A Center Parcs getaway with a baby

As a new parent, holiday shopping can seem daunting. You want accommodation that offers the facilities you want, to maintain some level of normality with your routine (happy baby + happy mummy + happy daddy = happy days) and a resort that is family friendly and makes life as easy as possible for (new-ish) parents. Especially when you’re spending a hard earned wage.

For a relative’s landmark birthday, a small group of us recently stayed at Center Parcs, in their Elveden Forest resort in Suffolk. This was Henry’s first holiday and the first time we have taken him away from home overnight and in this instance 3 nights. As a first time mother, naturally the planning involved lists galore, lots of questions (thank you Center Parcs for being so responsive on Twitter!) and about a week to get ready and packed…

Home for the weekend? Sure!

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Relaxing time out… in a Treehouse!

Being a fan of holidays far and wide, I often forget how fortunate we are to have so many beautiful towns and places on our doorstep, and in my instance (for the benefit of any overseas readers!) I’m talking about the UK.

With beautiful coastlines, countryside, forest and cities galore, I’m sure we all have our favourite British hotspots that we love to go back to.

For me one of those places is the glorious resort Chewton Glen. Tucked away in the southern part of the New Forest, and yet only a 10 minute walk from the beach, which is completely unspoilt and stunning in all it’s natural glory with views of the Isle of Wight in the distance, the location for me ticks all boxes.

But the hotel and spa resort is something else, so much so I’ve been there three times now over the last few years. Every visit has been different, but so good. It’s definitely on my list of “go tos” for when I need some time out. Last month I went for a 2-night autumnal relaxing break, and it was heavenly…

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