#parentpanel 3: The Valley, Cornwall

Exciting news, #parentpanel bloggers – we’ve another beautiful family friendly holiday destination up for grabs: The Valley in Cornwall.

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The Valley is a unique collection of luxury self-catering holiday cottages set in 13 acres of Cornish gardens and woodlands, only a few miles from Truro and Falmouth. The Valley’s self-contained complex includes indoor and outdoor pools, play areas, tennis and squash courts plus there’s babysitting, a fitness suite and an on-site bar and restaurant.

The Valley offers a perfect base to explore St Ives, Falmouth, St Mawes, Newquay and Fowey, all of which are within 30 minutes. Family friendly attractions nearby include the Eden Project along with a wide range of theme parks, water parks, wildlife centres and museums.

You can find out more about the Valley in our full listing or by visiting http://www.thevalleycornwall.co.uk/welcome.

The prize

valley1Our friends at The Valley have kindly offered our #parentpanel members the chance to win the following fantastic prize:

  • a three or four night stay (Fri-Mon or Mon-Fri) in a two bedroom cottage (sleeps up to five plus a cot);
  • holiday to be taken between 18 September-1 November 2015 or between 1 April-30 June 2016 (excludes school holidays);
  • Includes free use of all on-site leisure facilities.

Entry rules

The topic for your blog this #parentpanel round should be “child friendly holidays in Cornwall”. As always, how you interpret the topic is entirely up to you, so long as the Valley features.

Please ensure your blog entries include a link to http://www.thevalleycornwall.co.uk/cottages/family-friendly along with the Parent Friendly Stays website.

The competition launches on Wednesday 17 June 2015 and the deadline for your entries is 5pm on Friday 24 July. The owners of the Valley will then choose a winner who we’ll announce before the end of July.

Standard #parentpanel rules apply – see here for a reminder.

Your entries

Lindsay at Newcastle Family Life:
“The thing that I love as a mum to small children is they offer complementary highchairs, travel cots, safety gates and bed rails meaning no having to bring heavy bulky items with you or paying a high hire cost.” (read more)

Karen at Stopping at Two:
“What I love about The Valley is that not only do you get the luxury that I had become accustomed to pre-kids, but it is a completely child-friendly site.” (read more)

Nisbah at Five Adventurers:
“The Valley looks like an ideal setting for family adventures with indoor and outdoor pools, play areas, tennis and squash courts.” (read more)

Aby at You Baby Me Mummy:
“I am no Jamie Oliver and thankfully Mr Hubby does most all of the cooking in our house. Bless him, I think he could do with a break. The on site restaurant, the Cafe Azur, would give him the perfect opportunity to hang up his pinny and relax while sampling the gorgeous food on offer.” (read more)

Denise at Around the World with a High Chair:
“If all the attractions and sights in Cornwall aren’t enough for you The Valley is set in 13 acres of countryside for you to explore. In the school holidays there is also a whole programme of activities that the family can sign up to including cycling and surfing.” 

Julie at Mama Owl:
“There are five styles of 5* luxury accommodation available, each one offering spacious open plan living, large bedrooms & all boasting contemporary, stylish interior designs, and with each cottage having a minimum of two bathrooms hopefully we will avoid the age-old problem of the teenagers hogging it!” (read more)

Kaz at Ickle Pickle’s Life:
“For Mummy there is a wonderful, relaxing spa pool – she really deserves some time for herself. She can also treat herself to a coffee in the Cafe Azure.” (read more)

Eilidh at Mummy and Monkeys:
“The resort itself is relaxed, peaceful and securely gated, it felt safe when toddling around and visiting the play areas. The whole resort had a feeling of luxury whilst maintaining the child friendly theme.” (read more)

Ali at My Life My Love:
“The Valley it’s called, hidden away, in beautiful grounds to welcome your stay. ‘A chance to breathe. A place to dream’ say all The Valley’s wonderful team. A holiday to make the whole family smile, The Valley has gone the extra mile. To create a holiday perfect for all, book The Valley and make the right call.” (read more)

Kaye at Hello Archie:
“The Valley is only a few miles away from the city of Truro and Falmouth, where there’s plenty to see and do. So, when you’re not making the most of the play area and swimming pool with the kids (or indulging in the gourmet food in the restaurant), take a look at these activities you could be getting up to instead.” (read more)

Karen at Mini Travellers:
“Hidden away in 13 acres of gardens and woodland this looks like a perfect family escape. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools and little tikes play areas combine to make this wonderfully child friendly, but also 5* luxury.” (read more)

Claire at Tin Box Traveller:
“If you’re planning to treat your kids to a holiday in Cornwall you’ll need somewhere super family-friendly to stay like The Valley which is just a few miles from Truro and Falmouth.” (read more)

Zena at Zena’s Suitcase:
“The Valley offers families the very best in self catering accommodation. Cottages are either 2 or 3 bedrooms, and everyone is welcome. Even the dog. Located near to Truro and Falmouth, the location is perfect for exploring what Corwall has to offer.” (read more)

And the winner is…

The owners of The Valley have been furiously deliberating over their favourite #parentpanel blog… And their winner is – she’s done it again! – Aby at You Baby Me Mummy. Here’s what Megan from The Valley had to say:

We narrowed down our favourite blog to three: Aby at You Baby Me Mummy, Eilidh at Mummy and Monkeys and Lindsey at Newcastle Family Life.

The overall winner is Aby at You Baby Me Mummy. The comparison review between The Valley and home had a different take and made us laugh too!

Congratulations to Aby on her prize, and well done to everyone else for some entertaining blog posts. The next #parentpanel competition will be announced soon!