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Slow Travel Family Breaks

Perfect escapes in Britain's special places

by 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.

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 the UK 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, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding in Devon, eco-activities 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 writing for magazines, national newspapers and guidebook publishers. She has been Editor of Family Traveller magazine for seven years, establishing the brand and bringing exciting and innovative family travel to the fore. She is also Travel Editor at Prima magazine and was previously Travel Editor at You & Your Wedding magazine exploring the world of honeymoons. She has written many guidebooks including a ‘A Place to Wed’ looking at overseas weddings for Conran Octopus Publishing and Dorset, New Forest & Isle of Wight with Kids and Brittany with Kids published by Footprint Guides.

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 oceans, deserts and mountain ranges, Holly returned to spread the word about sustainable travel by writing and working for the likes of Green Traveller, The Guardian, Little London, Family Traveller, and Conde Nast Traveller. Holly is author of a guide to positive impact adventures, Sustainable Travel, and works with travel brands to improve their sustainability credentials.

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Table 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 10South London
Chapter 11Kent
Chapter 12Suffolk
Chapter 13The Wash (Lincolnshire and Norfolk)
Chapter 14Brecon Beacons, Wales
Chapter 15Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
Chapter 1 Pembrokeshire
Chapter 1 Oxford
Chapter 18Herefordshire
Chapter 19Peak District
Chapter 20National Forest
Chapter 21 Liverpool & Merseyside
Chapter 22Lake District
Chapter 23North Yorkshire
Chapter 24Northumberland Coast
Chapter 25Dumfries & Galloway
Chapter 26Edinburgh
Chapter 27The Cairngorms
Chapter 28Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides