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BFM’s Joanne Wins Award

Local Mum of four Joanne Brady has been celebrating after her blog Kids Days Out Reviews was named the UK’s Best Family Travel Blog.

Joanne won the top travel blog prize in the fifth annual Mum and Dad (MAD) Blog Awards, which celebrate the UK’s thriving parent blogging community. The awards were announced on Friday evening at a gala awards ceremony in London, sponsored by Parentdish.co.uk.

More than 250,000 nominations and votes were submitted in the awards this year, with just 75 blogs reaching the finals.

Joanne said: “I am delighted to have won the award for Best Family Travel Blog. What started as a way of sharing our family days out with others has grown so much. Since August 2012 we have shared information on over 100 family days out around the UK, and are so pleased to have been recognised by our readers, and the UK blogging community.”

As a MAD Blog Award winner, Joanne took home a trophy and a fantastic prize – a holiday voucher courtesy of HomeAway.co.uk, who sponsored her award category.

“The MAD Blog Awards celebrates the thousands of parents up and down the country who have discovered blogging as a way to capture family memories and make new friends. The standard of entries this year was incredible, and we’re so proud of all our winners for what they’ve achieved,” said Sally Whittle, founder of the MAD Blog Awards.

Tamsin Kelly, editor of Parentdish.co.uk, added: “The MAD Blog Awards 2014, and our winners, really show the diversity and extraordinary quality of blogs that are being created in the UK. This has been a tremendous achievement by everyone involved, and shows the vital role that blogs continue to play in parents’ lives. We are very proud by the sponsors of these awards.”