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Books And Guides About Family Holidays And Travel

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Take the Family currently offer well over 250 detailed, family friendly destination guides (and we're adding more every month). Within each of these pages you will find a whole host of travel information, for example, why to go, what to do, what to eat, recommended accommodation with booking links and childcare information, and destination specific travel guide book recommendations.


Additionally, many books have been written about family holidays and travelling with children and we recommend:

• Take the Kids Travelling, Helen Truszkowski, published by Cadogan Guides - Helen is a leading authority on travelling with children and the Take the Kids series of books are, for the most part, very useful.

• Lonely Planet Travel with Children, Maureen Wheeler and Cathy Lanigan - Maureen is the founder of Lonely Planet and knows a thing or two about travel!?!

• Your Child's Health Abroad: A Manual for Travelling Parents, Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth and Matthew Ellis - highly rated by the Guardian's family travel specialist, Dea Birkett.

• Heaven on earth Kids, Sarah Siese - The world's best family holidays, in categories including, skiing, safari, beach and adventure, with descriptions of activities and advice on optimum age groups for each holiday.


And if you're staying closer to home then handy reference guides include:

• Days Out - lists over 7,000 British attractions and publishes and annual magazine.

• Pubs for Families - a guide to real ale pubs with family-friendly facilities.

There are also great resources available on the web and we draw your attention to sites we like. 

And why not get your kids in the mood with some relevant book choices for reading on or before your family holiday. Here are a few of our favourites, they're more appropriate for younger kids:

 • Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever

• Curious George Goes to the Beach, Margaret & H.A. Rey

• Maisy's Train, Lucy Cousins

• Maisy at the Beach, Lucy Cousins

• Mad about Madeline: The Complete Tales, Ludwig Bemelman

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