton Street London Christmas lights

The Best Places to See the London Christmas Lights in 2020

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The London skyline sparkles all year round but it is especially sparkly at Christmas. Here are the best places to see the London Christmas lights in 2020, including some lesser known places.
Christmas at the Botanics

The Most Complete Guide to the UK Christmas Light Trails 2020

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Looking for Christmas things to do this year? Why not get into the festive spirit with a wander along one of the many enchanting Christmas Light Trails?