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Making the most of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, running this year from 2-26 August, has showcased and celebrated the best performance and entertainment emerging from around the world for nearly 70 years, taking in comedy, dance, music and theatre. It’s been a launch pad for the likes of Eddie Izzard, Jude Law, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and many more. And it’s constantly expanding – …

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15 things to do on a long journey

Things to do on a long journey

Long journeys with excited children can be tiring and stressful for everyone. With minimal planning, though, car rides and plane trips can be made easier. Our suggestions here are for games and activities that are free, don’t need any equipment and can occupy everyone from toddlers to teenagers and parents too – including drivers. Most don’t even involve looking down, …

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15 things to do on a rainy day

Things to do on a rainy day

If the weather’s bad and you’re spending the day indoors with your children, you don’t need to watch TV or play computer games all day. With minimal (or even no) financial outlay and only a little imagination from you, your children can still have an enjoyable, creative time with minimal mess, disruption and noise! We’ve arranged our activity ideas by …

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5 Family Friendly Breaks

Family friendly breaks

Maxine Sheppard, editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog, picks a selection of destinations suitable for a summer family holiday. Cornwall Cornwall has to be one of the most family-friendly destinations in the UK, with its wide sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and jumbled fishing villages the stuff of seaside holiday dreams. This is a destination where golden childhood memories are formed, …

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Make your house move a green-house move!

Make your house move a green-house move

Our partners at Start share their advice for a sustainable and stress-free moving day Although exciting, moving home can be stressful, wasteful and expensive. Our partners at Start, the UK sustainable living charity, have come up with some useful tips to help make moving more affordable, sustainable and altogether calmer! 1. Before the big day The performance of a lifetime Before …

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