If I disappear it's because DD3 is a milk monster and doesn't leave me alone, but till she calls -
I'm going to be doing a lot of holidaying int he UK for a while and nice places get booked early man! I bloody hate planning ahead so far but other massively organised buggers are forcing me to plan ahead.
Sooooo - I've booked a week in Bude, Cornwall (we live in London btw), but where else might I like?
Background info - have car, can travel. 3 girls, eldest is 6 but has Down's syndrome so at the development stage of a 2/3 year old really, and her sister's are currently 2yrs and 4 months.
Tenby in Pembrokeshire (south west Wales) is just lovely. Beaches are outstanding (3 sandy beaches surround the town). Town is very pretty and looks like Balamory when you go out on boat trips and look back.
Very child-friendly and not scuzzy like some seaside towns can be. We love it!
Have been when the dds have been between the ages of 0-5. Less expensive than Cornwall too.
Cornwall's a good start! I love especially the north coast (Crantock, Newquay, Watergate Bay, Polzeath, Padstow) Polperro, Helford River and St Ives are all lovely.
I like North Devon too - Woolacombe and Croyde.
Down here where I am is cool - Poole. We have the Purbecks, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Swanage. We have Sandbanks and about a 4 mile stretch of beach. Loads to do in Poole and Bournemouth with little ones. We're near the New Forest in the other direction.
Ummm .... I'm sure there's loads of lovely places but it's Cornwall every time for me!
South Devon around Dartmouth, Salcombe etc (not Salcombe itself as although it is stunning its full of Fulham dwelling yachting types). Beaches are gorg, lots of petting farms etc. Dartmoor is nearby. Castles and National Trust properties galore.
The Scilly Isles are lovely too. Tresco is my fav and has no cars. Easiest way of getting to the Isles is helicopter or boat from Penzance.
Same as Artichokes - you can't beat the Scilly Isles, Kids love them - so many different islands, you can go in by helicopter or boat, and then lots of boat journeys to the islands to see seals or to go to different islands when you're there. Miles and miles of glorious beaches - fantastic for family hols.
Our family of 3 (DH, DS (4) and me) go to Scarborough. I've found a nice little self catering holiday flat near the castle. It's great. £300 for a week peak season, lots of great things to do with DS (beachcombing, rockpooling, sandcastles etc etc) and trips to places of interest. We are a carless non driving family so it's a nice base.
errrrr no not camping, not with my lot, not yet. i love camping as does DP and as soon as they are trustworthy kids then I'm shoving them in the car and camping in the Sough of France. But while camping is a no way not on your nelly type thing it's cottages / villas etc in the UK.