Vall de Laguar, Alicante

Chilled camping half an hour inland from the Costa Blanca, Alicante in the fertile valley of La Vall de Laguar. This is a hikers, bikers, climbers and canyoners paradise, the jewel in the crown being the famous Barranc d’Infern or Hell’s Canyon.

Review: Coleman Sundome 6 man tent

An easy-to-assemble dome tent, ideal for the whole family Our tent. So happy with it! It doesn’t look like much but it’s a cracker. It’s sturdy, waterproof, provides good shelter, is plenty big and the oh so important factor, is fast and easy to erect. Because that’s the number one thing we wanted from a…

Review: Deuter Kid Comfort III child carrier

Specially designed for hiking, this super safe padded child carrier with a 5 point harness seat is as comfortable for you as it is for your baby Hello again! I haven’t posted in a while, mostly because we’ve been out and about in the mountains with the kids most weekends thanks to the newest member…

SUNDAY STROLL
Easy peasy with great views of Lake Viñuela

This can’t really qualify as a “walk” – an adult could bound down here in less than ten minutes. But taking in to account there were 6 little, easily distracted legs walking with us, we managed to while away an hour and a half or so on this campo track – finding the best stick,…

GREAT VALUE FAMILY PASS
at the Bioparc in Fuengirola

I was recently moaning about the crazy, unbelievable, I-don’t-know-how-families-can-afford-it entrance prices for theme parks (Aquavelis, Tivoliworld, Selwo etc) here in Malaga but I’d completely forgotten about the bioparc in Fuengirola and their yearly pass which is actually fantastic value if you intend going more than once. The Pase Berde If you’re on holidays for a…

LAZY DAYS BY THE LAKE
at Bermejales in Granada province

My last post was about hidden gems in Andalucia and since we have discovered another one! Credit goes to our friend Charlotte who found this place last summer and has been begging us to go ever since. We have waited until now to see if she was exaggerating and it turns out she wasn’t one…

FAMILY HIKE
towards El Cielo, Nerja

Lately we have stopped looking for “child-friendly walks”. We are well over the buggy stage now, the kids are older and stronger and we find that once they’re with their friends and having fun, it is us old fogies that are struggling to keep up! So we’ve gone pro. And suddenly there’s so much to…

Camping Las Arenas, Cantabria

The sea on your doorstep on Spain’s northern coast. Camping Las Arenas was just how Antonio had described it: high on a hill with incredible views and bracing breezes, one of the few ‘free camping’ sites on the northern coast, almost surrounded by water facing the sea with a river running alongside.

There’s something about Sophie…

Aaaaw… what a cute giraffe. And guess what? This cute giraffe is the Number 1 bestselling baby product on Amazon! Who would have thought? I stumbled on that statistic a few months ago and was intrigued – I have three children and I’d never seen or heard of this toy before. Then we went back…

Essential guide to co-sleeper cribs

A great way to sleep as close as possible to your baby in the early months, ideal for breast-feeding babies and moms recovering from C-sections.