55 Things To Do In Liverpool This Month (May 2024)

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If you are looking to spend a day in Liverpool or how to spend a weekend in Liverpool then this What's On Guide will help you. With 55 things to do in Liverpool this month there is plenty to keep you busy whether you are spending it with the family, friends, your partner or on your own. Liverpool is my favourite city as it has so much to offer and there is something for everyone. 
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Stromma Pizza Cruise, Amsterdam

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They really do say that there is no better way to see Amsterdam than from a canal cruise. For those that don't know Amsterdam has 3 main canals but the city actually has over 160 in total. We knew before we booked our trip to Amsterdam that we wanted to do a canal cruise but we wanted to make sure that we chose one that was a family friendly Amsterdam Canal Cruise. After lots of research we found Stromma who organise a variety of sightseeing and tourist attraction excursions. We chose the Pizza Cruise Amsterdam and it was perfect. 
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Zaanse Schans Windmills - Everything You Need To Know

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When we decided that our next city break was going to be Amsterdam I knew I would like to plan a trip to see the windmills at Zaanse Schans. Lots of people said if you are visiting Amsterdam with the kids then you need to see the windmills so that's exactly what we did. It was easy to plan within our time at Amsterdam and we managed to go on a nice sunny day which made it even more magical. If you are thinking of visiting Zaanse Schans here are some tips to make the most out of your visit. 
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Hard Rock Cafe, Amsterdam

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Disclosure - We were invited to Hard Rock Cafe, Amsterdam. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. 

We love to travel, it's one of our favourite things to do however when I am planning a trip away I always worry about dining out. Little J and I can be fussy so I always need to make sure there are restaurants that suit our needs. When planning our trip to Amsterdam one of the first things we noticed was there was a Hard Rock Cafe. It was no surprise as they are everywhere, we even spotted one in Nice when we visited last year. Little J loves the Hard Rock Cafe and even more so since the introduced the kids Messi Menu at Hard Rock Cafe. 
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Everything You Need To Know About Visiting The A'DAM Lookout, Amsterdam

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When I was researching things to do with the kids in Amsterdam, A'DAM lookout looked like the perfect attraction for us and I was not wrong. One of Amsterdams popular tourist attractions for kids, A'DAM Lookout will give you panoramic views of Amsterdam from 100 metres in the air. 
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Visiting Tony's Chocolonely Superstore, Amsterdam

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When we visited Amsterdam one of the things we were looking forward to the most was visiting Tony's Chocolonely Superstore. When researching things to do with the kids in Amsterdam, Tony's Chocolonely Superstore came up and I had no idea what it was. We had never tried Tony's chocolate but the superstore looked fun so I planned it in to our visit. 

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Tony's Chocolonely Superstore, Oudebrugsteeg 15, 1012 JN Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Tony's Chocolonely Superstore should definitely be on your list of things to do with the kids in Amsterdam. Even if you don't have kids and are just a lover of chocolate then you won't be disappointed.
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What To Expect From A VIP Tour Of Johan Cruijff Arena Stadium

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Visiting the home ground of a football team in the city you are visiting seems to be a very popular choice when planning a city break. When we were researching things to do with the kids in Amsterdam, Johan Cruijff Arena Stadium tour kept popping up and after googling tours available we decided it would be a nice day out and the chance to learn a little more about AFC Ajax.
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Blended Families on Holiday - Making It Work for Everyone

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Disclosure - This is a collaborative post

Planning a holiday for a blended family can be quite the puzzle. With different personalities, preferences, and sometimes even schedules from various households, it's important to ensure everyone feels considered and comfortable. Here are some practical tips to help create a holiday experience that's enjoyable for all members of your blended family.

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Start with Open Communication
The foundation of any successful family holiday is good communication. When planning a trip, involve everyone in the decision-making process. This can be done through a family meeting or a group chat where each family member gets to voice their preferences and concerns. 

It's crucial to discuss the length of the holiday, potential destinations, and the activities you might consider. Listening to each other's inputs helps make balanced decisions and makes everyone feel valued and respected.

Be Flexible with Traditions
In blended families, members often come with their own set of holiday traditions. A great way to build new bonds is to blend these traditions together. Perhaps one family enjoys beach holidays while another prefers camping. 

Why not try alternating your holiday themes each year or even combining elements of both? Also, be open to creating new traditions that are unique to your blended family setup.

Plan Activities that Cater to All Ages
Selecting the right activities is key to keeping everyone engaged and happy. It's a good idea to choose a location that offers a variety of activities. For instance, a holiday park that has both a playground for younger children and a hiking area for teens and adults ensures that there’s something for everyone. 
Similarly, planning group activities like board games, sports, or a movie night can help strengthen relationships and build new memories together.

Handle Sensitive Issues with Care
Blended family dynamics can be complex, and sensitive issues might surface, especially when spending extended periods together. It's wise to address any potential conflicts before the holiday begins. If there are specific concerns like dietary restrictions, sleeping arrangements, or budget constraints, discuss these openly and try to find a compromise that works for everyone. 

Consulting a family law specialist discreetly can also help in understanding any legal considerations, especially regarding guardianship and permissions for trips, ensuring that all formalities are smoothly handled.

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Give Everyone Some Space
While it's wonderful to spend time together as a family, it's also important to respect individual needs for privacy and alone time. This is especially crucial for teenagers and adults who might appreciate an escape from group activities. 

Ensure your holiday schedule isn’t too packed and allow for some downtime. This can help everyone recharge and enjoy the holiday more.

Budget Considerations
Finally, be clear about the budget from the start. Holidays can become a source of stress if expenses are not transparent or evenly distributed. 

Discuss and agree upon a budget that suits all paying members of the family. Consider an approach where expenses are shared proportionately, or each party handles specific costs like meals, accommodations, or activity fees.

A holiday with your blended family doesn't have to be a challenge. With thoughtful planning, flexibility, and respect for each other’s preferences and needs, it can turn into a delightful experience that strengthens your family bonds. 

Remember, the goal is to enjoy your time together, creating happy memories that everyone cherishes long after the holiday is over.

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