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Welcome to TaketheFamily'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 stable 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? 

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6 Reasons to Choose a Self-catering Ski Holiday with Kids

By Take The Family 12/07/2017, 16:00

There’s no getting round the fact that skiing isn’t a cheap family holiday – after travel, accommodation and food, you have to factor in additional costs that might include ski equipment hire, lift-passes, ski tuition, childcare and all kinds of fun mountain activities when you’re not on the slop

10 Reasons to Spend Your Summer in Arc 1950

By Take The Family 02/06/2017, 08:42

Here at Take the Family, we’re big fans of spending summer in the mountains – you can avoid the crowds (and high prices) of the beach resorts while taking advantage of a whole range of activities for all ages. 

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10 Reasons to Spend Your Summer in Arc 1950

Here at Take the Family, we’re big fans of spending summer in the mountains – you can avoid the

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

5 Secrets for Enjoying the Mountains with Kids This Winter

As the chilly mornings take hold, bringing with them a taste of wintry weather to come, we asked

Places to Stay

10 Reasons to Spend Your Summer in Arc 1950

Here at Take the Family, we’re big fans of spending summer in the mountains – you can avoid the

7 Tips for Family Villa Holidays to Remember

Everyone knows the benefits of renting a villa for a family holiday – more space, the flexibility

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

5 Ways to Make Your Money Go Further on Family City Breaks and Ski Holidays

If you’re keen to hit the ski slopes with the kids this year but are worried about how far your

10 Reasons to Spend Your Summer in Arc 1950

Here at Take the Family, we’re big fans of spending summer in the mountains – you can avoid the

7 Tips for Family Villa Holidays to Remember

Everyone knows the benefits of renting a villa for a family holiday – more space, the flexibility

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

5 Ways to Make Your Money Go Further on Family City Breaks and Ski Holidays

If you’re keen to hit the ski slopes with the kids this year but are worried about how far your

Babies and Toddlers

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

Anything for an Easy Life: 10 Tips for Effortless Holidays

Going away with family and/or fellow parents can be a great way to relax and spend some quality

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

Family Friendly Breaks

What to Pack for a Family Snow Adventure in Lapland

It’s hard to resist the lure of a holiday to Lapland with the kids – as well as exciting

7 Golden Rules for Organising a Family Festival

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

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

5 Secrets for Enjoying the Mountains with Kids This Winter

As the chilly mornings take hold, bringing with them a taste of wintry weather to come, we asked

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

Is There Room for Romance in Your Family Holiday?

 Our latest poll shows that romance and family holidays are an uneasy match – and that many

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

Food and Drink

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

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

Culture

Dea-scovering Kids Museums

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

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