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If you had to pick an amazing holiday for a 3 year old, what would it be?
Yebbie · 08/03/2022 09:21
We've had some really lovely UK breaks on caravan parks and a couple of abroad beach holidays and son has loved them and they've been really special. We have our second due very soon and know holidays won't really be the same until youngest is around two so will be looking at just UK breaks while they're tiny so squeezing in one last bigger holiday with 3yo beforehand.
But what? Was going to book the same Spanish break we did last time but then thought is there something better. I'd like to wait with Disney until I can bring both. Is there something I'm not thinking of? Cruise ships look pretty insane these days with the stuff on them has anyone done something like that? Just want something really special.
Yebbie · 08/03/2022 09:28
I'll have a look, any areas in particular? We've done Mallorca and Canaries with him and both were just the best week he was so excited seeing the fish swimming around he basically lived in the sea
zafferana · 08/03/2022 09:32
Martinhal, Sagres. Wish we'd taken our DC when they were little. It really looks lovely and I think would tick your boxes for 'special' while giving your DC the child of experiences he'll enjoy (i.e. playgrounds, pools, beach, child-friendly accommodation and food, short flights, etc).
AuntieStella · 08/03/2022 09:32
Brilliant beaches, Gerald Durrell's zoo for looking at animals, a steam museum, castles, Little Train, bike hire (including family carrier ones). Stay at the Merton, where there is a waterpark onsite, or anywhere and go to the Aquasplash in St Helier (DC too small for the big chutes, but there's still the lazy river and it's a nice set of pools, with shallow ones for the littlies)
LemonJuiceFromConcentrate · 08/03/2022 09:33
Three is so little and such a sweet age — they will have a lovely time if they can tell you are having a lovely time being with them. So, not super specific as a reply but I would book whatever you imagine will honestly be most relaxing for you and your dh, so you can focus on just playing and cuddling and being contentedly present … rather than the logistics of the holiday or the tourist highlights, iyswim?
God, you know, thinking about sweet little three year olds and warm gentle times is almost making me well up 🥲 I think the news is getting to me.
Have a lovely time wherever you go op, be safe
Yebbie · 08/03/2022 09:33
Will look at eurocamp thanks! I don't mean big as in fancy or luxury just big as in lots of fun things to do for a really kid focused week before life changes pretty drastically for him! yes wouldn't want to do Disney until both of them are old enough to enjoy it, I'm also not brave enough for that long on a plane with a toddler...
Drywhitefruitycidergin · 08/03/2022 09:35
I actually think anything with decent weather and a beach and a pool would work for a 3 year old. I remember being in Skiathos pre-children when we weren't stuck with hideously over-priced and too hot summer holiday dates and there was a 3 year old there having the best time. It was a tiny hotel maybe 50 apattments. Sleeping under sunshade jumping into the pool all day. Every adult was playing with her at some stage.
In terms of resorts Ikos Olivia looks amazing - a friend has been thee a couple of times.
TheresSomebodyAtTheDoorNeil · 08/03/2022 09:37
Portaventura theme park and water park is amazing. They have a sesame st land!
There's also a park in Benidorm which has a water park and zoo. The accommodation is all inclusive lodges and really good. Its called Aqua natura Polynesian Lodge resort...... It was recommended to me a few years ago by a travel agent. I never got to book but a few friends and family went off the back of my recommendation (( it had just opened so was very cheap at the time)) and had a whale of a time. These were all children with disabilities and they couldn't do enough for them. Prices have gone up a lot but it's still reasonable and reviews are consistently good.
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