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Reviews of family holidays, breaks and days out

Here at TaketheFamily, we’ve made it our mission to open up a whole world of possibilities for you and your kids when it comes to family holidays and breaks.

Our features section is an online parenting magazine packed with inspirational, in-depth travel- and travel-related lifestyle articles designed to fast-track you to your dream holiday, whatever the age of your kids and whatever your budget. 

From wild camping in Scotland to five-star luxury and beyond in the Maldives, from the best sunscreen to buy for those with eczema to ways to stay calm when faced with those inevitable travel snags, we hope you find our reviews insightful, interesting and invaluable. Ranging from tried-and-tested family favourites to off-the-beaten track holidays, they’re written by our in-house experts and our extended team, which includes some of the world's top family travel writers contributing from around the globe.

Bon voyage – and here’s to new adventures near and far!

Reviews of family holidays, breaks and days out

Picture of A Family Break in Alderney, Channel Islands

A Family Break in Alderney, Channel Islands

Rhonda and crew canoe over Roman ruins and sleep in a Victorian fort on the remote island of Alderney.

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A Two-Centre Holiday at PortAventura and Playa de la Montroig, Catalonia

Rhonda and family discover that there’s more to the north-eastern Spanish province than Barcelona.

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A Kids' Session at Cucina Caldesi, London, and Other Family Cookery Classes

A review of a kids' cookery class in London and round-up of other family cooking experiences in the UK and abroad.

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Best Family-Friendly Festivals in 2017

Rhonda looks at old favourites and new offerings on the family-friendly festival scene.

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Africa and Mid East

From the pyramids and sphinxes of Egypt and the ancient civilisations of Jordan to wildlife safaris in Kenya and elsewhere, Africa and the Middle East are a

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Americas

From epic transcontinental rail journeys to awesome wildlife encounters and explorations of wild nature in abundance, North, Central and So

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Europe skiing

From the classic destination of the French Alps to budget ski resorts in Eastern Europe, our wintersports experts share their thoughts on everything from beg

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Finland

An increasingly popular destination for winter family holidays by virtue of its being home to none other than Santa Claus himself, Finland offers the chance

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London

Whatever age your kids are, there's more than enough to keep them entertained over as many family holidays and breaks as you care to make in the British

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South East England

Within easy reach of London, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the rest of South East England have been thoroughly explored by our team of roving t

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Europe

Winter sun is available surprisingly close to home, and our team of family travel writers have shared their experiences of family holidays as close to hand a

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Beyond Europe

Winter sun doesn't have to mean long-haul: destinations such as Dubai and Oman only just fall into that category (taking 7 hours by plane), Morocco and Tunis

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France

A long-time family favourite for a whole host of reasons – especially ease of access, wide choice of self-catering accommodation, from campsites to gîtes

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Spain

A long-time British family favourite that has earnt it, in parts, a reputation as a tourist trap, Spain offers something to suit all kinds of family holidays

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London

Your only real problem when visiting the British capital is how to fit it all in, which is where our reviews of it come in handy - from world-class museums a

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South East England

Including Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, South East England offers a huge range of amazing attractions within easy reach of London. Our trave

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