Santa Visit at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey. 

As a family we are sometimes are stuck in our ways. If we like something, we don't see any need to change it, and then, well it sort of becomes a "thing" and then we can't change it. Take Santa visits for example. Last year (well, every year since 2010 in fact) we went to … Continue reading Santa Visit at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey. 

A Family Break in Galway – The Connacht Hotel Review 

Back when we had two children we used to go on hotel breaks with the kids every year. We'd  use our supermarket tokens to bag a bargain and visited Westport, Cork, Limerick, and Carlow among others. However, since Laoise was born three-and-a-half years ago we've gone twice, for a short summer holiday when she was a … Continue reading A Family Break in Galway – The Connacht Hotel Review 

12 Family Friendly Halloween Days Out

It's the time of year for pumpkins and ghouls, so to be seasonal here's a list of some Halloween themed days out and activities that have come to my attention. I always feel the need to do something pumpkiny around this time of year before the leaf-kicking walks really kick off, so here are some … Continue reading 12 Family Friendly Halloween Days Out

Bumbles Family Travels: Duncannon Fort 

Travel and adventure starts at home, so last week I brought the boys (in fact, the extended family) to visit the main attraction in my home village, a place I worked for a month on a student job scheme in the 1990's. Duncannon Fort is tucked in a prime position in the village, between the … Continue reading Bumbles Family Travels: Duncannon Fort 

A Girls’ Weekend at Lusty Beg Island: Review

I spent the weekend before last on a little island. A real-life island,  in a lake, in Co. Fermanagh. It was bliss. Let me tell you about it. On Saturday morning Google Maps told me I'd be driving for 3.5 hours to get to my destination-  Fermanagh and Wexford are a long way apart. I broke … Continue reading A Girls’ Weekend at Lusty Beg Island: Review

A Girls' Weekend at Lusty Beg Island: Review

I spent the weekend before last on a little island. A real-life island,  in a lake, in Co. Fermanagh. It was bliss. Let me tell you about it. On Saturday morning Google Maps told me I'd be driving for 3.5 hours to get to my destination-  Fermanagh and Wexford are a long way apart. I broke … Continue reading A Girls' Weekend at Lusty Beg Island: Review

Our Family Holiday 2016: Praia da Rocha, Portugal

Over the last few years it seemed like everyone we knew was going on holidays to Portugal. We’d been once, about 10 years ago, as a couple without kids and hadn’t gone back since. We decided this year (well, early last year when we were booking)  after our last two holidays were both in Italy, in the … Continue reading Our Family Holiday 2016: Praia da Rocha, Portugal

Bumbles Family Travels: John F. Kennedy Park and Arboretum

As a child our Sunday drives brought us to one of two places, or so my memory tells me.The first was Hook Lighthouse, where we'd sit and look at the waves in all weathers. The second was inland, to John F. Kennedy Park and Arboretum, or Kennedy Park as we always called it. The visit … Continue reading Bumbles Family Travels: John F. Kennedy Park and Arboretum