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The Cotswolds: that most quintessentially English patch of rolling hills, groomed gardens, trickling streams and chocolate-box villages. If there’s a more perfect family getaway in this green and pleasant land, we’ve yet to find it. But don’t just take our word for it…

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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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Ready to hit the beach? Hunter-gatherer of the coolest children’s kit, Kid Style Junkie (and mother of twins) Suzanne Peters rounds up her top 10 beach buys for boys and girls, from splash-happy swim shorts to sweet golden girls’ sandals… Wakey, wakey people: summertime is almost here! And let’s face facts: shopping for beach looks for your […]

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One stylish boutique hotel, 33 mums, countless cappuccinos, dozens of dilemmas solved… Contributing social editor Molly Gunn reports back from our first Mothers Meeting family-travel clinic. We love a collaboration here at Smith & Family – which is why we teamed up with hip mamas’ community Mothers Meeting to host a coffee morning and informal travel clinic […]

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Help! I need a (family) holiday…

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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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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A self-declared travel addict, the co-founder of Luvaville.com Naomi Gelman is constantly on the hunt for new and inspiring places to eat, stay, shop and play (with or without her husband and two kids in tow) – who better to give us the inside scoop on Barcelona for kids? Naomi’s on the same page as […]

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