Top 5 Things To Do In Amsterdam With Kids

Until recently I thought of Amsterdam as home to tulips and clogs, drunken stag and hen parties cruising down the canals on party boats and of course the infamous coffee shops.  It wasn't somewhere I particularly thought of to take children, with other European cities...

Glamping with Small Children? Glamping For People Who Hate The Idea Of Camping.

I have never ever liked the idea of camping.  There I said it.  It's just not for me, well at least I thought it wasn't.  The idea of sleeping in a field, making my dinner on a tiny stove and getting wet and muddy as the weather isn't particularly reliable, just isn't...

Top Ten Tips for Travelling with Children

We wrote recently about trying to get a balance between exploring new horizons and relaxing in a place you know and love. There's a lot to be said for returning time and again to a favourite haunt, but the team at Space In Your Case are all about finding the best way...

Would you take your kids out of school for term-time holidays?

Getting away from it all... Would you take your children out of school for a term-time holiday? It's been debated endlessly in the press and in online parenting forums - the school rules which penalise parents for taking their children on holiday when the rest of the...

Top 5 Tips for a Family Ski Trip

Whether you're seasoned skiers or complete beginners, it's understandable that you might be nervous about taking your children on a skiing holiday for the first time. Will they like it? Will they complain about aching legs, the cold, having to carry their skis, the...

Affordable ski holidays

It's well-known that if you're a skier, you're usually looking at holidays that cost thousands, rather than hundreds. As well as the cost of resort accommodation and flights, equipment hire and lift passes aren't cheap, and that puts many people off. If you also need...

The Grown Up Guide to Bologna

Bursting with incredible architecture, the foodie capital of Italy, Bologna, is an unsung Italian hero, a magical city to escape to whatever your age. Penny loved this compact city so much when she visited with her family, that she vowed to return, and did exactly...

Telling the Kids they’re going to Disney!

If you've ever planned a trip to Disney World Florida or Disneyland in Paris, you'll know exactly what we're getting at here. That bubble of excitement that you try to keep to yourself, but secretly, desperately want to share with your children. The anticipation of...

Holiday Planning: Get guaranteed sunshine, any month of the year

One thing people always want to know, when you confess you are a travel writer, is where in the world is hot when. Where should you go to be guaranteed sunshine at different points in the year? So when Sunshine.co.uk got in touch and offered to share their top tips we...

Amba Hotels: A great place to stay in London’s West End

When Helen took her family to a show in London's famous West End, she decided to make the most of the weekend by staying overnight, and avoiding the late-night train trip home. The Amba Hotel in Charing Cross was the obvious location, right on the Strand, and a short...

Family travel... unpacked!

Looking for some family travel inspiration? Maybe you’re trying to find a great holiday to go on with your teenagers, or perhaps you’re looking to book your first trip away with your baby. We’ve got lots of travel reviews, tips and advice for you, no matter how old your children are, and no matter what your budget is.

Where do you fancy going next?

South of France: Top 5 things to do with kids in Languedoc 

  Every now and then we invite contributors to showcase a trip we haven't covered ourselves. Here, Sarah tells us about travelling to Languedoc with her two year old daughter Olive. We love how universal some of her tips are. Helen is spending the summer in...

Top 5 Things to do in Venice with Kids

  With a reputation for being expensive, touristy and more suited to honeymooning couples than families with young children, you might think the City of Love is not the most child friendly of places to visit. But this couldn’t be further from the truth, as...

Top 5 Things to do in Lanzarote with Kids

Lanzarote with kids There's something about Lanzarote that gets under your skin. It's way more beautiful than you've ever imagined - if what you're picturing is the mass package holiday sun-worshipping of Canary island legend. For starters, you won't see a high rise...

Top 5 things to do in Crete with kids

Walk, climb, ride, dive, eat, beach, shop and follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks, there is so much to do in Crete, making it an idyllic destination for families. We were hard pressed to pick 5 things to do on such a big island, but...

10 Reasons to visit Santa’s Lapland

Penny recently travelled with Santa's Lapland on the three day Magic of Santa trip to Saariselka, Lapland. The middle day was a Search for Santa Day at the Artic Circle, including reindeer sleigh, husky sledding and a search for Santa's cabin by snowmobile. It's not...

Venice & Beach – A Family Holiday in Bibione, Italy with Ros Hotels

For families looking to please everyone by combining beach, sport, nature and culture, Italy ticks all the boxes. Today Penny partners with Ros Hotels to explore a family beach holiday perfectly placed to sightsee and cycle too. Ros Hotels are an Italian Hotel company...

Ski: 5 Reasons to Choose Sainte Foy for your Family Ski Holiday

The summer holidays are over, and thoughts here at Space In Your Case are turning to the wonders of winter. Watch out for some lovely ideas on snug and cosy cottages with log fires, long Autumn walks, and restaurants full of warming family food. But one thing that's...

10 things that make Val Thorens the perfect ski resort for families

Does your family ski? Whether you’re seasoned skiers, or tempted to give skiing a go for the first time with your kids, Helen gives you the lowdown on why Val Thorens, in the Savoie region of France, could be a great choice for you. I skied in Val Thorens many years...

Skiing in the Alps: Fly or Drive?

Helen is the biggest skier in our team, having skied in extensively with her husband Jason in Europe, Canada and the USA before having a family. In recent years they’ve started to cultivate a passion for the slopes in their two children Maddie and Evan, aged 11 and 8;...

Skiing: Val Thorens Piste Guide for Families

The Actually Mummy team ski Val Thorens. Helen and her family recently spent a week skiing in the 3 Valleys resort of Val Thorens, in the French Alps. Here she gives us the low down on which runs work well when you're beginning to ski as a family - from absolute...

4 best spots for cream tea with the kids in south Cornwall

Cornwall is the perfect destination for family holidays; 300 miles of heavenly coastline, a multitude of family-friendly attractions (think Eden Project, Watergate Bay and Lost Gardens of Heligan to name a few!) and some of the best weather you will find...

The Ickworth Hotel (review): Family (and dog) friendly luxury in Suffolk

A family and dog friendly luxury hotel Rolling up the gravel drive to the Ickworth Hotel on Friday evening, hot from our school and work weeks, we breathe out the city, inhale warm country air, and instantly relax. It's that kind of place. Stunning...

5 things to do in The Malverns with kids

The Malverns have everything a growing family could ask for. Stroll to world class theatre and cinema, explore pretty side streets, independent cafes, welcoming pubs and quirky shops then walk straight from town into the stunning Malvern Hills, the landscapes that...

Let’s travel more together!

You've probably noticed we've been a little quiet, but we're back with a bang as family travel site Space In Your Case relaunches with a fresh look, and some big new ideas on how to inspire parents to travel more with their children. We are Alison, Helen and Penny  –...

The best UK camping destinations 2017

With the Easter break and bank holiday weekends just around the corner, and summer on the horizon, there’s nothing like hitting the open road for an adventure in the great outdoors. With beautiful locations such as Cornwall, Yorkshire, the Peak District and the Isle...

8 Reasons Widbrook Grange Hotel Is Ideal For A Family Break

Looking for a family-friendly hotel in Wiltshire? Alison recently stayed at Widbrook Grange Hotel and came back raving about how perfect it is for a family break... Family life can be exhausting, right? That constant juggle of school/childcare, work, family...

14 Really Cool Places to Stay with Kids

Holidays have come a long way since we were children, haven't they? We've been browsing our favourite travel sites, looking for inspiration for some new year trips, and just look what we've found! Some incredibly cool places to stay for a weekend or a whole holiday,...

10 Fabulously Festive UK Family Attractions for Christmas

December is finally here! Can you tell we're excited? There is so much to do in the run up to Christmas with a family that it pays to start the festivities early, right? One of the things we love the most is seeing the look of wonder on our children's faces when they...

10 incredible big cottages to rent for friends and family get togethers

Organising a big birthday party, an extended family get together or simply looking to share the childcare with some likeminded friends somewhere family friendly? Today we are sharing 10 amazing larger self catering properties. From Cornwall to Aviemore we've found...

10 Cosy Cottages with Open Fires

Is there anything better, when the summer is over and nights are drawing in, than a log fire? Thoughts of curling up in fluffy socks, on fat sofas, by a blazing fireplace make us happy to pack away the flip flops and crave Autumn. With half term not far off, we've...

Five Family Holiday Ideas for a Tight Budget

Family holidays can feel like a lot of pressure for grown ups can't they, especially when it comes to budget. I don't know about you, but I have noticed when I look back, that it is funny how the ones that cost the least sometimes left everyone with the fondest...

14 Really Cool Places to Stay with Kids

Holidays have come a long way since we were children, haven't they? We've been browsing our favourite travel sites, looking for inspiration for some new year trips, and just look what we've found! Some incredibly cool places to stay for a weekend or a whole holiday,...

36 British Beaches For Guaranteed Family Fun

Ah the good old British seaside - there really is nothing quite like it, is there? Whether it's a glorious summer's day or a freezing winter's day, the coastal landscape is not only stunning but holds adventure for kids, young and old. But here at Space In Your Case,...

8 Reasons To Take Your Kids To Camp Bestival

Think you're not a festival type? Think again! Alison is here with 8 reasons you should go to Camp Bestival, this summer... Let's start this with a confession of sorts: I'm far more comfortable in a plush hotel room than under canvas. Unlike my Space In Your Case...

20 Things to do in Ceredigion, Wales with kids

Penny spent an amazing week making the most of the middle of Cardigan Bay in the county of Ceredigion, Wales, via a stay at Barbara House with Sykes Cottages. From the wild and other wordily landscape of hills, forest, remote farms and isolated chapels used for the...

Our Travel Plans For 2016

Around this time last year, the Space In Your Case team (meet us over here if you don't already know us!) wrote about where we'd like to travel to in 2015. Alison said she wanted to go to Disneyland Paris with her family, Helen vowed to go on a long-haul ski trip,...

Our 2015 Travel Highlights

It's just over a year since we launched Space In Your Case - and what a year it has been! Some of our highlights have been picking up the Travel award at the Brilliance in Blogging Awards, run by Britmums, seeing Penny speak at both Blogstock and World Travel Market...

Unusual Places to Stay: Glamping at the Zoo

At Space In Your Case we love to seek out unusual places to stay as a family, and what could be more exciting for children than sleeping with the animals at the zoo? Helen took her children to stay in a Lookout Lodge at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. The lodges are a...

What’s In Your Case: Family Festival Packing List

  It's nearly the end of term yippee! Are you planning a camping or festival this summer? Having done Camp Bestival three times, Penny shares her family festival packing list, also great for camping... Hello Campers! Things have changed a lot since I set off to...

8 Awesome Lake District family adventures you need to try

Penny stayed in the Lake District, in Fox Barn, Staveley, courtesy of Sykes Cottages over half term, the perfect cosy retreat from which to attempt some seriously inspirational days out.  Eat, Adventure, Sleep, Repeat was the family mantra. Today she shares her...

4 Unique Sri Lankan Villas We Love

Palm-lined beaches, temples, caves, gigantic buddhas, monkeys and elephants are just a few of the unique reasons to visit Sri Lanka with kids. We get that it can feel overwhelming travelling to a new and more far flung destination with your children, but we think Sri...

Cambodia with Kids – a Must-See Family Holiday

Over the summer, Helen took her family on the trip of a lifetime, to explore Cambodia. Here she explains why the Southeast Asia country changed her children's view of the world, and why she believes Cambodia is a visit every family should add to their bucket lists. As...

Must-do Itinerary for a Family trip to New York

A trip to New York may seem daunting when you have children. The sheer scale of the Big Apple can feel overwhelming when you first sit down to start planning your trip. But it's all manageable, with a bit of organisation, and there's no reason why kids can't enjoy the...

Why Walt Disney World Is Perfect For A Three Generation Trip

Looking for somewhere to book for a multi-generation holiday? Don't count out Walt Disney World - it has something for everyone, as Alison recently discovered... When my mum announced, over ten years ago, that she wanted to gather the family together in Florida on her...

Quick Guide to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Universal Resort Orlando

Penny travelled to Orlando over October half term to test out Universal Resort Orlando - the resort hotels, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Orlando theme parks, dining and entertainment. Here’s her quick intro for those planning a visit or wondering whether...

10 Disney World Experiences You Can’t Miss

Planning a Disney World holiday? It can be hard to know what to do, with so many options. Alison is fresh back from a week in Orlando and talks through her ten must-do experiences... 1. Meeting Mickey Mouse Well, you can't visit Walt Disney World without meeting the...

Using CityPass to Plan a Big Family Trip

At Space In Your Case, we like to share tips we pick up along the way for making family travel and holidays as easy as possible. Let's face it, when you're travelling with children of any age, there are always going to be flash points which threaten to disrupt an...

Our Travel Plans For 2016

Around this time last year, the Space In Your Case team (meet us over here if you don't already know us!) wrote about where we'd like to travel to in 2015. Alison said she wanted to go to Disneyland Paris with her family, Helen vowed to go on a long-haul ski trip,...

Our 2015 Travel Highlights

It's just over a year since we launched Space In Your Case - and what a year it has been! Some of our highlights have been picking up the Travel award at the Brilliance in Blogging Awards, run by Britmums, seeing Penny speak at both Blogstock and World Travel Market...

5 top tips for skiing as a family

This week has been ski week. We've told you about some great family ski chalets, Club Med's plans for family skiing over Christmas, how to manage a ski holiday with kids and extreme skiers, and what to do on a ski holiday if you don't ski. In our final update, we...

Sign up to our newsletter

Stay in the loop with the latest family travel news
Join now

Space In Your Case TV

Grab a cuppa and watch some of our travel videos