Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Our Autumn Break With Blue Chip Holidays

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Our Autumn Break With Blue Chip Holidays

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Earlier this week we headed off to Dorset on baby-friendly Autumn break with Blue Chip Holidays.

Blue Chip Holidays specialise in organising 4 and 5 star holiday cottages and lodges in some of the UKs best locations, and their Baby Blue Chip Collection takes the hassle out of holidaying for parents with little ones in tow!

Choosing a property from the Baby Blue Chip collection ensures peace of mind for parents, as your self catering accomodation will include all of the following:
*Stair gates
*For properties with pools, barriers will be in place, usually around the patio area
*A non-slip bath mat
*Bed guards
*Books, toys and DVDs
*Cot & linen
*Baby monitor
*Blackout blinds or curtains
*Night light
*High chair
*Booster seat
*Cutlery for babies and children
*Blender
*Microwave
*Bath toys and non-slip mat
*Changing mat
*Steriliser
*Potty
*Child's toilet seat & step

I can't tell you how much easier this made the packing experience for us! We travel quite a lot, infact this was our 10th trip away this year!, and packing is usually the part I dread for days beforehand - with a 2 year old and a tiny baby in tow there is just so much to remember. Even clothing, nappies, wipes and bottles alone take up so much room as babies need so much stuff - but when you start adding in sterilising equipment, baby monitors and so on it becomes a real pain and before you know the car is overloaded!

This time it all felt different - we knew that so many of these things were there waiting for us, and so packing was just a case of clothes, nappies, wipes, and bottles - that was it!! The job was done in half the time and I was much less stressed...all that was left to do was look forward to the holiday!

We set off to Dorset feeling pretty relaxed, and after a calm 2 hour journey from Devon we arrived at the stunning Chisel Barn FoxDitch - our accomodation for the next 3 nights.

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The barn conversion was right next to a working farm so we initially worried there may be some noise disturbance but I`m pleased to report there was none!

The stunning countryside all around us was a real plus point, and inside the barn was beautiful - clean, modern, stylish, minimalist - the perfect setting for a peaceful few days break from it all.

I'd love to say we spent loads of time exploring Dorset and doing all kinds of things, but truth be told we didn't want to leave the beautiful barn! We spent the majority of our time relaxing in front of the lovely wood burning fire, watching old movies, and just taking in the beautiful autumnal sunsets.

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blue chip holidays

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blue chip holidays

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We did head out one day to nearby Monkey World which we really enjoyed, and we spent some evenings dining out in nearby Winborne and Poole - Chisel Barn was an ideal location for exploring Dorset as everywhere seemed to be a maximum of 20 miles away!

We had everything we needed to keep us comfortable and cosy, and everything provided was very high quality such as ELC toys, the latest kids DVDs for Tyne and Mamas & Papas high chair for Noah.

I can't stress enough how relaxing the time away was and how much easier travelling with Baby Blue Chip made the whole experience from start to finish - I will certainly be booking breaks with them in the future, and would highly recommend them to anybody.

The Baby Blue Chip Collection features stunning properties across Dorset, Devon and Cornwall - to find our more please visit http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/baby-friendly-holidays

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16 comments:

  1. It sounds lovely! Definitely my kind of holiday :) xx

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  2. It sounds absolutely amazing and the barn you stayed in is just stunning. Dorset is on my place of wants to visit x

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  3. Looks like such a lovely place to go. Even better that the play is very child friendly

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  5. ooh how wonderful. I think places that have all you need with a little one are onto a total winner.

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  6. This sounds lovely. We want to go away as a family in the next holidays. I'm hoping to find somewhere that would allow us to take our pet with us though! this place sounds wonderful! Angela x

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  7. This sounds ideal for a family holiday! I'm blown away by all of the child amenities they had! The barn looks so lovely, cosy & clean. I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday x

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  8. Family holidays have changed so much from when I was a kid.You landed on your feet with that holiday, such a brilliant find to have somewhere that provides so much baby equipment.It looks like the perfect family get away out in the country.

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  9. The accommodation looks beautiful and very clean! The list of things they provide is brilliant, takes away a lot of stress and lugging stuff about. I don't blame you for not wanting to go out much when you are in a setting as beautiful as that :)
    Debbie

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  10. They really do cater for everything - bath mat and bath toys! What a great addition, and much less packing for you :) x

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  11. Beautiful place. I can't believe you have been away 10 times this year. We went away once. And that's all I could manage. Lol but it's also got to do with the fact that there's not much to do in Ireland.

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  12. How wonderful that Blue Chip have thought about all those things for you! That saves busy parents having to worry about that sort of thing.

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  13. That sounds like a fabulous holiday and so fantastic that all those things were provided, makes such a difference to know you don't have to bring so much extra. The accomodations looks really gorgeous too.

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  14. Looks like you had a lovely time. The accommodation is stunning and fantastic that they cater so well for little ones, more companies should really take note! Xxx

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  15. i'd love to go and stay in blue chip properties, there's so many gorgeous ones. It's a great idea to have all the bay/kids equipment. It does save cramming everything in the car

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  16. The accommodation looks so cosy, like a home from home! The fact they provide almost everything you need with little ones in tow is amazing x

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