You record all your baby’ firsts. Their steps, their words and their lock of hair, but what about their first holiday?
You’ll want to get it right, after all, it’s meant to be a holiday for you too. A chance to rest and recoup and have some fun as a family. So where should you head for this magical experience? There’s one destination in the UK that comes to mind when you think about a traditional family break and that’s Cornwall. Beaches, wildlife and a laid-back atmosphere perfect for you and your little one.
Let’s start at the beginning, which hotel? You want one where you can relax, unwind and one that is ready and raring to make your holiday stress free. Sands Resort Hotel and Spa is just the place for your first, second or third holiday with a baby. The facilities for families are second to none offering baby listening and sitting services and more baby equipment than you can shake a rattle at. You can travel light knowing that the hotel can provide cots and cot linen, prams, kiddie carriers, bottle sterilisers and bottle warmers free of charge to guests.
Now you are settled, what does Cornwall have to offer to keep you all entertained? As Cornwall is one the UK top destinations for holidays (with babies or without) you’re find more attractions that you can possibly fit in.
Let’s start with a trip to the beach. Beautiful yellow sands, shallow rock pools of wonder and plenty of space to play. Grab that bucket and spade, hang on to that fishing net and slap on that sun cream as you while-away the hours in the great outdoors. There’s enough stimulation and fresh air to guarantee a good night’s sleep for the whole family. Sands Resort Hotel and Spa also offers free beach equipment loan.
On cooler days you can take in some nature at either the Blue Reef Aquarium or Newquay Zoo, two award-winning and popular Cornish attractions. Both offer special baby days (see their websites). The colourful fish of the aquarium will keep baby mesmerised as you learn more about the fascinating coast of Cornwall. At Newquay Zoo you’ll get up close with all the alphabet favourites from Armadillo to Zebra, you’ll even find yourself saying ‘That’s not my Lion’…
Both have great cafes and facilities ready for family visits.
No visit to Cornwall would be complete without a trip to the farm and Dairyland is a popular destination for young families. See the animals, make the noises and realise you’re not the only one doing it, as families gather to introduce their children to the residents. Milk a cow (not a real one) and check out the BullPen, an indoor play area with their own babies and toddlers’ sections.
There’s never been a better time to visit Cornwall and enjoy your staycation in the UK. Make magical memories, cherish the pictures and plan your return visit. Who knows, this could become a family tradition!
Book a 3-night Baby & Toddler Break at Sands Resort hotel from just £294 including everything you need for a perfect holiday with your baby.