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Top 7 Christmas movies to watch this season

Nothing helps you more to get into the Christmas spirit than a good Christmas movie. Do not miss our top 7 Christmas movies to watch this season if you’ve liked some of our movie reviews. Maybe you can watch one every day for the last week before Christmas. Maybe you can do a little marathon movies with the little ones on a Friday night. Whatever you want to do, grab some popcorn, a few drinks and a blanket -nothing feels better than being under a blanket- and choose your movie:

#1 Home Alone

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This is a Christmas classic! Released in 1990, I was 7 years old when this movie came out but we watched it the other day with our little ones and our 5 year old couldn’t stop laughing with Macaulay Culkin’s interpretation. There are some things that are timeless and even though if that would happen nowadays mummy would just skype the kid and tell him she’ll be back soon, you still have a great time watching it.

#2 Miracle on 34th street

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Do you believe in Santa Claus? This is a tender movie that shows how the magic of Christmas brings back the happiness to a broken family through a non-believer 6 year old little girl and a white beard gentleman. One of the favourite movies of my husband to watch during this season.

#3 rise of the guardians

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Different to Guardians of the Galaxy, ok. Don’t get confused! I like that one too but today it’s all about Christmas movies. This 2012 animation is a perfect choice to watch with your little ones. It’s entertaining for all ages. It tells the story of how Jack Frost gets his powers back after he suffers from a period of amnesia. A must to watch with all the family. 🙂

#4 ELF

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Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the Christmas spirit all the time. But this Elf shows you how to face the real world and don’t lose a cheerful bubbly personality. This is such a classic that even though it was released more than 10 years ago people still love it and there’s always a meme, a quote or a scene referring to this movie. J’s school are watching it at a movie night next week! 🙂

#5 foster

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Maybe you haven’t heard about this movie. We certainly hadn’t before arriving here to UK but on our first Christmas we saw the DVD at a store and we bought it for just 1 pound. We didn’t expect to cry with it and enjoyed it so much. The story of this married couple who lost their son on an accident and then crosses paths with this peculiar little boy will touch your heart. Don’t be misguided for its low price or promotion, it’s a very good Christmas movie.

#6 the nightmare before christmas

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If you are into spooky things and Tim Burton then this is your perfect Christmas movie. We watched it last year at home and J spent all the month of the December singing “Halloween Halloween This is Halloween!” hahaha It is a fun movie to watch, maybe if you’ve got very young children might be better to wait until they grow a bit more. 😉

#7 Love actually

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Ok, I’m putting this one on the list against my husband’s will because according to him this is not a great movie. It’s a so-so movie. But there is something in this film that I truly love, maybe it’s the simplicity, the love stories or the scenes at the airport where families get reunited, but this movie has for me, a special place in my heart and I enjoy it very much. I am the one who writes this blog, so yep, this is one of my top 7 Christmas movies to watch this season.

What are your favourite Christmas movies? I’m pretty sure you’ve got some good recommendations too! 🙂

Our not so typical advent calendar

Christmas is just around the corner! You don’t seem like a fanatic any more if you’ve already set up all the decorations at home. It’s time then to get your advent calendar ready for the main date. This year our church, the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has launched a great way to  follow the advent calendar, called #LIGHTtheWORLD. We don’t push our faith to anyone, and trust me when I say this is not the intention of this post.

But doing something good for others I think is the givesall-quoteessence of not only this Holiday Season but also the essence of a happy life. So why is this advent calendar any different to others? Well, on this one you don’t get ready for Christmas eating chocolate and treating yourself, on this one every day, starting on December 1styou will do something good for another person/s.

 

 

25 days of service in preparation to December 25th

Our family is definitely on board here! Many times we’ve already said we are far, quite far, from perfect, but we do try to follow Jesus Christ example, whom for us, was perfect. You might not be religious at all and maybe He doesn’t mean anything to you. However I’m pretty sure you will have someone in your life that you admire, that you respect and that you probably think has incredible attributes that you would like to emulate. Whoever is your role model you can think on that person and experience this special advent calendar.

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We will try to involve our children too so they learn they importance of thinking of others and helping out the ones in need. There are many ways you can do this. Small simple acts of kindness that you do everyday will help you remember what matters the most during Christmas time.

First day for example is all about “lifting someone’s burden”

So you may help an elderly person do their shopping or you could give some food to someone in need. You can maybe speak with a friend that you know is feeling a bit low. There are so many things we can do. Could you imagine we all do something for another person? We think of others first…Imagine we do this worldwide…wouldn’t it be amazing?!

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We’re excited to start this not so typical advent calendar. Obviously you can help others anytime of the year, but I think that making an effort on a season that has been so inundated with consumerism is the perfect way to get rid of selfishness feelings and stress. Anyway, whatever your preparation towards Christmas we hope you make the most out of it! And if you decide to give this advent calendar a go don’t forget to tell us how it went. We can all support one another in case we run out of ideas! 😉

 

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Peruvian cuisine on our “Tasty Recipe Mondays”

We love cooking different dishes from our countries of origin. Did you know that Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the best in the world and has been awarded many times the World Best Culinary Destination?! So we thought that today we would share with you one of our tasty recipes, easy to prepare and delicious for the whole family, specially the little ones.

Since I was born in Lima, Peru, when I lived with my parents, back in Barcelona, every once in a while my mum used to cook some really tasty dishes. This is something we have continued on our family now, and even though I mainly follow a Mediterranean diet, now and then, we try something from Brazil or Peru. I think it’s a wonderful way to share other cultures with our children. Something very important, if, like in our case, you’re a multi-cultural family. But I think that even if we weren’t I would still like to try new recipes from around the world.

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Anyway! So today on our Monday Tasty Recipe blogpost we have recorded ourselves preparing Cau-Cau de pollo (it’s like a chicken stew) It is easy and simple. Watch our video to see how to prepare it, but if you want to have a list with all the ingredients, here it is:

For 2 adults + toddler + baby (9 months old)

3 chicken breast

4 potatoes peeled and cut in squares

2 onions peeled and thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves peeled and sliced

mint

palillo (it’s translated like string bean) but I used food colour instead

half lemon juice

salt

250ml chicken stock

accompanied with white rice

I would share with you the instructions on how to prepare it but I think it will be easier for you to watch the video!

Your kids will love it! Well, ours do! 😀 Let us know how it went when you try it! We will love to read your comments.

 

 

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Visiting Manchester Christmas Market with kids

Even though we are on our 4th year since moving to UK we have never thought of going to the so well-known Manchester Christmas Market, let alone going with the kids. So we decided that this year would be different and taking advantage that we had family staying with us over the weekend we decided to give it a try. It is always a good excuse to go when you have someone who is not local.

Let us share our experience with you and maybe you can get some tips so that if you decide to visit you can make the most out of it.

Because we live 20 minutes drive from the centre we went by car, but usually the most affordable way of going is by Metrolink. If you’re travelling with the family they have a family ticket you can get, which I think goes around £6 for a day travel card (2 adults + 3 children) which is really good. So as I said, we drove there cause it was just more convenient for us, but unfortunately we had to spend a bit too much on parking. It was raining and to be honest, I wasn’t in the mood to walk 20 minutes so I could get a better price. Sometimes it’s worth doing it if you’re with little ones and you know they will get tired easily.

Before going I checked their website and saved their Manchester Christmas Market trail map.

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It is quite useful cause then you know which areas you want to skip and which not. As I said, we were with family on that day so we decided to start our little tour on Albert Square. There it has the main concentration of food stalls, some crafts, and yummy hot chocolates., AND the giant Santa! The lights, the atmosphere, always busy on a Saturday, so you need to be very careful with the kids. I didn’t let my 5 year old go for a second. As soon as she started smelling the frankfurts, burgers, etc and “begging” to try some of it we took off and went somewhere else. haha.. it’s not we’re stingy, but we weren’t going to spend 10 pounds per head on food on that day. I was ready with some snacks that I had brought from home. 🙂

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We walked down Market street, all the way up to Cathedral Gardens, where you can find the family friendly area.

No alcohol allowed, more space to walk around and a few rides the kids can go. Also they have an ice rink. You can find exact prices on the website but it goes around £10 for an adult, £7 something for an under 14, for a 45 minutes session.  Rides are usually 2 tokens and each token equals 1 pound. You can get them from the Ice Rink ticket office too. We weren’t that lucky on that day cause a couple of rides weren’t working but J had some fun at a little train.

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Oh well! As usual, anywhere you go, if you’re accompanied with the right people it doesn’t matter that much so we can say our day out was lovely. J enjoyed herself quite a bit, and we all had a nice walk around the market, which for the first time for us we went intentionally, and not just by accident! Probably locals and frequent attenders must think we missed many things but for our little family of 4 with 2 under 5’s was more than enough for a first visit 🙂

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Conversations with a 5 year old #series -month 2

We’re back again with some of our funniest conversations with a 5 year old! It’s been a month since we started keeping a record and sharing with you a glance of what our little cheeky girl can come up with. If you want you can check what she said on our first post of this series.

Let’s get started then…

at bath time

As usual I’m taking advantage of this time of relax to ask her questions about school, who did she play with and how it went, in general. She suddenly tells me the other day:

-Mummy, I think I want to marry XX (little boy from her class)

Me: – Oh really? Well you know what your dad and I think about that, he needs to be a good boy. Is this XX a good boy, J?

She stops to think and replies:

– Yes, mummy! I think he’s a good boy cause you know what, when Mrs. XXX (their teacher) asks us to be quiet and does this silence-clipart he gets quiet and does it too.

Oh well, you can tell she does identify a good attribute, obedience, right? Now, let’s see what we will have to face as she grows up!

going back home from school

When picking her up last week they gave us a letter saying they were going to sell “poppies” for remembrance day at school. I think they were asking for a 50p donation, something like that. So I’m explaining J that the next day she will bring some money to school so she can buy the poppies. She gets very excited, by this time I’m thinking she’s getting very excited for the idea of bringing money and buying something by herself. So I tell her:

-J, how many poppies do you want to buy? Shall we buy 2?

-YES YES YES mummy!! I want to buy 2 poppies! oh mummy, I’m so excited, I’m going to play with them so much!

(When she says “play” I then realise that something is not right and that we might not be talking about the same thing)

-Wait, do you want to “play” with the flowers?

-What? What flowers?! What are you talking about mummy? I want to play with the PUPPIES!!

#lol and #lol my poor little girl thought we were going to buy two puppies for 1 pound! haha..I wish…

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sorry! not this time.. T_T

at home playing with the doll house 

This is the most recent one! Yesterday we were playing with her little people and doll house. I suppose every parent has done this, since children usually love role playing and making silly voices. It can get very interesting to hear what they have to say through their toys. I strongly recommend it .So anyway, J does have fun and last night, on our relaxing family activity, we were playing with peppa pig and her friends.

So, here’s the situation: Peppa Pig is driving the car and all of a sudden she runs over Danny Dog.

J: – Quick! Danny dog just had an accident, we need to go to the hospital. Hurry!

At the doll house (now Hospital) – I am The Doctor

– Sorry Peppa, but Danny has suffered a terrible accident, and he’ll need to have surgery. His liver has been damaged and he will need a transplant. We need to get him a new liver..

Peppa (J) replies – OH! Don’t worry, I’ve got one in the car! Actually, let me see cause I think I’ve got two livers!

ahahhahah, seriously? I must assume that she most likely have no clue what a liver is, otherwise I’d worry why my daughter thinks we can be carrying organs around in our car! #lol

Anyway…THE END! Hope you enjoyed them, I do have a good laugh myself just remembering them, so hopefully they stole a smile from you too 😉

What are your children’s latest witticisms? Share them with us!

 

Goldilocks and the three bears with Northern Ballet #fdMiniCritic Review

Last weekend we had the amazing opportunity to experience our first live ballet watching the Northern Ballet play Goldilocks and the three bears.

First Direct, sponsors of the Northern Ballet, helped us be completely ready for the event by sending to us a special box full of lovely items so we could have our own picnic at home just as Goldilocks!  When J saw everything that was in it she got super excited! So we did enjoyed a great meal at home and talked about the story we were going to see later on.

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J’s first thoughts after reading that tale to her were:

-Mummy! I don’t think Goldilocks is behaving too good…you cannot go into other people’s houses and steal their food!

Haha…oh well…at least she knows that that is something you’re not supposed to do..

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So we finished our tasty lunch and got in the car and drove all the way up to Leeds, to the Stanley and Audrey Theatre, first time for us, by the way. As soon as we arrived we joined the Craft activities that they held in one of the rooms where you could make your own goldilocks or bear mask.

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This little bear had a snout too..just went missing at some point.

J decided she wanted to try goldilocks while E became a little cutie bear. The atmosphere was busy, full of parents and kids running around, everyone seemed quite excited, our little ones blended quite well.  As soon as we went into the theatre our little princess got more than excited and started literally jumping off her seat! Then the lights on the stage turned on and the three bears’ kitchen was there. J turned out to me and yelled:

-Look mummy! They have a table and food just like in the story!! I am so so excited!

The three bears appeared and the small orchestra started playing the music in the background. I must say that we were all quite surprised seeing how well the dancers interpreted the story and no words were necessary to put emotion and entertainment to this well-known tale.

During the show our little princess made up her mind and decided which one was her favourite character of all, she said:

-I love the little bear, mummy! I think I wanna marry him.. 🙂

Yes, our cutie is such a romantic girl that anytime she likes someone she wants to “marry” that person, so so far she’s already been iron man’s wife, captain america’s, a friend of ours, a famous singer…oh! yeah, and a power ranger… and now we can add little bear to the list. I know someone will have a lot of work to do when she grows up!

Anyway, after the show was over we had the opportunity to visit the backstage and see all the bibs and bobs that made the play possible. A lot of hard work, uncountable hours and plenty of creativity are done behind the curtains. See all these pictures!

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Did you know all the items are stuck to each other so nothing falls off when transporting!

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Too heavy for these #fdMiniCritics!

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He is not Goldilocks…promise! lol (just the kind technician that showed us around)

We were quite pleased with all the experience and went off with a happy 5 year old and a tired 8 months old baby boy. She loved it and of course, since she knew she was going to be a #fdMiniCritic, took the role very seriously and wrote her own notes!

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I’ve just helped “translating” all that in to this post, but on this occasion she’s been our special reviewer for the event! 😉

You can read not only our #fdminicritic review but the other families too here!

*We were sent out  the picnic box and invited to attend the event for the purpose of this review but opinions have been genuine and our own.

 

Have you got sunshine in your pocket? Trolls #MovieReview

If you’ve been reading us for a while you already know that we are movie and series lovers! So we’ve thought on sharing some of our love for movies with you on our #moviereview posts!

Better than talking just about the movie we want to share with you what we’ve learnt from it, cause you know, there’s always a life lesson that you can put into practise if you watch and listen carefully to it. Just like we did for Alice through the looking glass movie.

Oh by the way, our little disclaimer here, we haven’t been “lucky” enough for anyone to give us free tickets to the cinema so our review is just for the pleasure of it, and hopefully you will find it useful too.  If, by any chance, we would be invited to review something we will add our usual disclaimer 😉

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So…which movie have we chosen this time? If you’ve got little ones and have a sticky memory for soundtracks you already guessed it..yep, Trolls, the last animation movie from Dreamworks. I’m not going to spoil you with any details, but you can expect lots of cool songs, old and new, good sense of humour for little ones AND grown-ups and very colourful, energetic characters. It is one of those films that everyone can enjoy.

What did we learn from the trolls?

These little cute creatures live in the forest in a state of never ending happiness, while the Bergens are these grumpy beings that don’t know how to be happy until they find out that if they eat a troll they will experience “true happiness”.

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In the beginning of this week I was thinking about this post, about how I was going to tell you how to be happy, cause you know, I was feeling happy myself, and thought yeah! maybe this will help someone…OK now I know that I am the one that needed this post the most. For various reasons I felt more than justified to feel as “grumpy” or even as sad as the Bergens. Thinking to myself, oh, if hubby had another type of job, or oh! if I could have someone to help me with the house chores, or If I could feel less tired… I didn’t realise then I was looking for my “troll” to experience “true happiness” Thinking that if I only had “that thing” I would be able to know what happiness feels like.

If you see the movie, you will understand that the trolls don’t live on a state of never ending happiness, they live on a state of never ending good attitude. The way how we react to things, how we face the challenges of life will make us find sunshine in our pockets, or empty dirty pockets. It is up to us. I can say that as for today, I have been able to find sunshine, while watching my kids laugh, and me laughing with them, while getting excited with hubby watching one of the last episodes of a series we are hooked at or just appreciating that I no longer have back pain any more.

There is sunshine in your pockets, you can’t stop the feeling, so just dance dance dance…

Just like our little J at this kids flashmob:

(created by Z-arts during half term holidays, at Manchester Printworks. )

 

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Conversations with a 5 year old #series

I have decided, mostly for our own entertainment but hopefully for yours too, that we are going to keep a record of some of our little princess’ witticisms. They are little gems of innocence with sparkles of cheekiness that make us laugh all, even when we remember about them after a long time! I don’t know how long I will run this series for, but I’ll post once a month our latest conversations with our 5 year old.

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At the school gate…

We are walking towards the gate, early morning, many other parents on the same run to drop their kids at school. Suddenly J notices across the street a boy from her Reception class. She pulls my coat and tells me:

-Mum! That’s XXX!

Boy stops, J stops. Then boy shouts at J:

– Are you in my class, aren’t you?

<Guys! School started in September! they have been seeing each other 5 days a week for over 5 weeks by now!>

BUT, wait for her response…

-Yeah… I think so!  She says to the boy.

Then the boy starts hoping all happy, yelling  ‘J, that’s J! ‘and gets all excited… J laughs and we continue our walk to the school gate.

I had to hold myself from laughing to be honest! Kids are kids, and their conversations sometimes are just #mindblowing!

At home…

We are at the dinner table having our supper, it’s just her and I, and E, but he only says “bla bla” at the moment, so not too much interaction with that. I ask her about school and activities..

-J, are you practising something nice at school? Like a dance or something for the parents?

– I think so mummy, no wait…I can’t remember, maybe we’re doing something.. (she seems all lost by now) So I tell her

– Maybe you’re practising something but it’s a surprise for mummies and daddies?!

She replies -Maybe,..or maybe it’s a surprise for ourselves too! who knows mummy…

hahaha, seriously, I could only answer to that saying, “yes, my sweetheart, it will be a nice surprise for EVERYONE!” #LOL

 

Anyway, we’re going to leave it here for now, cause we just recently thought of this idea and therefore haven’t been keeping track of all our amazing conversations with her but we promise that for next month we will share many more. Just don’t forget to stop by again around this time of the month!  😀

 

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Playing with Kidloland app – Review and Giveaway

Having a 5 year old who has such a creative mind and wild spirit makes it hard to entertain, if on top of that, we add an 8 months old baby boy whose curiosity takes him to the most dangerous places, such as plugs, sharp corners or bed edges, then finding something that can get them both distracted for a while is a definite success!

That’s why when we were approached by the Kidloland team giving us the chance to review their app we said YES right away. 🙂 This Nursery Rhyme, Songs, Games and Activities app, for those of you that haven’t heard about it before, is a 0-5 years old kids app that has more than 95 classic nursery rhymes, ABC phonics, 45 stories of all sorts, more than 300 educational activities, 24 toddler and baby games, among many other surprises…

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At home we are very conscious and careful of how much time in front of a screen we allow the kids to be. We’ve learnt that from past mistakes, must admit. Not only that but on my mobile phone J knows she can only have 2 apps installed. We learnt that as well from making the mistake in the past of downloading anything she wanted and ended up with an addicted undecided toddler! So I told her some nice people gave us this app for her to try and play with it. You know why I know she loved it? Because she hasn’t asked for another one, and it’s been on my phone 3 weeks in a row, that is a complete success for us! She is not that much into Rhymes, but enjoys much more the Games and Activities. Every once in a while she practices the phonics, which is great because she just started Reception at school.

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The baby boy, who is 8 months old,  is more into whatever the big sister is doing, but the bright colours, fun characters and lovely songs definitely get his attention too. I can play the “Read me a story” option and he will be entertained for a while, basically until he decides he can “eat” the phone and starts putting it in his mouth! He also loves dancing along with the rhymes. He’s got some interesting moves must say.. haha

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Anyway, we loved the app! everyone is happy, us as parents, too, because we can feel safe that they’re not watching anything inappropriate or not recommended for their age. As I said J hasn’t changed it for another one yet, so there you go, a win win situation 🙂

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If you’d like to download the app you can find it on the following links:

What are your favourite kids apps? Have you tried Kidloland yet? What are your thoughts?
** We were given a 6 months subscription for us to be able to try and review the app but opinions have been genuine and my own.

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As part of this review Kidloland is giving away FREE 3 months subscription to 3 lucky winners!
(Subscription details: £3.99/ month , £18.99/ 6 months , £29.99/ year)
You can enter the competition here:

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Our Top 5 Low-cost Airlines for a family trip

Over 3 years living in UK, travelling twice a year back to Barcelona, either for Christmas or Summer time, or lucky us, both sometimes, has made us try a few low-cost airlines and we thought to ourselves, let’s do a ranking of our top 5 low-cost airlines for a family trip, shall we?

Before going into it, let us just clarify a couple of things, most of our trips, if not all, so far, have been from Manchester to Barcelona, so our opinion is based on that route. And, because we are not filthy rich, we won’t mention any of the other normal airlines, which I suppose can be an option for some, but if you want to travel on a budget and want to have a rough idea of what to expect from a low-cost airline when travelling with kids I recommend you to keep reading 🙂

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So…without further ado…

#5 Ryanair

Price is usually one of the lowest ones in the market. Their website is quite easy to navigate in. They usually offer discounts for children’s luggage. All these pros have made us choose it more than once but it cannot be in number one because of these things: seats are quite small and not too comfortable, they don’t have a priority pass through the gates if you go with children, unless you have paid for it, like everybody else. Cheap tickets usually mean inconvenient departure or arrival times. You don’t want to have to leave home at 4 am with two kids because you need to be at the airport at 6 am…trust me, it’s not good for anyone.

#4 Vueling

Their bookings are quite easy to manage. Their staff is usually friendly. This is based on my brother’s experience when travelling from Barcelona to Manchester. I remember once they had to land in Birmingham because of a storm but they handled the situation quite well. They kept the people informed at all times and even the hostesses were quite nice with my little niece. Not in number 1 either because prices can vary quite a lot and the way they charge for the luggage according to your type of ticket is a bit of a hassle…

#3 Easyjet

They were our first choice for a few trips actually. Website easy to navigate, I really liked their app that kept me updated at all times. The inside of the aircraft was well looked-after, something that you appreciate when you have to breastfeed your little one during the flight…But it became too much having to get a bus from Manchester to Liverpool airport to then get the plane to Barcelona. Our “low-cost trip” would end in more hours and more money, and above all, more tiredness. If you’re travelling with little ones you want to make the experience as much enjoyable as possible, that means, short trip, quick nap and that’s it.

#2 Monarch

This low cost airline won our hearts on one of our trips. The seats are quite comfortable. You have priority pass when going with kids under 5 I think…not sure about the age now, but I do know you go first through the gate if you’re with little ones. Staff are friendly. Time flights are great, during the morning around 11 am maybe or then in the evening but not too late…The only problem? The price tickets…you wouldn’t consider it a low-cost airline depending on the time of the year you want to travel…

Finally, the “Oscar” goes to…

#1 Norwegian

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We traveled with them this last Summer since they recently opened new routes from Manchester, among them, to Barcelona. Heard about this and went to their website. I couldn’t believe how cheap I got the flights for end of July til mid August, definitely high season for such a touristic place like Barcelona. Because of work we had to reschedule our returned dates and Sam had to come back on his own first. I was able to sort this out through their Live Chat quite easily. A very friendly customer service assistant helped me solve it by splitting the tickets so I could then change the dates on each of them separately. Must confess that airport staff were more friendly from Barcelona to Manchester than the other way around. We were even given a plastic bag to put our pushchair inside to protect it. Also their aircrafts are more spacious than their competitors, plus brand new, and you can tell the difference. You don’t have priority pass with them, not that I can recall at least..but hey, overall it was the best travel experience so far. Also flying times are great, late afternoon or during the morning. One little thing that I’m not too happy about though, I still don’t get how it works their cashpoints (when you sign up) because I didn’t seem to get any through my purchase…

Anyway…we are going to visit family in January, and yes, this time we had to appeal to #5 so the flight tickets could be within our budget, but hey you’ve got the list now! Where are you travelling next?! Share with us your favourite ones!

 

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