10 Fun things to do with preschoolers in Dubai

Why should adults have all the fun? Dubai is abundant with family-friendly activities, many of which are perfect for preschoolers. Here are ten of our favourites: Hang by the Pool   Every time we go anywhere, checking out the swimming pool is always the first thing on Noah’s mind. The swimming pool at the Amwaj…

Haworth and the Santa Special

Last weekend, we rode the Santa Special through Bronte country. Just picture the scene: Snow settles on the hills of the Yorkshire Pennines. Our loco steams through picture-perfect villages. Children prop themselves up in anticipation. Santa makes his way down the train… And my son…   …could give Ebeneezer Scrooge a run for his money….

Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps

I know I know, it is too early to be talking about Christmas, but I thought it may be worth mentioning a children’s show that is currently touring UK theatres: Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps. This show left Noah roaring with deep belly laughs and yes, it is about exactly what you’re thinking: Santa’s struggle with…

The Wonder of Iceland

An otherworldly landscape of seemingly endless nooks and crannies to explore, Iceland is sure to ignite your child’s sense of adventure.   After a three hour flight and a short bus ride through moss covered lava fields, we arrived in Reykjavik, the northern most capital in the world. It was a pleasant surprise that our…

Action and Adventure at Warwick Castle

I’m not usually one for historic visits but on a cloudy day in July I took Noah down to Warwick Castle to indulge him in his sword wielding fantasies. To my surprise, I really enjoyed the trip. Warwick has mastered making history both appealing and fun to those of all ages. We found Warwick easy to…