A Holiday in the UK – Adventures in Devon

A Holiday in the UK – Adventures in Devon

My husband is an adventurer – I guess we all are, we love packing up and seeing new places, making new memories. We love exploring new places, always looking for a holiday in the UK to take.  Although I think maybe being the main childcare in our house I am a little more cautious and practical.

A last minute holiday to Devon.

A couple of weeks ago my husband booked a spontaneous trip to Devon for a long weekend. Whist I knew a change of scenery would do us all the world of good my practical side kicked in – its almost a five hour drive for just a couple of days. We have a 12 week old baby and would need to take the baby’s steriliser, the crib, we would need to have multiple stops to feed him. Travelling with a baby is hard work. I was thinking of all these reasons not to go.

However we went of course and we had the best time. Yes all the reasons above were valid but didn’t stop us from enjoying ourselves. We went exploring the fishing village of Brixham, we had a Easter egg hunt in Green Way National Trust whilst also getting soaked in the rain. We stayed in in the holiday resort of Finlake which was really lovely. The girls went horse rising, bike riding, swimming in an outdoor pool and we paid a visit to Torquay which was beautiful.

A weekend of memories were made. Laughing when Daddy had to carry Mummy over a huge puddle. Watching our brave girls horse riding for the first time. Hiding under shelter catching the rain, splashing in the pool in the sunshine. It really was the best weekend. We are now heading home tired but smiling.

I love my husband for reminding me whats important. Next time he books us a weekend away (which I hope is soon) instead of worrying about the obstacles I am going to be thinking of how much fun we can squeeze into it. 

Do you enjoy a holiday in the UK?

15 thoughts on “A Holiday in the UK – Adventures in Devon

  1. I am so glad you went and had a great time. It sounds like you packed in loads. I’m like you and tend to look at the obstacles too so Thank you for the reminder to let go and enjoy it! Thank you for linking up to #PointShoot ? i Love the beach photo!!! ?

  2. So important to have some spontaneous family time. We don’t do enough of it at the moment but that’s how our circumstances dictate – seasons. Make the most of it while they’re small ?

  3. I love that your husband booked this for you all. We definitely need to take a leaf out of his book, as we are not spontaneous at all. On the rare occasion that we have been, it’s been so much fun. Sounds like you’ve had a lovely time and made lots of memories x #Bloggerclubuk

  4. We wish our daddy was more spontaneous! Infact he’s usually the one saying that we can’t do things. Sounds like you had a great mini-break in Devon x #CountryKids

  5. It’s fabulous you all went and had such a fabulous time exploring Devon, you definitely had the weather to explore everywhere! The girls look like they are loving all the new experiences there, horse riding is always a great activity for little ones whilst they’re on holiday. I’m sure you created some memories that will last a lifetime this week.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

  6. I take my hat off to you going away with a small baby! You crammed a lot into one weekend! Love the photos kids are having so much fun. #countrykids

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