Category Archives: Family

Camping Activities for Kids

10 Camping Activities for Families - Our Little House in the Country

We love camping as a family and we tend to take our camping trips as the perfect excuse to unplug and leave our devices at home.  We do take our phone but as a rule turn off our data settings and only use them for necessary calls and texts.   So while we are enjoying a screen free weekend or

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Our Ultimate Tent Camping List

Our Ultimate Tent Camping Packing List - Our Little House in the Country

Camping has become one of favourite ways to holiday.  We love the freedom, the fresh air and the opportunity to completely unplug and spend unhasssled, non busy time together as a family.  Living in Ireland, our camping trips are unfortunately limited to short weekend trips over the summer when the weather is reasonably good and our annual trip to France

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The Ultimate Guide to Travelling With Children

The Ultimate Guide to Family Travel - Our Little House in the Country - 100+ tips and tricks - camping, air travel, road trips, cruising, beach holidays, packing, safety, activities

With the school summer holidays only weeks away I have only one thing on my mind – our summer travel plans.  I am so excited about our upcoming vacation to France and the other trips we have planned for the summer!  I have written before about my own personal tips for travelling with young children and today I would like

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5 Halloween Party Games for all the Family

5 Halloween Party Games - Family Friendly Fun - Our Little House in the Country

Party games always add to the fun of Halloween!  These 5 games have been family favourites for years and years! As Halloween draws ever closer, only 2 days to go, all my kids can talk about is Halloween, costumes, ghosts, goblins, trick or treating and dunking for apples!  Over the past few days we have been talking a lot about

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Our Summer Adventures 2014 – From the West of Ireland to the South of France and everything in between!

Our Summer Adventures 2014 - From the West of Ireland to the South of France and Everything in Between - Our Little House in the Country

Summer here at Our Little House in the Country is drawing to a close.  My little boy, Doodles, starts primary school on Thursday (I’m traumatised !) and the weather has turned decidedly autumnal ie. cold, wet and windy!  It’s hard to believe that it is over 3 months since we wrote our Summer Bucket List and made all sorts of

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1st Trip of the Summer – Mulranny & Achill, Co. Mayo, Ireland – a short trip with young kids

A short trip with young children to Mulranny and Achiil, Co. Mayo Ireland - Our Little House in the Country #kids #travel #travellingwithkids #Ireland

We have just returned from a long weekend away, our first trip of the summer.  We had such a lovely time.  Today’s post is more of a photo record of our trip than a tips and tricks or review type post. Mulranny in Mayo in Ireland is one of our favourite places to holiday.  My mum is originally from here

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Doodles’ 100 Days of Summer Bucket List – 100 summer activities for kids

100 Days of Summer Bucket List - 100 Summer Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #summer #kidsactivities #bucketlist

Update:  As we have been on holidays for over a month at this stage, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to cross of what we have done to date (full list below in a graphic)!  We have been very busy! Also, this morning the lovely Lindsey at 101thingstodowithkids mentioned me in her post about her summer list.

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10 Tips for When Your Child is Unhappy or Experiencing a Problem at School

10 Tips for when your child is unhappy or experiencing a problem at school

Most children go through a period of being unsettled at school, usually it is when they are just starting school or a new class and is separation anxiety related.  This is perfectly normal and should be expected.  Children see their parents or primary care givers as their safe haven, where they know the routine, what to expect, etc.  So venturing

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Easter Holiday Adventures Part 2 – Fun and Free Frolics!!!!

Easter Adventures

I haven’t had much time to blog this week.  My son is on holidays from preschool so we have been havibng great fun getting out and about.  The weather has also been amazing so we have been outdoors all day, everyday.  We are all sleeping like logs and appetites have improved and everyone is in good humour – yaaaaay! Today

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