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Research by Monopoly finds 2.3 million British children are unable to name more than 10 cities

New research from Monopoly has unveiled that UK children know more about virtual worlds and cities, found in video games and TV shows, than countries and destinations across the world.

Whilst over half of kids have heard of Gotham (55%), Zootopia (58%) and Neverland (60%), only a quarter have heard of Shanghai (25%), Milan (28%) or Cape Town (26%). In response, Monopoly has launched Monopoly...

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GET CLUED UP ON ROAMING CHARGES TO AVOID HOLIDAY HELL THIS HALF TERM 

Families planning to jet off in the half-term break will want to make sure they’re not landed with a hefty roaming bill right before the festive season .

This year has seen the return of roaming fees across many mobile network operators. Travellers are urged to check their phone contract to make sure they won’t receive any unexpected charges for using their device overseas.

While...

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The UK’s best family hiking spots

The UK’s best family hiking spots:

Rank Hiking spot Country % of hikes below 10 km % of 'kid-friendly' walks Number of family-friendly campsites % of child-friendly restaurants Family-friendly hiking score/10 1. New Forest National Park England 72% 27% 48 81% 8.51 2. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Wales 49% 26% 95 62% 7.30 3. Exmoor National Park England 61% 16% 40 78% 6.71 4. Lake...
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This week's news and escape ideas: Cornwall - New Forest - Egypt - South Korea

Bargain Half Term Break to Cornwall: Three nights from £23 per person!!

Treat the family to a very wallet-friendly break to Cornwall this October half term.

There is a week’s availability at award-winning Sun Haven holiday park at Mawgan Porth near Newquay, in north Cornwall, with accommodation in a luxury three-bedroomed caravan sleeping six people. Set on the edge of a wood, and...

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The best places in the UK to go camping

Outdoor experts have revealed the best places in the UK to go camping.

New research by GO Outdoors has ranked the best spots across the United Kingdom for camping, based on factors like price; pet friendliness and internet access. The research also looks at the best places for families, couples and luxury camping, for those who aren’t as keen to pitch a tent!

The top 10 best places in...
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Ice-Skating Rink Returns at 24th Winter Efteling

Kaatsheuvel, 03 October - For the 24th year running, Efteling is getting ready for Winter Efteling. On 14 November 2022, the fairytale theme park will once again be transformed into a winter paradise with crackling bonfires, atmospheric garlands and thousands of sparkling lights. The rides and inhabitants of the park will be preparing for winter in their own special way and, after two years,...

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Expert Reveals Top Tips for Stress Free Car Travel with Children

  • Hamish McPhillips, Head of Car Safety at Silver Cross and dad of two, gives his tips for stress free car travel
  • Google searches for “family road trip tips” up 100% year on year as families look to getaway

The summer holidays can be a busy time for parents, and it’s when most families get to go on holiday. Google search data has shown searches for “family road...

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Revealed: Top 10 family friendly vacation destinations that are the safest for kids

New research from The Family Vacation Guide reveals the top 10 safest holiday destinations for families with kids by looking at a range of variables such as overall safety, family-friendly accommodations, child-friendly restaurants and family activities.

You can view the full research here .

The 10 safest family-friendly vacation destinations in the world: Rank Country...

Average car journey costs have increased TWELVE times more than the cost of bus travel in the last six years

The average cost of car journeys has increased by 48% for diesel and 42% for petrol since 2015, with the average UK bus fare only increasing by 4.6% in this time.

New research from Stagecoach , the UK’s biggest bus and coach operator, has found that bus fares saw the lowest increases in this period, the only form of transport under the average national inflation level of 6.2% over...

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Top Tips for Travelling with Children

The Villa Agency Issues Top Tips for Travelling with Children

With holiday season almost upon us, lots of families will be jetting off to a sunny destination and many for the first time in a long time! So many have gone without a holiday for quite a while and may be feeling a little out of practice when it comes to travelling, especially with little ones.

Preparation : Start popping...

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