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

City breaks with kids: book giveaway

Many parents tend to avoid city breaks once they have children. True, it can seem easier to go somewhere where they can play in the sea all day or sit by a pool and eat ice cream, but many cities … Continue reading

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Baqueira Beret

Reputedly the King of Spain’s favourite resort, it seems incredible that Baqueira Beret is so little known in the UK. Easily accessible from the UK from Toulouse followed by a very easy two hour drive, it seems to have pretty … Continue reading

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It’s always exciting to explore a new ski resort, and that’s what we did last weekend. With 40 km of downhill pistes Cauterets far from the biggest resort in the region, but there was plenty to keep me, Alex and … Continue reading

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Pic du Midi

    It’s not often that I will willingly get up at 6am, and it’s even less often that my children Livi, aged 10 and Toby, 12 are happy to do so. But when you know you’re getting up early … Continue reading

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Why I love theme parks

November can be a difficult time to take a holiday, can’t it? Even if you ignore the fact that the kids are at school, it’s too cold to go on a beach holiday in Europe and too early to ski … Continue reading

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Books for children from Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet has just sent me a couple of really lovely children’s books which would make ideal stocking fillers. The Amazing World Atlas isn’t a traditional atlas with maps etc but is rather a series of beautifully illustrated chapters crammed … Continue reading

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Alpe d’Huez in summer

I know this isn’t the first time I’ve banged on about how the mountains aren’t just for winter and how they are fabulous in the summer too but honestly, they really are. This summer we went to Alpe d’Huez and … Continue reading

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