Author Archives: catherinecooper

About catherinecooper

Journalist and author specialising in travel with children. I write for several national publications and am author of Travelling with Children: A Parent's Guide. You can see some of my articles at www.catherinecooper.net

Family travel tips – do what you want to do

Mark Warner is asking bloggers for their family travel tips as part of their bloggers’ challenge. As a family travel journalist this is something I have written about MANY times, and indeed an entire book. But looking back through the … Continue reading

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Win a P&O Mini Cruise

For me, the jury is still out on family cruising. I’ve never been on a cruise with the kids, and am torn between thinking it would be brilliant – on-tap entertainment for the kids, all our meals made and no … Continue reading

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St Lary: Skiing in the Pyrenees with the family

We are lucky enough to live near the Pyrenees and be able to ski regularly, but time constraints mean that we tend to stick to a few resorts that are closest to us and easily driveable within a day. So … Continue reading

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Marriott County Hall, London

While it’s always fun to go away as a family of course, sometimes it’s nice to get away just as a couple too. My husband Alex and I hadn’t been away on our own for some time and with his … Continue reading

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Perfect-fitting ski boots

I had a VERY exciting time in London last week – I was invited to go on This Morning to talk about whether I think it is ever OK to talk about taking your children out of school for holidays … Continue reading

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Christmas at PortAventura

Christmas is coming – but in PortAventura, it has already arrived. The park is already decked out in its festive finery and in amongst its fabulous rides and rollercoasters, there are some new features to make it all feel extra … Continue reading

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Why do you want to get away?

Mark Warner Holidays has launched the search for new #MarkWarnerMums (or Dads) and is asking bloggers to write about why they would like to get away. In some ways, it’s quite a difficult question. I love where I live but … Continue reading

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Ski gear for kids

Hooray it is nearly the ski season! I am so excited, having had my last season cut short by, um, breaking my leg in St Anton at the end of January. I wrote this review in bed while waiting to … Continue reading

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Not-for-Parents by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet has recently sent me a couple of really nice books I wanted to share as they’d make fab Christmas presents for children aged about eight to 12.

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PortAventura – in which the kids discover rollercoasters

Whenever I book a trip to a theme park, I tell myself (and my husband) that I we are going for the children, but it isn’t really true. I adore theme parks and had been looking forward to our trip … Continue reading

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