Being on maternity leave somehow makes me hanker for a holiday even more than working full time, so when Joules set a Bloggers Challenge
to write up their idea of a perfect family weekend away, I was well prepared. All those hours of getaway-dreaming would finally be useful!
We live in a beautiful country
LPD and I love making the most of the beautiful country we live in, so can often be found enjoying UK getaways. From the bonnie breath-taking scenery of Scotland to the vast moor landscapes of Devon, or the seal wildlife on the Norfolk coast to the dolphins in Wales’ Cardigan Bay, we truly are spoiled for choice. Luckily, as we’re based in the Midlands, we’re ideally situated to easily travel to all corners of the UK but although we’ve been separately, we’ve not yet travelled to Ireland as a family – so maybe that’s next on our hit list? Coincidentally, they’ve just announced they’re building a new Center Parcs in Ireland… Fate, perhaps?
Doing something for the first time
As I’ve discussed before on here, I’m embarrassingly a creature of habit so in order to piece together my perfect weekend, I’ve looked back on past holidays for inspiration, starting with our most recent jaunt which happened to be Pickle’s first EVER weekend away and his first experience of the seaside.
It was so exciting to take our baby boy to the beach, it really made me realise how special it is to do something for the very first time so no perfect weekend would be complete without some kind of completely new experience! Even better if it’s something new to all three of us.
Getting there in style
Weekend breaks are so short in duration, that it’s worth making the