Does the recent Harry Potter release have you dreaming of a visit to England with kids to see the play? We are!! Today we are chatting with Nicole Wiltrout from Arrows Sent Forth, who spent three years living in England with her family. She gives us great ideas on planning an itinerary, getting outside of London, and the best times to visit England. ON THE PODCAST 00:35 – Kim and Tamara experiences in England 10:22 – About Nicole Wiltrout 13:27 -Ideal stay in England 17:20 – Family trips to England tips 19:40 – Best time of year to travel to england 21:47 – Theater tickets in August (kids) 22:13 – London Christmas 23:14 – Top attractions in London 27:46 – Planning your family itinerary 32:25 – Nicole’s favorite places to stay 35:58 – Best place for a family photo 37:30 – Nicole’s Favorite travel gear 40:10 – App of the week ABOUT NICOLE WILTROUT Nicole Wiltrout is a travel planner with Ciao Bambino and a freelance travel writer. She also blogs about her family’s travels at Arrows Sent Forth. You can follow her travels on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. TIPS FOR VISITING ENGLAND WITH KIDS * If you are planning a trip to England, it would be best to spend at least two weeks and make sure to devote some of that time outside of London. * Driving around in the country is the best idea. It will give you more flexibility and you won’t waste your time waiting around for busses. * London is not the most stroller-friendly. There are no elevators or escalators at most stops on the London tube. * Rarely gets above 80º in the summer and in the winter it rarely gets below freezing. * Schools in the UK stay on a very rigid schedule; they will dismiss for the summer towards the end of July through August. Travel there in June or early July is ideal for the summer, you will miss a lot of the rush and the prices are a little bit cheaper.