Category Archives: Travel Tips

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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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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Tips for Travelling with Kids Part 3 – General Tips & Tricks

Tips and tricks for travelling with kids, tips for before during and after a flight, how to settle into your accommodation, how to navigate the airport with minimal stress. #travel #traveltips #travelwithkids #airtraveltips

Welcome to part 3 of our series on travel tips for families. If you need help deciding on what to bring on board an aircraft to keep your little ones entertained for a flight, then our post about tips for carry-on luggage might be helpful.  We have also put together our packing list for family sun holidays or vacations. Today’s post

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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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Tips for Travelling with Kids Part 1 – Carry-on Luggage for Air Travel

Travelling With Kids Part 1- Carry-on Luggage for Air Travel - Our Little House in the Country

At the moment on our Facebook page we have been having a great time reading and sharing lots of fantastic tips and advice from parents about travelling with children.  Check out the brilliant posts and share your own too, feel free to leave a link to your post of just simply add your top tip in the comments below the

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A Fabulous Spring Morning at Ardgillan Castle, Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland – A Great Place to Visit With Kids

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This morning was a gloriously clear and sunny Spring morning, a little chilly at first but perfect for getting out and about.  Ardgillan Castle in Skerries Co. Dublin is only a short spin from our home and we regularly head to the playground there at the weekends.  It is a beautiful 18th Century house, stunningly beautiful gardens and parkland overlooking

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Easter Holiday Adventures – Things to Do With Kids Near Dublin Ireland – Newbridge House and Farm

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Doodles has no preschool for the next 2 weeks as it is the Easter holidays so we are planning all sorts of adventures and activities which we will be recording on the blog.  These will include lots of fun things to do in the North Eastern Part of Ireland – just north of Dublin.  We decided to kick start our

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