Having a baby changes everything, including what you look for in a holiday. Suddenly itâ€™s no longer about local fine dining and the best nightspots, and more about stair gates, highchairs and baby-proof gardens.
Lots of first-time parents donâ€™t feel ready to brave international travel for a holiday, as well as all the other adjustments you need to make â€“ so Iâ€™ve asked a few clients for some of their recommendations for the best places to browse for holidays, and the hidden gems theyâ€™ve found for holidaying in the UK as a young family.
Baby Friendly Boltholes (suggested by Teresa)
This is a fantastic website. They describe themselves as â€œâ€¦the go-to site for stylish AND child-friendly holidaysâ€¦stylish, contemporary, and family friendly villas, cottages and hotels with services like pre-arrival shopping, childcare options, nursery gear, toys and family-friendly meal delivery or restaurants.â€ Search by destination, property type, in the UK and even abroad, and youâ€™re sure to find something that will meet all of your familyâ€™s needs. Theyâ€™ve even got a â€œ10 Bestâ€¦â€ section, where you can see their top-rated accommodation types. Visit the website here: https://www.babyfriendlyboltholes.co.uk/
Kiddie Holidays (suggested by Katie)
So many ideas to browse on this website, all over the UK â€“ wherever you want to go, from high-end to small budget-friendly, this website has some great destinations with lots of beautiful, baby-friendly accommodation, and lots of ideas Â for things to do when youâ€™re there, too. http://www.kiddieholidays.co.uk/21-baby-and-toddler-friendly-places-to-stay-uk/
Lavender Hill Holidays in North Somerset (suggested by Rebecca)
Lavender Hill Holidays is a gorgeous collection of family-run properties, near the coast in North Somerset. â€œAll of them are luxuriously appointed and finished, and the owners canâ€™t do enough to make sure youâ€™ve got everything you need. We stayed in a cottage that was right on the steam train line, which was perfect for our toddler, who loved waving to all the trains.â€ https://www.lavenderhillholidays.co.uk/
Enjoy choosing your next adventure – and don’t forget to capture lots of photo memories of your baby’s first holiday!