It?s finally starting to feel like summer, and lots of bloggers have been setting off on some fun family holidays. If you are looking for a last minute deal or planning ahead for next summer, you might just find some ideas and inspiration here!
I read about What the Redhead Said?s trip to Mark Warner Lemnos with barely disguised jealousy ? doesn?t it just look incredible? Everything you could possibly want from a family holiday abroad. Flying with a Baby has a great review of the family friendly Monte Santo resort in the Algarve, and A Mum Track Mind has been to the Blue Sea Puerto resort in Tenerife. Mummy Tries and family went to the Blue Lagoon Village in Kos, and describes it as ?the best holiday ever?. High praise indeed! Happy Mummy talks about how much there is for families to do in Benidorm, and Life as Mum went on a holiday of a lifetime to Thailand. I have to admit, travelling abroad with little ones in tow always scares me, but there are so many bloggers who have done it successfully, and had a great time to boot, that we are definitely considering it for next year! The fact you CAN have a spa day with kids at Camping Bella Italia really sells the overseas holiday to me too ? thanks JuggleMum!
If you are looking to stay closer to home, there are some wonderful places to visit in the UK. We?re going on an adventure has written about their wonderful break with English Country Cottages. I love the idea of staying in traditional accommodation like this, and the enclosed garden is a real bonus. If you fancy a real outdoorsy holiday, how about staying somewhere like Rye Hill Farm? The Monkey Feet family had a lovely break here. Blairmore Farm is another great place offering the outdoor lifestyle, and Plutonium Sox really rated the accommodation and stunning views. Bosinver Farm Cottages in Cornwall is a great South West option ? thanks to Hello Baby for sharing that review. Raising Emily loved their seaside break to Hemsby, and The Diary of a Jewellery Lover tried glamping in the Brecon Beacons. I quite fancy glamping myself, it?s like luxury camping! Crafts on Sea stayed in a yurt at South Penquite Farms ? a yurt! Isn?t that so cool? Mum in the Mad House writes about a sporting family break at Potters Leisure Resort ? perfect for the sports lovers! If you fancy the Isle of Wight, take a look at Quite Frankly She Said?s review of Away Resorts Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park. Butlins always seems to be a popular family choice, and Fun as a Gran stayed at Butlins Minehead for the weekend.
I have heard a lot about Bluestone Wales, and how it is a perfect family holiday destination ? this review from My Gorgeous Boys does make it sound pretty idyllic!
Center Parcs is always a winner for families. Refined Prose visited the Elveden Forest park, and we were lucky enough to stay at Center Parcs Longleat last year. Still one of my all time favourite holidays!
For the festival go-ers, take a look at Blue Bear Wood?s review of the Just So festival. Featuring arts, crafts, music and literature, it offers something for everyone. The London Mum spent some time at the Larmer Tree festival, and describes it as having a laid back, bohemian vibe. Camp Bestival is always a favourite with families, and Modern Mummy has a great review of that. Travel Loving Family recommend the Livestock Festival ? I have to say, I love the idea of a quiet field!
Finally, for something a little bit different, how about a cruise? Extraordinary Chaos spent a day checking out the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas, and I think it looks AMAZING! Definitely on my wish list. Another unusual option is taking a barge holiday on the Lancaster canal. Hollybobs did this for her 10th anniversary, and it looks like a really lovely way to see more of the world.
That?s it from me this month, hope this post inspired you and reassured you that travelling with kids can be fun! If you have a post you would like me to consider for next month, please do let me know ? you can contact me by email or on Twitter @FamilyFever.
About Kate Fever
I am Kate and I blog at Family Fever (http://myfamilyfever.co.uk). My blog is a family, parenting and lifestyle blog, featuring everything from weaning and teething tips to home decoration, recipes and giveaways. I also run the weekly Tried & Tested linky, where people can share their reviews with others in the community – it’s so helpful to read real life reviews of things you are considering buying for yourself. I have 4 children myself, ranging in age from 9 down to 6 months, and I work from home as a blogger and freelance writer. I previously worked as a nursery assistant, and I love being able to bring creative play and activity ideas from that career into my blog life. There are plans for a new career on the horizon, so watch this space!