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.

Aerial view of La Croix du Vieux Pont

Why La Croix Du Vieux Pont Is Perfect For Family Campers

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La Croix du Vieux Pont is a 5 star campsite in France for families near Paris and the Champagne region. There are loads of family-friendly activities for all ages and it is the ideal base to explore all the region has to offer.
Osprey daylite kids backpacks

The Best Kids Backpacks For Travel (For Younger Kids)

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Choosing the right travel bags for your kids can be a bit of a minefield with so many options out there. Having tried many different types of kids travel bags ourselves, we have settled on using kids backpacks for our travels. Here are our top recommendations.
Flying with a baby

Flying With A Baby: 15 Tips To Make That First Flight Easier

Flying with a baby for the first time can certainly throw a few curve balls, even for the most seasoned of travelers. For some, that first flight can be a breeze. Others will be put off flying with kids for a long time. If you want to be in the former category and have a successful first flight with your baby, the key is to be prepared.
Bluebells in Pryor's Wood

The 10 Most Beautiful Bluebell Woods in Hertfordshire

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We have picked 10 of the best Hertfordshire bluebell woods for you to visit with a little information on where to find them, what facilities they have there and anything else of interest in the area.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

11 Awesome Harry Potter London Experiences You Will Love

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If you're a Harry Potter fan and you're planning on visiting London, there are lots of fun Harry Potter experiences just waiting for you. And the great part? Some of them are free! From the Warner Bros Studios to the filming locations around London and Harry Potter foodie experiences, there's something for everyone.
Cannon Beach Oregon

The 21 Best Beaches In The US For The Perfect Beach Vacation

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Looking for the perfect beach vacation in the US? With so many to choose from, it's hard to know where to start so here are 21 of the best beaches in the US for your summer or winter vacation.
Scotney Castle

The 10 Most Impressive Castles In Kent You Need To Visit

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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

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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.