15% off Africa family overland holidays with Dragoman


Dragoman has 15% off all of its overland holidays including 2 Africa family overland holidays when booked by 28 February 2014.

Choose between a 17 day overland trip between Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam (or vice versa) or a 19 day tour between Victoria Falls and Windhoek. On the first travel through incredible scenery and wildlife exploring two of the world’s greatest game reserves, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. The tour ends with beaches and a trip to the island of Zanzibar.

Alternatively travelling between Victoria Falls and Windhoek the family can enjoy a wildlife cruise in Chobe National Park, a canoe safari into the Okavango Delta, food tracking and food gathering with the San Bishmen, a visit to Etosha National Park,  seal spotting on the Skeleton Coast and trekking the magnificent sand dunes at Sesriem.  If you fancy it try some adrenaline activities including sand boarding.

A £200 deposit is required to secure the booking and holidays with the discount start from £1490.

Holidays by Dragoman.

Cosy winter camping ideas in Wales, Dorset and the Yorkshire Dales


LARKHILL TIPIS WEST WALES: Escape to Carmarthenshire, West Wales this winter for a luxurious child-friendly, sustainable camping experience. Larkhill Tipis offers five different nomadic camping experiences with three of these available over the winter months. Accommodation includes the Alachigh a luxury tent originating from Northern Iran and two yurts. Stay warm with a woodburning stove,  sheepskins, big cushions, pillows and plenty of blankets,  beautiful rugs, lanterns and comfortable beds.

What to do: In the grounds there is a woodland park with swings and a slide. Located half an hour from Cardigan Bay’s coastline with sandy beaches plus horse riding, fishing, go karts, a butterfly farm, steam railways, castles and museums in the surrounding area. Nightly rates start from £70. www.larkhilltipis.co.uk.

THE BIVOUAC: if you are looking for a totally unique escape then this is it. The Bivouac located in the Yorkshire Dales offers luxurious, rustic and sustainable off grid accommodation. During the winter months you can stay in a hand crafted, round-wood timber frame woodland shack (from 5 Feb) or in the Bunk Barn; year round you can also choose to stay in a canvas Yurt burrowed into the hillside.


Inside the Shack there are handmade and up-cycled items furnishings providing a snug setting. Windy Smithy wood burners are fitted with a range attached for heating, cooking and warm water. Please note there is no electricity. A four night stay for a family of four starts from £410. Log-Cabins, Eco-Lodges, Yurts, Glamping & Bunk Barn Accommodation in Masham | The Bivouac.

CAALM CAMPING DORSET: Open all year round Caalm Camping has six traditional hand painted Mongolian Yurts. The yurts sleep up to six and a travel cot can be provided on request. Their location makes this is a great base for exploring Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire just one hour from the M4 and M5.


Children can scramble about on the wooden play equipment, get closer to the wildlife (regular deer, rabbits and pheasants are visitors)  and the area is fenced in and safe for children to play. A four night stay in February is £250 for up to 6 people. Free wood is provided for the wood burning stove. Electric sockets are provided.

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Luxury camping domes in the south west of France with hanging beds for kids | Glisten Camping


A new concept in luxury camping these beautiful domes can  be found on a spacious, friendly camp site in the south-west of France. Designed with space and comfort in mind the domes feature hanging beds for the children, comfy Fatboy bean-bags, proper king-size beds with high-quality mattresses and a  covered, substantial al fresco dining area with a state-of-the-art ‘plancha’ gas cooker for all your dining needs.


Glisten Camping have hand picked Col d’ibardin as the first site to feature these luxury domes. On site there are kids and grown up pools, a kids’ club and activities, sports and games for teenagers and reliable clean facilities.

Weekend breaks (three nights) £425.00 and midweek breaks (four nights) £425.00 are available in the low and mid seasons. Seven night breaks start from £560 in the low season. Season starts 1 April 2014. Domes sleep 6 people (4 adults max).

Glisten Camping | Luxury Camping South of France.

5% off guided family cycling holidays with Saddle Skedadle including Azores Adventures; book by 31 January

Saddle Skedaddle offer a great range of family cycling holidays across Europe and if you are looking for an easy paced one then their Azores Adventures can be booked as a guided or a self-guided tour with maps and road books provided. In addition to the cycling the trip includes hiking, whale watching and a jeep safari.

This holiday will suit families who are new to cycling and families who are used to day rides but want to keep the distances low (no more than 11 miles a day). Most of the routes are flat.

Departures during the months of May, June, July and August 2014. The holiday is 8 days long. Adult prices from £715 pp (child prices and family discounts available). Bike hire is an additional £140 (adult) and £100 (child). 5% discount when booked by end of January 2014.

 Azores Adventures – Guided Family Cycling Holiday.

A vintage boutique holiday cottage in Deal, Kent; April breaks from £170 | Admirals Rest

Admirals Rest is a child friendly cottage nestled in the pretty  conservation area of Deal. This East Kent coastal town with its Georgian seafront and 1950s pier is a perfect destination for families. Children can explore its two castles and pebble beach whilst mums & dads can enjoy the eclectic mix of independent shops, restaurants and coffee shops on the award winning High Street. The cottage is available for short breaks and weekly rentals.

The cottage sleeps a family of four in two bedrooms and there are heaps of baby/child friendly features including a cot, bed guard, high chair, upcycled cable drum as a colouring table, socket protectors, 3D DVDs, books, games, toys, microscooters, plastic cutlery & plates…

A 2 day mid week break in April is just £170 for the cottage with one week breaks at £480.

A vintage boutique holiday cottage in Deal, Kent | Admirals Rest.

Save up to 25% on Canvas holidays at selected sites across France, Spain & Italy – book by 31 Jan 2014

If you want a great saving on your Canvas holiday book by 31 January 2014 and SAVE up to 25% – the amount of discount applied is determined by the length of stay and the arrival time. Even during the peak summer period there is a 5% discount to be had. Only a £99 deposit is required to secure the booking. Canvas has sites across France, Spain and Italy with a range of accommodation including camping, mobile homes, lodges and apartments.

If you have holidayed with Canvas before then you can save an additional 3% on your second holiday or 5% if it’s your 3rd.

Save up to 25%.

Camping with baby – high chair & cot provided free of charge with Camping Indigo France


Want to camp with a baby in France but no room in the car for all the equipment required.  Camping Indigo  has sites all over France and on request will provide a high chair and cot free of charge on all camping holidays booked (excluding July and August). A Camping Indigo holiday is all about living a simple outdoor lifestyle on a natural site in the heart of a beautiful region in France.

A range of accommodation is available including Wood & Canvas tent (some with own bathroooms), gypsy caravan, chalet or  mobile home. Sites include swimming pools, playgrounds, a friendly place to eat, clean toilet and shower and baby changing facilities and in the summer a varied programme of simple activities on and off site. Camping Indigo is a great choice for your camping holidays in France.

Booking by phone is required when requesting baby equipment.

Bons plans | www.camping-indigo.com.

Special offer on family ski Norway in March & April 2014 | Visit Geilo

In Norway halfway between Oslo (3 and a half hours) and Bergen (4 hours) is Geilo ski resort. This is a fantastic place for a family ski holiday and a great place for beginners with a good choice of easy runs and a few challenging ones for the more experienced. I highly recommended Geilo as a great resort for introducing children to skiing.

Cheap flights with Ryan Air to Oslo and Haugesund together with the Geilo snow holiday package combining ski hire, ski pass and ski school makes for a more affordable family ski option. The snow holiday package is available during weeks 10 to 15 (3 March through to the 11 April 2014) and costs from 1195 NOK (£118)for a child, 1765 NOK (£174) for a youth and 2050 NOK (£202) for an adult. Season runs through till mid-May.

Ski school is available from 4 years up and there are different classes for  4-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years, 12-15 years and 15 years up (including adults). All ski school lessons start on Mondays and end Thursdays. Private lessons are also available.

Special offer – Visit Geilo.

Family half term breaks at award winning Sands Resort Hotel & Spa Cornwall from £114 per night

Child friendly Sands Resort hotel in Cornwall rated best family hotel in the Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice 2012 awards has some fantastic prices on its February half term breaks. Book early and the family can stay from £114 per night including breakfast.

Children can enjoy an action packed programme  including clowns, magicians and visits from the local zoo, enjoy a beach walk and then treat yourself to a spa treatment.

The hotel is situated between Padstow and Newquay, is a short walk from the beach and facilities include pools, adventure playgrounds, tennis courts,  a spa, golf course and various family dining options.

Family Half Term Breaks 2014 at Sands in Cornwall, UK.

Save 5% on new Malta and Gozo family holiday with Explore! From £649 – book by 30 Jan

Explore! has a new family tour to taking in the sights of Malta and Gozo.  Highlights include a jeep safari on the island of Gozo exploring scenic wonders and historic sites, sea kayaking the coastline, a boat trip to Comino Island and a visit to Malta’s historic capital.  There are plenty of opportunities for swimming with the hotel right by the sea.

From £649 without flights and £922 with flights. Departures in May, July, August and October 2014.  Group size 14-20 people. Minimum age is 7 and there are teenage departures too. Book by by 30 January 2014 for the 5% discount.

Malta and Gozo Holiday.