The Parent Concierge

by Baby-Friendly Boltholes

Tag Family Time

The fabulous Donna from thelondonmum.me and member of our Parent Panel recently took her family to top rated BFB Hyde Paddock in the New Forest. They had quite the adventure! Check out her review below; ”It doesn’t matter how much you prepare, when you travel with children there’s usually something of importance that you forget or you just can’t fit into your luggage. I wrote a post recently over on

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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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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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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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Pet Friendly Weekend Breaks in the UK for all the Family

Finding the perfect place to stay for the whole family (babies, toddlers, and pets included) isn’t always an easy task. That’s why when we stumble upon a hidden gem that offers both luxury and convenience plus child-friendly and pet-friendly facilities, we’ll revisit it time and time again. These are the places that help us create everlasting memories. And many families these days only feel that their circle is complete when

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19 of the Best Easter Breaks for Families

The Easter break is ideal for quality time with the kids, and whilst it may be hectic, there’s no other time quite as precious as Easter. Children and adults alike just love the traditions and stories that come with this special holiday. From tales of the Easter Bunny to the prospect of receiving chocolate eggs to devour, there’s just so much magic surrounding this annual family celebration. And with two

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Packing for the Beach with your Family

Snowballs & Sandcastles: Packing for the Beach with your Family   The sand between their toes, kids either love it or hate it! Either way, taking our children to the beach is a great place to reveal their innocence and wonder, as they spend hours building castles and digging moats. We talk to Andrea Astbury (founder of family-travel inspired store of Snowballs + Sanscastles) to get her tips on packing

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