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Travelling with twins – the toddler years!

“Shall we go on a Canvas holiday this year?”

“Let’s go to Holland. The boys will love Camping Duinrell.”

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. But now we’re travelling next week, and I haven’t even thought about what we need to pack or what we’ll do when we’re there. And I’m dreading the journey (overnight ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam with two nearly-2 year olds and no travel cots…)

So I took a deep breath, and before full on panic mode set in (which almost involved me cancelling the holiday and retreating to Nanna & Grandpa’s for the week instead), I re-read this blog post I wrote last year in anticipation of our first family Canvas holiday. And remembered how much fun we had. And that the ferry crossing was just fine.

And surely I can’t be the only one who’s travelling abroad with toddlers for the first time. So I thought I’d write myself a pre-holiday checklist in the form of this blog post!

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Everything you need to know about Disneyland® Paris

Guest blogger Sara has put together this fab guide to Disneyland Paris for us. 

Disneyland, located in Marne-la-Valleé, just 20 miles east of Paris, is not just for children – at 26, I absolutely love it. Many people have the misconception that you must have a child with you to enjoy the park. Well I say no you don’t!

Another misconception many people have with regards to Disneyland is that it is only one park, boy are they wrong. In fact Disneyland Paris consists of two separate parks right next door to each other – Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. Disneyland Park has roughly 14 million guests a year and has over 15,000 staff known as ‘cast members’.

The Park consists of 5 different lands each with their own theme, rides, attractions and character meet and greets. There’s so much to see!

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SAIL Amsterdam

If you’re in Amsterdam between the 19th and 23rd of August get yourself down to the waterfront! The 19th of August marks the start of the massive Sail Amsterdam nautical event. It’s the biggest event of its kind in the world and only happens once every five years.  It’s quite a spectacle as around 600 ships of…

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Holidaying in September & October

Enjoying a holiday in late summer or early autumn can be great if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of a summer escape. Choosing to holiday later in the year can sometimes make for a more relaxing experience as you can enjoy quieter campsites, quieter towns and quieter roads.

Of course, when its approaching autumn and you’re planning a break to Europe, the weather can be a key factor in deciding where to go. Although, in the UK, we’re of the opinion that you could pop a pin anywhere in the campsite map and can almost rest assured that the weather will be better there. Perfect excuse for a holiday!

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