*Thank you to Volvo for food and activity vouchers for the day. Yesterday we headed to the Volvo Ocean Race in Cardiff Bay to have a nose around. We ended up being there from 11am until 6pm! There was so much to see and do, and the vibe was so perfect, it felt like we were at a mini-festival, with a focus on the boat race but also areas dedicated to reducing plastic and ocean…

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*Thanks to Breakout for having us! A few weeks ago I was invited to check out Breakout Cardiff to check out their latest breakout room, Vacancy. I didn’t have a team prepared, but at the very last minute my lovely husband’s band Ravenbreed (check them out here) stepped in to help. They’re a bunch of very sweet guys, and I was really excited to see if we’d escape… We were welcomed warmly by the staff…

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*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. The sun is out and it’s time to plan all those family trips, from holidays abroad to camping in the Welsh hills, it’s important to make sure you have all the essentials pack into the boot of your car. Long car journeys can be tough, but when you have kids in the car, you need to be 100% prepared for the journey.…

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*This guide includes some gifted items, all gifted items will be marked with a *. The sun is out and we all know what’s coming next is full on festival season! There are so many family friendly festivals out there, and we’ll be hitting quite a few this year (Beyond the Border, Camp Bestival and The Big Retreat) so I thought it would be a good idea to put together a guide to family festival…

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*Thanks to The Big Retreat for inviting us along to review. There’s two weeks left to buy your ticket(s) for The Big Retreat Wales 2018, and I promise you, you’re not going to want to miss it! Whether you have kids or not, The Big Retreat is the perfect excuse to switch off for the weekend and enjoy all of the delights on offer. Plus, they’re also selling day tickets so you can pop along…

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*Thanks to Artists’ Cottage for our accommodation in exchange for review. Last weekend we packed up the van and headed north to visit Harrogate, thanks to Artists’ Cottages. We were invited for a two night break at their Artists’ House, just a ten minute walk from the bustling town centre. We were so excited to have a little break as a family, and even though the journey was quite long (4 and a half hours…

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*This is a collaborative post. If a staycation looks like it is on the cards this year, then you do have plenty of choice or places to go and things to see, right here in the UK. From theme parks, to museums and adventure trails, there are plenty of different things for the whole family to see and enjoy. Here are just a few suggestions, as you make your plans for the big summer holidays.…

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*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. I have longed to bring travel into my blogging hemisphere, it’s something we love to do as a family but our financial situation always meant I couldn’t really kick-start the travel side of things on my blog. We’re still in this position to a point, so I thought I’d write a spot about how you can get into travel blogging even if you aren’t…

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*This is a collaborative post. It can be easy to overlook in the excitement of booking a holiday but no family trip abroad is complete without the right travel insurance. What do you need to know? Top Tips For Travel Insurance For Families…    1. Book your insurance as soon as you book a trip. Remember that you’re not only insuring yourselves against things going wrong while you’re away, you’re insuring yourself against not being able…

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