Category: UK Roadtrip

Ein Familien-Roadtrip durch England, von Yorkshire nach Südengland und durch den Eurotunnel zurück nach Hamburg.

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    Overnight stay in family room

    Family room vs. parents’ holiday and hotel restaurant vs. self-catering. Two issues we’ve had to deal with over the last five days. Fridge: we asked the hotel for a refrigerator and lo and behold: no problem at all to get a minibar-sized refrigerator for our room. So nothing stood in the way of self-catering, at…

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    About traveling with children: Day trips and travel essentials

    Many things on the following list only come to mind when you write them down, as I did. It’s quite a lot that comes together when you’re traveling with children -be it babies or toddlers – which for us means 9 and 28 months respectively. At almost one or two years old, the little ones…

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    Kirklees Light Railway train ride: A fun day out in Yorkshire for the littlest ones

    The attraction, a cute little narrow-gauge railroad, runs from Kirklees past Cuckoo’s Nest and the village of Skelmanthorpe through a long, dark tunnel to stop at Shelley. At the end of the line, which was once used to transport mined coal from the nearby mountain road to the wash site (probably not narrow gauge at…

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    Chatsworth House

    Ich bin großer Downton Abbey Fan (im realen Leben bekannt als Highclere Castle), aber dieses „House“ toppt es noch mal. Zwar war ich vor zwanzig Jahren schon einmal hier, allerdings sieht man die Welt durch Kinderaugen doch etwas anders. Neben dem Fakt, dass der echte Duke, also ein Herzog, einfach an uns vorbei“geschlufft“ ist, als…

  • Cannon Hall Farm – pigs & playground perfect for a family day out

    Cannon Hall Farm – pigs & playground perfect for a family day out

    Our trip to a farm, known from the English TV, with lots of outdoor activities such as a sheep race or ferret race and a great playground for all ages.

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    Our roadtrip begins: Taking the ferry from Amsterdam to Newcastle

    Hamburg – Ijmuiden (Amsterdam): 503 km | Ferry from Ijmuiden – Newcastle: 17:30-09:15 (+1 day) The resolution to leave at a certain time is usually not kept with small children. Even if you have packed the car almost completely the night before and only have to “throw in” the things you can’t do without during…

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    Brexit travel

    Entering England by ferry from Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) to Newcastle upon Tyne with a DFDS Seaways ferry It’s not as bad as getting out of Egypt again (see our trip here), but still we had to show the red passport booklet three times (after we had to upload it compulsorily to DFDS, the ferry provider, in…