First holiday with toddler ideas please

(14 Posts)
PeekABooPinky101 Tue 05-Jan-16 09:44:10

Looking at taking dd away for her first holiday somewhere this year. We are lucky to live in Devon and so have seen a lot of Devon and Cornwall.
Looking for maybe slightly further a field, somewhere with options of what we can do/go.

Dd turns 3 in June. It's all ideas at the moment. I am hoping my partner will join us and maybe possibly his two children (4&7). So flexibility on age ranges covered are a consideration.

First holiday I've ever done where I've had to consider children - and the last I had something to do with was a week in the sun about 7 years ago! Budget and needs very different now.

Thank you in advance for any ideas

fiorentina Tue 05-Jan-16 21:19:51

Dorset/New Forest? Camping or cottages. As you will need school holidays cottages seem to get booked up very early. Otherwise there are hotels with kids facilities. Mr and Mrs Smith list child friendly hotels in the UK.

PeekABooPinky101 Wed 06-Jan-16 07:30:36

Thank you. I shall have a look at that website

Pointlessfan Wed 06-Jan-16 07:33:51

We've taken DD camping which she loved. We also stayed in a cottage in Wales last year, she loved the beach and also enjoyed visiting castles. Lots of websites have child friendly cottages available with stair gates, bed guards etc.

Pointlessfan Wed 06-Jan-16 07:35:10

Sorry, meant to say the cottage and campsites we stayed in were all working farms, DD loved seeing the animals and was able to collect eggs, stroke ponies etc.

StubbleTurnips Wed 06-Jan-16 07:36:24

We love glamping with our toddler DD, we've done featherdown (expensive) and individual places which are mixed.

We loved Crealy in Devon and their glamping was brilliant. Going again this year, plus free entry tickets to the park for the week you are there.

PeekABooPinky101 Wed 06-Jan-16 07:50:34

She would love being on a working farm - that's a good idea!
Lots to look into.

We live about 20 mins from crealy and have an annual pass so get to go there lots - but somewhere further afield that was similar would be a good idea and something to look into.

PennyHasNoSurname Wed 06-Jan-16 07:55:05

Centre Parcs at Longleat? With a big chunk of time in the Safari itself?

PeekABooPinky101 Wed 06-Jan-16 08:15:29

That's a good idea Penny! Best of both worlds.

Thank you all , lots to look into and hopefully come up with a plan!

Dangermouse1 Wed 06-Jan-16 08:39:49

Bluestone or camping in West Wales

Avebury Wed 06-Jan-16 08:57:10

Isle of Wight? Possibly a bit similar to where you live but always exciting going on the ferry. Or the New Forest with a day at Peppa Pig World?

PeekABooPinky101 Wed 06-Jan-16 13:40:04

We had talked about peppa pig world so tying that in could be good and depending when we go could work nicely with not being too busy.

I can see lots of ideas being useful for the future too and all very workable if we go with all 3 DC or just the one!

GreenTomatoJam Wed 06-Jan-16 13:42:22

We took our little ones to Centre Parcs. The Tropical domed swimming pool is worth the money alone we spent a ridiculous amount of time in there.

Avebury Wed 06-Jan-16 14:09:55

Have been to Peppa Pig World whilst staying at both Hoburne Naish holiday park and Sandy Balls. Personally preferred Hoburne Naish but both have pools/play areas etc.
Longdown Farm is another nice day out in that area plus Bournemouth for the beach.

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