An ode to old-school family holidays where the car would be packed to the brim with suitcases and kids, hours of driving and asking “are we nearly there yet” to terrorise the parents, but where adventures awaited and memories were made, British Family Escapes is an Opinionated Guide by PR whizz, author and mum, Alice Tate, and is published by the ever-excellent Hoxton Mini Press.
A handbook for family holidays, this brilliant guide presents the best kid-friendly escapes in the UK seen through the discerning eye of a modern parent. From stylish hotels to comfortable campsites, these places welcome, and not just tolerate, our children, making these getaways fun and memorable (for the right reasons) for all the family. Whether barefoot and wild on the Welsh coast, cooking s’mores over a campfire in Scotland, or luxuriating in design-led beach houses in the South West of England, this hardback guide covers everything from city to seaside, cabins to campsites, grand estates to relaxing retreats and everything in between.
Having conceived the idea of the book whilst pregnant, researching and writing it once her son Kit had arrived, and maybe occasionally slept, the guide is a true labour of love from the author. Inspired by Tate’s own family holidays, which instilled a sense of adventure that’s stayed with her well into adulthood (did we mention she’s also renovating her South London home?), this opinionated guide is also designed to encourage readers and a future generation of travellers to navigate their motherland, exploring the very best of what the UK has to offer in plenty, and for these travellers to be the protagonists of their own stories and to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Available to purchase for £22,95 from Hoxton Mini Press, British Family Escapes: An Opinionated Guide by Alice Tate is a must-have for all families yearning for an adventure rather than simply a break; a document of not just about where to go, but how to engage with the experience and create bonds that strengthen over shared time and discovery. Not a travel guide, but a treasure trove of ideas to ensure that the spirit of adventure becomes a cherished part of family life.