Topic “getaways”

holiday heaven in france

One brave mother takes her toddler across the seas for lazy summer days in the French countryside
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Donna Cobban
A whole month in the South of France where my mother lives and, somewhere in the middle, I would fly to the North of France to visit my son’s father’s family. The fact that all the grandparents live in France is pure luck, but somewhat handy given the cost of international travel.

everything’s eiré about ireland’s family adventures

Ireland is an excellent option for families. There is a great deal to keep all ages entertained and it’s exceptionally easy to see a lot in a short time.
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Child magazine
Keep a keen ear out for the sound of tapping when you head to the home of the last remaining leprechauns in Northern Ireland. Legend has it these little mischief-makers were in fact the shoemakers for fairies and, if you listen hard enough, you can still hear them tapping away at shoes with their tiny hammers.

where penguins play

A Cape Town family took a trip “down the line” in search of warmer sea, less wind and exquisite lodgings.
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Lisa McNamara
Cape Town is a beautiful place to live, but escaping the city for a weekend brings with it a sense of freedom and relaxation. We recently took a trip “down the line”, our destination: Simon’s Town and specifically Boulders Beach. It’s a part of the world where time seems to stand still and the worries of the city are washed away by the warmer waters of False Bay.

Your guide to the perfect child friendly beach holiday

What better way to end off the year with some well-deserved family time. Just make sure that this Includes some me-time too.
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Child magazine
With the stresses and strains of day-to-day activities, a much deserved holiday is important for parents and children alike. And while a quick weekend away here and there might just do the trick, a proper break from the hustle and bustle does wonders.

Pack like a professional

Packing light is an art, so here are six top tips to getting it right.
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Tamlyn Vincent
Holiday time often includes trips to see family or just to get away. And this means packing. I usually take as much as possible (who knows what you’ll need?), but this results in an over-stuffed bag, even for overnight stays. I’m even worse when I pack for my son, throwing in two warm and two cool outfits, just in case. It’s only when we get home that I realise we haven’t used half the clothes we’ve hauled along.

Is a winter holiday in Europe too cold for South African children?

With a bit or research and preparation, we don’t think so
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Child magazine
For South African kids, winter simply means it’s time to pack away swimming cozzies because ‘mom says the pool is too cold’.

unlock the magic of Disney World

Your family's fastpass to the most magical place on earth
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Child magazine
It is fitting that Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is sold as “the most magical place on earth”. Ask a child where in the world they would most like to visit and, chances are, their answer will be “Disney World”.

Challenge your kids to draw up a bucket list

Not only does travel expose children to local culture, history and nature, which impacts their future career success, it also fosters greater interest in what they’re being taught at school.
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Angie Martin
This is your child’s future bucket list
What sounds more appealing? Watching Rango on the couch or tapping your inner cowboy at a 19th century Montana homestead? Learning about the Amish way in class, or joining an Amish family for homemade Pennsylvania Dutch cooking?

Five winter holiday destinations for South African families

Here are five places travel professionals recommend as the ideal after-exam escapes for South African families during the July holidays
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Child magazine
If you have school-going children, chances are that right now, you are in the throes of the June exam preparations.

Take your kids out of the classroom and into the world with these 5 travel ideas

Replace the iPad with a passport this year. There’s no better way for your kids to learn about the world than experiencing it with all their senses engaged.

An international trip with the family is a great investment, explains Trafalgar MD, Theresa Szejwallo. “It’s an opportunity for quality bonding time, whilst learning about new cultures and enjoying a whole new set of hands-on activities together”.

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