Hello! Thanks for visiting Piccolo Explorer. We are an American and Italian family living in London. I’m Cindy, originally from San Diego, California, and Piccolo Explorer is my family travel blog for sharing inspiration for family days out in London and tips for holidays abroad.

Family hike Morzine France

I’ve lived overseas for most of my life and started travelling from a young age, mainly between the United States, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. I grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where my family moved when I was 6. After graduating from university in the US, it wasn’t long until I moved abroad again to London where I’ve now lived for over 17 years. I have a background in marketing communications and running an online business.

London Summer Holidays 2022 Tate Modern Yayoi Kusama

London with Kids

Piccolo Explorer was launched in 2015 when Little T was 18 months old. The goal behind the blog was to share ideas for days out in London with a toddler.

British Museum London with Kids

Little T is now an energetic 10 year old, who loves exploring the outdoors, playing hockey and learning to play the trombone. His favourite family days out in London are the Royal Air Force Museum, the WB Studio Tour: Making of Harry Potter and Wonderlab at the Science Museum. One of his top London experiences was the Dino Snores sleepover at the Natural History Museum.

T-Rex Natural History Museum London

Miss A is a fun-loving 6 year old who loves books, arts and crafts and playing dress up. Her favourite days out in London are ZSL London Zoo, Kew Gardens, Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace, Hobbledown and the Diana Memorial Playground.

Hobbledown outdoor water play

Things to Do in London during School Holidays

Looking for what’s on in London for families during half term and school holidays? The most popular posts on the blog are the round-ups of things to do in London with kids during the school holidays and the festive season.

Easter Activities Kids London

Bookmark these posts for the latest list of upcoming events and family activities at London’s top attractions for kids;

Christmas in London with kids

Lunar New Year in London with kids

February Half Term Activities in London

Easter Days Out in London with kids

May Half Term Activities in London

Summer Holidays in London with kids

October Half Term Activities in London

Halloween in London with kids

Family Travel Guides

Piccolo Explorer has since expanded to include travel tips for family trips to the United States, with guides on visiting Hawaii, Florida and California with kids.

La Jolla Cove, San Diego

I also share tips for planning Eurotunnel road trips from London to France and Italy, from our experiences driving to the French Alps, the Champagne region, Disneyland Paris. and the Italian Alps.

Chamonix in Summer

For family travel tips and inspiration, have a look at our top travel posts;

Family Hikes in the French Alps

Visiting Waikiki with a Toddler

Best Disneyland Paris Restaurants

Colmar Alsace Christmas Market Guide

Visiting Chamonix France in the Summer

Turtle Release with the Bali Sea Turtle Society

Contact Me

Would you like to get in touch? Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments and follow along on Instagram for more updates and photos of our latest adventures!