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Fashion at Camden Market
Europe, International Destinations, International Travel

Embrace the spectacle of Camden Market with kids

London is home to the kitschy, vintage, retro, and perhaps a little bit weird Camden Market.  Located and founded at the epicenter of London’s punk movement, Camden Market is like a time capsule providing a window into the punk golden era intermingled with unique and interesting vendors and delicious food. It is one of the top things to do in London with kids.  

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Camping and Hiking Tips, International Travel Tips, Road Trip Tips With Kids, Travel Tips

How to travel more with kids

We have all come across and admired full-time travel families who sold their homes, quit their jobs, and picked up nomadic jobs in marketing or writing code and thought, “I have too much at stake to drop everything and do that, but I really want a slice of that experience. I need to know how to travel more with my kids!”  We have lived and continue to live this struggle but have hit a pretty sweet stride in regularly traveling with our kids and are here to share a few tips on how you can experience more. 

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The Queens Guards standing at attention outside the Tower of London
Europe, International Destinations, International Travel

Visiting the Tower of London with kids

The Tower of London, officially known as Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a UNSECO World Heritage Site, one of the Historic Royal Palaces, and my all-time favourite city of London attraction for kids – you could spend a whole day there, walking along crenelated battlements with views out over Tower Bridge and the River Thames. It boasts cafes and shops and bench-fringed grassy areas in this surprisingly large complex. 

As a tourist in London, you probably do not have time to spend an entire day at the Tower of London.  With a little planning, however, you can hit the best attractions over the course of a few hours. Here are answers to the most asked questions about the Tower of London followed by my top 5 favorite attractions.

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London Tower Bridge
Europe, International Destinations, International Travel

5 Best London attractions for kids

London is full of attractions great for young and old. As a city that has been around for over two millennia, London has a rich history. It’s inhabitants span the Romans to the Vikings to the Middle Ages to the exciting cultural diversity of today. London is one of the most important cities in the world with respect to culture, fashion, the arts, and commerce. From Shakespeare to Harry Potter, James Bond to Sherlock Holmes, London is a city full of cultural icons. With attractions such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, and the Wimbledon, it is no wonder London is a top global tourism destination. But what are the best London attractions for kids?

Of course, it is hard to sort through the best options with all of this choice. Fortunately, we teamed up with UK local, Helen Fletcher, from Holidays from Hels, to do the dirty work for you. We’ve come up with a top 5 London attractions for kids below. Check them out and leave us a comment. What’s your favorite London attraction with kids?

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International Travel Tips, Road Trip Tips With Kids, Travel Tips

29 Children’s Books Every Adventurous Family Should Own

The FivePax house is a house of book lovers. Children’s literature especially has always been my jam. For several years I worked for an early-literacy non-profit and as a teacher. Our kids had a home library of books before they were born. Thankfully, the kids have also fallen in love with books and adventures through reading. And whenever we travel, books are our favorite souvenirs!

Additionally, we love using kids’ books to create excitement before travel and adventures. And then to keep the magic and adventure alive at home between trips. Our kids love showing up to a new destination after they have experienced a slice of it in a book. We love watching their eyes light up as their imagination becomes their reality. It is really good stuff, friends.

Whether you are looking for a children’s book about planes and flying, a book about family vacations and road-trips, or introducing the kids to new places. We have beefed up our former list to include a few more advanced titles for the bigger kids. Here are our top 29 books every adventure-loving family should have in your child’s library. And as we approach the holidays, sharing a book wish-list is a great way to cut-back on a house of toy clutter! For more gift ideas for an adventure-loving family, check our holiday gift guide.

Do let us know in the comments which of your favorites made the list!

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