Your first trip away as new parents can be one of the most memorable with your new arrival. However, a holiday abroad in the early years can be incredibly daunting. As a new family adapting to such a big change, the thought of navigating a busy airport with your excess baggage allowance at its maximum and wondering if your new arrival will stay quiet on the flight can fill you with dread.
Charlotte is one of our Marketing Managers and is currently on maternity leave. Here she applies her experience from her first weekend away with baby Florence with some handy tips for parents. “After many months of uncomfortable sleep and feeling like you could pop at any moment, as well as missing out on your favourite after-dinner cheese board and a glass of wine, a well-earned luxury break at the award-winning Brompton Lakes is just what you need as a new family!”
Planning A Baby-Friendly Holiday
Luckily, we have experience of squeezing all that equipment into the car and don’t wish it on anyone. Instead, with our baby and toddler friendly holiday properties across North Yorkshire, take away all of the potential hurdles so you can have a special and stress-free family holiday.
Pack up your car with the knowledge everything you should need for you and your baby is awaiting your arrival. This includes a cot, high chair and baby bath. These are all available on request in our luxury lodges, so that you can arrive and unpack with complete peace of mind. You will also be provided with all the information you need, including your nearest stores (for a last-minute nappy dash) and our favourite food delivery services in the area. So you don’t have to worry about a thing!
“Had an absolutely wonderful week. We are already looking at dates for next year. Beautiful lodge, really well equipped for a family with 2 dogs and a baby. Would 100% recommend a visit!” Lizzie from Halifax stayed in Florence lodge in 2019
Holiday at Home offer 5-star luxury child-friendly lodges, without losing the style and charm of the most exclusive accommodation in North Yorkshire. We offer the opportunity for new parents to relax and unwind, with lots to offer the whole family in the local area.
Spend your days indoors enjoying the stylish interiors, keeping cosy in front of the log burning stove or soaking in your private hot tub.
Or, if you can drag yourself away from these luxuries, there is plenty of family-friendly activities in the local area…
Pram-friendly days out
Getting out for some fresh air and exploring Yorkshire has never been so exciting, with plenty of pram-friendly walks on your doorstep. With shops full of local produce, cafes and picturesque picnic spots along the way, it’s fun to teach your little ones about the great outdoors from an early age.
The Station, Richmond – Take a stroll along the riverside from Easby Abbey into Richmond and pop into the Station. A stunning riverside converted Victorian railway building which offers plenty of activities. They host family fun craft sessions, a weekly baby cinema club, as well as rhythm time every Friday morning to help your little one discover the wonderful benefits of music whilst encouraging their early development.
Big Sheep Little Cow, Bedale – If you’re looking for a fun family day out then look no further! Meet our friendly locals on the farm, which includes meeting the sheep, pigs and holding and feeding animals.
Mainsgill Farm Shop – kill three birds with one stone at this popular local farm shop. After stocking up for your break and stopping off at the team room, the camels, llamas, ostriches, alpacas and many other animals love a bit of attention. Make sure to go and say hello.
Wackadayz, Richmond – If you are looking to tire your little one out in a safe environment, visit Wackadayz. The large children’s play centre is near Brompton Lakes. There are lots of different obstacles, slides and ball pools, plus a separate toddler-friendly play area.
Take your pick from any of our 3 bedroom lakeside lodges at Brompton Lakes, or the larger six-bedroom Twenty One for a bigger family get-together. Baby-friendly for us means:
“The lodge was beautifully located. The terrace and outdoor furniture were good quality and very useful as we spent quite a lot of time outdoors. It was good that the terrace was completely enclosed, so safe for both the dog and the baby. We were warm and comfortable with a touch of luxury.” Margaret from Cambridge stayed in Louis lodge, 2019
Book Your Break to Brompton Lakes
Autumn and Spring are the perfect times to take a break with your little ones. The older kids are back at school and you get the best prices outside of school holidays. Holiday at Home can also offer gift vouchers; the perfect treat to show your loved one just how much you appreciate them, making the perfect (joint) ‘push present’.
Read on for more baby and toddler friendly days out…
Mainsgill Farmshop and Tearoom is a family-run farm offering award-winning local produce. Include a stop at the cafe and pet the many unusual animals including camels.
Richmond is one of Britain’s most beautiful market towns, with an 11th Century castle, fine historic buildings, large cobbled market place and much more...
Explore the unique four-bedroom New York Public Library. A perfect luxury lodge for your next family get-together in the countryside near Richmond, North Yorkshire.
Twenty One is a spacious luxury lodge for a group of friends or a large family gathering of up to 12 guests. There are six gorgeous bedrooms, stunning open plan living and dining area with a cosy log burner, and two private outdoor areas with a log burning hot tub and Scandinavian style BBQ house.
Cara is a West facing luxury lakeside lodge at Brompton Lakes which has an impressive view overlooking the West lake. The lodge houses 3 bedrooms, an open plan living and dining area along with a modern kitchen and dining space which has everything you should need for a luxury self catering holiday in Yorkshire.
William is a dog friendly, South facing luxury lodge at Brompton Lakes situated on the East lake with impressive lakeside and wildlife views. There are 3 bedrooms, and a spacious open plan living area with full height glass sliding doors leading to the large private decking area.
Louis is a dog friendly, South facing luxury lodge overlooking the west lake making this lodge more private than others. This luxury lodge has everything you should need and more on a self catering holiday to Yorkshire.
Jules lodge is a three bedroom, dog-free lodge with an exclusive log burning hot tub in the garden, which can be used all year round. This luxury lodge has everything you should need and more on a self catering holiday in Yorkshire.