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Family Travel

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 24 March 2012

John McCarthy takes a look at family travel with novelist Gill Lewis, who has taken her daughters spotting wildlife both abroad and in Scotland and Cornwall and Ben Hatch who toured Britain with his young children. And holiday lettings agent Wendy Shand explains how self-catering holidays can be more child friendly.

Producer: Harry Parker.

  • Gill Lewis

    is novelist and a former vet. Gill has travelled widely with her three children, researching her books has meant journeying to Scotland and Cornwall to watch for dolphins and ospreys but also travelling further afield to Africa and the Caribbean. Her latest book is called White Dolphin.

    White Dolphin
    Paperback: 288 pages
    Publisher: OUP Oxford
    ISBN-10: 0192756222

    Sky Hawk
    Publisher: OUP Oxford
    ISBN-10: 0192756249
    ISBN-13: 978-0192756244

    Find out more about Gill Lewis
  • Wendy Shand

    When her two year old son fell into an unenclosed swimming pool whilst on a family holiday in 2005, Wendy became frustrated by the lack of safe, family friendly holiday accommodation. She then set up Tots To Travel a holiday lettings agency specialising in families with young children.

    Tots To Travel
    Tel: 0845 26 941 26 (9pm Mon-Fri and on Sat mornings)
    Email: enquiries@totstotravel.co.uk

    Find out more about Wendy Shand
  • Ben Hatch

    is a writer of novels and guide books such as ‘England with your family’ and ‘Scotland with your family’. Ben drove eight thousand miles round Britain in five months with his wife Dinah and their children. Their adventures inspired his latest book Are we nearly there yet?

    Are We Nearly There Yet? – 8,000 misguided miles round Britain in a Vauxhall Astra
    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
    ISBN-10: 1849531552
    ISBN-13: 978-1849531559

    Find out more about Ben Hatch


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