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The best babymoons for parents-to-be

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

First child on the way? Feeling a complex mix of outright terror and giddy anticipation? Sounds like you need a break. Here are a few babymoons for parents-to-be…

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Hotels with baby-listening let grown-ups roam free while staff keep an ear on the little Smiths. To take full advantage, you’ll want some parent-pleasing evening entertainment… THE ICKWORTH HOTEL SUFFOLK For kids This 1,800-acre country estate includes a pretty, walled fairy garden (fairy sightings not guaranteed) with a large lawn and preschool-perfect climbing frame, so little […]

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What dads want for Father’s Day

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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What happened when Ali Horsfall, deputy editor of Girl Talk magazine, took 12-year-old Billie with her to review this creamy-stoned 13-room château on a vineyard in Dordogne for us? Mum and daughter ate and ate… from amuse-bouches in the sitting room on arrival at Château les Merles to sampling chef Albert Kooy’s haute cuisine in the restaurant proper – as well […]

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Smack-dab in the heart of London, Knightsbridge and the surrounding areas of Kensington and Chelsea host a wealth of fun, family-friendly distractions – if you know where to look. Former City career woman, Nana Coles, founder and director of Knightsbridge Village – the exclusive network created for the area’s well-heeled mothers – shares some of her family’s favourite […]

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Contemporary design and toddlers aren’t the obvious holiday combination – clean-lined minimalist interiors can all-too-easily become a canvas for compositions in Crayola and crushed banana, right? After asking the delightful designer and dad, Andrew Diprose (art director of Wired and The Ride Journal, to decamp his brood (including daughter Bella, three) to head to Corsica […]

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Last summer, Andrew Diprose (art director of Wired and The Ride Journal) enjoyed a two-part Corsican family adventure with leading lady, Jenny, and Bella (their three-year-old daughter) and this included a whirl at the beachside boutique Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa, in the south of this idyllic Mediterranean island escape.  ‘Like most art directors, I’m a […]

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Never knowingly underpacked, Mummy Travels author Cathy Winston* is the woman to ask if you want to know how to combine bars with baby-changing, and sightseeing with a stroller (usually successfully). Here, she dishes up her favourite family-friendly restaurants in the Algarve.

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