Planning The Perfect Family Weekend Break

Child with map in a field

One of the things that I wrote about on our autumn bucket list earlier this week was booking a UK weekend break, something that I have been bending Chris’s ear about since Spring.

It’s never really got past the idea stage, but it’s been something that I have been desperate to do. As much as we love travelling abroad, now that we have two little ones I really want us to make the most of the UK countryside and autumn feels like the perfect time to do it.

For the last few months, I’ve dreamt of staying in a picturesque cottage in the countryside, somewhere small and quaint in the middle of nowhere.

Ok, perhaps not completely in the middle of nowhere as we will need some amenities for the children, but hopefully, you can see the type of picture I’m trying to paint.

But a big reason why my little dream has never become anything more than that is that I just haven’t known where to start. I find the sheer number of possibilities too overwhelming and every time I start looking I end up more confused and with a longer list of places to look at than when I started.

Planning a weekend getaway with Tots to Travel

Which is why we actually need somewhere like award-winning, family-focused Tots To Travel who create a baby and toddler-friendly holidays both in the UK and abroad to help us navigate the best places for us to visit and stay in the UK. Just the fact that they have hand-selected and then child proofed every property in their portfolio takes away the stress and hassle of finding somewhere child friendly and family suitable, leaving us to focus on the bigger, more important challenge of where to visit.

Using the Tots To Travel website we have very quickly and easily narrowed down our options from the whole of the UK to four potential destinations, inspired by the beautiful properties that they have. Four very different, but equally beautiful parts of the country, each with something unique to offer our little family.


Cornwall coast




Dorset coast



Now that we are feeling much more inspired, all we need to do now is make a decision on which of the four we want to visit this autumn. Have you visited any of these places? Which of the four would you choose to go to?

Disclosure; this is a collaborative post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.



  1. September 28, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    That’s a great idea for a sight! I love both Dorset and Cornwall – Dorset is closer so I’d choose there for the shorter car journey haha. I had so many happy family holidays as a child in Dorset, and we went this time last year when I was 7 months pregnant. I will definitely take my son one day! I love holidaying in the UK, we just went to center parcs which was amazing. #BloggerClubUK
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  2. September 28, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    They all sound like bliss, I would love to go to the Cotswolds though 🙂 looking forward to finding out where you decide #bestandworst xx
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  3. September 29, 2016 / 2:01 am

    I’d probably pick the Cotswolds out of these, although I do love Cornwall. Overall the Lake District and Peak District are my favourite UK destinations xx #bestandworst

  4. September 29, 2016 / 3:28 am

    For me it is always going to be Cornwall that wins out of those choices. Stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and lots of peace and quiet 🙂
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  5. September 29, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    I would love to see Cornwall 🙂 We booked our week away in Italy but We always wanted to visit some beautiful places in UK so I’m waiting for your review after your weekend:)

  6. October 2, 2016 / 10:16 am

    You missed out Yorkshire which is a gorgeous part of the country. Lovely selections, I am yet to use tots to travel but would absolutely consider it in the future. Thanks for linking up! #bestandworst
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  7. October 3, 2016 / 11:29 am

    I love Dorset, it’s so beautiful. I think that an Autumn break sounds perfect, especially if it’s though a company that has secret information on the best places to stay with little ones. Thanks so much for linking up to the #Dreamteam xx
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