26 family friendly holiday complexes with availability in June and July – all are baby/toddler friendly: UK, France, Portugal & Italy

Our holiday cottage complexes are ideal for those looking for lots of other children to play with and adults to socialise with. They are located in beautiful surroundings with enclosed swimming pools and lots of outdoor space, plus lots of toys and games to play too. All of the 26  28! complexes below have odd weeks available during June or July 2015 – as of 20th June 2015. UK, France, Portugal and Italy…

UK

1. Wales: Fabulous award winning farm-stay in the beautiful Welsh countryside. Toddlers will love helping farmer Rob with the animals. Various availability from £350 for a family of 4-6 for a last minute mid-week stay.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/485-cottage-shared-grounds-in-llandeilo/

2. Devon: Five star three bedroom/three bathroom farm house in Devon. Private hot tub, indoor heated swimming pool, toddler playground. 3rd July for one week (£1470)

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/320-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-combe-martin/

3. West Sussex: Wonderful family friendly cottage located in West Sussex: on site tea barn, outdoor swimming pool, 10 minute drive to beaches, 25 mins to Brighton, South Downs National Park and the River Adur on the doorstep. Available w/c 24th July (plus 7th Aug and 21st Aug).

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/211-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-steyning/

4. Cornwall: Toddler friendly farm-stay near Padstow in Cornwall with six cottages, enclosed swimming pool, farming experience for little ones – a few weeks still available in June and July 10% discount.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/508-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-padstow/

5. Cornwall: Gorgeous collection of family-friendly holiday cottages near Bodmin in Cornwall. Limited availability for 26th June – 17th July with every available week now discounted. See listings for prices

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/390-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-bodmin/

6. Cornwall: Luxury collection of five star Eco cottages in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall – walk to beach. Currently one cottage left for the following dates: 3-10 July at £1249 (also w/c 14, 21 & 28 August @ £1750 )

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/203-eco-cottage-in-mawgan-porth/

France

7. Brittany: 1 bedroom cottage in Brittany ideal for couple and one child/baby – beautiful award winning gardens – this property is usually full so grab it quick! WC 18th July £395

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/151-cottage-shared-facilities-in-morbihan/

8. Brittany, Cotes-d’Armor: two bedroom lodge use of large swimming pool, meal options and beaches. Available end of June to mid July 25% discount for Holiday Tots guests.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/502-lodge-in-cotes-darmor/

9. Brittany: Three bedroom farmhouse set in rolling fields in the Cotes d’Armor only 20 minutes from award-winning seaside resort. Available 27th June – 11th July 10% discount on these dates

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/99-cottage-shared-facilities-in-cotes-darmor/

10. Brittany: Choice of two three bedroom and one five bedroom cottage in Morbihan, Brittany France. Gardens, animals and enclosed swimming pool. W/c 4th July £100 discount on 3 bed cottages and £170 on five bed – W/c 11th July £100 discount on 3 bed cottage and £170 on five bed.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/41-cottage-shared-facilities-in-morbihan/

11. Limousin: Beautiful manor house with stunning views across the valleys in Correze, France. Six beds sleeps 12, large games room, shared enclosed swimming pool with guests staying in cottage. Available: up to 4th July 20% discount

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/111-private-house-shared-grounds-in-correze/

12. Midi-Pyrenees: two bedroom cottage in the Lot region France – grounds of three acres with pool shared with one other holiday cottage and full use of facilities at neighbouring cottage complex (ref LMCH)

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/296-cottage-shared-facilities-in-lot/

13. Charente: Choice of two luxurious converted barns with stunning views in the Charente countryside. Swimming pool, hammock, iPod doc and lake beach 7km

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ref LSC available from the 7th to the 17th July 10% discount

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/470-cottage-shared-grounds-in-charente/

ref LSP available from the 11th to the 18th July 10% discount

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/471-cottage-shared-grounds-in-charente/

14. Charente: Collection of holiday cottages situated around a beautiful chateau courtyard with two still available. Enclosed pool ‘Tots Zone’ play barn, animals.

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Ref DNCF W/C 27th June

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/250-cottage-shared-facilities-in-charente/

Ref DNPC W/C 27th June and 4th July 30% discount

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/248-cottage-shared-facilities-in-charente/

15. Vienne, Poitou-Charente, France: Collection of three sweet cottages, village location, swimming pool, available last 2 weeks in July. 10% discount

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/133-cottage-shared-grounds-in-vienne/

16. Charente Maritime, France, collection of cottages within this lovely former cognac distillery. Swimming pool, gardens and half an hour to sandy beaches of South West France. Following weeks available in various cottages 27th June through to end of July. 5% discount for last minute.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/70-cottage-shared-facilities-in-charente-maritime/

17. Charente Maritime: Child-friendly barn conversion four beds, swimming pool, water parks, beaches etc. Two weeks available 11th – 25th July 25% discount if booked before 29th June

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/519-private-cottage-shared-facilities-in-charente-maritime/

18. Charente: Cluster of four cottages with shared swimming pool, gardens, toys, prepared meals and more surrounded by tiny hamlets and small market towns. Lots of fab restaurants in the area and a lake beach. UK TV and private gated terraces for each cottage. Great availability for June and July 20% discount for all available weeks up to 25th July Exclusive to Holiday Tots guests.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/58-cottage-shared-facilities-in-charente/

19. Charente: Private three bedroom villa in the rural Charente sharing the enclosed swimming pool with only families staying in the Yurt. Available 4th – 25th July offer 15% discount plus free bike hire.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/162-private-villa-shared-facilities-in-charente/

20. Charente Maritime: Collection of six child-friendly holiday cottages in South West France, enclosed swimming pool, half hour to beaches. Various cottages available up to 25th July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/497-cottage-shared-facilities-in-charente-maritime/

21. Languedoc Roussillon: Choice of a private four bedroom cottage with private garden and use of shared facilities in the Languedoc-Roussillon, France – just by the Spanish border or one of the lovely three bedroom lodges available for the following dates: lodge: 27 th June-18 th July – villa: 3 th July-17 th July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/143-5-lodges-shared-facilities-in-pyrenees-orientales/

22. Aude: Collection of four family-friendly luxury cottages enjoying extensive grounds, enclosed swimming pool (heated May-Sept) each with its own private terrace.

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Ref MK2CR 11/07 – 18/07 (normally €995) with 20% discount now €796

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/140-cottage-shared-facilities-in-aude/

Ref MK4CA 04/07 – 18/07 & 25/07 – 01/08 (€970) now €776    https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/142-cottage-shared-facilities-in-aude/

Ref MK1L  04/07 – 18/07 (€1400) now €1120 https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/134-cottage-shared-facilities-in-aude/

23. Aude: Lovely wine and olive chateau in Aude, with beautiful vineyard views and a host of family-friendly activities including swimming pool, play barn, tennis courts and more. Choice 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages with 30% discount on the following availability: ½ bed 22nd June to 11th July 3 bed 1st July to 11th July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/176-cottage-shared-facilities-in-aude/

24. Languedoc Roussillon: Collection of child-friendly apartments located in Gard, Languedoc Roussillon France. Shared swimming pool, village location with various weeks available in June and July – offer May prices in June and June prices in July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/164-apartment-in-gard/

25. Languedoc Roussillon : luxury micro resort close to beaches, four cottages, almost inclusive packages kids club, meals, wine and more. June prices and inclusions extended to the 18th July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/388-luxury-micro-resort-in-herault/

Italy

26. Tuscany: A gorgeous five bedroom baby and toddler friendly villa in a stunning rural location with views over lakes and hills. 10% discount on all remaining weeks in June, July and August.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/524-private-villa-in-tuscany/

Portugal

27. Algarve: Lovely child-friendly cottages with amazing facilities and views over Loule in Portugal. An ideal rural escape yet only a short drive to the family friendly attractions and beaches the Algarve has to offer.

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Property ref: RML 2 adults 1 child under 2 available 20th June – 16th July 7 nights reduced from £485 to £415

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/279-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-loule-algarve/

Property ref RMC 2 adults and infant under 2 yrs available 20th June to 18th July 7 nights was £485 now £415

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/280-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-loule-algarve/

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Normandy, France: We have just been notified about a last minute availability in Normandy France, walk to beach and village available 18th – 25th July.  10 % discount

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/275-cottage-shared-facilities-in-calvados/

Last minute availability for these toddler friendly private villas and holiday cottages

All of the cottages and villas below are private and offer fabulous baby and toddler facilities. There are some last minute breaks to be had for all the family. Below is a list of June and July availability as of 20th June 2015

Private Villas and Cottages

UK

Cotswolds: Charming holiday cottage in village location and Bredon Hill on the doorstep. Available Monday 22nd to Friday 26th June 4 nights mid-week available 20% discount.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/474-private-cottage-in-cotswolds/

Cornwall: Private Villa with sea views overlooking Looe Island. Four bedrooms, enclosed garden available W/c 27th June and 18th July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/312-private-villa-in-downderry/

Cornwall: Due to last minute cancellations rarely available this tiny cottage in the romantic town of Charlestown in Cornwall. Perfect for a couple and baby. Available July 3rd & 10th at £160 per night, £1095 – 24th & 31st at £185 per night, £1295 per week

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/200-cottage-in-cornwall-charlestown/

Cornwall: spacious five bedroom 18th century Grade ll listed holiday cottage  in the picturesque village of Kingsand only a short walk to beach. Available 24th June to 27th June £500.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/194-private-cottage-in-kingsand/

Sussex: Coastal private luxury cottage rated 4 star gold by Visit England. Walk to Camber Sands beach. Available w/c 11th and 18th July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/523-private-cottage-in-camber/

France

Normandy: Lovely five bedroom farmhouse set in the beautiful Calvados countryside, playroom, pony rides, 3 acres of grounds swimming pool close to ports. Available week commencing 4th July – 10% discount.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/518-private-cottage-in-vire/

Lot et Garonne: stunning five bedroom house with amazing pure water swimming pool with gentle beach inlet for toddlers and babies and private pretty garden. Available 6th – 13th July

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/514-private-house-shared-grounds-in-lot-et-garonne/

Languedoc Roussillon: This three bedroom villa is located in the heart of the traditional village Argeles sur Mer. It has a private swimming pool, garden and within easy walking distance to bars, restaurants and beach. 3 weeks available in July from 4th to 25th – usually €1850 PW now €1450 per week.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/148-private-villa-in-pyrenees-orientales/

Corbieres, Languedoc-Roussillon: Amazing three bedroom child-friendly villa in Corbieres, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. The swimming pool is fully enclosed and only 1.2 deep, the garden is enclosed and has lots of toys and sandpit for toddlers, village location, wine tastings, Sky TV local Michelin Star Restaurant, castles nearest beach 28 km. Currently available up to 12th July (also a week in August from 1st)

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/309-private-villa-in-corbieres/

Correze: Private converted farmhouse with private courtyard and heated pool with security cover, games room and walking distance to village too. Amazing views in Correze, France. Last availability: 27th June to 11th July – contact owner for special offers.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/113-private-cottage-in-correze/

Spain

Costa Calida:  3 double bedroom villa located on the Roda golf and beach resort, shared swimming pools, play areas and lots of family friendly facilities plus walk to beach. Available from 26th July to 6th August.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/464-private-villa-shared-facilities-in-costa-calida/

Costa Brava: Modern private villa in the medieval town of Begur, Costa Brava Spain with sea views and shared swimming pool. Available week commencing 4th July reduced from £1350 to £950.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/145-private-villa-in-costa-brava/

Cyprus

Paphos: Choice of two lovely villas in Cyprus near Paphos with private swimming pools and within walking distance to the beach. A few weeks available between 3rd July and 9th August.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/destinations/17-cyprus/

For more information on any of these properties contact the owner directly by clicking on the links. Alternatively if you need help with your holiday search feel free to contact us here at Holiday Tots 🙂

Looking for a last minute June or July Family glamping holiday?

Here is a fab collection of child-friendly holiday glamping ideas and all have a little availability left for June and July. As of 20 June 2015.

All offer lots of fun and facilities for families with babies, toddlers and children of all ages.

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Holiday Tots only list glamping holidays where there are provisions for young children. There is limited availability in the following glamping locations.

UK

Luxury tents in Lancashire – Three bedrooms, Aga and private hot shower and wc. Father’s Day weekend still available, plus two nights from 26th June and availability in July too for Lancashire and Norfolk

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/477-glamping-tent-in-forest-of-bowland/

Domes and Tipis in Wales, the domes have their own hot tubs and the tipis have wood burning stoves (tipi shown in main image) stunning woodland and private toilets. 15% discount on breaks before 17th July

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/432-glamping-dome-in-powys/

France

Amazing domes in South West France with fab facilities and St Jean de Luz beach – 15 minutes! Six nights available 22nd June to 28th June 20% discount.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/431-dome-in-pyrenees-atlantiques/

Mongolian Yurt in the beautiful Charente countryside, full use of the enclosed swimming pool shared only with the family staying in the villa. Currently available 4th – 25th July offer 15% discount and free bike hire.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/258-yurt-in-charente/

Cool family friendly glamping domes in Dordogne, stunning location with swimming pool and gardens too. Availability: Three nights from 29th June – 1 July Two nights from 5th-7th July (plus a cancellation for w/c 22nd August) 20% discount.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/463-glamping-dome-in-dordogne/

Safari lodges in the Lot region France – fab facilities for the kids, pool, maze, pirate ship, play house and more… Last availability for the week of 20th June 15 and the week of 27th June 15 at only £980 for the week instead of £1,400!

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/294-glamping-tent-in-lot/

Last minute May madness with special offers on some fab child-friendly holiday properties

Many of our holiday cottage and villa owners are dropping their prices for last minute availability in May. Remember all of the holiday properties on Holiday Tots are suitable for families with babies, toddlers and young children with stairgates, swimming pools with security measures in place and lots of baby and toddler facilities, so all you need to think about is where to go!

Whether you are looking for a quiet getaway with a new baby or toddler tastic fun filled activity weekend we are sure you will find a holiday to suit your needs. If you have something in mind just contact us and we will be happy to help. For now here are some special offers for May…

UK

Cotswold – Gloucestershire – Stunning detached baby-friendly cottage

child-friendly holiday cottage cotswoldThis beautiful cottage is unexpectedly available for four nights from bank holiday Monday 4th May. Usually £695 now only £450. It is located in a small village and is perfect for exploring the Cotswold area including Cotswold Farm Park (with 50 varieties of rare breed farm animals); Gloucester,  Warwickshire Steam Railway and more…

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/474-private-cottage-in-cotswolds/

Cornwall – cottage metres from the beach

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One of the UK’s best coastal cottages (as described by the Sunday Times) and it is toddler-friendly! Metres from the beach in the picturesque village of Kingsand with a 20% discount in May

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/194-private-cottage-in-kingsand/

 

 

 

West Sussex – delightful secluded retreat

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/211-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-steyning/

Lancashire – family friendly glamping

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Why not escape to the countryside and try your hand at glamping in these luxury tents in Bleasdale, Lancashire May Day bank holiday special 20% off 3 night break…

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/477-glamping-tent-in-forest-of-bowland/

France

Aude, Languedoc Roussillon – four lovely cottages, heated pool, beautiful location

Lampy_outsideWonderful small cluster of four family-friendly holiday cottages with shared heated swimming pool and gardens and meadows to explore. Located just 25 minutes from the city of Carcassonne. Special offer 20% discount on all available cottages in May. prices per week from 356€ (just

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/142-cottage-shared-facilities-in-aude/

 

Languedoc Roussillon – luxury micro resort

_MG_2886Luxury micro resort in the Languedoc, France close to beaches offer for May to include heated pool, babysitting, one evening dinner, unlimited access to baby club and more… set price €2500 for two adults and one child

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/387-luxury-micro-resort-in-herault/

 Languedoc Roussillon – Award winning family-friendly wine and olive chateau

DSCF0340Beautiful family friendly wine and Olive chateau, 15% discount, wine tastings, babysitting, dressing up clothes (for the kids) play room, swimming pool beautiful location in the Languedoc Rousillon, France

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/175-cottage-shared-facilities-in-aude/

Lot region – glamping in a safari lodge with lots of activities for the kids

100_2467Abundance of childrens toys, games and outdoor play equipment at this family-friendly complex in the Lot region France – up to 30% off weeks in May.

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/294-glamping-tent-in-lot/

Portugal

The Silver Coast

poolLovely toddler-friendly holiday apartment along the Silver Coast in Portugal sharing the enclosed swimming pool with only the owners. £75 off small family bookings and medal winning wine in welcome pack.

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/237-apartment-in-silver-coast/

Algarve – in the hills with views

Hi Cam Photos Oct 11 008Three lovely home from home toddler friendly holiday cottages with amazing views, swimming pool, play areas, near Loule and 11km from beaches 10% off in May

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/281-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-loule-algarve/

 

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Algarve – Luxury family friendly resort

Luxury child-friendly holiday villas and apartments two minute drive from the Quinta do Lago beach in the Algarve Portugal (shuttle bus service) fab facilities for the family 25% discount for May

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/289-villa-in-quinta-do-lago-algarve/

 

Offers are continuously updated on our special offer page https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/offers/

Stop press: Easter activities and availability for your last minute family getaway

There are some last minute Easter week bargains to be had in Cornwall and France, from a short family weekend break to a holiday for the week. Here are a few child-friendly holiday ideas below with Easter availability and all are baby and toddler friendly too! Click on the reference number for more details and how to contact the owners directly…

Holiday Cottages in Cornwall with facilities including indoor pool: ref TVTH

Hidden away in thirteen acres or gardens and woodland are these lovely self-catering holiday cottages. Activities running over the Easter period include basket making for the Easter egg hunt, bush craft, archery and tennis tuition and more including a weekly magic night and themed evenings in the onsite restaurant.

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2 bedroom cottages now only available:

7 nights now £855 (save £300)
4 nights now £645 (save £150)
3 nights now £635 (save £130)

There are plenty of local events too: Truro Festival (art, culture and music festival), Treireife Easter Food and Craft Fair, Viking Voyagers at the National Maritime Museum, Pirates Ahoy (30th March to 3rd April) and Tudor Castle Capers (6th to 10th April) at Pendennis Castle and more.

Wine and Olive chateau, Languedoc France: ref VCC1 and VCC2

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2 cottages available for Easter weekend at this lovely chateau. Easter Bunny leaves a trail of eggs through the olive groves and vineyards so your children can have a great time hunting for them on Easter Sunday while you can enjoy the taste of something more local in the form of a glass of wine!

Easter egg hunt at the Chateau

Easter egg hunt at the Chateau

Last two cottages now available:

Only 2 cottages available for Easter Weekend from Friday to Monday ( 3 nights)
Cottage one ideal for 2 people and a small child ( there is room for a cot or fold out bed in the master bedroom)
Price: 200€
Or cottage two deal for a family with 2 or 3 children
Price 325€

Child-friendly play all the way at these wonderful holiday homes in the Lot region France: 

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This fabulous hamlet of childfriendly holiday homes are so kitted out for the chidlren that you will have a hard time draggin them away. Lots of toys and games, swimming pool, pirate ship, climbing frames, dressing up clothes the list is endless

There are two self-catering holiday properties left for the Easter week

Children will love the The Three Bears themed holiday lodge

Children will love the The Three Bears themed holiday lodge

Holiday home one: Goldilocks themed lodge with bears galore: ref LMLC

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Holiday home two: a two bedroom cottage with an amazing terrace. ref LMW1
Both priced at £695 for the week commencing 4th April and include a family lunch to the local Atelier with pottery painting included as well as an Easter egg hunt if they join in the family BBQ.

If a luxury child-friendly micro resort is your thing try out these wonderful luxury cottages in the Languedoc. ref MYKG and MYKS both available from 3rd to 25th April

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The chickens and ponies are waiting to meet you and the pool will be heated! The cottages are located just 10 minutes from the Etang de Thau (inland sea) they enjoy a great spot for exploring the area’s best of the Languedoc with heaps of family friendly activities: take the “oyster boat” from Bouzigues and discover how oysters are produced, enjoy fresh seafood in one of the many restaurants in Meze or Bouzigues, take the kids flying through the trees at the nearby ropes course, visite the dinosaur park, find treasures on the sandy Mediterranean beaches just 15 minutes away…

Or why not try your hand at glamping in these luxury domes near Biarritz in France: ref SGD

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There are lots of family friendly Easter activities happening and if the sun is out the beach will be a hit a the temperature reaches the early 20s. Prices start for just £399 for Easter week.

Win a free glamping weekend for a family of four at Caalm Camp in Dorset

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To celebrate the launch of our newest child-friendly holiday collection on Holiday Tots, glamping, we have teamed up with the owners at Caalm Camp in Dorset to offer the chance to win a weekend family holiday for four. To enter; visit the competition on our website. (closing date 3rd April 2015)

Here is a little information about these baby and toddler friendly yurts at Caalm Camp where the owners can even arrange babysitting!

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Beautiful hand-painted Mongolian Yurts

There are six traditional Mongolian yurts in total each furnished with a double bed and two day beds.

 

 

 

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Wood burners to keep you warm and cozy!

 

Each yurt is hand-painted and offers a luxury alternative to camping. There is a wood-burning stove and single ring hob for that first cup of tea or coffee in the morning.

 

 

Private shower rooms with heated floors!

Private shower rooms with heated floors!

Every yurt has its own private shower room and toilet situated in the communal Old Hay Barn with underfloor heating and vanity units so you can leave all your wash items here.

 

 

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Safe secure grounds

 

The grounds are secure for children to explore and run free and get closer to nature by meeting resident goats and sheep.

 

 

 

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Play room and lounge area

 

There is a communal lounge/play area with television and toys for wet days and communal kitchen/dining room if you prefer eating in formal surroundings.

 

 

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Each yurt is positioned to allow your own private outdoor area with miles of unspoiled views. Have a baby to bring along? No worries there are cots, high-chairs, baby monitors, play mats, toys and even babysitting!

To enter just visit the Holiday Tots competition page here Holiday Tots Competition – Competition closes on Friday 3rd April 2015 at midnight UK time.

Good luck!!! x

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When I found out about the Yumbox I was very excited. Freddie loves his houmous and various dips but we always have a problem with how to transport them. Generally we end up with lots of pots to wash up at the end of the day! So Yumbox promised to be the solution, so how did it fair?…

What’s the story of Yumbox?

Yumbox was the idea of two US mums hell bent on developing healthy eating habits (Maia Neumann and Daniele Devitt). UK mum Sarah Kerr found Yumbox in the US and now has launched distribution in the UK.

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What is Yumbox?

Yumbox is more than just a lunch/snack box: it is designed to guide you in providing a healthy and hassle free lunch. Each of its five sections are ½ a cup size providing the ideal space for key food groups: Fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy. There is also a small well, ideal for a treat or dip.

Pomme Green Yumbox Open with Tray

It is lightweight and has a leak-proof single lid.

What we thought…

On first inspection Yumbox is solid and well made, it looks good too! It is easy to open and close, so ideal for little fingers (probably 3+ but I would have used it for my children when they were younger too and opened and closed it myself – not that it is hard to open just to reduce spillage!)

Each section is well proportioned and has a picture to guide you should you run out of ideas!

Yumbox Removable Illustrated Tray

We tested it out for a week and it faired really well…

Travel

Fabulous little snack/lunch box for the car, Freddie felt quite important with it and we didn’t have lots of pots lying around at the end of the day!

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Days out

We visited the Herts County Show and I had no problem popping the Yumbox into my bag, it is light and quite small.

At the allotment

We spend a few hours at a time at the allotment but Freddie always loves a little snack. We usually have to buy things that are individually wrapped or go with lots of different pots. Yumbox is excellent not only because of its size but the fact that there is no waste! Great for the environment too as I just top it up with bits from the fridge!

allotment yumbox

Skatepark

We joined a few friends at the indoor Skatepark – there was a special scooter session for three hours for young children and Freddie loved it! I took Yumbox as his snack box and I have never seen a product cause so much interest from every single mum. They all loved it and can’t wait to get their hands on one!

Cleaning

Yumbox is dishwasher safe, which is fab. I only have one very small niggle about the Yumbox and it is to do with cleaning. The underside of the inner tray has crevices that are hard to get dry and clean but that doesn’t deter from what a fabulous re-invention of the lunch box this is. (it’s better than washing up lots of pots and throwing away lots of bags!) I think we will be using our Yumbox for a very long time to come… This is always how it looks before the dishwasher empty! (this day the Yumbox was actually upside down for most of the day and you can see the Houmous went onto the lid but didn’t leak – fabulous!!!

yumbox empty

Competition

Win a Yumbox

We are delighted to have a fabulous green Yumbox available in our Holiday Tots competition  to enter and if you can’t wait…

Yumbox is now available in the UK priced at £24.95 from http://www.yumbox-uk.co.uk/shop/ in two colours with more coming soon…

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I was sent a complementary Yumbox to review and my review is my honest opinion