Going away on holiday when you have a young baby or a brood of very tiny children can be pretty tricky to organise. You’re sure to forget something important that your child can’t live without (but don’t forget the portable changing mat, whatever you do!).
What you can do, however, is take the stress out of it all by picking a holiday destination that’s baby-friendly so you don’t have to worry about what it’ll be like when you get there. Here are a few ideas right here in the UK you might want to consider looking into this year.
The countryside around here is stunning so if you love your walks you’ll love a holiday here. But not ony that, the luxury cottages are also home to an indoor soft play and playroom, as well as daiy animal feeding where your kids can help out with the alpacas, donkeys, chickens, goats and pigs. Perfection!
Is there anything better than being offered free childcare as part of your package when booking a holiday? The Ickworth Hotel does just that so you can enjoy your trip away safe in the knowledge that your little ones are in the safest of hands. There’s also a Fairy Garden playground, complete with a playhouse and trampolines, as well as free bike hire and an indoor swimming pool. You’ll all be kept very busy indeed!
There are five holiday cottages nestled in the idyllic Cornish countryside to be found here. Your children can play safely in three acres of land, while the Cornish coastline is just around the corner and the Eden Project is just 20 minutes’ drive away.
What makes this an attractive prospect for parents is that nursery gear is available for free on request, whether you want stair gates, cots, high chairs, bottle warmers, bottle sterlisers, food processors, potties and more. It will certainly reduce the amount you have to take with you on holiday!
There are two self-catering cottages on offer as part of this stunning 16th century Sussex farmhouse. The doors between the cottages are soundproofed so if your baby does cry you don’t need to worry about disturbing them next door. Cots are available, as is both baby and toddler equipment. Books, toys, cutlery, plates, baby baths and more are provided – and babysitting can also be arranged so you and your other half can enjoy a rare night off if desired. There’s also an incredible tearoom here that would be perfect for an afternoon outing for the family.
If you’ve forgotten something, don’t panic! Monkhouse Hill Cottages has a baby and toddler rescue cupboard for all the essentials you may have left behind. Age-appropriate toy boxes can be found here, as well as outdoor games, a play area and a DVD/video library. Some of the cottages have luxury hot tubs, while there’s also an adventure playground for older children as well.