Digital Editor at Family Traveller, Amy is an experienced journalist, specialising in travel with babies and young children.


Latest stories:

Forget the Caribbean: 11 spellbinding UK islands

UK islands make for an ideal family holiday and you and the kids won’t have to endure hours in a plane to get there

What to do when things go wrong on holiday

Our panel of family travel experts share their tips for avoiding holiday disasters and getting back on track if the worst happens

A festive family break at Four Seasons Hampshire

Family Traveller’s Amy Hopkins checks into Four Seasons hotel Hampshire with her young daughter, to find out what the hotel has to offer families 

AMARA: New five-star family hotel in Cyprus

AMARA is the newest addition to the thriving hotel scene in the Cypriot coastal town of Limassol and the hotel has a whole wing dedicated to families

Holidays to change the way kids see the world

Whether it’s learning a cool new skill, volunteering, or stepping boldly into the unknown, meaningful travel can open your kids’ eyes – and blow their minds

Regena: A health retreat in the Bavarian forest

Busy mum Amy Hopkins took a break from family life and checked into Regena Health Resort & Spa in Germany, in search of child-free rejuvenation

Trouble in paradise: St Lucia with a poorly toddler

Marigot Bay Resort Spa & Marina in St Lucia is ideal destination for a break with a little one, even if things don’t go as planned

The Ickworth, Suffolk: Where tots come first

Everything at The Ickworth hotel in Suffolk has been designed with tiny travellers in mind, which is great news for our writer and her 11-month old daughter

Arabian Nights: Luxury Aladdin hotel package

An exciting new accommodation package at Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in London’s Knightsbridge includes tickets to Aladdin the musical

Holidays with baby made easy at Blue Palace, Crete

Crete has a lot to offer young families and the luxury resort Blue Palace takes the stress out of visiting the island with a baby

How to travel with a 3-month-old (and why you should try it!)

How to travel with a 3-month old - and why you should try it. Writer Amy Hopkins takes on her first trip abroad with her new baby, to Normandy, France

Dare to spend the night in a wolf enclosure?

Dare to spend the night in a wolf enclosure? Amy Hopkins and her family try a sleepover with a difference at the new Port Lympne Wolf Lodge

A pawfect retreat at Stapleford Park

Hannah Canavan and her family decamp to Parkdean Resort on the Isle of Wight, where they discover that caravan parks have come a long way

Review: Faversham Creek Hotel and Red Sails Restaurant, Kent

Amy Hopkins heads to the charming market town of Faversham in Kent to check out a cosy Creek-side hotel and award-winning restaurant

A babymoon break at country house hotel Coworth Park, Ascot

A pregnant Family Traveller writer heads to five star hotel and spa, Coworth Park in Ascot to enjoy a luxury babymoon retreat

Extraordinary Whales exhibition at the Natural History Museum

Amy Hopkins dives into The Natural History Museum's latest exhibition, Whales: Beneath the Surface, to explore the extraordinary lives of mysterious ocean giants 

Review: Rome’s Hotel Eden reopens

One of Rome's most iconic hotels, Hotel Eden, has reopened after 17 months of extensive renovation – Amy Hopkins discovers it was well worth the wait

Stay on a luxury yacht…for less than £200

Beds on Board is like Airbnb for boats, which means you and the kids can now spend the night on a luxury yacht, often for less than the price of a hotel

Enid Blyton’s Dorset: in the footsteps of The Famous Five

2017 marks the 75th anniversary of The Famous Five - what better time for a family adventure in Dorset, where Enid Blyton's beloved books are set?

8 incredible aquatic encounters in the Bahamas

If you and you kids love water – relaxing in an infinity pool, splashing in a water park or getting close to marine animals in their natural habitat – find your happy place on a Bahamas holiday.