My little family and I headed off on our first family holiday last week and it was just perfect. I think we could have quite easily stayed in our lodge permanently, it couldn't have been more cosy for our first trip away.
We headed down to a place just outside of Pershore, near Worcester, on a gorgeous site surrounded by six lakes. Our lodge was incredible and had the most beautiful views from our lounge windows. Booking a self catering lodge was ideal for us, especially with having a young baby. We had a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and it didn't matter how much noise Violet made because we didn't have any direct neighbours. Having access to a proper kitchen made life so much easier and meant Violet could still have a night time routine, similar to at home.
If you have children, you'll know they come with a lot of paraphernalia. Thankfully we managed to squeeze everything in the car quite easily and opted for leaving the push chair at home and just took along the sling for the week. The freedom of just taking the sling was amazing, I always appreciate how easy it is when it comes to getting on and off public transport and on and out of the car. And anyone with a Next 2 Me crib thinking about travelling, it's super easy and meant we didn't need to buy an additional cot.
We managed to explore a lot of the area and headed into the Cotswolds too. We both fell in love with Oxford and spent hours wandering the streets and taking in the history. I'm gutted that our holiday is over but I've managed to persuade the hubby to book up again, so we'll be heading back in April next year! And I already can't wait.