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Welcome to Take the Family's Travel Blog Network. Our aim here is simple: to collate useful and inspirational articles on family holidays, breaks and travel and related topics from our in-house team and our network of family travel experts, and also by guest bloggers from some of our favourite holiday firms and publications.

Want to know how to persuade the kids to go away for Christmas – and the best places to take them? Fancy a boutique hotel break but not sure if it’ll be hell for your children? Wondering about ways to save money on short breaks and days out? Considering an all-inclusive holiday for the first time and worried it might be boring and restrictive? Trying to work out ways to factor a little romance into family holidays? Read on.

Reasons to Choose Avoriaz for Your Next Ski Holiday

By Take The Family 24/05/2019, 13:45

Unique amongst purpose-built and pedestrianised resorts where the taxis are sleighs drawn by horses! This high-altitude (1800m), ski-in ski-out plateau enjoys the best links to access the entire 650km Portes de Soleil ski area encompassing 12 different resorts in both France and Switzerland.

How to Combine a Disneyland Paris Trip with a Nature Holiday

By Take The Family 06/03/2019, 22:24

Holidays that offer the ‘best of both worlds’ or ‘something for everyone’ – such as a combined seaside and city break, a camping holiday followed by a night or two’s splurge in a luxury resort, or a theme-park and countryside break – can be ideal for those travelling with children of all ages, en

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Reasons to Choose Avoriaz for Your Next Ski Holiday

Unique amongst purpose-built and pedestrianised resorts where the taxis are sleighs drawn by

How to Combine a Disneyland Paris Trip with a Nature Holiday

Holidays that offer the ‘best of both worlds’ or ‘something for everyone’ – such as a

Reasons to Take the Kids Skiing in Andorra

Those who’ve already skied or boarded in Andorra know that for a small country, it packs a big

Six Activities to try in the Forest this Winter

The woodland cabins at Forest Holidays make for a delightful escape for the whole family. They’re

Places to Stay

Reasons to Choose Avoriaz for Your Next Ski Holiday

Unique amongst purpose-built and pedestrianised resorts where the taxis are sleighs drawn by

Great reasons to choose a Holiday Village in France for May Half Term or Summer Holidays

Travelling by car means taking as many holiday toys (bikes, kayaks, games etc) as you like

Our Favourite Destinations for Water Parks

Hotels and resorts with their very own water park or free access to one right nearby are hugely

Our Favourite Easter Destinations for 2019

Easter is a great time of year for a family holiday – long enough for a proper getaway and

Reasons to Choose Avoriaz for Your Next Ski Holiday

Unique amongst purpose-built and pedestrianised resorts where the taxis are sleighs drawn by

Great reasons to choose a Holiday Village in France for May Half Term or Summer Holidays

Travelling by car means taking as many holiday toys (bikes, kayaks, games etc) as you like

Our Favourite Easter Destinations for 2019

Easter is a great time of year for a family holiday – long enough for a proper getaway and

Dog-friendly Family Holidays - Our Top Tips and Recommendations

Dogs are part of the family and deserve to come on holiday with you whenever that’s feasible. And

Culture

Great reasons to choose a Holiday Village in France for May Half Term or Summer Holidays

Travelling by car means taking as many holiday toys (bikes, kayaks, games etc) as you like

Dea-scovering Kids Museums

So - we're not on our way to Rome (yet), although the guidebooks are still spread over my desk and

Family Friendly Breaks

Great reasons to choose a Holiday Village in France for May Half Term or Summer Holidays

Travelling by car means taking as many holiday toys (bikes, kayaks, games etc) as you like

How to Combine a Disneyland Paris Trip with a Nature Holiday

Holidays that offer the ‘best of both worlds’ or ‘something for everyone’ – such as a

Six Activities to try in the Forest this Winter

The woodland cabins at Forest Holidays make for a delightful escape for the whole family. They’re

Top 10 Active Family Holidays in France

The summer family holidays are a great time to try out new sports, have adventures abroad and

Food and Drink

Great reasons to choose a Holiday Village in France for May Half Term or Summer Holidays

Travelling by car means taking as many holiday toys (bikes, kayaks, games etc) as you like

12 Family-friendly Mediterranean Dishes to Try this Summer

We all know that children can be fussy eaters, and that holidays can be tricky if kids find

Exploring Picardy as an October Half-term Destination

Northern France has long been one of our favourite destinations with kids – easy to reach under

Babies and Toddlers

Best Months to Travel with Babies and Toddlers

With school-holiday getaways commanding premium prices, those with pre-school children are well

10 Things to Look Out for When Booking a Resort with Tots, Teens or In-Betweens

Holidaying with children of different ages means taking different things into account. For

Our Top Spots for a Villa Holiday in Mallorca with Kids

A classic and very popular destination for a family villa holiday, Mallorca is not without its

Top 10 Hand-picked Hotels and Resorts for Families of Different Sizes and Ages

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and our job at Take the Family is helping you to find the

Teens

10 Things to Look Out for When Booking a Resort with Tots, Teens or In-Betweens

Holidaying with children of different ages means taking different things into account. For

Top 10 Hand-picked Hotels and Resorts for Families of Different Sizes and Ages

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and our job at Take the Family is helping you to find the

Our Pick of Holidays Guaranteed to Beat Teen Boredom

A survey by the National Citizen Service, a new flagship youth programme, has found that six in 10

Our Pick of the Top 5 Sports to try in Greece this Summer

From gorgeous lush-green mountains to shimmering clear waters, Greece is a playground for a whole

Our Poll Results

How do YOU feel when you get back from a family holiday?

In our most recent poll, we found that 32% of our readers feel in need of a break without the kids

Holiday Bust-ups, and How to Avoid Them

As a family, do you argue more or less on holiday? That’s the subject of our latest poll,

Family Days Out

Top 10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Time in Orlando

Florida is one of our favourite family holiday destinations, but with so much fun on offer, it

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Forest Outings with Kids

Here at TaketheFamily, we love nothing better than a day in the woods with the kids. It’s a great

Our Top Spots for a Villa Holiday in Mallorca with Kids

A classic and very popular destination for a family villa holiday, Mallorca is not without its

Days-Out Dos and Don'ts, and Money-Saving Tips

 As spring brings us all back out of hibernation, it's important to remember that we don't

Festivals and Events

7 Golden Rules for Organising a Family Festival

Having recently updated our family festivals guide for 2016, we’ve been pondering the question of

Travel Tales

Can All-Inclusive Holidays be Adventurous Too?

Here at Takethefamily we try to inspire parents to consider all kinds of holidays with their kids,

What’s in a Name?

The first time I travelled alone with one of my sons, I was astonished to be admonished by a

Packing Light with Kids, or How to Travel with Ryanair and Not Go Crazy

Is packing light possible when it comes to family holidays and breaks? Reading Condé Nast

Leaving a Child at the Airport and Other Bloodcurdling Tales

It’s not a new story, but it’s remained in my mind for obvious reasons. In August 2008, a

Luxury

Boutique Hotels with Kids - Heaven or Hell?

Your hedonistic 20s or even 30s are over but your taste for chic boltholes lives on. Is this

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