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16 September 2008 – Free Disney trips, free horse-riding and free food are some of the Autumn offers from family friendly travel company Tots to Travel ( Plus, families looking for a half term break can still snap up a property if they move fast.

FREE Horseriding Taster Sessions and Adventure treks for tots

Les Gites de Lavalette offer families with children of any age entertainment on horseback! Apart from the FREE taster sessions for tots, the British owner (who is a British Horse Society trained instructor) provides horseriding lessons and a special Adventure Trek for little people which takes them on a tour across the local vineyards, through the walnut trees and down to the river for a snack. Adults can book sessions according to their level and experience.

Where?: Charente/Dordogne border

Accommodation: Albizia (three bedrooms) and Acaia (two bedrooms) provide simple, clean and comfortable accommodation with plenty of toys and play equipment for the children.

Cost: prices start from £475.00 in September 08 with Albizia still available for half term.

Disneyland: Parents Go FREE! And free limited edition champagne and champagne house tour

Le Manoir Champagnois, which includes Le Gite Meunier (two bedrooms) and La Maison Verger (one bedroom gite), is just 90 minutes from the thrill and excitement of Disneyland Paris and just three hours from Calais ferry port. Any guests staying during September through to the end of January 2009 will have tickets waiting for them on their arrival at Le Manoir, which lets parents go free to both Disney Park and Disney Studios. This means no waiting in queues – and as under 3s are always free, it’s a great way to see the park for next to nothing.

Autumn and winter are the very best times to enjoy the park as the crowds have vanished and the cooler weather makes for an altogether more comfortable trip. The Tots to Travel team will provide Disney novices with loads of tips like where to park, where to eat and which rides are a ‘must.’

In addition, first time visitors to Le Manoir Champagnois will also receive a limited edition bottle of Compte Audoin de Dampierre Grand Vintage 2002 Champagne in a Dampierre ice bucket PLUS entry for 2 people to one of the major Champagne houses in either Epernay or Reims.

FREE food!

The autumn months in northern Italy offer a bounty of free food, from blackberries and chestnuts to truffles and mushrooms. Tots to Travel has teamed up with Sapori e-Saperi who can arrange for families to explore the gastronomic joys of this fabulous region of Italy. Tours include chestnut roasting, chocolate making, olive harvesting, mushroom collecting and of course eating. It’s a great way to introduce children to real food and guests staying at the Tots to Travel Casa Barile, can even have a cookery demonstration in their holiday home. All Tots to Travel families receive a 5 – 10% discount from Sapori-e-Saperi.

Where?: Northern Italy

Accommodation: Casa Barile offers excellent accommodation, awesome views for up to 10 people. Casa Barile comes complete with a chestnut roasting machine!

Cost: prices start from £1250.00 in September and October 08 and the property is still available for the October half term
For more information on any Tots to Travel properties and to find other properties still available in the October half term, go to

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Notes to editors:

Tots to Travel

Tots to Travel is the parent company of Tots to France ( and Tots to Italy (

Tots to France was set up by Wendy Shand, mum of two, in April 2006 as a holiday lettings agency with a range of family friendly properties throughout France. The company specialises in providing accommodation to meet the very specific needs of families with babies and young children. All properties are fully equipped with a range of child-related equipment and safety features. The company also provides English-speaking babysitters and home cooked meals.

The concept proved enormously successful, with the company now offering over 50 French properties. Building on this success, the award-winning formula has been replicated in Italy with the launch of Tots to Italy in January 2008. Roll outs for other countries like the UK, Spain, Ireland and the Balearic Islands are currently being planned.

Wendy Shand won the Mother@work Best Mumpreneur Award 2007, the Enterprisenation Home Business of the Year Award 2007 and the BT Essence of the Entrepreneur Award 2007. The company was also a regional finalist in the HSBC Start Up Stars awards 2008 and is a finalist in the StartUps Awards 2008.

For information on Tots to Travel please contact: Melissa Talago, Peekaboo Communications, 01635 248496 or

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