The Siblings Project | November 2019

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I absolutely love the photos we got of our three little Peachicks for this month's Siblings Project post. They are so natural and joyous - and were actually a breeze to capture for once too! Taken on one of our many woodland walks this month, I love that they really capture the beauty of Autumn too.

It's crazy to look back on November's Siblings Project post from last year, as they have all grown so so much since then. Lilah was just a little dot in her buggy unable to walk, and now she's able to run alongside the big two. Parker is now grown up and at school (although still able to fit into that puddle suit). And Indiana is just about to turn 6, smashing school, with almost 3 lost teeth and nearly as tall as me! The three of them are such a team now, playing and exploring together, and of course bickering between the three of them constantly too.



I have contemplated stopping sharing these Siblings Project posts on my blog from next year. With the three of them growing up (and running off in three different directions), it's becoming so much harder to take the photo, let alone find the time to sit and write up the post. Of course I will keep posting regular photos of them over on my Instagram, but I think I'll keep these posts to maybe a round up throughout the year instead.

Of course I will complete this year of photos, especially as December is such an exciting month with lots to capture! Indiana turns 6 in just over a week, we have all of the Christmas celebrations and then it's not long until little Lilah turns 2 either. I absolutely love this time of year, and I cannot wait to enjoy (nearly) every moment with this little trio of mine.


5 Family Friendly Holiday Destinations

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With three young children, finding a holiday destination to suit our whole family can be tricky. It's got to have accommodation to fit 5 of us, cater for everyone, and of course have activities to entertain a variety of ages. Thankfully, over the years we've found a number of destinations that have been perfect for us as a family, in a variety of locations and on different budgets too. So in this post I thought I'd put together a post of 5 fantastic family holiday destinations, to hopefully give you some ideas too.


Majorca
We first visited Majorca when Indiana was just 6 months old (and our only child!). The flight is lovely and short, which is perfect for when you're travelling with young children. Plus the airport in Palma is lovely, making the usually not so fun flight hope, that little bit more enjoyable. We stayed in the Palma Nova area which is fantastic for families. There are plenty of beaches, a water park, crazy golf, and the cheesy but fun Katmandu theme park (which was voted Trip Advisor’s best amusement park in Majorca and second best in Spain overall).


Koh Samui, Thailand
A bit further afield, but somewhere I'd love to travel to is Thailand. There is so much do see and do in Koh Samui, which is why a stay at the Koh Samui Villas is a great family holiday destination. The best thing about the Villa consultants is that they can find the best villa for you and your family, based on your criteria and budget. Plus you can request items such as cots, highchairs, pool guards, and even babysitter services - perfect for when if want a special date night with your other half. The tropical Bo Phut beach is a great family-friendly area, with beaches, culture and plenty of local amenities and attractions - definitely a destination to keep in mind.

Dubai
Dubai is one of the top destinations on my family travel bucket list, and somewhere I hope to visit very soon! I have seen many other families visit over the years, and have been blown away by how much there is to do there for adults and children alike. Of course there are the well-known attractions such as the Aquarium at the Dubai Mall, the waterparks at Atlantis The Palm Resort and making your way to the top of the Burj Khalifa. But there's also so many other places to visit including - LEGOLAND Dubai, LEGOLAND Water Park, Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, desert safaris, KidZania Dubai, and OliOli (Dubai's first interactive children's play museum).

Ibiza
If you told me a few years ago that Ibiza was a suitable place to visit as a family, I would have laughed. It's just for clubbing right? Wrong! Ibiza is actually a beautiful island which so much to offer - especially for families. The flight is short, and as the island isn't too big the transfers are usually quite short too. We stayed in a family friendly resort where there was plenty going on, but there's of course beaches, water sports and water parks, boat trips and all the yummy food to try too.


Paris, France
Of course I will quickly mention Disneyland Paris in this section, as it is an incredibly family friendly holiday destination. But Paris itself is actually a great short-break destination for families too! Easy to travel to by Eurostar, we actually visited with a 9 month old Indiana a few years ago, and were really impressed with the city. Everything is easily accessible by foot if you don't mind walking, and there's lots of parks and child friendly spots dotted throughout the city. We picnic'd in front of the Eiffel Tower, where there was plenty of entertainment for little ones (bubbles were everywhere, and are always a hit right?), and Luxembourg Gardens has so much to enjoy including a pond where you can sail boats, a marionette there and an old fashioned carousel!


There are so many other family friendly holiday destinations I could share. What would you add to my list?
This is a collaborative post.