Slow Travel Family Breaks
Perfect escapes in Britain's special placesby Jane Anderson and Holly Tuppen
Slow Travel Family Breaks: perfect escapes in Britain’s Special Places – a guide to making the most of precious family holiday time, with trips for all ages focusing on the local, the authentic, the sustainable, the educational and the damn good fun, from the West Country to the south coast, East Anglia, Wales, the Lake District, Northumberland and Scotland.
Published: 27th Oct 2022
About this book
Holidays are a precious time of nourishment for families and this book will lead parents to a whole host of wonderful experiences for all ages across Britain that focus on the local, the authentic, the sustainable, the educational and the damn good fun. It’s also a little black book of the most authentic, interesting and child-friendly places to stay and eat.
Seasoned family travellers and travel writers Jane Anderson and Holly Tuppen present their hand-picked selection of places to go, things to see and activities to do across the country, from wildlife and star-gazing on The Scilly Isles, Guernsey and Sark to foraging and wild swimming in the Cairngorms. Stomps and bike rides in the New Forest, organic farming in Somerset, ranger-led tours in Kent, canoeing and steam train rides in Devon, a street art tour in Bristol, baking in Wales, city regeneration in Liverpool, Swallows and Amazons in the Lake District, Dracula in Yorkshire and wildlife photography in Northumberland are all included. In Scotland experiences cover Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, the Cairngorms and the Isle of Lewis and the Outer Hebrides, with everything from forest adventure activities to dolphins, whales and basking sharks on offer.
There is a longing amongst parents to take their children on UK holidays that are nourishing for the soul, that take children out of the digital world, slow down and appreciate nature, culture, arts, history, food and fellow human beings. This may be a ‘slow’ guide but it lacks nothing in excitement!
About the Author
Jane Anderson has been a travel writer and editor
for over 25 years, beginning her working life on
a magazine for travel agents and heading off to
Antigua for her first assignment. Once her kids
came along, 18 and 15 years ago, her focus turned to
enriching family travel experiences which landed
her the job of editor of Family Traveller magazine.
She is currently Travel Editor at Prima magazine
and also contributes to Good Housekeeping, RED, the Telegraph and
iPaper, among others. She is the author of the Footprint guides Dorset,
New Forest & Isle of Wight with Kids and Brittany with Kids.
Jane is particularly interested in local adventures and how to travel
sustainably, giving children life-enhancing travel experiences close
to home. Having travelled around the world, from the Maldives to
Vietnam, often with her two children, she genuinely feels that the UK is
one of the best and most rewarding places to explore with youngsters –
with the added benefit of no flying or jetlag.
Holly Tuppen’s passion for travelling the world
responsibly started in 2008 when she set off on
an around-the-world-without-flying adventure.
After sailing, cycling, walking and hitchhiking
across oceans, deserts and mountain ranges, Holly
returned to spread the word about sustainable
travel through marketing for the Green Traveller
website and editing Green Hotelier magazine.
Since her two boys came along, eight and six years ago, she’s been
continuing to travel slowly, but a little closer to home. Holly loves
nothing more than discovering locally owned, independent experiences
and places to stay, and believes that supporting these places is not only
better for communities and the planet but also improves any holiday.
An expert in sustainable travel, working as a writer and consultant,
Holly writes for the likes of The Guardian, The Times and Condé Nast
Traveller. Her first book, Sustainable Travel: The Essential Guide to
Positive Impact Adventures, was published in June 2021.
Additional InformationTable of Contents
Chapter 1 The Isles of Scilly
Chapter 2 Guernsey & Sark
Chapter 3 St Ives, North Cornwall
Chapter 4 South Hams, South Devon
Chapter 5 Somerset
Chapter 6 Bristol
Chapter 7 New Forest
Chapter 8 Isle of Wight
Chapter 9 East Sussex
Chapter 10 South London
Chapter 11 Kent
Chapter 12 Suffolk
Chapter 13 The Wash (Lincolnshire and Norfolk)
Chapter 14 Brecon Beacons, Wales
Chapter 15 Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
Chapter 1 Pembrokeshire
Chapter 1 Oxford
Chapter 18 Herefordshire
Chapter 19 Peak District
Chapter 20 National Forest
Chapter 21 Liverpool & Merseyside
Chapter 22 Lake District
Chapter 23 North Yorkshire
Chapter 24 Northumberland Coast
Chapter 25 Dumfries & Galloway
Chapter 26 Edinburgh
Chapter 27 The Cairngorms
Chapter 28 Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides