Sand dunes

How Getting Outside Can Boost Your Mental Health

We all know that exploring the great outdoors is fantastic for our all round health, but so often we don’t take the opportunity to go outside. Busy and stressful lifestyle can get in the way, and we may feel like we don’t have enough time to go outside, but even a few minutes can make... Read more »
How To Keep Kids Entertained On Long Car Journeys

How To Keep Kids Entertained On Long Car Journeys

I spy with my little eye… There are some travel games that will never go out of fashion, with ‘I-Spy’ being a hot favourite. Take some time to get up to speed with the most popular ones, such as ‘The Bong Game’, whereby one person in the car has to answer questions about themselves for... Read more »

7 Fun Seaside Activities To Do With Your Family

The seaside is a place for excitement and adventure, with soft, sandy beaches and crashing waves making the perfect backdrop for some fun-filled group activities. Here are seven of the best for all the family, including your four-legged pals! Here are just 7 things to do for a family fun day out by the seaside!... Read more »
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4 Ways a Family Day Out Can Strengthen Your Family Bond

The benefits of a break are simple but effective. Here are 4 ways a family day out can strengthen your family bond. 1. There’s plenty of time for you to talk to each other And we mean really talk. A dedicated day out can seriously improve communication within your family unit. And whilst we can... Read more »
Becky Bettesworth Cornwall Print

Win a signed Cornwall print by Becky Bettesworth

Earlier this year we were on the hunt for an image to support our North Cornwall walk for Seaside Walk Week when we came across the work of Becky Bettesworth. And stopped there! Her beautifully crafted vintage style posters, inspired by the loveliest coastal towns and beaches in the South West, effortlessly evoke the unrivalled... Read more »
Deck Chair

The Mental Health Benefits Of Holidays

“What we’ve long known anecdotally, we will now prove through authoritative research: travel has a positive effect on health, relationships, business performance and the well-being of communities.” Roger Dow, president and CEO of the US Travel Association. It’s no secret that getting away from it all, even for a couple of days, can do wonders... Read more »

Sign up for an event this World Running Day!

Celebrate World Running Day (7th June) with us and sign up to take part in one of our mass-participation events! Are you motivated to set yourself a new running challenge? We are currently recruiting for 3 of the world’s most sought after running events. Read about the events below…   Simplyhealth Great North Run –... Read more »
Loop the loop

Dave takes on a loop the loop flying challenge!

At the weekend, our supporter Dave took on a sky-high challenge in aid of our charity! Let me introduce myself, my name is Dave Parker and I don’t like flying. The day has arrived, its 6am and I haven’t slept a wink. The reason, today is the day I will be doing a loop-the-loop as... Read more »
Holiday Autos

Holiday Autos donate £1 per booking during April sale

Holiday Autos believe that happier holidays make happier homes and their goal is to provide the best possible holiday experience. We couldn’t agree more! We were naturally delighted when Holiday Autos became a supporter of the Family Holiday Association, and even more so to be benefiting from their April sale (details below). For many British... Read more »

Marc is ready to tackle his 20th London Marathon!

With the marathon just over a week away, Marc, our team Starfish runner looks back on the past 20 years of running in the London marathon! It’s 6am, Sunday 21st April 1996, and my mate Pete and I are seeking warmth in the waiting room of London Bridge train station. Having been out in town... Read more »