About

Hello! Thanks for visiting Piccolo Explorer. We are an Italian/American expat family of four based 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.

What to do San Diego with Kids

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 16 years. I have a background in marketing communications and running a small online business.

Chiswick House Rhododendrons

London with Kids

Piccolo Explorer was launched in 2015 when my son, Little T, was 18 months old. The goal behind the blog was to share ideas for days out in London with a toddler. Little T is now an energetic 8 year old, who loves exploring the outdoors, creating with origami and learning to play guitar. His favourite family days out in London are Richmond Park, the Natural History Museum, the Royal Air Force Museum, the WB Studio Tour: Making of Harry Potter and Wonderlab at the Science Museum.

Wonderlab at the Science Museum London

Miss A is a fun-loving 4 year old who loves drawing, building with magnetic tiles and riding her scooter. Her favourite days out in London are ZSL London Zoo, Kew Gardens, Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace, Hobbledown and the Diana Memorial Playground.

Family hike Morzine France

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;

May Half Term in London with kids

Easter Days Out in London with kids

Halloween in London with kids

Christmas 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. 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.

La Jolla Cove, San Diego

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

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