Monday, 4 April 2016

Travel Bucket List 2016

As you know we are a travel loving family. We can't keep our feet on the ground for long, whether it's holidays abroad, UK mini breaks or over nights stays. We just love it. Here is my family bucket list for 2016.


This particular park is quite special to hubby and I. We have stayed here 3 times now since we had our first child. In fact, it was the very first trip Eva went on when she was 3 months old. We also went when I was pregnant with Ophelia so we would love to go as a family of 4 this year. Hubby also used to come here when he was growing up as his grandparents used to own a chalet there. 
We've stayed in a caravan and a chalet there but I definitely prefer the chalet. The park has a great entertainment centre and pool area. Eva had such a fab time when we last stayed there.


We are most definitely a Disney loving family. Awryn and I went to Disneyland a couple of times when it was just the 2 of us and we have also taken Eva. It's a dream of ours to go to Disneyworld but that won't be for a while. There is something so magical about Disney.You just can't stop laughing and smiling. I am one of those parents that completely embrace it. You will find me wondering around with my minnie mouse ears on my head and pin trading lanyard around my neck. 

3) Icmeler, Turkey

I know I have already had a sun holiday this year but i'm sure later on in the year I will be craving another one. If we can afford it, I would love to go to Turkey. I have been on many holidays to Icmeler throughout my childhood and I love it there. It was where Eva had her first holiday abroad. The weather is always fantastic. A far cry from our great British summer!


I recently came across this  Devon campsite on instagram and it's one of the most exciting looking clamping sites i've seen. It's situated on 6 acres of land and is close to the beach. It's philosophy is getting back to basics, to relax and enjoy nature. The accommodation is very unique but modern style pods. My favourite of all of them has to be The Loveland Pod. Something you may not know about our family yet is that we are big stargazers. We have a telescope and love to teach Eva all about our solar system. These pods look like a dream come true for a stargazing family.



**Pictures taken from the Loveland website**


I've been desperate to have a little break in these beautiful log cabins for a long time. My hairdresser has also had a few stays here and raves about it. The idea of a log cabin screams family time to me. I can imagine us having a brilliant time exploring the lovely Forest of Dean (which isn't too far from where we live) and then going back to our cabin and snuggling up with a hot chocolate. I love the fact that there are hot tubs there too.

*photo taken from the Forest Holiday website*

6) The Celtic Manor

Hubby and I love the Celtic Manor. It's our favourite place in South Wales to have afternoon tea. We also adore staying here. The resort always makes me feel like i'm on holiday. I always feel very relaxed after staying there and they have a fantastic breakfast. We've actually not stayed at the hotel as a family so I would love to do that this year. They have recently opened The Hunter Luxury Lodges and their Coldra Court site so it would be nice to try one of those out. 

This picture was taken when we recently had Easter afternoon tea at the hotel


Have you been to any of these places on my bucket list?

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40 comments:

  1. Going with infants or little youngsters needn't be upsetting. A little planning goes far. Here are some brilliant tenets...???

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  2. I love Celtic manor. I stayed there on a hen do. I loved it. It felt like we were on holiday with the sun shining xx

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  3. Aaah great picks! I'd love to revisit Disneyland, I haven't been since I was a kid. It's on my bucket list for 2017 though xx

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  4. From your list, we've been to Disneyland in Paris and of course Forest of Dean since it's near our neck of the woods. Mine would include Australia, New Zealand and probably the Maldives before it disappears :) x

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    1. The Maldives is on my lifetime bucket list x

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  5. I'm going to Disney World in Sept and I can't wait! i am literally telling anyone who will listen so I can't agree enough with the disney loving haha! H x

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  6. we went to Disneyland Paris in February and it is always a winner with me!

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  7. Amazing isn't it. The sun always seems to be shining when I'm there x

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  8. Forest of Dean looks like a beautiful place to visit.
    Mary
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    1. It is beautiful. We've only visited but never stayed x

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  9. I've not been to any of the places on your list! I've heard good things about the Celtic Manor though, we're in Swansea so not too far away. I think the log cabin in the Forest of Dean appeals to me the most though, it just seems so cosy! x

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  10. An amazing travel bucket list here Kerry. The stargazing pods look absolutely stunning. X

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  11. A fab list! I love the look of those pods, so different and it must be great to watch out at night. I can't wait to take my girls to Disneyland Paris and World. For me it's the Maldives, I would love to go there x

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    1. The pod look so unique don't they x

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  12. I've never been to these places but they sound fantastic! You should also make a trip up to Shetland, at the top of the UK - my home. It's a rather special place. :)

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  13. I'd love to go to a forest holidays site, but haven't managed it yet. I love Celtic Manor too, but haven't been since we had a big work conference briefing way back when...and found that the England rugby team were staying at the same time.

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  14. We went to Turkey for our babymoon and loved it! Kalkan is really beautiful and I highly recommend it.

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  15. Loveland looks freaking awesome especially since I have never seen anything quite like it. I would love to visit Turkey too.

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    1. I'm desperate to go to Loveland. It looks beautiful x

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  16. Loveland looks amazing, I'm off to research there! With the baby and also a house move that's resulted in us losing a heck of a lot of money, we can't be too frivolous this year. We actually booked a fortnight in Lanzarote for Sept before it all started going wrong with the house and I'll beg borrow and steal before I cancel that trip! Phil and I were hoping to go to Germany for the Christmas markets to celebrate my 30th and his 40th but we'll have to see. Turkey is so lovely, I hope you get to go back!xx

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    1. The Christmas markets sound lovely x

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  17. Your is so similar to me!!! I really want to stay in a treehouse on a forest holiday and that star gazing pod looks right up our street. I absolutely LOVE Disneyland Paris!!!!! I hope you manage to get there this year. Such a fun place for the whole family. xx

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  18. I havent been to any of these places and you have some quite specific choices which is always good x

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  19. All brilliant places for adults and kids alike. Well researched and presented

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  20. Forest Holidays and Celtic Manor are on my list too - hope you get your wish x

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  21. Such a great list! We are similar although with a new one arriving in May it has held us back a bit this year. But I will be making up for it on maternity leave. We have yet to visit Disneyland although its on my list. I would also love to go to Celtic Manor have heard some amazing things. x

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  22. This is a great bucket list and everything is fairly close by and totally doable - love the idea of Forest holidays and really want to do Disneyland Paris sometime soon as my eldest would love to go

    Laura x

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  23. Disney is on my list this year and we're hoping to for Christmas! Those pods look amazing! x

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    1. Oh its amazing at Xmas. Hope you get to go x

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  24. I love DisneyLand Paris and will be revisiting when my kids are older. I used to work for Disney (two yeats on the cruise ships, one year in WDW Florida) and I swear there's now pixie dust in my blood!

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  25. I've never been to any of these places and now want to go to all of them. I think we are going to take Lucas to disney land the summer before he starts primary school x

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  26. I'd love to do Disney Land Paris too. That's got to be on my list!

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  27. We really want to take Lamb to DisneyLand Paris! I've never been so I think I'd be just as excited xx

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  28. I've never bee to these places I'd love to go-to Disney land one day.
    I've heard good things about forrest holidays too.

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