Category Archive: holiday

Down on the Farm – Feeding Alpacas at Skate Rumple Farm, Orkney

One of the highlights of our family trip to Orkney was a morning spent at Skate Rumple Alpaca Farm on Deerness, only 20 mins drive from Kirkwall. Visitors book a session at the… Continue reading

Hotel Review – The Chester, Aberdeen

Should the treats end when the kids arrive? Reviewing the five star experience at The Chester, Aberdeen.

Heathrow Terminal 5 – How Delaying Children Delays Us All

A policy we experienced at Border Control resulted in our family holding up every passenger on our flight. This policy could possibly delay any flight departing from Terminal 5 in Heathrow, this could… Continue reading

On the Aberdeen-Angus Trail – BBC Radio Scotland

Today I was on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Out for the Weekend’ show about the new Aberdeen-Angus Trail which includes a host of family days out (in Aberdeenshire and Angus, unsurprisingly).

The Faroes: A Wild Paradise

Looking for a wild destination for 2018 – consider the Faroes.

Top Historic Sites in Orkney for Tots

Skulls, skateboards and toys. Why the Tomb of the Eagles works exceptionally well for families.

An Irish/Scottish Road Trip

This is our second Irish/Scottish road trip with little ones. Discover the attractions, accommodation and scenery to inspire you to load that car up and hit the road. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Ferry Travel in Scotland on BBC Radio Scotland

To see the best of Scotland travelling by ferry is often a great way, or the only way, to get there. On BBC Radio Scotland’s Out for the Weekend show we discussed everything from tips, to epic fails, whilst at sea.

Self Catering Accommodation in Kirkwall, Orkney – Ayre Hotel

As a travelling parent I always rate quality self-catering accommodation. Partly for the cooking/fridge facilities, partly because you usually get a living room, plus the kids have their own bedroom (thank goodness). But… Continue reading

Exploring York by Bike, by Boat and On Foot.

Exploring York? Here’s how to see the city by boat, by bike and on foot. Variety is the spice of life…