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.

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.
Dinosaur display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum

A Day in Drumheller: the Ultimate Dinosaur Adventure for Kids

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Kids and dinosaurs go together like Batman and Robin. I haven't met a kid yet who doesn't love dinosaurs. Having two dinosaur mad boys who love everything dinosaur related, we had to visit Drumheller, the dinosaur capital of the world for an ultimate dinosaur adventure.
Black Church Snaefellsnes Peninsula

A Stunning Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trip with the Kids

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The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is in western Iceland, about 150km north of Reykjavik. It has some of the most dramatic landscape in Iceland and is home to the most iconic (and most photographed) mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell. It's a great day trip from Reykjavik, or stay in one of the many beautiful hotels or homestays to give you more time to explore the area.
Secret Lagoon hot springs Iceland

How to Do a Budget Iceland Holiday with the Family

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When you come back from holiday, people usually ask you how it was. However, when we came back from Iceland on holiday, people asked 'Was it expensive?' Whilst Iceland holidays can be expensive, there are ways to have a budget Iceland holiday with the family without affecting the quality of your holiday.
Nine Arch Bridge Ella

The Best Family Accommodation in Sri Lanka to Suit all Budgets

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Sri Lanka is one of our favourite destinations to travel to as a family and one of the things that makes it such a great place to visit is that there’s a fantastic range of family-friendly accommodation in Sri Lanka to suit all budgets. You can find budget-friendly homestays to luxury Sri Lankan hotels and anything else in between.
aerial view of Galle Fort

Fun Things to do in Galle with Kids

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Galle is one of those places that just gets cooler with age having undergone a regeneration transformation in recent years. It's not the largest city in Sri Lanka but it's the most well-known after the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo.  It's jam-packed with history and hipness and it's a great place to visit as a family as there are just loads of things to do in Galle with kids.