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Visit to Worcestershire with a 6 month old and a 3 year old....hotel or s/c?

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beatie · 16/01/2006 12:28

DH and I want to visit someone in Malvern in March/April for a day and want to work a UK holiday around it.

We'll have a 6 month old baby and a 3 year old.

If we book a cottage for a week, are we going to be bored? Are we better off making this a 3 night trip and staying in a hotel? Not that we can afford a separate room for the girls.

The more I think about travelling with children the more I feel like not bothering. Luckily we have a Spanish summer holiday booked with extended family so this trip would be a bonus extra.

It always sounds so idyllic when other people mention having spent a week in a cottage in the UK. It never sounds so appealing when I put me and my family in the situation.

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PiccadillyCircus · 16/01/2006 12:34

I personally find it more relaxing doing self catering, as being in a hotel means that DH and I seem to end up reading in the bathroom while DS is asleep. Although we haven't yet been anywhere with DD as well, I still think s/c is nicer.


PiccadillyCircus · 16/01/2006 12:34

Just realised this is you beatie . Hello


beatie · 16/01/2006 12:56

Hi PC Have you ever been away for a week in a cottage with DS?

I like the idea of cosy evenings in with the children in bed and a bottle of wine in front of a fire. I'm worried about the daytimes.

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PiccadillyCircus · 16/01/2006 13:13

We went to a cottage for a week when DS was about 7 months old and it was lovely (apart from the weather which was a bit variable but the holiday was great).

He went to bed at his usual time, we had nice food in the evenings and it was good to have all the space that being in a cottage means (rather than the one room of a hotel). During the daytime, we went on day trips - probably as there was only DS at the time, and his wants were fairly basic, we were able to do what we wanted. I remember that DH went off for the morning with him and I had time on my own which was very nice .

Not sure how things will be with Alice as well - although this year we are going to a Keycamp site in France again (went last year with DS and we all enjoyed that). I think holidays with children are just different from the care free days of our youth .


PiccadillyCircus · 16/01/2006 13:14

I am also lucky that DH likes cooking and makes nice things .

Although when we went to the cottage, I cooked things for DS (my cooking skills only go as far as mush for babies )


beatie · 17/01/2006 09:32

My DH does most of the cooking in our household too

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