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.

Scotney Castle

The 10 Most Impressive Castles In Kent You Need To Visit

With Kent being in such close proximity to France, it is only natural that many castles have been built there over the centuries. Nowadays there are 30 castles in Kent, many of which are in a fantastic state of repair and are open to visitors.
Best Places to Visit in Florida

23 Top Places to Visit in Florida On A Family Vacation

Contrary to what many people might think, there are so many amazing places to visit in Florida with kids that aren't theme parks. In addition to being the theme park capital of the world, Florida also has great beaches, beautiful natural springs, abundant wildlife and, of course, the Everglades.
Campervan gifts

37+ Campervan Gifts That Every Campervan Owner Will Love

Looking for practical campervan gifts for family or friends who are new to vanlife? Or maybe you're looking for something fun and quirky for the campervan enthusiast in your life? We have more than 35 great ideas ranging from practical to fun gifts.
Leeds Castle at sunset

The 16 Most Impressive Castles in England

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There is so much to love about the castles in England; from their formidable structures that dominate so many towns and cities across the country to their incredible history. In fact, English castles are among the most visited tourist attractions in the country but with over 4000 to choose from, which ones are the best?
Humpback whale

The Top 10 Things To Do In Iceland

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Iceland, the land of fire and ice and myths and legends, is an incredible country. There are so many incredible things to do in Iceland that you are bound to fall in love with it and vow to come back for more. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Iceland.
ice skating with kids

Our Top 10 Fun Things To Do At Christmas With Kids

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The Christmas holidays are fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about organising some things to do at Christmas that the whole family can enjoy. From Ice Skating to Christmas Pantos and seeing the Christmas light displays..these ideas are bound to fuel your Christmas spirit.
How to say Hello in different languages

How To Say Hello In Different Languages

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If there's one thing that we've learned from travelling, it's that learning to say hello in different languages will help make a great first impression. From experience, a hello in the language of the country you are visiting and a smile will go a very long way.
Bluebell woods

The 10 Most Beautiful Bluebell Woods in the UK

The bluebell woods that are found all over the UK are the absolute highlight of Britain in the spring. We're not saying that you should visit the UK in the spring just for the bluebells... but you really should!
The Jacobite (aka the Harry Potter Train)

The 20 Best Harry Potter Experiences in the UK

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With Harry Potter being the best selling book series in HISTORY with over 500 million copies sold worldwide, it is only natural for there to be a whole host of amazing Harry Potter experiences to keep the super fans happy.
Heartwood Forest

Exploring Heartwood Forest in Hertfordshire

Heartwood Forest is a lovely 858 acre site in Hertfordshire, most of which was previously agricultural land that has been redeveloped by The Woodland Trust. It's a fabulous place to see bluebells in the spring and wildflowers in the summer.
Woodland playground at Ashridge Estate

Exploring The Beautiful Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire

Ashridge Estate is a National Trust run estate with over 5000 acres and 80 miles of footpaths and bridelways to explore. Expect scenic rolling hills and ancient woodlands in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Chiltern Hills in Hertfordshire.
Longhorn Cattle grazing at Panshanger Park

Exploring The Historic Panshanger Park in Hertfordshire

Panshanger Park is a lovely 1000 acre site comprised of grassland, woodland and wetland areas with clearly marked bridleways, cycleways and footpaths and is a great place for a family walk in Hertfordshire.