The Travel Better Family Travel Blog

Our family travel adventures and tips all in one place

Family Travel first Aid

12th July 2017

A comprehensive guide on what to think about, and what medicines and first aid to take when travelling with young children...More

Automates Avenue in Falaise

1st June 2017

Automates Avenue in Falaise is a unique experience that is both...More

How to find cheap flights for the family

3rd May 2017

What's that thud? Oh, I know, it's your jaw hitting the floor the first time you look for a flight as a family and see...More

Flight entertainment without a tablet

25th March 2017

How to entertain your children during the laptop ban...More

Why we love Brittany Ferries

25th February 2017

It may be the slowest way to cross the channel but...More

The Story Museum Oxford

27th February 2017

The Story Museum in Oxford is one of the more unique museums out there. It is a fascinating and...More

#Vickstricks

12th February 2017

Don't let a cold ruin your holiday. We've got together with Vicks and...More

What to take on a self catering holiday

22nd May 2017

A knife sharpener and...More

Monkey World

29th January 2017

Fresh air, family time together and tons of Monkeys! Pretty standard for......More

Top Five Family Travel 2017

10th January 2017

Five well known top destinations and one wildcard......More

Ashmolean Oxford

30th October 2016

Recently we spent a family weekend in Oxford and high on our list of places to visit was the Ashmolean museum. The Ashmolean is a...More

Natural History Museum Oxford

27th October 2016

During a recent trip to Oxford we took a short stroll in search of dinosaurs…...More

Gordon's great escape

11th October 2016

Gordon’s great escape is the latest book by Supertato creators Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet and we were lucky enough to be...More

Start School with Topsy and Tim

20th September 2016

Recently Ladybird books have developed and released a number of Start School with Topsy and Tim books and we were delighted to be offered the chance to test them out...More

A day out with Thomas and Friends on the Watercress Line

14th September 2016

Thomas the Tank Engine is probably the most well-known train in the western world. He is unmistakable with his bright smile, blue paint and yellow...More

A day out a Cadbury World

7th September 2016

A cup of pure molten chocolate from the nations favourite chocolate maker was just one of the delights we enjoyed at Cadbury World...More

The great dog bottom swap

22nd August 2016

So as they went in - every dog, pooch and pup - They took off their bottoms and hung them all up...More

Abbotstone Wood and Camping Unplugged

10th July 2016

Thunderstorms, marshmallows and tents were all part of our recent...More

5 tips on bribing your kids for good behaviour

24th August 2016

We have all done it. You walk into that museum, or cathedral, or...More

Luge ride in Clecy - GoPro video

17th August 2016

GoPro video of me riding this family friendly ride at Clecy in Normandy. This ride is suitable for...More

Busy Bees in Half Term

12th June 2016

During this half-term Poppet and I had a fab Daddy-Daughter day and this included a trip to the Wyevale Garden Centre in Andover for Busy Bee week where Poppet got to plant, decorate and take home...More

New Zealand Pictures

17th May 2016


In ten days’ time some close friends of ours will take a very brave step in their life and move permanently with their two young children to New Zealand. While we are very sad to see them go we understand the drivers for their move and when I look back through some of our pictures from travels in New Zealand it is very easy to understand the pull of this beautiful and diverse country...More

Prepare your kids for flying

9th May 2016

You've set your out of office, packed your case, ordered the taxi and will soon be off to the airport for your summer holiday. But as you get nearer the airport or as you are getting on the plane your little ones suddenly flip out. Terrified, worked up and the last thing they want to do is get on that plane...More

Eating out with Children in France

13th April 2016

French children don't throw food, or do they?...More

Tips for flying with kids

14th Feb 2016

We are a family who like to make the most of our time together and enjoy travel and all it has to offer, but we are also practical and honest people and don’t want to paint a picture that travel is always easy and trouble free and especially with Children...More