Wouldn’t it be great if you could see a family just like yours experiencing the reality of a holiday, before you had to fork out your hard earned cash on what might well be one of your most expensive purchases of the year? What if you could also get a written or even a video tour of a resort’s family friendly facilities or see a preview of age-appropriate attractions and nearby beauty spots before you booked?
Well this is exactly what we aim to do as family travel bloggers. It’s a big old world out there and between us we cover many different travel aspects from skiing with older children to camping with large families and flying with babies.
Below is a variety of top UK family travel bloggers who could be the perfect resource when it comes to researching your next holiday. It’s not a conclusive list and it’s in no particular order (which is lucky because I’ve slotted myself in right at the bottom!).
Happy reading and I hope you find a few new blogs and some handy holiday inspiration!
TOP UK FAMILY TRAVEL BLOGGERS AT YOUR DISPOSAL!
Claire Hall – Tin Box Traveller
Claire is a mum to two pre-school girls with an appetite for adventures in the UK and Europe. Her blog, Tin Box Traveller, shares holidays ranging from camping trips to luxury lodges and cruises, as well as outdoor fun, family days out and travel tips. Claire lives in Devon so has plenty of insider knowledge on staycations in the beautiful south-west of England. The family often travel with a furry friend – Tin Box Dog – so Tin Box Traveller is also a great source of information on kid and pet-friendly breaks.
Charly Dove – POD Travels and PODcast
Charly is an ex-Marketing Director with 20 years experience in the marketing industry. She has a wealth of knowledge in travel having worked with global and specialist travel brands since cutting her teeth at Virgin. Based in Surrey, Charly has travelled extensively. From South East Asia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands to the Caribbean, South America and Australia where she lived for two years. She’s also well travelled across the UK and Europe. Now as a family of three her travels are centred on discovery, adventure and exploration. Charly is a content writer, multi-award nominated blogger and photographer. Her adventure & family travel blog POD Travels focuses on global travel with PODcast covering UK travel and days out.
Penny Alexander – Parentshaped Travels and Space In Your Case
Penny has written for Family Traveller and The Nottingham Post, and she is a regular contributor to Day Out With the Kids and Avis Inspires. She lives with her husband, son (2008) daughter (2006) and a greyhound.
Ebner Family Travel Times (www.familytraveltimes.co.uk)
Family Travel Times has been shortlisted three times at the UK Blog awards and Sarah and/or her children have been featured as travel experts for Trip Advisor, Family Traveller, the International Times, Lonely Planet, Take the Family, Britmums and more.
Alice Langley – Project: Wanderlust www.projectwanderlust.co.uk
Maria Belfort | One Tiny Leap | www.onetinyleap.com
One Tiny Leap is the multi-award nominated blog of Maria Belfort and her family, documenting their travels around the world, and a love affair with good food. Now moored in Brighton, UK, the family spent 18 months living in Lisbon before embarking on a year-long road trip that took them to the USA, Japan, New Zealand and China. Currently using all her free time to explore closer to home in the UK and Europe, and rarely separated from her camera for more than a few minutes, Maria is a Marketing Manager specialising in Asia travel with a mild obsession with ramen.
Helen Wills | Actually Mummy | http://www.actuallymummy.co.uk/
Helen is the multi-award winning blogger behind family lifestyle and travel blog Actually Mummy. The blog began life as the diary of Helen’s 6 year old daughter, full of the humorous anecdotes of family life. As the kids grew up though, Helen returned to her love of travel, taking her family with her for the ride. Six years on, she now documents their travels in the UK and worldwide with a teen and a tween. Helen’s journeys have taken her all over the world, from Hong Kong and Cambodia, to Caribbean beaches and the ski resorts of Colorado. As one third of Space In Your Case, Helen is all about adventure, pushing the boundaries with her kids, believing that no holiday should be off limits for families. All it takes is a bit of planning!
Daisy Huntington | Dais Like These Family Travel Blog www.daislikethese.com
Expect travel diaries, travel tips and honest reviews.
Cerys Parker & Monika Roozen | Inspireroo magazine | www.inspireroo.com
Read Inpsireroo online or download your quarterly copy to read offline.
Katy Stern | Otis and Us Family Travel Blog http://otisandus.co.uk/
Katy (Mrs S) is married to Mr S, and is mom to three children. Together, having spent the last 3 years converting their beloved Campervan, they love nothing more than to take a road trip, to explore and to create wonderful memories along the way.
Aiming to inspire others to travel with kids and embrace the belief that life is an adventure.
Laura Hitchcock | Have Kids, Can Travel http://www.havekidscantravel.co.uk/
They love to talk about any and all the family friendly travel options – from wild camping in Wales to trekking in the desert. Laura loves finding new things to experience with the children, discovering the best places to stay, ways to travel, and bargains to be had for families finding their perfect holiday.
Zena Goldman – Zena’s Suitcase http://zenas-suitcase.co.uk/
With over 19 years experience in parenting she is honest about the challenges parents face visiting different countries with two young children, and shares how as family you can overcome these hurdles and enjoy the precious time you have together. As a family that is constantly juggling a happy balanced life, she also explores the possibilities of travel without kids and how to enhance your lifestyle when you’re at home.
Emma Raphael – A Bavarian Sojourn https://www.thesojournseries.com/ba…
Emma and her family have just returned to the UK after five years of life abroad in Munich and two years in Copenhagen. Always up for a new travel experience, their adventures have included sleeping in an iglu at the top of Germany’s tallest mountain, volcano conquering in Japan, and glamping in the Black Forest in a snow storm (with a small baby!)… They are not yet sure how long they will be back in the UK for, or indeed whether they will live abroad again, but whilst they are settled, they would like to explore as much of their own country as is humanely possible, plus beyond of course!…
Elizabeth Callaghan – Wander Mum http://www.wandermum.co.uk
She has since swapped her backpack for more luxurious accommodation and her travels have taken her family to Asia, the US, Europe and beyond. She firmly believes in living for the moment after her husband survived two life-threatening illness. Her motto is: Life is too short, make the most of it. Elizabeth chronicles the ups and downs of travel with her family and shares her experiences with honesty and humour.
Alison Perry – Not Another Mummy Blog http://notanothermummyblog.com
Alison co-edits family travel site http://www.spaceinyourcase.com/ and has written travel features for magazines like Mother & Baby, OK!, Look, Junior and Good Living.
Susanna Scott A Modern Mother http://www.amodernmother.com
Sarah Christie; Extraordinary Chaos http://extraordinarychaos.com/
Extraordinary Chaos is an award winning and multi award nominated blog about family life with teens and the challenges that are presented with a growing family. Sarah shares life and travels with her crazy family. But is also embracing the life changes as her family grows giving her more time for solo and couple travel and exploring some of her passions in life such as luxury travel, interiors and food. Yet still likes to explore ways to keep her growing family still want to travel together.
Jo Addison – Kiddieholidays http://www.kiddieholidays.co.uk/
Advice and inspiration about holidays and days out for babies and toddlers. Jo loves helping families with babies and toddlers have great holidays! From finding special places to stay which welcome babies and toddlers with open arms, to giving advice about fab places to visit with babies and toddlers, as well as the practical aspects like how to apply for a baby’s first passport – Jo is here to help! Jo has featured in Mother and Baby Magazine twice providing advice about how to take the stress out of baby travel, as well as contributing on an article about the best holidays for babies in 2016.
Karen Beddow – Mini Travellers
Vuelio says: Having three young children doesn’t have to stifle your love of travel. It means you have to be more prepared and requires a whole new checklist of essential items. Founded in 2014, Mini Travellers supplies parents with ideas for holidays and day trips. Not content with Mini Travellers, Karen has recently launched a new blog ‘Fuelled by Latte’, an extension of her original blog, focused on family, travel, food, lifestyle and fashion.
Kate Sutton – WitWitWoo + We Blog Travel
www.witwitwoo.com + www.weblogtravel.com
Lisa Jane – www.travellovingfamily.com
Lisa, Editor of Travel Loving Family and Editor of Trips100 (the UK’s largest travel blog directory) has travelled to 80+ countries and worked in the travel industry for 20 years. Previous roles include Shore Excursions Manager onboard P&O Cruises and USA, Caribbean Travel Specialist for Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury tour operator.
Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby
Samantha Rickelton – North East Family Fun
Facebook – www.facebook.com/NEFamilyFun
Joanne Brady – Kids Days Out Reviews
Clare Thomson – Suitcases and Sandcastles
Clare travelled constantly as a travel writer and editor at the Daily and Sunday Telegraph and writes on family travel for angels & urchins and the Telegraph as well as the blog.
Nisbah Hussain – Five Adventurers
Nisbah has a genuine passion for travel and following the arrival of her three little adventurers, the family adventure far and wide and make the world a classroom for their children. Nisbah, with her husband Doc are on a mission to showcase the best in family travel and inspire families that adventurous travel, even with young children is possible! Five Adventurers is an award winning site which provides parents with ideas of adventures, travel inspiration, tips and helpful guides to embark on their next adventure. In addition, unlike any other family travel bloggers in the UK, the Five Adventurers are the only Muslim family who blog about travel. With this sector becoming the fastest growing and most lucrative, the Five Adventurers, offer lots of unique insight and exposure to this community.