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.

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

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.
The Roman Soldier

Exploring The Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail

The Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail is a short but fun walk through ancient woodlands in Hertfordshire. There are nine sculptures to spot, each representing the history of the local area and the nature of the woods.
African animals at the Tring Natural History Museum

The Tring Natural History Museum: A Complete Visitor’s Guide

Related to the Natural History Museum in London, the most visited museum in Europe, the Tring Natural History Museum is every bit as fantastic as its more famous relative. Read everything you need to know to plan your visit.
The Secret Lagoon Iceland

Visiting The Secret Lagoon Iceland: A Complete Guide

Despite its name, the Secret Lagoon in Iceland is not so secret these days, but there are still lots of good reasons why you should visit. If you're having the same Secret Lagoon vs Blue Lagoon debate that we had before we went to Iceland in October (the best month to go!), we can say that it was the Secret Lagoon all the way for us.
Virtual Christmas

50+ Ways to Enjoy a Virtual Christmas in 2021

It is reasonably safe to say that Christmas 2020 is going to be unlike any Christmas we've seen before. Many of our favourite Christmas events are being cancelled left, right and centre but thanks to these virtual Christmas events, we can still bring a little Christmas cheer into our homes.
Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik with northern lights

Iceland In October: What To Expect & Why It’s The Best Time To Go

We didn't plan to go to Iceland in October but a little research and some cheap flights convinced us to give it a go. Here's why October is the best month to visit Iceland.
Christmas movies for kids

30 Best Christmas Movies for Kids (Plus 2020 Releases)

If you're feeling like getting into the Christmas spirit, here are 30 of the best Christmas movies for kids that can be enjoyed by the whole family. So pull on those Christmas jumpers, pop some corn and snuggle up for some festive movie fun.