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Camping is something that I used to love doing when I was a kid.  I’ve got fond memories of putting up ancient canvas tents with my Girl Guide Pack in the pouring rain, and cramming sixteen of us in to one tent. Being slightly uncomfortable was part of the fun. And in my teens and [...]

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A couple of weeks ago we headed off to the Valleys in South Wales for the weekend.  Despite living very close to South Wales we hadn’t visited it before!  We found so much more to do in South Wales than we were expecting, so we will definitely be back, especially now that the Severn Bridge […]

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If you’re visiting Japan in winter, well, it’s the perfect time to head to Yamanouchi in Nagano Prefecture to see the famous snow monkeys at Jigokudani Monkey Park.  This was a highlight of our winter trip to Japan, and in this post I’ll run over how to get to Jigokudani Monkey Park from Tokyo, and […]

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A traditional country pub and inn on the Wiltshire/Somerset border, the Bath Arms is an historic place to stay, brilliantly located for exploring the local area.  It’s a fantastic family friendly hotel, with country pub cheer and understated luxury.  And, of course, fabulous food. I was invited to spend a night at the Bath Arms […]

The post Stay in a traditional British Inn: a review of the Bath Arms at Longleat appeared first on Kids and Compass.

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There is so much to do in the East Midlands. The East Midlands includes the counties of Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. Which is a large area of the UK. There are more days out than there are days in the year between the four counties. Today I am bringing you a list of our […]

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Tokyo is the ultimate city break – yes, even with kids!  There is so much to do in Tokyo with kids – it’s a fantastic place to visit with your family, and it’s my kids’ favourite city that we’ve ever visited.  Traditional and modern, with tranquil gardens and glittering electric lights, sumo wrestlers and robots, […]

The post The best things to do in Tokyo with kids: a 5 day Tokyo itinerary appeared first on Kids and Compass.

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Japan has some of the most beautiful castles in the world.  You should definitely make time to see at least one or two Japanese castles if you’re visiting Japan.  Luckily, Japanese castles tend to be pretty centrally located – often right in the middle of a city – so they’re easy to find. While I’ve […]

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Japan is full of unique experiences.  Some are well known, deservedly so; others are a bit more niche.  Here’s a collection of the best things to do in Japan for your Japan bucket list!  Some are big, some are small, but hopefully this list will give you and your family inspiration for your trip to […]

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It’s no exaggeration to say that London is one of the world’s greatest cities.  You might be put off visiting London with kids as it’s such a huge, busy metropolis that it can seem a bit intimidating trying to navigate it with a family in tow, especially if you’ve got toddlers.  But there are plenty […]

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Taking a Tokyo food tour is a fantastic way to learn about Japanese culture, and of course, about what’s good to eat!  Navigating the minefield of unfamiliar foods as well as a language barrier can be difficult if you’re travelling with small children, or if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet; and downright intimidating […]

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