Posts by Tom McLoughlin

17 of the Best Places to Holiday in April

We love going on holiday in April. The days are growing longer, the countryside is abundant with greenery and spring flowers, and the birds provide a beautiful spring soundtrack. Winter is well and truly behind us and it’s warming up for summer. For a spot of early sunshine, you can’t beat the Mediterranean for family holidays, in cities you can take advantage of pavement cafés before it’s too hot and

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13 of the Best Family Holiday Destinations for 2018

2018 is set to be a great year of travel, and according to some of the world’s biggest travel publications, there will be exciting new destinations worth thinking about. From city breaks and beautiful islands to countryside retreats and exploring Europe’s best winter wonderlands, there are some seriously inspiring places to add to your list for next year. For families travelling with children or babies, there are just as many

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22 Things to Do With Kids on a Rainy Day

It can be difficult coming up with new and innovative ways to keep the family entertained when it’s raining outside. You already know the cinema and bowling alley will be heaving and the local soft play centre is every parent’s idea of torture. But what else is there to do? Well we’ve put our thinking cap on for you. Here are 22 child-friendly things to do, whatever the weather. At

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A Guide to the Best Greek Islands for Families

Taking your little one on holiday for the first time is a special and exciting adventure. Your whole family gets to spend quality time together, and you can introduce the new member of your family to a different culture – all those new sights, sounds and tastes to explore! If you’re planning to take your new family on holiday, there can be few better places to choose than the Greek

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49 Tips for Travelling with Children

Traveling with your kids can be such a rewarding experience. The gift of travel and culture, and the joy of exploring new places, whether abroad or in the UK, is something that can be treasured forever. It’s no secret that family holidays are great for building bonds with your little ones, but scientists also believe that travel can be hugely beneficial to children’s brain development too. From exercising the brain’s

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17 Great Things to Do in Tuscany with Kids

Home to cultural capital Florence and blessed with rolling hills and vineyards, Tuscany is a dream destination for the whole family. Oozing style, luxury and so much culture, it’s definitely one of our favourite places to jet off to. If you’re travelling with children, there’s just as much on offer in Tuscany to keep the little ones entertained. Because this beautiful region is much more than just great wine, gastronomy,

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Italy for Kids: Where to Go and What to Do

Here at Baby Friendly Boltholes, we’ve made travelling abroad with babies, toddlers and little ones in tow as easy and stress-free as possible. And that includes one of our favourite destinations in the world, Italy. An Italian holiday is the perfect combination of stunning scenery and sights, rich history and culture, good food and even better wine, and breath-taking nature that will captivate children and adults alike. We think that

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France for Kids: Where to Go and What to Do

A holiday to France is certainly a treat for the grown-ups. With outstanding gastronomy, the best wines in the world, and towns and cities steeped in history, a French vacation is made for culture vultures. Throw in the awe-inspiring countryside backdrops and unbelievable coastal sunsets, and you’ve got an adult paradise. But there’s also a world of fun and exploration for the little ones too. From the vast outdoor space

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Portugal for Kids Where to Go and What to Do

Portugal is one of Europe’s best destinations for a family holiday, suitable for parents travelling with babies and toddlers all the way through to teenagers and young adults. There’s so much to see and do, making Portugal the perfect place for all ages. If you’re looking for a holiday destination with wonderfully pristine beaches, a glorious climate, child-friendly resorts and rentals, hassle-free dining, culture, top food and wine, and picturesque

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17 of the Best Places to Visit in January

January is a wonderful time to travel, especially with toddlers and babies. The Christmas rush is over, the tourist crowds are nowhere to be seen, and the world is yours for the taking. Whether you decide to go abroad or stay in the UK, there’s the added benefit of discounted travel, so you can save a few pennies by booking at this time of year. Plus, with being out of

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