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

Futuroscope

I totally love theme parks. However, I’d be the first to admit that to a degree, it can be true that if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Some rollercoasters, a few gentle rides for the kids, over-sized cartoon … Continue reading

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Loir Valley

Week three this summer was in the Loir Valley – about 40 km away from the better-known Loire Valley. I didn’t know much about the area before we went but as it turned out, it was a bit like where … Continue reading

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Soulac-sur-Mer

Our second week away this summer was at Soulac-sur-Mer in the Gironde. We often go to the Atlantic Coast over the Med – the kids like the waves, the beaches tend to be less crowded and it’s not so HOT. … Continue reading

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Andorra in summer

So, we’re back from our four weeks away this summer. Our first trip was to Andorra. We’ve been several times in winter to ski but even though it’s only down the road from us really, we’d never been in summer … Continue reading

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Win a Norwegian log cabin break

Have you planned your summer holiday yet? I’m just starting to plan ours – last year we went away for six weeks as we rented out our house, but I’ve a feeling this year’s summer travels might be a bit … Continue reading

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The best loos in the world?

Last weekend we went to Andorra with the kids’ ski club. It’s the second year we’ve done it – and the first time we went I was a little unsure. It’s about 1,000 years since I went on holiday with … Continue reading

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Swimming costumes for kids

It’s cold, and summer still feels a long way away. So at the weekend I went out and bought shorts and flip-flops for the kids, and a little summer dress for myself which is probably far too young for me … Continue reading

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