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Family Travel Inspiration: Sands Resort Hotel & Spa in Cornwall

Family Travel Inspiration: Sands Resort Hotel & Spa in Cornwall

When you have children, the thought of spending a relaxing time away usually involves a lot of begging – of grandparents in our case! But, now that we have a newborn, too, I am aware that looking after a cheeky Monkey plus a baby for a whole weekend is a big ask.

Can you really have a family holiday or break away, and still have some grown up time? Well, yes – if you choose the right hotel.

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A family day out at National Trust’s Bodiam Castle in Sussex

A Family Day Out at National Trust's Bodiam Castle

As we pulled into the vast National Trust car park, Monkey shouted in delight: “Castle, castle, look look!” And his enthusiasm was shared by us too, because Bodiam is a stunning archetypal medieval castle – the stuff of story books and films. Basking in the splendour of the sun against the bright blue sky, our son’s imagination went into overdrive and he excitedly talked of knights, kings, dragons and princesses…

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WIN A Family Ticket To See Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught in London

WIN Tickets To See Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught in London

Coming to Waterloo in London on the 25 January is the VAULT festival – an extravaganza of theatre, comedy, workshops and events. And in collaboration with Mouths of Lions Theatre Company, we’re giving away a family ticket  to go and see award-winning family show, Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught!, running on Saturday and Sunday from 28 January – 26 February at 2.30pm.

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