Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Family Getaway's



Before Leo was even a twinkle in my eye, Luke and I were always looking toward the next holiday we were going to book up. We lived for the next faraway adventure that we could jet off too and experience the different cultures and activities.

Our very first break together was to Disneyland, a place I had always longed to go and explore and a destination that I knew Luke would resist but soon enjoy. Our second break together was to the sunny skies of Egypt where we spent two weeks in the sun on one very busy two week break.

We had plans for everyday, different activities that we wanted to cram in, the Pyramids in Cairo, scuba diving in the red sea, quad biking in the desert and let’s not forget the paragliding trip on the back of a boat!

Our holidays have had to adapt somewhat for the little man who is now in our lives, and no longer do we have holidays booked up with daily activities to keep us busy, because Leo keeps us busy all on his own. Our holidays now have to be tailored to our family needs and we need a break that is suitable for a toddler.

Our time in Egypt was amazing and one day in the not so distant future we wish to take Leo along with us, but we are holding out for him to be a little bit older before then and exploring places a little closer to home. But that does not mean we have been staying in the UK for all of our breaks.

When Leo was just 5 months old we took him to Tenerife, armed with a steriliser and everything else you need for a little baby. It is safe to say that we weren’t travelling light! But luckily we were staying in a villa which had all of our home comforts and this made travelling with a baby easier.

We have taken Leo to France and many different parts of England. He is one well-travelled little boy and has been able to play along the sea front dipping his toes in and out of the sea before running away and getting sandy little feet. This was his favourite game whilst in Bournemouth last August.

For those of you who are still looking to go on breaks away but don’t want to take your little ones abroad just yet for one reason or another, there really are some great locations throughout England.

My family like to get together, Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and even Great Grandparents. We try to do this once a year and are actually going away to Devon in May, so we are often on the lookout for feature properties that can sleep up to 16 people.

Regional-Cottages have properties that can sleep up to 16 people, or 26 people if the properties sit together! They offer family holidays for everyone, even that special pet in your lives, and they have a wide selection of accommodation from Scotland through to Wales.

Regional-Cottages have properties that can sleep up to 16 people, or 26 people if the properties sit together! They offer family holidays for everyone, even that special pet in your lives, and they have a wide selection of accommodation from Scotland through to Wales.

They have recently released their new 2013 brochures with their wide range of cottages for the impending holiday season. If you would like to have a look through, you can order your own catalogue here.

For those of you who are currently thinking about a break this year then you may want to direct your attention to their Facebook page for a chance to win a trip to the Lake District. The Lake District truly is a beautiful part of the world and a perfect setting for a family getaway nestled amongst the natural beauty and of course the famous lakes.


I find that getting a holiday booked up in January gives you something to look forward to after the magic and sparkle of Christmas fades away. So that is exactly what we have done, In May we are heading off on a big family trip to Devon and in August we are taking Leo on his second holiday abroad. We are off to Cyprus where I am looking forward to tasting the Greek cuisine and of course feeling the warm sun beat down, a welcome change from the chilly weather we have been experiencing of late!

Have you currently got any holiday plans for 2013?

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