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Monday, 21 April 2014

We Are Going on Holiday - Preparation

Ben, Maxwell and I are so excited as we are going on holiday in June. We are going to Bluestone in Wales so it will be a long journey for us as we live in the New Forest in Hampshire. I think it very important to plan what we will need for the journey and what to take with us as we all want to enjoy ourselves.


I must admit I have bought lots of new clothes for Maxwell ... and a few for myself. As we will be going swimming I will include swimming nappies, arm bands, a float, sun hats, a UV sun protection suit and high factor sun protection (just in case the weather is very kind to us). I have also included a special Huggies Swimming Mat which means that Maxwell will not have to lay/stand on any cold, wet floors in the changing rooms. We will take the pushchair and parasol for Maxwell although he much prefers to walk, just incase he gets too tired when we are out and about. I will pack Maxwell a back pack with his favourite toys but also will include some small books, a colouring book and some crayons. I think it important to include a small first aid kit and anti-bacterial hand wash also just incase any accidents happen whilst we are out and about or just incase we sit down to eat. We do not want to be picking up any nasty germs.


We are planning to make several stops during our journey so that Maxwell can stretch his legs. We will take some story/song CDs to keep Maxwell entertained I will take my tablet also so Maxwell is able to play some games which I plan on downloading. He may take a nap so a light blanket will be included. We will also take a bag of snacks and drinks just in case we get caught in traffic, however we can also stop off at the service station for food if needs be.

Maxwell is normally a great sleeper at home, so I think we may take his travel cot with us. I will also take his bedding, a small night light and his favourite toy to take to bed.The company do not provide baths with their rooms, so I am trying to make Maxwell use a shower at home so he gets used to them. If Maxwell dislikes showers, we may have to find a special little travel bath for him to use.


We will take our camera with us so we can take lots of photos to record our first holiday with a toddler and I may take my laptop as there is free Wifi there so I can blog about our first toddler holiday experience as well as Instagram it whilst it is actually happening.

It is all so exciting ... Have you any suggestions of what we should include? Have you been to Bluestone and if so what activities would you reccomend?

This is part of a series of posts I shall be writing about our holiday to Bluestone in Wales.
We have been given the opportunity to review Bluestone and have been given a free holiday however everything in these posts are my own honest opinions 
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26 comments

  1. Awww looks like a lovely place! Take me with you, pretty please ;)

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  2. With having 7 little ones we are finding it hard to even organise a holiday as we are trying to move this year too so looks like we will be either going camping or staying in a static at butlins lol hope your excited and have a great time x

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  3. Wow what a great opportunity. I hope you have a lovely time x

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  4. i would love to go on a holiday, but next one will be local and with lo

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  5. Preparation is always the key to a road trip to a holiday! Hope you have lots of fun! x

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  6. Sounds so exciting I am sure you are going to have lots of fun.

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  7. Have a fantastic time. I never take my laptop as I am on it so much with work when at home.

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  8. That looks amazing - I bet you'll love it. I'd leave the laptop at home though x x

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  9. hope you have a great time, it's vital to be prepared

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  10. Won't they provide a travel cot for you? Seems you will have a car load of things to take!

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  11. I hope you have a great time - in fact i already know you will! We went at christmas time and it was great. We did a big food shop and took everything we needed to cook although there is a shop, restaurant and bakery on site. There is also a milk vending machine!!
    The accommodation was perfect. Highchair, stair gate and travel cot already in there for us. We had a two bed lodge and there was a bath. The free wifi is a bonus. Lots of hills though and people get around on golf buggies!

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  12. I haven't been but it's on our list to visit as it looks great. The surrounding area looks beautiful too so lots of opportunity for trips out! Have a great time!

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  13. I cant't wait to finally meet you there!! Eeek not long now x

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  14. We have a Flexibath, it's fab :) Have a fab time!

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  15. Looks amazing, hope you have a wonderful time

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  16. Hope you all have a fantastic time! x

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  17. Have fun! It looks amazing. We are going in June too, I think after you as we are going the last week in June. I can't wait!

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  18. We went to Bluestone park last year and had a great time. The kiddies pool is great! Enjoy. x

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  19. i would love to go to Bluestone, it looks amazing

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  20. It looks like lots of fun, I hope you have lots of fun and I'll be reading about your holiday with interest. I'm always keen to hear about new places to visit.

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