Looking for Baby Friendly Holiday Cottages in Cornwall?
Our accommodation is packed with everything your baby will need and all the luxury trimmings for the rest of the family.
We know how difficult holidaying with babies (and children) can be. It can be daunting just thinking about packing up all the equipment you’ll need to make it a baby friendly holiday. So to give you a helping hand (because every parent needs one) we’ve made sure Blue Monkey isn’t just luxury cottage but its also a baby friendly holiday cottage.
We have baby friendly equipment to make sure you don’t have to bring it all yourself:
- 3 travel cots
- 2 high chairs
- a day travel rucksack to carry 1 child
- baby changing mat
- baby bath provided
- baby door bouncer
- foam play mat
- Melamine feeding set.
- And more
We provide some safety equipment for our baby friendly cottage:
- 2 stair gates
- socket protectors
- few baby toys (we do have restrictions because of health and safety rules so make sure you bring your childs favourite toys)
Plus a child friendly layout that will relax parents and allow larger families to have fun:
- well equipped kitchen making it easy to prepare your babies favourite meals (plus there are pubs and restaurants near by if you are looking for child-friendly dining)
- an enclosed garden where children can play in safety
- four bathrooms and shower rooms
- one shower room on the ground floor perfect for washing off all the sand
Baby friendly holidays aren’t just about catering for children’s needs, but also about allowing parents to find time for themselves. If you want a night out, we recommend the babysitting service parentandchildnannies.co.uk, which can be contacted on 01392 428 035, where all the babysitters are qualified or experienced child carers. Also, because it sleeps 8, with two extra bunks available, Blue Monkey is big enough for two families to holiday together, so it may be possible to arrange some “mix-and-match” babysitting between yourselves.
Why Cornwall is the perfect place for your baby friendly holiday
Beach fun and the sun: Cornwall is the sunniest part of England, enjoying more than 1,500 hours of sunshine over the year. But all this sun comes without the high levels of heat in some foreign destinations, which can be hard for babies and younger children.
Blue Monkey is located in between Cawsand and Kingsand which has a great choice of beaches for those with little legs! Only 25 metres from the nearest beach, with another two beaches just a couple of minutes’ walk away.
Cawsand beach is mainly sand and gently sloping, so you go paddling on calm days. While Kingsand beach is a rock pooling gem at low tide. Shops and cafes are nearby where you can buy ice creams – or buckets and spades! If you want to venture a little further afield, there are many other beaches to choose from. Rame Peninsula is quiet and unspoilt in comparison with some other areas of the South West which makes it ideal for babies and toddlers, because the beaches are likely to be less crowded here. If you have just had a new baby and are looking for a quiet break/walk, the “Forgotten Corner” could be the perfect place to choose.
Cornish Countryside: As well as its beaches, South East Cornwall is also known for its countryside. The twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are included in an Area of Natural Beauty centred on Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. The trail through Mount Edgcumbe deer park is suitable for pushchairs, or for small children learning to ride a trike or bike. There is also a multi-use trail through the park which is ideal for buggies. While the longer trails in the area may be better for adults and older children, there are many other short walks which tiny tots will enjoy too.
Indoor Family Fun: Although the great outdoors is the biggest draw of the area, there are also plenty of options to enjoy if there’s a wet day. This includes soft play centres, which are a big plus for toddler friendly holidays. There are two soft play centres over the Devon border in Plymouth, 123 Jump Play Centre (for details call 01752 782415) which is the largest centre of its kind in South West England and has a dedicated toddler zone, and Drakes Den (01752 794444).