Holidays are one of our favourite things to do as a family, we love the chance to see new places and unwind and relax from the daily routine of far too many after school club dashes (we always seem rushing everywhere and running ever so slightly late) and non-stop playdates!
When you have children getting the right accommodation is more important than ever before, as a lone adult you can kind of make do, but with children in tow you need to think of entertainment, facilities, location etc. Otherwise what started out like a tranquil idea becomes a living hell! With nothing for the children to do, like being stuck in a hotel hosting a business conference with no time for little people, you soon start begging to be back home!
Regional-Cottages.co.uk seems like a good starting point. You can narrow your search to include family holidays; some of them are even based on working farms. Then hopefully you can keep your children happily occupied showing them all the animals and then maybe try to palm them off as farm labourers…
But also fairly handy to search by enclosed gardens, then you know your children can play safely and securely, leaving you with one less thing to worry about. I have enough grey hairs brought on by my two as it is thank you very much!
Just spotted Sonya's Cottage, Cottages with hot tubs now we are talking! My body so needs the soothing properties of hot water bubbling over me. After a day stopping my two mini wrestlers from destroying each other, I think I have earnt a little rest and recuperation. I can close by eyes and imagine myself there, possibly with a glass of wine in hand!
I am signing off to head over to enter the competition on Mumsnet to win a £350 cottage break with them. If I win I think the hardest part would be actually picking a location, there are so many lovely cottages dotted around the UK, but as long as I pick one with a hot tub I do not mind where we end up!