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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? 

Join in our conversations on all of these topics and more by responding in the comments field on the individual blogs, directly or via your Facebook log-in. It's you, our travelling parents, whose voices, count the very most to us.

7 Tips for Family Villa Holidays to Remember

By Take The Family 20/02/2017, 14:57

Everyone knows the benefits of renting a villa for a family holiday – more space, the flexibility of eating at home and the money that can save, and the way it allows you levels of luxury you might not otherwise not be able to stretch to, such as a private pool. Read more

Top Tips for Child-Friendly Dining on a Ski Holiday

By Take The Family 19/01/2017, 09:04

Ski holidays can be daunting for first-timers and even for parents who have only skied pre-children – so much is unknown, and that includes what to expect when it comes to dining. Read more

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7 Tips for Family Villa Holidays to Remember

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

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Top Tips for Child-Friendly Dining on a Ski Holiday

Ski holidays can be daunting for first-timers and even for parents who have only skied pre-children

Read more...

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

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Our Travel Consultant Pauline Shares Her Hot Picks for 2017 Family Holidays

Take the Family is delighted to welcome Pauline Stoneman to the fold. Based in Kent, Pauline comes

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7 Tips for Family Villa Holidays to Remember

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

Read more...

Top Tips for Child-Friendly Dining on a Ski Holiday

Ski holidays can be daunting for first-timers and even for parents who have only skied pre-children

Read more...

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

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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

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Food and Drink

Top Tips for Child-Friendly Dining on a Ski Holiday

Ski holidays can be daunting for first-timers and even for parents who have only skied pre-children

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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

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8 Great Things to Do in Greece with Kids

Greece and its islands have long been one of the world’s top family holiday choices. Few can

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Exploring Picardy as an October Half-term Destination

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

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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

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Top Tips for Choosing Childcare on a Ski Holiday

Choosing a ski holiday with childcare can be a tricky business – unlike with many other kinds of

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Luxury

Our Travel Consultant Pauline Shares Her Hot Picks for 2017 Family Holidays

Take the Family is delighted to welcome Pauline Stoneman to the fold. Based in Kent, Pauline comes

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A Family Holiday Recipe plus a Competition to Win Simpson Cookery Books

 In celebration of the launch of their travel-inspired cookery book 'The Traveller's

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Top 10 Recommendations for Valentine’s/Romantic Breaks WITH the Kids

Romance and family holidays aren’t often heard in the same sentence, but those unable or

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Child-friendly luxury with i-escape

Here at takethefamily.com, we love nothing better than helping parents to find the best possible

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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

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7 Golden Rules for Organising a Family Festival

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

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Things to Do in and Around Paris by Time of Year

The French capital is wonderful all year round – each season has its special character and charms

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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

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Travel Tales

Top Tips for Choosing Childcare on a Ski Holiday

Choosing a ski holiday with childcare can be a tricky business – unlike with many other kinds of

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A Family Holiday Recipe plus a Competition to Win Simpson Cookery Books

 In celebration of the launch of their travel-inspired cookery book 'The Traveller's

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Can All-Inclusive Holidays be Adventurous Too?

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

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What’s in a Name?

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

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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

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Family Holiday Experts Release Results of Parent Poll

A new poll carried out by us in partnership with family holiday specialist Mark Warner has

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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

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Is there such a thing as a perfect family holiday?

 I was surprised by our recent poll asking about Takethefamily readers’ family travel plans

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Activity

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

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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

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Top 10 Adventurous Experiences with Kids

Here at TaketheFamily, we love a good adventure trip with kids - they’re a great way of

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8 Great Things to Do in Greece with Kids

Greece and its islands have long been one of the world’s top family holiday choices. Few can

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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

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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

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Things to Do in and Around Paris by Time of Year

The French capital is wonderful all year round – each season has its special character and charms

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

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Things to Do in and Around Paris by Time of Year

The French capital is wonderful all year round – each season has its special character and charms

Read more...

The Ultimate Family Day Out with a Teenager

You might not even know if from this blog, but I have a teenager. And the reason you don’t

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Speechless

I’ve complained that my teenager is only interested in going to performances that mirror her own

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Culture

Blood, Guts and Gore in Ancient Greece

This month's guest family travel blog is by single-parent adventurer Theodora Sutcliffe, who

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Family Friendly Cafe's in Museums - let us know your thoughts!

 If you feed the family soul, the bodies get very peckish. When I take the kids to a museum,

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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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Speechless

I’ve complained that my teenager is only interested in going to performances that mirror her own

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