This plus that equals…. a great family weekend away
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week are the things that make a great family break.
- Not going far! Toddlers and car journeys and just drama. We do travel, a lot, but for Easter we are literally heading a few miles away to the Norfolk Broads with Herbert Woods and I can’t tell you how much pressure and planning is lifted by knowing we’ll only be 40 minutes from home.
- Self Catering. Now I love being cooked for and having no washing up, but when we are only going away for a few days and don’t have any real plans. I like the whole home from home thing. Breakfast we all enjoy, not having to worry about a food related public meltdown, being able to just feed the child baked beans if we so desire.
- A beautiful location. Waking up to a beautiful view and maybe getting a few quiet minutes to enjoy it before everyone else wakes up is one of my favourite things about a holiday and I’m pretty sure we’ll get that this weekend at the Broads.
- Taking enough toys and DVDs and ways to watch YouTube as we can carry. We have no idea what the weather will bring us, what the little one’s ever changing mood will be like or how a new location will affect him. Every holiday so far he has been a trooper, boats, tents, caravans, hotel rooms all taken in his stride But each break brings new things to worry about and this time I don’t know how he’ll be sleeping in a single bed, he’s used to his toddler bed, but that’s low to the ground, no real fall hazard. I might still take his travel cot, hmm….
- Having distraction free family fun time. Lets face it, it’s the whole point of going away. Yes we’re not going far but it’s still a holiday and we’ll still visit some of the great tourist attractions around the broads, we’ll walk, we’ll play and we’ll be together with no work and no worries for a few days.
What things make your ideal family break?
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