Thanks to everyone who linked up to last month’s Family Friendly Stays. It was great to have so much support from others bloggers, so even if you didn’t manage to link up, thanks for helping to promote the link up through your social media channels, it was really helpful.
It’s so inspiring reading other families’ holiday reports, I was particularly taken by Ashcombe Cottages in Devon. It looks as though Jemma and Mike from Have Kids Will Travel found somewhere that really ticked all the boxes for a multi-generational holiday: a heated indoor pool, kids’ play areas and quad biking just down the road.
Heading further afield, I enjoyed reading Angharad’s 5 Family Friendly Places to Stay in Thailand over on Mama Travels Earth. If you have itchy feet for an exotic holiday with your brood, look no further!
So, it’s July now and I expect lots of families are looking forward to a summer holiday here in the UK or further afield. We’re heading to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly this summer. I’m the only member of the family to have visited Cornwall, so I’m looking forward to showing my other half and our kids all the places I loved as a child.
This month I’m linking up my post on Nettwood Farm campsite in Somerset. I love taking our kids camping, my husband is less keen but tolerates it providing there’s a BBQ and plenty of beer to numb the experience of sleeping under canvas. The site was perfect for our little group, lots of space, wonderful views and friendly hosts. I hope it convinces some of the camping-averse among you to give this type of holiday a whirl…
What is Family Friendly Stays?
Family Friendly Stays is a monthly blog link up where you can share blog posts about brilliant places you have stayed at with your family. It’s also the place to come to if you need some holiday inspiration.
Have you rented a great little cottage which had a perfect garden for your children? Maybe you’ve stayed on a campsite with the most amazing swimming pool which your kids loved. Perhaps you found that all-important villa which allowed you to walk to a restaurant or a beach. Or maybe you stayed at a hotel where the staff were particularly warm and attentive to your family.
This isn’t the place for all inclusive resorts, big chain hotels or cruises. There are plenty of online resources where you can find out everything you need about those types of holiday. Family Friendly Stays is about highlighting smaller, harder to find places to stay.
I’m hoping that Family Friendly Stays will become a community of like-minded parents sharing places to stay that genuinely welcome families.
Posts can be old or new provided you still believe the property is suitable. And if you’re not a blogger, do drop by to have a read of some of the submitted posts, you might discover your next holiday destination!
How it works:
- Family Friendly Stays will go live on the first Wednesday of each month. It will stay live for 2 weeks.
- Bloggers can link up one post, old or new. Please add the #FamilyFriendlyStays badge (details below) or link back to my site.
- Please read my post plus at least 2 others, using the hashtag #FamilyFriendlyStays. We want to share these wonderful places you’ve all discovered.
- Social media: tweet me your post with the hashtag #FamilyFriendlyStays and I will re-tweet it (@smudgedpostcard). I’ll also be adding the posts to my #FamilyFriendlyStays board on Pinterest and mentioning my favourite posts each month on the @SmudgedPostcard Facebook page.