Sunday, 19 July 2015

The Perfect Child Friendly Cornish Holiday At The Valley.

We have not had a family holiday for the last few years as having two babies in quick succession meant going away was impossible. We have decided to stay home this summer much to my 12 years old's dismay, as taking a 2-year-old and an 11-month-old baby on holiday would probably end up being more stressful than enjoyable for us. But we have decided to have a holiday here in the UK next year as we want to wait until the children are older before we travel abroad with them.

 I remember having many happy childhood holidays here in the UK when I was a small child before my parents thought myself and my brother were old enough to enjoy a holiday abroad. One of my favourite UK holidays was when I visited Cornwall as a child, I must have only been about 7 years old but I remember it well. Every day was gloriously sunny - a far cry from the weather back home in Newcastle, which is often cold and wet. We spent so many happy day's on the beach, getting pulled along the rock pools in a little rubber dinghy off my dad. I remember visiting Flambards and being terrified of the air raid sirens in the blitz section, and my brother getting locked in a toilet when we went out for a family meal one night.

Now that I am a mum myself I have always wanted to revisit Cornwall with my own children as I am sure that they would have just as much fun as I did all those years ago. They will love playing on the beach, feeling the warm sun on their skin, eating Cornish ice-cream and making happy memories that will last them a lifetime. 

So when I heard about The Valley Cornwall I instantly wanted to go as it sounds like the most perfect child-friendly family holiday suitable for all of the family to enjoy. The website says 

" A Chance to breathe, a place to dream. Hidden away in thirteen acres of garden and woodland at the heart of Cornwall lies an Oasis of serenity, a unique collection of luxury self-catering holiday cottages that offer the perfect escape at any time of the year." 

The Valley is located just a few miles from Truro and Falmouth so it is close to all the local attractions and beaches, yet secluded enough to be relaxing. The valley is a secure gated complex which as a parent to young children gives me instant peace of mind as I often worry about their safety when away from home. Accommodation at the Valley is a choice of five different styles of two or three bedroom self-catering, five-star luxurious cottages. And the thing that I love as a mum to small children is they offer complementary Highchairs, travel cots, safety gates and bed rails meaning no having to bring heavy bulky items with you or paying a high hire cost. They even have a selection of toy's, books and DVDs for children to borrow, meaning children will never get bored. 

Whilst staying at the Valley there is much to do such as play areas for children, an indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness suite and a spa pool, Tennis and squash courts with qualified instructors on hand and even the chance to have a beauty therapist visit you in your own cottage for a treatment, bliss! The on-site Bar and restaurant cafe Azur will cater to any dietary requirements you may have, you can either visit for a drink or meal or chose the option of upgrading your stay to include a range of different dining options. And if mum's and dads fancy a night out on site babysitting facility's are available. 

Indoor swimming pool 
The Valley really does tick all of the boxes for a perfect family holiday it has a perfect location, Child friendly accommodation, on-site activities to please all of the family from baby's to toddlers to teens to adults, an on-site bar and restaurant and the chance to have an on-site babysitter if you want to take advantage of a date night. It is close to all the amazing attractions that Cornwall has to offer for families such as the beautiful beaches, visiting farms and zoos, or maybe you will be brave and visit Flambards without running away from the sirens in the blitz section like I did all those years ago.

What do you think makes the perfect family-friendly holiday? 

* This is my #ParentPanel entry to win a stay at The Valley with Parent Friendly Stays 



  1. Wow it sounds fab! We went to Cornwall this year with the children and it was fab, we're hoping to go again next year :)

    1. Aw I bet that you had a fantastic time, I would love to take my children when they are a little bit older xx

  2. It looks and sounds beautiful and so very practical, too, with a young family. Love Cornwall x

    1. It really does sound very practical and perfect for young families doesn't it xx


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