Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Planning Summer Holidays

When it comes to holidays, planning one with a toddler is probably the most stressful task for mums (and dads). We actually booked 2 weeks in France for the end of July and I am already worried about the journey, how Zachary will handle it etc... He will be turning 3 this year and he hasn't been abroad yet, so I am excited and stressed at the same time. We are also considering going for a short break within the UK and it will definitely be a seaside location.

Despite living in UK for 7 years, I still haven't been to Cornwall and I really want to change it. The Headland Hotel in Newquay seems like a nice place to book and it's Victorian style makes it look really interesting. The beachfront is on the hotels doorstep, which is always a bonus. There are 96 ensuite bedrooms to choose from, all with flat screen TV's, complimentary wi-fi, seating areas, and work desks, making it perfect for bloggers :) I cannot live without wi-fi, even when I am on holiday. 

The interior isn't your typical modern style, but it looks elegant and quirky at the same time, with pops of colour too add more character to the bedrooms. The hotel offers in-house dining and you can choose between an informal atmosphere on The Terrace or fine dining at The Restaurant.

There is also an award winning spa for you to enjoy, with two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), a steam room, sauna, a hot tub, aromatherapy showers and a range of spa treatments. Complimentary access to the gym would be perfect for all gym bunnies and after your workout, you can indulge in healthy meals and smoothies in the Spa Lounge. Sounds perfect to me!  The town offers a big  selection of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs and  it is just a 15 minute walk away from the hotel. 

If you prefer more privacy and self-catering , you can also book one of Headland's gorgeous 5* cottages. They look like the perfect family getaway where you can enjoy the sunset from a private balcony and go for a walk or run along the beach. I think this option would be more suitable for my little family, but I would consider staying in the main hotel as well.

 Have you ever been to Newquay? What other Cornwall locations would you recommend for a short break?

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  1. I love the Cornwall, would definitely recommend it! I'm hoping to get away to Bruges for a few nights in June, and Seven for a week but no major holiday for me this year! x

  2. I've stopped in the Headland, it must have had a revamp in recent years, it was a bit like Faulty Towers when I stopped there.

  3. Even though I only live 2 hours away I've never been to Newquay. Looks like a fun place to hire a caravan with friends for the weekend though :)!

  4. I went ages ago when i was younger, would love to go back x

  5. I saw that picture of Newquay and just admired the images for ages! I'm back in Cornwall for summer as usual - gone every year since I was born and I'm 22 this year - and I love it!! Not been to the Headland Hotel, but always wanted to!
    Tania xx

  6. I never been to Cornwall either, definitely need to at some point. I find travelling with a toddler is never as bad as you think. Just remember to pack lots of snacks and activities.

  7. I'd highly recommend newquay and it's fab for youngens :) there's newquay zoo and the aquarium which is sat practically on towan beach, lots of arcades and also a cinema and crazy golf. The beaches are beautifully clean too. I'd definitely recommend a boat trip from the harbour and go on a seal and dolphin spotting trip, they are fantastic, and a lovely family friendly pub/restaurant to visit is the fort inn with great food and great views. I've stayed 3 times in the ocean 1 apartments and will definitely be going again after my little girl is born for her first holiday xx


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