My Family's Crazy Gap Year

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Ordinary British families up sticks and travel the globe in search of life-changing experiences

About the Show

Ordinary British families up sticks and travel the globe in search of life-changing experiences

Series 1 Summary

Six ordinary British families achieve what many of us dream of, uprooting to travel the globe in search of life-changing experiences.

This observational series captures their travels on camera as they swap the day-to-day grind and conventional routines for treks and adventures in exotic and remote corners of the world.

Their itineraries are as varied as their budgets, but each parent is equally determined to show their children a way of life far removed from their own, without the usual comforts and luxuries.

But what happens when a road trip along the length of Africa results in a car crash involving young children, miles away from medical aid and family support? Or when a daring sea expedition in search of a Pacific island paradise ends in life-threatening food poisoning?

Despite the adventures awaiting them, will the intensity of life together 24 hours a day, often in remote destinations and confined spaces, really help these families come together and change?

  • My Family's Crazy Gap Year

    Episode 1

    Documentary series following six families as they swap the daily grind for life-changing trips around the world. First up are the Willmotts, who travel to the Himalayas, Mongolia and Papua.

  • My Family's Crazy Gap Year

    Episode 2

    All his life, yachting fanatic Jason Lawrence has dreamed of sailing around the world. Now he's decided it's time to fulfil his ambition - and he's taking his wife and two young children.

  • Portia Pindoria

    Episode 3

    Series in which families swap the daily grind for life-changing adventures. In this episode, Rosanna and Ajay Pindoria pack their three young kids into a 4x4 and drive the length of Africa.

  • The McClements

    Episode 4

    Single mum Nikki McClements takes her nine-year-old daughter Beth around the world. Little does she know how dramatically the trip will affect the course of her life.

  • The Tregembos

    Episode 5

    When John Tregembo hit 50 he began to change everything in his life. He gave up his job to become an artist, then he sold the family house and, now, he's taking his wife and two teenage kids on a search to the other side of the world to find a new home.

    But the family have only been abroad once before, and they struggle to adapt to life off the tourist trail in Japan and Cambodia. John sets his hopes on Australia. But their road trip across the Outback ends up threatening his whole family's future.

  • The Fishers

    Episode 6

    Gary Fisher wants to see if it's possible for a welder from Warrington to take on the middle class dream and buy an ocean-going yacht and sail his wife and twin toddlers to America.

My Family's Crazy Gap Year synopsis

Ordinary British families up sticks and travel the globe in search of life-changing experiences

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