Review: Family holiday in Holland

Family holiday in Holland: Efteling Theme Park

Family holiday in Holland: Efteling Theme Park

When I told friends I was going to Holland on holidays this summer a lot of them just assumed I was sneaking off on a mini-break with Daddy Chambers and leaving the kids at home. Au contraire my friends! The four of us took off and spent a week exploring the North Brabant region of the Netherlands. So I thought I’d share our experience, where we went, where we stayed and how much the beer is (us parent’s have to have some fun, right?!)  Continue reading

Irish supermarkets need shopping trolleys for kids

shopping trolleys for kids

Shopping trolleys for kids: Aidan all set for his shopping in The Netherlands last week.

We’ve only been abroad with the kids twice, once in Spain and just last week we were in The Netherlands and Belgium. In all three countries supermarkets had mini shopping trolleys for kids and they are the business. We need them in Ireland. Well personally I think that we need them here.  Continue reading

An absolutely brilliant family weekend in Birr

Birr Castle Treehouse

Aidan and Sarah leg it towards to treehouse in the grounds of Birr Castle

Birr is not the first town that comes to mind when trying to organise a family weekend away. We’re just back from the Offaly town and I’m here to tell you that it’s the business. Indeed it’s perfect for a family weekend away and we’ll be back again.  Continue reading

Travelling abroad with kids for the first time

travelling abroad with kids

travelling abroad with kids

We are popping our family sun holiday cherry in a few weeks and I’m beyond excited. The last time I was on a plane was four years ago for a friends’ wedding in Spain. Having spent the last few years holidaying in Ireland in the rain, I’m looking forward to guaranteed sun, no cooking, no cleaning and letting the routine go just a small bit.  Continue reading