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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

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 [...]

Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa – Bournemouth

The concept behind Oceana Hotels presence in the sunny south coast town of Bournemouth is very interesting. The company has created its own self-contained resort by owning five hotels within a stone’s throw of each [...]

The Dream Lodge Group – Hilton Woods

The Dream Lodge Group is a family-run business with eight parks to their name. So you can choose to rent or even buy a lodge in Devon, Cornwall, Cambridgeshire, Berkshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk or East [...]

West Somerset Railway

Unfortunately, it’s a sad fact of life for many people that if you live near or within a place of interest you can become a little complacent about its appeal. We’re lucky enough to live [...]

Isle of Man – 10 things to do on a family holiday

At the end of July 2017, we spent five largely sunny days on the Isle of Man and can happily say that it was a wonderful trip which we’d repeat like a shot! Although our [...]

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