FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Air Canada

Mary Poppins-Themed London Special “Practically Perfect”

by Felicity Long

Jan 5, 2019

© The Milestone Hotel & Residences

Budget

Sometimes “budget” just means getting a good deal, even if it’s on an expensive product. This year, families can celebrate Mary Poppins Returns in a special package at London’s 5-star Milestone Hotel, sure to keep prices in check.

 

The property, a posh mansion-hotel across from Kensington Palace and Gardens, offers a Practically Perfect hotel stay this season that bundles in overnight accommodations in a guestroom or suite, full English breakfast for two and a number of Mary Poppins-inspired activities.

 

On arrival, for example, young guests will be given a ‘silver’ tuppence coin (actually made of chocolate) they can use to buy a bird-feeding kit from The Milestone’s concierge team. The children can use the kit to feed the ducks in Hyde Park, located nearby.

 

Depending on the weather, kids can also opt to fly a kite “up to the highest height” in the Italian Garden at Kensington Gardens, and take their kite home with them as a souvenir for about $52.

 

The family package also includes a Spoonful of Sugar Afternoon Tea for two, a new afternoon tea concept with themed pastries designed to amuse young Mary Poppins fans.

 

Marry Poppins Afternoon Tea

Marry Poppins Afternoon Tea © The Milestone Hotel & Residences

 

Menu items include a chocolate pastry in the shape of the magical nanny’s iconic hat, a black “chimney sweeps” macaron, a cupcake served with a chocolate spoon(ful) of sugar, as well as kite-shaped biscuits covered in cherry ganache.

 

Marry Poppins Cocktails

Marry Poppins Cocktails © The Milestone Hotel & Residences

Meanwhile, Mom and Dad can taste The Milestone’s new Little Nip from Every Sip cocktail with their afternoon tea, made with muddled raspberries, peach liqueur, peach purée, orange juice and ginger ale. A mocktail version for young guests, called the “Most Delightful Way,” is served in a cute little medicine bottle.

 

Guests will also receive a red carnation buttonhole, like the one Mr. Banks wore on his lapel in the first Disney film and as an homage to the property’s membership in the Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

 

The package is valid until Jan. 31, and is priced from about $696 per night for two. Afternoon Tea is served daily at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and can be booked priced separately from the package.

 

The Milestone Hotel, the London flagship of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, overlooks Kensington Palace and Gardens and is located just minutes from London’s museum district and the Knightsbridge shopping district.

#WhereverFamily

Insta Feed
Age Specific / Adult Children
Nov 30, 2020

Adults-Only Dominican Republic Resort Welcomes Guests

Following successful re-openings in the Caribbean and Mexico, Palladium Hotel Group sets its sights on resuming guest operations at its TRS Cap Cana Hotel in the Dominican Republic.

The Greatest Show on Earth

Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.

Destinations / North America
Nov 27, 2020

Check Out New York City’s Holiday Lights from the Empire State Building

There’s almost nothing like the magic of New York City during the holidays — and there’s almost nothing more quintessentially New York than the Empire State Building. Put them both together and what do you have? A new holiday tradition.

Destinations / North America
Nov 26, 2020

Celebrate the Holidays in Healdsburg, California

Located in Sonoma Wine Country, the town of Healdsburg announces its seasonal merriment and time-honored traditions. Festive décor, with new murals from local artists and holiday lights, Santa sightings and more ensure it’s the most wonderful time of year for the California community. Families will particularly enjoy Santa Sightings on Saturdays and an Elf Scavenger Hunt.

Destinations / North America
Nov 25, 2020

Holiday Fun at Universal Orlando Resort

The holiday season is here and it’s time to spread some holiday cheer! And that is exactly what Universal Studios Orlando Resort intends.

Destinations / North America
Nov 23, 2020

Unbelievable, Life-Sized Gingerbread Displays and Tips from Experts

At Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa and Pebble Beach Resorts, life-sized gingerbread house displays will be front and center this holiday season. Stop by with your family to take in the amazing creations in person.