August 24, 2023

Aztec Adventure The Lost Valley & Lower Moor *Review*

As you know, we love family days out especially when it can please all of our children!  With children aged 6, 9 and 13 it can be difficult to find somewhere where they will all enjoy, however we are lucky that they all like similar experiences and anything that is physical and fun!  Aztec Adventure invited us along to review their activities in both their…

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August 23, 2023

The Top Kid-Centric and Family-Friendly Activities and Attractions in Muskoka

Nestled in the heart of Ontario, Muskoka is a breathtaking destination known for its pristine lakes, lush forests, and serene landscapes. While it’s often considered a retreat for adults seeking tranquility, Muskoka also offers a wealth of family-friendly activities that promise unforgettable experiences for visitors of all ages. From outdoor adventures to educational attractions, here’s a guide to the best kid-centric activities and attractions in…

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August 5, 2023

National Forest Adventure Farm Review

This Summer, National Forest Adventure Farm is offering so much family fun for those who are looking for days out together to please all the kids no matter what the age.  We went along with our three children aged 6, 9 and 13 to see what was on offer, including Farmarama, their summer celebratory event! Where is National Forest Adventure Farm? National Forest Adventure Farm…

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July 28, 2023

A Visit To Canberra: How Best To Enjoy Australia’s Capital City

Canberra: the (mostly) undiscovered hidden jewel in Australia’s crown! After all, it’s the capital city, but how much do you hear about it next to titans like Melbourne and Sydney? Well because of that, it’s time to visit the city in person! And if you want to visit Australia and see the best the capital has to offer, you’ll want to keep these tips in…

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July 27, 2023

National Space Centre Leicester *Review*

To kick off our Summer holidays 2023 we were invited along to the National Space Centre in Leicester to review.  I absolutely love anything about space and would spend many an evening on holiday with my dad observing the night sky when I was younger.  So I was super excited to visit and learn more about what the Space Centre had to offer.  If your…

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July 24, 2023

Discover the Thrill of Dune Buggy Rental in Dubai; Unleash Your Adventurous Side

If you want an adrenaline-rushing adventure in Dubai, a dune buggy rental in Dubai should be on your bucket list. Dubai has extensive, fantastic desert landscapes that offer the perfect playground for off-road enthusiasts. This guide will look into the experiences and convenience of dune buggy rentals in Dubai to help you with renting and highlight the top attractions in this experience. Unleash Your Adventurous…

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May 18, 2023

Top 5 Cultural Spots in the UK

*This is a collaborative post* The UK is steeped in history. With over 2,000 years of invasions, revolutions, discoveries, and more, you can find something around every corner. This makes the nation exciting for citizens as much as tourists. Even if you were born and bred in Albion, there is still so much to learn about the country’s history and culture, so if you’re planning…

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May 11, 2023

Legoland Hotel Windsor Review

We enjoyed 12 months of being Merlin Annual passholders, and during that time, we decided to book a stay at Legoland Windsor’s Hotel family hotel.  We loved themed hotels and hotels that are attached to theme parks, so we were super excited to stay here during our Legoland visit and I thought I would offer a Legoland Hotel Windsor Review on my blog for all…

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April 28, 2023

Navigating Expat Life: Top Tips

Moving to a new place as an ex-pat can be incredibly exciting, but it usually comes with challenges, no matter where you go. However, learning how to overcome these can help you embrace and fully enjoy your new life overseas. Deciding to move abroad is a huge decision that involves stepping out of your comfort zone and immersing yourself in an entirely new environment with…

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

Life is about creating memories, and here we are sharing them with you




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