Family friendly travel agents

Organising a family holiday is a big job. That's why it makes sense to get help to make sure your holiday isn't a disaster. Here Local Mums recommend local family-friendly travel agents


“I highly recommend 
Travel Matters to all Local Mums. They are always our first port of call and I always recommend them to friends.  They offer an outstanding service.” 
Emma Keeling, Local Mum

“We have used Travel Matters several times now. They are incredibly efficient, helpful, easy to deal with and imaginative with holiday ideas.  I would highly recommend them. Also very convenient, you can pop in after doing the school run.” 
Lucianne Warde, Local Mum 

“We had the most perfect holiday, thanks so much for your excellent recommendation. I can’t rate the holiday highly enough and we’ll definitely be contacting Travel Matters for future holidays.  We usually do all our own arrangements and it was such a luxury to have it all organised and get such an amazing result.”
Jo Rigby, Local Mum


Travel Matters
Travel Matters provide tailor-made worldwide family holidays created just for you. Founded on the principle of service.

Your holiday begins with their personal approach. They answer your questions, recommend and inspire. With nearly 15 years of experience, they understand your needs and will make booking your next break a breeze!

Tailor-made Family Holidays
Whether it’s a magnificent Kenyan safari, a villa in Greece, bear watching in the Rockies, a luxury European spa break, snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, Travel Matters can make your vision a reality – at a competitive price.

We also provide other high quality holidays including honeymoons, golfing breaks, touring holidays, USA and Canadian fly drives.

About Travel Matters
Travel Matters is an independent travel agency in South West London and opened in 1998. Based in what has been dubbed “Nappy Valley” for having the highest percentage of under-fives in the whole of the UK, the independent travel agency has always specialized in family holidays. At Travel Matters, you’ll receive personal travel advice for your family holidays. We organise everything from safaris to USA fly drives, honeymoons and other tailormade itineraries.

Travel Matters is run by Local Mum Karen. It was Karen’s first baby fifteen years ago. She has always enjoyed organising the perfect family holiday. Since then, she juggles travel and family life, with the arrivals of Alice, aged 11 and Elsie, aged 8. Her experience is wide and varied including taking old people around Europe with Page and Moy, hosting double-decker bus tours with Top Deck travel and running her own tour operating programme in Portugal. She can also be found slipping from English into fluent French, German or Portuguese, often helping in those tricky hotel booking negotiations! The last couple of years she has visited Thailand, South Africa, Mexico, Cyprus, France, Eygpt and five Caribbean islands.

Current offers for Local Mums:
Stunning Lulu Beach Bag from the Beach Factory which RRP is £59.95 as the added value gift for any holiday booked before 30 April, from users who enquire about ANY holiday that they book before 30 April.

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Special family offer – Children Stay and Dine Free at One & Only Reethi Rah in Maldives

Prices from £6590 per family based on two adults, two children sharing a Beach Villa for 7 nights, parents stay on Bed & Breakfast basis and two children under 12 years receive complimentary accommodation and Full Board. The package includes return economy flights with Emirates from London Gatwick, speedboat transfers and complimentary Children’s Club for children 4 – 9 years old.

Saving up to £3890 per family, book before 31st of March for travel 10 May 2014 to 31 July.

The resort offers the ultimate in luxury and seclusion, with its discreetly placed villas with stunning views of the beach and the lagoon. One and Only Reethi Rah is a perfect choice for families with attentive staff, endless activities from a family excursion on board a traditional dhoni to exciting treasure beach hunts. Parent can experience wonderful Spa by Espa with indoor and outdoor treatments and sample some delicious dishes. 

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Al Waha offering 20% saving and Kids stay and eat free at the resort

Prices from £1335 per adult, based on 2 adults sharing an Al Waha superior room, Bed & breakfast basis, return economy flights from London Heathrow, private transfers and use of a lounge at Heathrow. Prices for children 2 – 11 years old start from £569 per child.  

Saving of 20% for travel 24 February – 16 April or 22 April – 15 May.

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Al Waha is perfect choice for families, offering stunning pools, Cool Zone Kids’ Club, superb selection of restaurants and from January to June children can get involved in the Turtle Nesting programme. All guests can enjoy a daily shuttle to the Muttrah Souk in old Muscat.

Contact Karen:
Tel: 020 8675 7878

Make sure you mention Local Mums Online to take advantage of any current discounts and offers

Current offer: A free night and breakfast in a luxury family hotel for two adults and three children when you book your holiday with Travel Matters!

We also have some £50 off vouchers from Travel Matters for our members, contact us if you would like one.


Karen Simmonds, owner of Travel Matters

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