24 March 2015
As the Easter 2015 school holidays approach (where did winter go, by the way?!) you might be wishing you’d been a bit more organised and booked a trip away on holiday with the children. Not least since the sun seems to have finally remembered how to start shining! (more…)
22 March 2015
Holidays are a time for fun and relaxation, but unfortunately no-one told the children that! Boredom is the bane of most parents’ lives and can even strike during an otherwise enjoyable family holiday, swiftly transforming even the most placid toddler or child into a screaming nightmare.
Plan ahead and be prepared with these great tips for staving off boredom on holiday. (more…)
14 February 2015
Family holidays are a great time to have some dedicated family bonding between mum, dad and the kids. Away from the stresses of daily life, routine and work it’s an opportunity to make memories for everyone involved.
However, the planning which goes into family holidays can be an additional stress in itself: trying to coordinate several different people’s needs, timetables and likes can be difficult. But with a little advanced planning and preparation, it’s possible to organise a family friendly holiday with minimal stress or worry. (more…)
27 January 2015
Travelling on holiday with your young child can be a wonderful experience, a chance to make memories, see the world through young eyes and introduce your baby to the wonders of the world beyond their daily routine. Holidays can be exciting and nostalgic and a great way to bond, as well as being a rare opportunity for mum and dad to relax a little too.
However, the practicalities of travelling with a young child – especially for the first time – can be a little scary and daunting. The key to keeping your holiday as stress free as possible is in preparation: planning is key. (more…)
13 January 2015
Ah January! The time of diets, abstinence, resolutions, dark nights, cold weather and a slightly gloomy feeling that all the festive fun is over..
But it doesn’t have to be that way! It’s only a few weeks until the schools break up for February half term, which is a great time to get away with the family for a few days. (more…)
30 December 2014
The end of the year is nearly upon us so – before it arrives and the champagne starts flowing! – here’s a quick run-down of the child and parent friendly holidays we’ve added to Parent Friendly Stays during the latter part of 2014. (more…)
5 December 2014
In November 2014 the Parent Friendly Stays clan were lucky enough to spend a long weekend at Court Farm Cottages in Cornwall – a child friendly complex of Cornish cottages, converted barns and stylish houses in the village of Marhamchurch near Bude. (more…)
27 November 2014
So November’s nearly over already (where does time go nowadays?!) and the annual routine of festive TV adverts and Christmas music in the shops started many weeks ago. For those lucky families who long since booked a child-pleasing holiday over Christmas or New Year in a cosy self-catering cottage or well-equipped family hotel, there are only a few weeks left to wait.
But what about those of us who weren’t quite so prepared and have suddenly now realised how much we wish we were spending the festive period with our families somewhere new and exciting? Well you needn’t worry! We’ve rounded up all the child friendly holidays from Parent Friendly Stays who’ve still got space this December and listed them below. (more…)
4 November 2014
As the nights draw in, the temperature drops and the leaves begin to fall, the glorious summer holidays from only a couple of months ago can begin to feel like a very distant memory. But what better time to start planning your next family adventure and give yourself something to look forward to?
At Parent Friendly Stays we’re still beavering away finding, researching and reviewing the very best child friendly holidays the UK has to offer. In case you’ve missed our updates on the website or on Facebook and Twitter, here’s a quick rundown of the latest holidays we’ve added. (more…)
25 September 2014
Like most parents, at Parent Friendly Stays we can sometimes feel a little bit frazzled by the daily grind of work, household chores, school runs, sleepless nights and the rest.
One of our favourite ways to unwind on special occasions is to treat ourselves to a short break at a luxury spa hotel. What could be more relaxing than a dip in a luxury pool, a few minutes in a baking hot sauna or steam room followed by a rejuvenating back rub or massage? (more…)
16 September 2014
Here’s another quick round-up of the latest child friendly holidays we’ve recently added to Parent Friendly Stays.
As always, this is just a summary of a handful of our listings so do explore further to find a family holiday which is perfect for you! (more…)
27 August 2014
Devon is a fantastic place to visit and enjoy at any time of year, and traditionally offers some of the best UK weather given its southerly location.
But like the rest of the country it still has its fair share of the seemingly ever-present British rain. (more…)
24 August 2014
Parent Friendly Stays continues to grow and we’ve been adding some great new family holidays recently.
In case you’ve missed them, here’s a summary of the holidays we’ve recently listed. (more…)
16 August 2014
Despite it sometimes feeling like the majority of the UK’s population rush for the airports as soon as the summer weather starts to arrive, the UK has a fine collection of beaches on its very own shores. (more…)
August 10, 2014
Welcome to the Parent Friendly Stays blog!
As you might be able to tell, our site is still under development and as such we’re currently focusing all our attention on making it as useful as possible. What that means in practice is spending most of our time finding, researching and reviewing fantastic child and family friendly holidays across the UK, then turning our research into a format which we think our visitors might find useful. (more…)