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...

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...

CHILDCARE ON HOLIDAY: ASK THE EXPERTS – Princess Cruises

After stepping onboard a Princess Cruise ship last year Penny quickly rediscovered her cruise legs, and was pleasantly surprised to find that as well as the incredible food and the destinations, childcare was still a big feature on this elegant cruise line. Today she...

A Postcard from…My Family Caravan

  For a full tour of Penny's Swift 6 berth family caravan, complete with kitchen, double bed, bathroom, two dining areas and bunk beds, visit A Residence (If you would like to join in our 'A Postcard From...' series and link to an old travel related post on your...

Top 5 Things to do in Blackpool with Kids

If you've never been to Blackpool - or, in fact, if you've ever been to Blackpool in your youth - you probably have a picture in your mind of a cheesy British seaside resort best known teenaged antics and stag do's. You're probably thinking 'kiss me quick' hats and...

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...

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...

5 Things to Do in Malta with Kids

Malta is a small island with a character all of its own, between Sicily, Tunisia and Libya. It was part of the Commonwealth until 1974 so both English and Maltese are spoken.  Driving on the left, the size of the island and the lack of language barrier make it a...

5 Things to do in Cardiff Bay with Kids

As one of four families working with Visit Wales on an online video campaign promoting family holidays in Wales, Penny, her husband, 6 year old and 8 year old, spent an afternoon filming at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay. They spent the rest of the day...

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,...

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.

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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...

Review: Skiing at half-term plus Children’s Ski Gear from Muddy Puddles

Skiing with Kids It can't have escaped your notice that it's ski season. Over half term, Helen took her family skiing to the resort of Les Carroz d'Araches, in the Grand Massif area of the French Alps. This was the first time she had ventured onto the slopes during...

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...

A Guided Studio Tour Of The Making Of Harry Potter

As a longtime Harry Potter fan, Alison finally got to check out the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London – The Making of Harry Potter... and she did it in style. Read on to find out more... I've been a huge Harry Potter fan, ever since The Philosopher's Stone book...

Butlins Lakeside Chalets: the best Butlins ever?

Love Butlins or hate it? Never been and worried Butlins might not be for you? Or committed Butlins regular? Say what you like about the UK's longest-standing holiday park, since the very first Butlins opened in Skegness in 1936 it has become synonymous with British...

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,...

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...

Reasons to book a family catered ski chalet, with TG Ski

Will your family love a catered ski chalet? Taking kids skiing can be especially daunting, so knowing that you are all being looked after by someone with greater knowledge and well established and reliable contacts can truly make your break. TG Ski invited...

10 Trips for Incredible Family Bonding Time in 2018

  Where will you go to bond with your family in 2018? At Space In Your Case we feel very strongly that the main purpose of travelling with your family is to bring you together, take time away from the inevitable chaos of family life, resetting the agenda for your...

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  –...

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...

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...

21 Awesome Family City Break Ideas

Want to know which cities make the best playgrounds for kids, but also give grown ups a chance to get a foodie or cultural fix? We've teamed up with our family travel blogging friends this week to share some tried and tested destinations. Pick...

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...

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...

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