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An honest lowdown on accommodation, theme parks, attractions, places to eat, destinations – well, just about anything travel-related for when you’re travelling alone or with family.

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Meet Us

Hi, I’m Richard Webber and here is my wife, Paula, and children, Hollie and Peter. We’re all part of Travellowdown and would like to thank you for visiting this popular website.

I’ve been a journalist for around 20 years, writing for – among others – the Daily/Sunday Express, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Own, Woman and a host of other national publications. I’ve also written several books, including the popular Best Walks on Exmoor.

One aspect of journalism I particularly enjoy is travel writing. But it’s not just me who enjoys travelling and exploring new places, the whole family does, and many of our adventures are documented on this site.

Travellowdown has something for everyone. But being parents of two children, many of the reviews are family-orientated. We want to show that travelling with kids, whether they’re infants or teenagers, can be a fun-filled experience.

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Latest News

A chat with Sarah from HF Holidays…

If you want to take your kids on a truly memorable walking holiday, you'll be hard pressed to find a better company than HF Holidays. Here, we talk to Sarah about their dedicated family walking breaks and more...

Holgates Silverdale Holiday Park

Park delights nostalgia lovers & maintains gold standard Lovers of historic touring caravans will be heading to Silverdale, the popular south Cumbrian holiday park and flagship site of the Holgate empire, which comprises five [...]

Skelwith Fold – In the News

Skelwith Fold, the popular caravan park in the heart of the Lake District, close to the popular town of Ambleside and some of the region’s most beautiful fells, is in the news for all the [...]

Latest Reviews

Plaza Premium Lounge – Heathrow’s Terminal 5

Waiting for your plane can often be the worst part of any journey so if you can sit back, relax away from the hubbub it certainly makes travelling more bearable. Let’s face it, airport departure [...]

Cornwall – 5 Favourite Things to Do

Cornwall has many plus points when it comes to enjoying a family holiday. One is that wherever you decide to base yourselves, you’re never far from any of the county’s attractions. Another is that there [...]

Trevella Park – Cornwall

We were delighted when Travellowdown was invited to sample one of Bridge Leisure Group’s holiday parks. The company owns and operates eight sites from Moray to Cornwall and has vast experience in the market. We [...]

Hot Rox Electronic Hand Warmer

I’m sure most of us can remember a time when an event or activity has been spoilt due to cold hands. Perhaps memories of a winter walking holiday have been marred because gloves were either [...]

10 Family Favourites in Bournemouth

Voted UK’s Best Seaside Town in 2017’s British Travel Awards, Bournemouth is a vibrant, attractive, green town offering plenty for everyone. After my family and I spent a few days in the town recently, it’s [...]

Family-friendly places to eat in Bournemouth

Bournemouth overflows with family-friendly restaurants and cafés, so choosing a few to sample during a short break can be difficult. Here, we’ve detailed some of our favourites... Ask Italian This contemporary restaurant is found in [...]

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