If you’ve got little ones, what better way to celebrate your love for each other and our beautiful country, than with a fun-filled family honeymoon in the UK?! Here, Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays share their top tips…
12% of newlyweds opt to honeymoon in the UK, and it’s not surprising as we are lucky enough to live in such a beautiful and picturesque country. A UK honeymoon also means that you can visit your romantic spot for years to come and reminisce about the cherished memories you made there.
As well as this, many couples are choosing to tie the knot after having children, but this doesn’t mean you have to skip the honeymoon. In fact, you can still have the romantic honeymoon you and your partner deserve as a family, with 14% of engaged couples are planning a ‘familymoon’ with the kids.
Planning a holiday with the family may appear stressful, even when you’re staying in the UK, however with organisation you can all enjoy a romantic yet fun trip away. To make your trip a bit easier, here is a guide to a staycation honeymoon with the family in tow.
Planning really is essential for any honeymoon, but it is even more imperative when you are travelling with children. Make sure you leave plenty of time when booking activities or transport to save being disappointed if it’s in demand. During high seasons like during the summer holidays, activities and accommodation can get booked up quick, so if there is something you and your family really want to do, then book it as soon as possible!
Find what suits your family
Have a look into where would best suit your family – do you enjoy warm sandy getaways or action and adventure? Look at picturesque yet lively locations places like Devon, where you can take your pick of activities, whether that’s a coastal walk, long, scenic bike rides or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could try out wild swimming!
Devon also makes a perfect honeymoon destination as it has its own microclimate, which can mimic weather in warmer climates abroad! It’s because of this and the abundance of opportunities for both memory-making and relaxation that Devon is one of the top UK destination, not only for honeymoons, but for holidaying with the family all year round. If you’re looking for a perfect holiday property within the local area, Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays have an abundance of properties that are available year-round, they even have dog-friendly cottages so any four-legged family members can join in with the honeymoon fun.
Find time for yourselves
Don’t forget that your honeymoon can be romantic even if the kids are with you. Ensure that you make time for you and your partner to relax together and perhaps enjoy a few hours or an evening alone. Many hotels offer a creche or child-minding service which can be used to your advantage throughout the daytime, so why not take advantage? In the evenings, treat yourselves to a moonlit meal and a movie when the kids are asleep to get some much-needed peace and quiet.
Maybe invite the grandparents
To help ease the pressures of parenting on holiday, many couples bring along the grandparents for company and to help with the kids. By bringing your parents along, there’s more opportunity to make time for yourselves, and it also means you have a live-in babysitter, making those romantic strolls, events and evenings off that much easier.
Accept that things may go wrong
Finally, as with any holiday or honeymoon, just about anything can wrong, but that’s fine. Accepting that things may go wrong will take the edge off when they do, but it will also strengthen your bond and build family memories. Whatever happens, enjoy yourselves, create memories and embrace your honeymoon as a family.
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