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Travel Guide for Families – Wales

Wales is the land of castles and has everything from energetic cities to breath-taking scenery’s. This country has a lot to offer that will make your visit a memorable family experience. Here are a couple of our recommendations for families travelling to Wales.

Cardiff Castle
Explore Cardiff Castle’s 2,000 years of history, learn about the knights and nobles, look at the marvellous interior and watch a medieval performance. The Cardiff Castle offers various events throughout the year, making sure that you and your family get the ultimate medieval experience.

Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire
Do you remember the French invasion scene in Robin Hood? Well, this is the set Ridley Scott used in the movie. This is also the place where they built the shell cottage in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’. If your children are a Robin Hood or Harry Potter fan, or maybe both – visit Freshwater West for a fun filled day out.
Find more Harry Potter film locations here
Find more Robin Hood film locations here

Rhyl Miniature Railway
Bring your children to Britain’s oldest miniature railway in Rhyl & Prestatyn and take a ride around Marine Lake. Also, make sure to visit the new Central Station building and get to know the railway’s history.

GreenWood Forest Park
Even though you’re on holiday, think about your carbon footprint. Why not enjoy a family day out with a green conscious at the GreenWood Forest Park in Snowdonia? Here you can try the world’s first environmentally-friendly rollercoaster, go on the jungle boat adventure, or learn how to build a shelter. The park has plenty of different activities and rides that will put a smile on yours and the children’s face.

Big Pit: National Coal Museum
Put on a hard hat, turn on the head lamp and be ready to go down 90 metres in a real mineshaft. The underground tour gives you an insight about the coal industry in Wales while it’s amusing and educational for everyone.

Food for the whole family
At Wacky Warehouse you’ll find a healthy kids menu and there are lots of activities that will keep your children entertained whilst you enjoy your meal. Please click here to find a Wacky Warehouse in Wales

Looking for a place where you get served quickly? Try Wagamama, a family friendly Japanese noodle restaurant. Here children can enjoy stir-fired rice or noodles with a glass of fresh squeezed juice. Please click here to a Wagamama in Wales

Have a nice family vacation in Wales!

/Siska

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Travel Guide for Families – Manchester

Manchester is one of the coolest cities in the UK and a great place to visit for the whole family. There are various activities both indoor and outdoor. Here are a couple of our recommendations for families travelling to Manchester.

Legoland Discovery Centre
This is indeed something for both kids and parents. Here you can get a guided tour and see how Lego’s are created, there’s a 4D cinema, a Kingdom Quest train and over 2 million Lego’s!

Runway Visitor Park
Bring your family to the Runway Visitor Park in Manchester and take a look at legendary aircraft’s up close! Also, make sure to get a tour of the Concord G-BOAC – the “World’s favorite airline”.

Imperial War Museum North
Visit the Museum for an educational and fun-filled day. Imperial War Museum North offers a range of activities and events all year round suited especially for families. In addition, its free entry for adults and children!

Great Budworth Real Diary Ice Cream Farm
Get out of the city and see how ice cream is made, taste over 15 flavours, let the kids’ release some energy and enjoy a home-baked cake! The farm is only about 30-40 minutes drive from Manchester and is a nice day trip for the family.

Manchester United Museum
Football fan or not, this is a must see attraction if you’re in Manchester! Visit one of the world’s most famous football stadiums, learn about the story of Manchester United, get a tour of the theatre of dreams and maybe watch a game?

Heaton Park
A huge family park with lots of activities that will keep you and the children busy for the whole day. There’s everything from playgrounds to an animal centre. Click here for other parks in Manchester.

Food for the whole family
The Olive Press
lets the children make their own pizza! Their menus consist of healthy and fresh ingredients that are appealing for both children and adults. In addition, the Olive Press has been awarded with the Pride of Manchester awards in 2009 and 2010.

Brewers Fayre
Has a wide selection of tasty dishes for reasonable prices. The restaurant is very family friendly and keeps the children entertained with activities, competitions and a play zone.

If you want more information about Manchester, read our destination guide in:
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Have a nice family vacation in Manchester!

/Siska

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Travel Guide for Families – Edinburgh

If you’re travelling to Edinburgh with children there are plenty of things to see and do. Here are a couple of our recommendations for families travelling to Edinburgh.

Scottish Seabird Centre
Bring the family to the Scottish Seabird Centre and experience the wild life up close – go on a boat safari and watch the seabirds and dolphins in their natural habitat.

Traquair Maze
Find your way to the centre in one of Scotland’s biggest mazes! If you’re here during Easter, bring your kids to the annual “Easter Egg Hunt” and look for the eggs scattered around in the maze. In front of the maze is the Traquair House – the oldest inhabited house in Scotland which used to be a hunting lodge for the kings and queens.

The Adventure Centre
Don’t let the weather control your family vacation in Edinburgh. If it’s raining, visit the Adventure Centre and go family climbing or maybe try archery?

Museum of Childhood
This is definitely something for the children, as well for the parents. Best of all – the Museum of Childhood has free admission! Here you can look at toys and games from all over the world, learn about the history of childhood, listen to storytelling’s, see how children were dressed in the past and much more.

Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Say hello to the ducks, pet the rabbits, play with the piglets, jump on the trampoline and learn how they milk a cow! Enjoy a family day with different animals and other fun activities at Almond Valley Heritage Centre.

Food for the whole family
Have your family dinner at The Bridge Inn right next to the Union Canal. While the grown-ups are talking, the kids can expand their artistic skills by drawing a picture to the restaurants art wall. If they get tired of sketching they’re welcome to play in the garden!

Eat your dessert at S. Luca’s and indulge in one of the best traditional ice creams in Edinburgh.

If you want more information about Edinburgh, read our destination guide  in:
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Have a nice family vacation in Edinburgh!
/Siska

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