Mums & Tots Round-up: Going away with young children

Who is excited for summer? Me me me!! First sign of sunshine and I throw open the doors, order some play sand and throw the kids out into the garden. Summer means trips to the seaside, picnics in the park and if you are lucky then a holiday, with time to relax and a chance to enjoy quality time together. I thought I’d ask around in the parenting blogger community to see if anyone had any posts around holidaying with young kids, either at home or abroad, and they came up trumps as always! 

Deciding to take young children away can be a bit of a stressful decision. Where do you go? Will it be child friendly? How long will it take to get there? 

Do you stay in the UK or travel further afield? If you are staying the UK then Butlins do a Just for Tots holiday and A Slice of My Life Wales has written all about her stay there. Or perhaps camping is more your style? A Mum Track Mind  went to The Lake District on a camping trip with a little one and it looked fab! Somewhere we went recently was Center Parcs – such a fantastic place to go as a family with something to suit all ages. 

If you are thinking about going abroad but are not sure whether it is a good idea with toddlers or not, then The Twinkle Diaries shares her amazing holiday to Sardinia with her twin boys. Somewhere that is on my list to visit is Crete and Emily and Indiana shares a familymoon with us – such a lovely idea. Lastly, Babyfoote shares her favourite things to do in Rome with toddlers – young children shouldn’t stop you from enjoying amazing destinations. 

I think the main worry for many parents is the travelling to and from the holiday destination. We are going to be travelling with Wills for the first time in a few weeks and I am really anxious! If you are travelling by car or by plane, Wave To Mummy has a fab post on how to make up an entertainment pack for toddlers – I will definitely be using it! Mudpie Fridays has an excellent post with so many tips for flying with a toddler and I also love this post from Flying with a Baby with loads of tips for solving any in-flight problems that may crop up. 

Wherever you decide to go, Quite Frankly She Said has a great list of things to help you prepare and Whinge Whinge Wine shares her tips on how to have a harmonious holiday – point number 1 did make me laugh! 

What are your plans for the summer? Are you opting for a staycation or are you going away for a week or two? 

Next month I will be talking all about days out with toddlers. So many places are geared for older children so I want to share top picks for little ones. If you have a post to share then pop me an email to or tweet me @whatkatysaiduk.

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Katy is a busy mum of 3 and blogs over at What Katy Said, sharing tips to help other mums get more organised and make more time for themselves. Starting out as a way to help others, her award nominated blog has now become her full time career and she is regularly listed as one of the top 10 baby bloggers in the UK. Connect with her over on Twitter @WhatKatySaidUK.

10 Responses to Mums & Tots Round-up: Going away with young children

  1. Catherine Green 16 May 2017 at 17:53 #

    We have booked a holiday cottage in Norfolk for a week this summer! It’s a county I have not yet visited so should be fun 🙂

    • Katy (What Katy Said) 19 May 2017 at 13:27 #

      Oh I love Norfolk – nice and flat compared to the hilly town we live in haha!! x

  2. Catherine 19 May 2017 at 15:48 #

    We are off to France for the week with the whole family. There will be 2 toddlers just under 2 and a 5 year old. Can’t wait big wondering what it will be like. We have a pool at the house which will be great and plenty of other spare eyes! 😀

    • Katy (What Katy Said) 04 June 2017 at 19:36 #

      We have just got home and it wasn’t half as bad as I thought it would be. Hope you have had a great time! x

  3. Caro | The Twinkle Diaries 22 May 2017 at 14:48 #

    Aaah thanks so much for including me Katie!! This has made my day! xx

  4. Mudpie Fridays 22 May 2017 at 22:39 #

    Thank you so much for including me.. Im off to read everyones great advice. We have a road trip soon and I am questioning my sanity on agreeing to nine hours in the car! EEK!!

    • Katy (What Katy Said) 04 June 2017 at 19:37 #

      9 hours eeeeeek! We just did a 7 hour ferry ride which was testing to say the least haha! x

  5. Zenbabytravel 23 May 2017 at 20:50 #

    Hehe, lots of great travel plans & adventures, thanks for sharing! We’ve recently got back from Ibiza with our 2 boys under 4 – they loved it! Heading to Paris for May half term and right after Italy, so happy the summer is finally here!

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