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The Kidventures family travel podcast is packed with family travel inspiration, tips, destination advice and recommendations from some of the UK's top family travel experts, including hosts Cathy and Ting from family travel blogs MummyTravels.com and My-Travelmonkey.com. Kidventures is for everyone who loves travelling and doesn't want to stop because they have a family - Cathy, Ting and the podcast guests are living proof. We can't promise it's always easy travelling with kids but whether you're looking for holidays on a budget, a chance to relax on the beach or an adventure off the beaten track, we'll be sharing the best ways to do it.

The Kidventures family travel podcast is packed with family travel inspiration, tips, destination advice and recommendations from some of the UK's top family travel experts, including hosts Cathy and Ting from family travel blogs MummyTravels.com and My-Travelmonkey.com. Kidventures is for everyone who loves travelling and doesn't want to stop because they have a family - Cathy, Ting and the podcast guests are living proof. We can't promise it's always easy travelling with kids but whether you're looking for holidays on a budget, a chance to relax on the beach or an adventure off the beaten track, we'll be sharing the best ways to do it.

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United Kingdom

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The Kidventures family travel podcast is packed with family travel inspiration, tips, destination advice and recommendations from some of the UK's top family travel experts, including hosts Cathy and Ting from family travel blogs MummyTravels.com and My-Travelmonkey.com. Kidventures is for everyone who loves travelling and doesn't want to stop because they have a family - Cathy, Ting and the podcast guests are living proof. We can't promise it's always easy travelling with kids but whether you're looking for holidays on a budget, a chance to relax on the beach or an adventure off the beaten track, we'll be sharing the best ways to do it.

Language:

English


Episodes

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 24: The benefits of family travel

5/21/2021
After months where our horizons shrank to a tiny area around our homes, it's no surprise most of us are desperate to get travelling again. But is it just a self-indulgent wish for a holiday? In this episode, the Kidventures family travel podcast hosts are joined by travel writer, author and fellow travelling mum Laura Hall, in saying a very emphatic no. With Laura's book, One Day, So Many Ways, designed to introduce children to different cultures around the world, the episode covers the...

Duration:00:35:25

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - [AD] Episode 23: The Peak District with kids

5/7/2021
Celebrating its 70th birthday this year, the Peak District is a fantastic place to visit with kids - and you don't have to be a hardened hiker to enjoy this. In this episode, sponsored by Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, the Kidventures family travel podcast hosts look at all the reasons why you'll love visiting the Peak District with young kids. Having grown up around half an hour from the edge of the National Park, Cathy shares some of her childhood memories of exploring, including...

Duration:00:30:06

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 22: Scotland with kids

4/23/2021
From the gorgeous countryside of the Highlands to the fascinating Scottish islands, cities including wonderful Edinburgh, beaches galore and a whole host of family-friendly places to stay, there's so much to discover in Scotland with kids. So in this episode, the Kidventures family travel podcast hosts are joined by Scotland family travel expert Janice Hopper, who writes the Scots2Travel blog Packed with tips on how to plan your own family holiday in Scotland - and why 2021 is the perfect...

Duration:00:28:06

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 21: Vanlife for beginners

4/9/2021
The freedom to just jump into your camper van and set off on your travels with kids is a tempting idea, particularly after a year of travel restrictions. So it's no surprise that vanlife is more popular than ever. In this episode, the Kidventures family travel podcast hosts are joined by two experts - long-term vanlife convert Katy from Otis and Us and Jenny from Travelynn Family, who was spurred on by lockdown to finally buy her own campervan. Listen on for really helpful tips and sound...

Duration:00:31:47

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 20: Masterchef, food and travel

3/26/2021
Food and travel go hand in hand. If you really want to delve into the culture and history of a destination, then you have to eat the local cuisine, shop in their local markets and learn about the dishes that have been passed down through the generations. Ting talks about her passion for food and travel, and how her MasterChef appearance spurred her to set up her new food blog Cook Simply. From their first foodie memories abroad to Michelin-starred restaurants, spending all day browsing...

Duration:00:31:17

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 19: Lockdown lessons

3/12/2021
The end to lockdown is finally in sight! And after a year of many sacrifices, where travel has been put on pause, and family and friends have been unable to see one another, we’re discussing what lockdown lessons we’ve learned. We chat about how it was possible to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by taking up new hobbies including open water and sea swimming to getting fit by running away from virtual zombies! Lockdown has also forced us to explore more of our own backyards and...

Duration:00:33:32

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 18: 2021 UK travel

2/28/2021
Finally, there's good news on the travel horizon, with the first news of restrictions beginning to lift across the UK, in particular with the roadmap for England (so far). In this episode, the Kidventures family travel podcast hosts talk about their plans for 2021 UK travel, and what to keep in mind when you're booking. There's also advice on avoiding the crowds in the most popular areas, ways to stay within budget if accommodation is booking up fast and prices are rising, and tips on areas...

Duration:00:42:35

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 17: Toddler travel tips

2/12/2021
Ask most parents and they'll agree that travelling with toddlers is the hardest age to manage when you're planning family holidays - but that's no reason to stop. In this episode, the Kidventures family travel podcast hosts share all their top toddler travel tips, from food and routines to ways to cope with long journeys. As well as their own experiences of travelling with toddlers and surviving (with two separate toddlers in Ting's case), there's also more advice in Ting's new free book,...

Duration:00:32:32

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 16: Coronavirus and travel

3/14/2020
There's only one topic on everyone's minds at the moment - and so only one podcast we could make this week, which is why this episode of the Kidventures family travel podcast is on Coronavirus. Current events are moving almost too fast to keep up, and most of us are worrying about more than how Corvid-19 affects travel. But with many of our future plans in doubt, including Easter travel, we're taking a look at some of the facts about the pandemic as well as how you stand if you've got a...

Duration:00:26:39

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 15: Fussy eaters and travel

2/29/2020
Who's wished their kids would eat anything? There's no question that finding food your kids love can be tricky enough at home - let alone when you're travelling. In this episode, the Kidventures family travel podcast hosts are joined by Emily Leary, author of Get Your Kids to Eat Anything and blogger behind A Mummy Too, to get tips on helping kids to try new things and making food a fun - not stressful - part of travel. We chat about everything from why kids love to say 'NO' to whatever's...

Duration:00:35:14

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 14: Kids clubs

2/15/2020
Would you put your kids in a kids' club? For some parents - and kids! - it's a highlight of the holiday, for others it defeats the point of family travel. The Kidventures family travel podcast hosts look at the pros and cons of holidays with kids clubs, and how to choose one. Cathy and Ting discuss the things to know before you travel, what to look out for in a kids club, especially if you're travelling with younger kids, and what questions you need to ask. We share our stories of when kids...

Duration:00:27:50

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 13: London with kids

2/1/2020
You'll never be short of things to do in London. But with kids? And without breaking the bank? In this episode, the Kidventures family travel podcast hosts are joined by Katja Gaskell, blogger at Globetotting and co-founder (along with Cathy) of the London with Kids Facebook group, talking about cunning money saving tricks and why you can visit London with toddlers or teens. We chat about everything from using the tube with younger kids to how to get bargain tickets for West End musicals,...

Duration:00:33:11

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 12: 2020 Travel plans

1/18/2020
Where's on your 2020 family travel list? Back with new episodes after our Christmas break, the Kidventures family travel podcast hosts are chatting about travel plans for 2020, travel resolutions including trying to fly less and stick to a budget, and how politics might affect the holidays we take. From trying to pack in European trips before Brexit happens (if it does!) and our attitude to risk when it comes to visiting countries in the Middle East and North Africa (among others), to...

Duration:00:31:56

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 11: Winter breaks with kids

11/7/2019
Sun or snow, the best Christmas markets and whether to go away for the Christmas holidays? In this episode, the Kidventures family travel podcast hosts are chatting all about winter breaks with kids, including tips on a magical break in Lapland. From tales of Christmas dinners abroad with no gravy to why you need more gloves and socks than you think, there's tips and inspiration on the different kinds of winter breaks you might plan and whether you can persuade your kids to swap family...

Duration:00:34:30

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 10: A Chat With Lonely Planet's Imogen Hall

10/26/2019
If you love travel, the chances are you've owned at least one Lonely Planet guide book - and as a family traveller, something from the Lonely Planet Kids range. In this episode, the Kidventures family travel podcast hosts are joined by Lonely Planet Kids' own family travel expert and author Imogen Hall. Chatting about why there's nothing like travel to inspire and teach kids, why you can't beat a sleeper train and what the future of family travel might hold, Imogen reveals some of her own...

Duration:00:39:56

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 9: Tips from a Disney Expert

10/12/2019
Who loves Disney? It's one of the ultimate family holidays, especially with kids of a certain age - but if you've never been, it can also seem pricy and tricky to organise. So in this episode, the Kidventures family travel podcast hosts are joined by Disney obsessive Emma Conway, aka blogger Brummy Mummy of 2, to share her tips. From advice on which park to visit first, how to get the most out of your visit for the least money, and what you might not expect from a Disney trip to Florida,...

Duration:00:25:40

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 8: Solo travel with kids

9/28/2019
Can you imagine travelling solo with your kids? It's often parents' biggest travel fear (after actually taking that first family holiday) but whether you're a single parent, have more holiday than your other half or simply love travelling more than them, venturing off alone is sometimes the only option. The Kidventures family travel podcast hosts reveal their tips for solo travel with kids - from essential paperwork to avoiding hotels, and why you can (usually) expect people around you to...

Duration:00:30:46

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 7: The travel insider's tips

9/14/2019
Who wants to travel more and pay less for it? Everyone... obviously. But can you really ever do that? In this episode, the Kidventures family travel podcast hosts are joined by travel agent and travelling mum Katie King from Travel Counsellors, who's sharing her insider secrets. From tips on finding cheap flights to snapping up last-minute bargains (if you can hold your nerve) and why travel agents have a few secrets up their sleeve that even the internet can't match, Katie shares her...

Duration:00:36:07

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 6: Travels with an Olympian

8/31/2019
If at first you don't succeed, try and try again - not a bad motto for family travel, or for multi medal-winning Olympian Anna Hemmings MBE. The Kidventures family travel podcast hosts chat to Britain's most successful female kayaker, who recently tackled Mount Kenya in a climb that didn't go according to plan - and hear her stories of venturing onto the New York subway with a pushchair and discovering hidden Mexican beaches with her kids. From inspiration about motivation and perseverence...

Duration:00:26:22

Kidventures Family Travel Podcast - Episode 5: Travel guilt

8/17/2019
Are you feeling guilty? Whether it's heading off for a trip without the kids to putting them in kids club while you're away, or feeling you should be booking bigger, better and more exciting holidays? The Kidventures family travel podcast hosts reveal their tips for dealing with the guilt around travel with kids. Cathy and Ting discuss taking trips away without their kids and whether calling home is actually worse for littler kids, as well as memories of the kids' clubs their children...

Duration:00:32:28