While getting away with the little ones can be an amazing way to create memories, we know it can also be tricky and exhausting. From finding the right place, negotiating the journey and the actual holiday, it’s a huge balancing act trying to keep everyone happy. Let’s face it we’ve all had that holiday when you need another one to get over the first!
We asked our friends at Bosinver to share their top tips for a staycation with your family to help ease the holiday burnout and come home feeling relaxed.
1) Plan activities in advance
Research and make a list of family-friendly attractions, parks, and events in the area you're visiting. This will help you make the most of your time and ensure there's something for everyone to enjoy.
2) Choose accommodation wisely
Look for family-friendly accommodations that offer amenities like spacious accommodation, a kitchen, a pool, or a play area. This will make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable for everyone.
3) Explore local nature
Take advantage of the UK's beautiful countryside and coastline. Go hiking, have picnics in parks, visit beaches, or explore nature reserves. It's a great way to bond as a family while enjoying the outdoors – I'm sure you’ll agree, kids are never happier than when playing outdoors!
4) Have a movie or game night
Set aside an evening to enjoy a family movie night or play board games together. It's a great way to relax and have fun as a family.
5) Try local cuisine
Explore local restaurants to taste regional specialties. Encourage your children to try new foods and flavours, making it a culinary adventure for the whole family.
6) Visit historical sites
The UK is rich in history, so take the opportunity to visit castles, museums, and historical landmarks. It's not only educational but also a chance to experience the country's heritage.
7) Plan for all weathers
8) Plan day trips
Research nearby towns or attractions that are easily accessible from your location. Take day trips to explore new areas and break the routine of your staycation.
9) Create a daily schedule
Although a staycation is meant to be relaxed, having a loose schedule can help you make the most of your time. Plan specific activities for each day while leaving room for some down time.
10) Disconnect from technology
Encourage everyone to disconnect from their devices and spend quality time together. Limit screen time and engage in activities that encourage conversation and interaction, such as board games, walks, storytelling or outdoor play.
Remember the most important thing is to enjoy each other's company and create lasting memories for your family during your staycation.
If you are looking for a holiday that is super family friendly, has no hidden extras, in a place where the staff go out of their way to make your stay as memorable as possible then call off the search – we’ve found just the place.
Bosinver Farm have been perfecting their holiday experiences for the past 25 years - they have thought of absoutely everything. The family run business receives consistent 5-star reviews from guests and are multi award winning - they even scooped the Visit England national award for Best Family Friendly Accommodation.
Bosinver Farm Cottages in Cornwall is a place where families can stay, play, and enjoy wide open spaces. Laid out much like a small hamlet, Bosinver truly is a magical place. Set in a tranquil valley not far from the south coast of Cornwall, 20 self-catering holidays cottages sit in 35 acres of wildflower meadows and beautifully landscaped gardens.
When it comes to luxury, Bosinver has it covered; from eco homes to a carefully converted 17th century farmhouse, each cottage has been individually designed with both style and practicalities in mind. A holiday at Bosinver offers you far more than a key to a beautiful Cornish cottage, every guest has access to all the activities and facilities for free during their stay – including animal feeding with Farmer Dave, Pony Rides, a soft play barn, indoor swimming pool and so much more. Other holiday providers charge extra for activities, so this is one of the many things that sets Bosinver apart from others as they share everything freely with their guests without the worry of hidden costs.
If that wasn’t enough, they have all the kit and caboodle you need on holiday available to borrow – for free of course. We are talking strollers to sterilisers, puddle suits to potties and BBQs to Bumbos! Say goodbye to packing the car up with everything but the kitchen sink!
You can add some little extras to your holiday (these are charged seperately) they have frozen meals that can be ready in your cottage freezer on arrival or to grab after a busy day exploring, swimming lessons with their qualified (and brilliant) instructor, Dawn or spa treatments which can be enjoyed in their beautiful therapy room and even a Cornish Food Box hamper with all the essential ingredients for a full Cornish breakfast.