Because we spent all our money on doing up the house this year (at least it's finally finished!) we had no money for going on a family holiday over the summer. Instead we decided to do little trips. I took Little Miss J to Bath, Bean and I went to London and we went camping as a family with some school friends.
About halfway through the holidays I realised I really wanted to go on a little break, just all of us together so that we could feel that we had some downtime in the holidays. It had been a struggle juggling work with no childcare and the one break we had as a family was camping, which was fun but hardly relaxing! We really enjoyed a family holiday we had in February to a lodge with a hot tub so I went searching for a nice long weekend break somewhere with a private hot tub.
We found the perfect place through Hoseasons - Piran Meadows Resort and Spa in Newquay, Cornwall. The caravan looked lovely with a private hot tub and it had an onsite pool and activities for the children too.
We were so happy when we arrived - the caravan was lovely and the site was really good too. They even gave us a glass of bubbly each as we checked in!
We had a lovely long weekend enjoying mornings and evenings in the hot tub, lazy breakfasts and tasty dinners together. We spent some time in the pool on the resort and wandering around the local town, Newquay and nearby Mevagissey. Newquay is quite touristy, but the beach was lovely and Mevagissey is just a really cute, tiny little town. We stopped there for coffee and cake overlooking the harbour.
We also went on some day trips to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project. They were both such inspiring places. The Lost Gardens of Heligan was just so peaceful and idyllic and the children had a great time wandering around. We even found a mud sculpture that looked like Tafiti from Moana so Little Miss J was delighted!
I've wanted to visit the Eden Project ever since it was built and I'm so glad that we finally got to visit. It was totally fascinating and we learnt so much about eco living, fair trade and all sorts of other things. It was educational both for me and the children but in a really fun way. We got annual passes for the same price as normal entry so we will definitely be back to visit again.
It was so lovely taking that little bit of time out away from work to just spend time together. The children thrive on the attention and the more laid back pace and I must say Mummy and Daddy enjoyed it too!
I vlogged the weekend away so click on the video below to watch if you want to see more of our caravan and what we got up to. On my channel there are also videos going up of the Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project so pop over and check those out this week if you are interested in seeing what they are like!