Benedict Smith is Editorial Assistant at Family Traveller. He is bilingual, having lived in South America and Spain, and once got chased by Highland Cows on the Isle of Mull.

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6 best places in London to stretch your legs

Running through the six best spots in London to get out and stretch stiff legs while maintaining social distancing, from Richmond Park to Clapham Common

Bingham Riverhouse: A cosy riverside retreat in Richmond

Cosy fires, river views, superb location and delightful seasonal food make Bingham Riverhouse an excellent choice for families visiting the capital

Billie Faiers: Marbella has changed a lot since I was a kid

Family Traveller sits down with TV star Billie Faiers to discuss family holidays, packing suitcases and the launch of her new clothes collection

Turkey scraps visas for UK tourists

Turkey has announced its decision to scrap visa requirements for UK tourists, meaning families could save over £100 on their holidays

Flygskam: what is it and can it save the environment?

The Swedish term flygskam entered the British mainstream amid a rising tide of sentiment for action against climate change. But can it save the environment?

Pound sees boost just in time for February half term

A boost to the value of the pound against the euro is good news for families with plans to visit Europe over February half term

Eurostar takes on airlines with new London-Amsterdam route

Eurostar offers families an alternative to flying with the launch of a new direct route between London St Pancras and Amsterdam Centraal

Brexit: How will February half term be affected?

On 31 January, the UK ceased to being a member of the European Union, 47 years after joining. Find out how this could affect February half term travel plans

Coronavirus: How is travel being affected?

As the WHO declares the outbreak of coronavirus a global health emergency, find out how your travel plans may have been affected

New South Wales bushfires: How to help

New South Wales has been one of the regions most affected by the Australian bushfires sweeping the country since September 2019. Here's how to help

UK’s top counties for a family staycation revealed

In response to rising concerns about the impact of flying, the AA reveals its list of the best counties to visit in the UK in 2020 for families

2020’s greatest sustainable holidays for families

Family Traveller runs through the best sustainable family holidays in 2020, from UK glamping trips to travelling around Europe by train

Could family holidays improve school performance?

John Kinnear from Family Holiday Association discusses the benefits of family holidays, from improved school attendance to higher parent-child transparency

What’s new for families in 2020?

From new hotel openings to a David Walliams-themed attraction, Family Traveller runs through the exciting things to look out for in 2020

Review: Sleeping Beauty at Watford Palace Theatre

Sleeping Beauty arrives to Watford Palace Theatre for a fresh musical pantomime, packed full of singing, clapping and family festivities