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These websites provide useful information for parents planning a family activity or adventure holiday.

Destinations
Enjoy England's Family Fun Site Enjoy England is the official site for English tourism. The Enjoy England Family Fun Site has something to offer both parents and kids. For example, there are activity sheets, games and reviews for the kids and for the parents there is practical information that is crucial when it comes to going on holiday.
Family Holidays to Puerto Pollensa Family run guide to Puerto Pollensa, Majorca.
France For Families Online travel guide to family holidays in France.
Kids in Barcelona The site includes information on child-friendly restaurants, shopping for kids, parks, children's shows and suitable museums in Barcelona, plus much more.
Family Travel
101 Family Holidays A travel inspiration site outlining 101 family holiday ideas recommended by leading travel writers, Will and Sally Gray.
ChildFriendly.co.uk Family travel information site with 1000's of the best family friendly days out, pubs, hotels, holiday parks and holidays.
DayOutWithTheKids.co.uk An easy to use website with information on great family days out all over the uk categorised into indoor/outdoor activities and by appropriate age ranges.
Family Adventure Project The Family Adventure Project is a family venture to promote the benefits of adventurous family experiences. We believe environmentally sensitive, family adventure travel is good for your health, relationships, education and the planet.
Kids Can Travel
Outstanding family vacation ideas and the tools to get you there. Get tips and advice for travel with kids. Find great child-friendly destinations and attractions. Discover fun things to do with kids.
MomsMinivan.com 101 car travel games and things for kids to do in the car.
Skiing With Children Provides resources to help you start planning your winter ski holiday.
Take The Family This family travel website offers advice, destinations and booking all in one place.
Tinytotsaway Provides a one shop ordering service for all your baby and toddler holiday needs and then ships them to your holiday destination in time to coincide with your arrival.
Gear
Adventure Togs Outdoor gear for active families, including childrens waterproofs, mens and womens waterproof clothing, fleecewear and base layers.

Child Safe Zones

Fantastic ideas, advice, tools and products to help safely reunite lost children with parents, guardians or teachers.
Craigdon Mountain Sports Craigdon Mountain Sports sell a wide range of outdoor clothing for walking, hiking and the outdoors in general. They have a great range of clothing for children and adults including brand name products.
Equatorsun Australian UV protective leisure and swim wear for babies, children and adults, with max. protection of UPF50+. Includes swimsuits, sunsuits, swim shorts, rash shirts, baby UV suits, hats, Baby Banz etc. Full body sun protection is provided by stinger suits, long sleeve rash shirts and swim leggings.

ExtremePie

The official shop of the Extreme Sports Channel, specialises in selling high demand "brand-name" gear for extreme sports including snowboarding, surfing, skating, windsurfing, body boarding, mountain biking, wakeboarding, bmx and moto.
Flippers Swim Babes

A specialist baby and toddler swim shop, offering on-line shopping and free catalogues. Everything for the little swimmer; including sun protection ranges, wetsuits (from birth to 6 years), swimwear, flip flops, pool games and toys, baby float seats and toddler buoyancy aids, cool sunnies, sun hats, zoggs goggles, mask and flipper sets, jewellery, beach shoes and stunning character warm robes – ideal for the beach.

UK specialist shop for outdoor, camping and travel related clothing and equipment.
Giggle Giggle Fun and funky clothing for kids. Giggle Giggle offers a range of beach robes, fleece tops and jackets for boys and girls, all of high quality, and lovingly handmade in Somerset for sizes from 9mths to 5 years.
Junior Pursuits

Junior Pursuits is an online store supplying outdoor clothing and equipment for babies, children and teenagers. We offer a prompt delivery service and free postage and packing.

Kidz Swimmers Kidz Swimmers specialise in competitively priced, top brand UV protective swimwear, sun protection products and swim accessories for babies and children from 0 to 6 years of age. 
Kit2Fit Travel toys, games and everything else you always buy for them, available in one place.
Koolsun Manufacturer and retailer of a wide range of childrens’ sun protective clothing and accessories
La Bumpa Headgear La Bumpa's active headgear provides active youngsters with extra confidence when they are around water and slippery surfaces. Constructed from a tough, flexible, laminated Polyfin cushioning, La Bumpa helps reduce the effects of some of the knocks and abrasions that happen during water play and sailing activities.
Little Trekkers
One of the UK's most well known specialists in outdoor and active clothing and equipment for children. Everything you need for travelling the world or exploring the back garden. All season gear for all weathers - Sun, rain, wind or snow, along with the largest selection of child carriers. All the best brands, tried and tested to bring you the best of what's available.
MiniMoonsailors The one-stop shop for all your childrens holiday shopping needs! We specialise in UV swimwear, wetsuits, beach shoes, beach robes, childrens sunglasses and many other 'must haves' for that perfect beach or winter holiday. We only stock products that are fun, colourful, and trendy - whilst still doing the best job of filtering out those harmful UV rays.
Portable Bed Guards New design of bed guard which is lightweight, portable and easy to fit. Ideal for travelling and holidays as it is made from a hard wearing foam which is easy to pack in the luggage and which forms an effective barrier to keep younger children safe at night.
Splash About Care & protection wear for babies and children: In and around water, we've got them covered.
The Beach Factory UK company selling a range of fashionable UV protective swimwear for children, teenagers and adults through their website.
The Jollybox Company

The Jollybox Company offers a range of Jollybox activity packs including a Holiday Jollybox. Each Jollybox is packed with ideas for hours of creative play for children, taking them to imaginary places, introducing exciting new characters for them to role play and inspiring their artwork.

Viking Kids Fun and comfortable children's indoor and outdoor clothing from Scandinavia. Waterproof clothes for children and babies, all-weather fleece protection.
Waterproof World Waterproof clothes for kids outdoor play. Outdoor gear for kids from 6 months to 8 years, including all in one suits, Scandinavian style waterproof dungarees and jackets, childrens waders and high visibility safety jackets.
Parenting
All4KidsUK The most comprehensive UK children's directory on the Internet for parents and carers. You will find useful, up-to-date, local, regional and national information on a wide range of services and products.
Allkids.co.uk Online parenting magazine, information and shopping directory and children's free fun sites.
BabyandKids For the ups & downs of pregnancy & parenting.
Best Bear Childcare Best Bear Childcare is recommended by WHICH? for its definitive list of recommended childcare agencies and nurseries that pass its rigorous testing criteria. There is a section for parents, for childcarers and for agencies, plus an Ask The Expert section.
Familyrapp Familyrapp - helping you to enjoy family life. A weekly online magazine for parents.
Funky Angel The Online Community Site for the 21st Century Family.
Junior The finest parenting magazine in the world. The website delivers the same great quality mix of intelligent articles on education, travel and health as the monthly news-stand magazine, as well as an extensive web directory.
Kids Exercise Information about keeping your kids fit, active and healthy, including a great section on Fit Families.
Little Legends A collaborative online directory of places for kids in the UK including museums, shops, schools and services. Parents/Carers are encouraged to rate or comment on any of the places listed.
Mumandworking.co.uk Mum and working - part time jobs for full time mums.
Mumsnet.com

'By parents - for parents', this site has a wealth of information and helpful advice on all aspects of parenting. Mumsnet is an online network of parents pooling their knowledge on everything from how to get a baby to sleep through the night to the best places to go on holiday with a five-year-old. Visit mumsnet for advice, tips and product recommendations from the people who know best, other parents.

MyBabyRadio.com An internet radio statio exclusively for new parents. With interviews from Midwives, GP's, Health Visitors, Celebrity Parents, REAL MUMS & DADS including specialist shows and great music!
Parent Pages Parent Pages is a UK directory for families with babies and children; childcare, tutors, days out, parties, activities, schools, nurseries, clubs, shopping - local and national listings. If your life revolves around 0-18's this is a very useful resource.
Parents in Touch ‘Parents in Touch’ is an educational information site for people with children of all ages. It explains all the schooling terminology, gives information on teaching methods, subject matter and advice on how parents can help.
Singlewithkids.co.uk A holiday and social club which offers single parents a fresh alternative to holidaying alone. It also provides a supportive network for single parents offering help and advice on a range of issues from divorce and bereavement to coping with the ups and downs of family life. 
UKparents.co.uk UKparents - Your Parenting Lifeline, Online.
What To Do With The Kids
For information on fun family days out, children’s shows, events and party ideas, the What To Do With The Kids website is perfect for ideas and inspiration.
Shopping
Active Kid Toys Quality toys by leading manufacturers. Trikes, trucks and trampolines; farm toys, construction toys and ride-on toys;garden swings, slides and sledges; go-karts, tractors, fire-engines; climbing frames, play towers and wooden playhouses.  At Active Kid Toys we have them all and more!
Babydazzlers Educational Childrens Toys and Wooden Toys from Baby Dazzlers. Baby Dazzlers combine childrens educational toys with brilliant toys for pre-schoolers. Featuring childrens wooden toys, wooden puzzles and wooden educational toys and games. Also discover our inexpensive baby shower gifts.
Ecobaby

Natural baby products from Ecobaby. A great shopping site to provide caring parents with a wide choice of natural pregnancy, baby and child toiletries.

Kids Rooms
Specialising in children's furniture for children's bedrooms, playrooms and games rooms.
Labels4kids A wide range of personalised vinyl labels with an option of colours, sizes and over 70 images, plus a new type of personalised fabric clothing labels which iron-on and stay on. Can also be sewn if you prefer. Also bag tags, stickers and more.
Mayfair Toys and Models Offers a wide range of toys, games and models which are fun and educational. Caters for the whole family with trusted brands such as Fisher Price, Barbie, Airfix and Hornby. Also has a selection of accessories including batteries and seasonal goods.
What2buy4kids.co.uk Offers a fantastic range of presents and gifts for children aged 5 - 16 years.
Travel
Lifestyle Travel Directory Hand-reviewed UK travel directory with everything from cruises through to flights and insurance information.
P&O Ferries offers a wide range of ferry routes: Dover to Calais, Portsmouth to Bilbao, Portsmouth to Cherbourg, Portsmouth to Le Havre, Hull to Rotterdam and Hull to Zeebrugge.
Touristclick.com Travel guide.
Travel Ethos

Charitable direct reservations website for Balinese and Thai hotels and villas. 100% of the booking fee earnt is paid to a local children's charity in either Bali or Thailand.

Travel-Library.com Travelogues and travel information.
Travel Quest The travel-quest directory lists last minute holidays and world-wide travel offers. Search for and compare late deals and offers from a whole variety of different travel-quest members: includes holidays, hotels, cottages, villas and skiing packages.
Travelunravel Travel Portal for all your travel requirements.
Holiday Weather Weather reports for all the major worldwide holiday destinations.
 

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