10 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained and Happy at the Airport
Posted on 09 December 2016 by starttravel.co.uk
Gateways to adventure and far flung lands, airports are nothing if not exciting. Unless you're stuck in one for more than a couple of hours, that is. Even adults, having done five laps of WH Smith and having visited the departure board for the umpteenth time, can get a little bored.
But for kids, airports can be the dictionary definition of dull.
Keeping little ones occupied, somehow – any-how – is not easy, but it's doable.
Limerick Weekend: Castles, Cliffs and Celtic Cheer
Posted on 19 May 2016 by Fiona Easton
Fiona Easton flew with her two young children to Limerick on Ireland's dramatic western coast, for what would be a quintessentially Celtic experience.
Soon after we saw the green fields around Stanstead shrink into a pleasant patchwork quilt, we were over the glistening Irish Sea and descending over another, equally pretty patchwork quilt – although this one seemed a shade greener than its Essex counterpart.
At Shannon Airport the warmth of the locals was immediately apparent, as we were directed to the taxi rank by an affable lady at the information desk. An equally friendly taxi driver took us to the Strand Hotel – although I admit his dialect was at times hard to decipher.
Beating the Queues at Walt Disney World Florida
Posted on 04 May 2016 by Eric Turner
Eric Turner’s wife doesn’t like queues or crowds, which made Walt Disney World Florida a difficult sell. Eric placated her by hatching a cunning plan to cut the queueing. But did it work?
The Magic Kingdom, Jiminy Cricket's Wishes Fireworks, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin: The list of rides and attractions at Walt Disney World is almost overwhelming.
"Disney needs to stop introducing so many characters – there’ll be no room for any new ones." I said this to my wife as we queued up to enter the park and check into our resort with our excited young son.