Over the years as travel has become quicker and easier. Many more children left home to attend colleges and university, then settled further away, meaning family members have become distanced from one another.
We have noticed a trend for family gatherings becoming ever more popular here where everyone can spend precious time together in one large cottage or several smaller ones. Bosinver has an ideal combination of properties to suit their needs – from our super large and spacious Farmhouse to small cottages like Hillside and Rose where Nan and Grandad can escape the mayhem if they choose!
As there is so much to do onsite, many families spend a lot of time here – exploring our trails, feeding the animals, galloping around the play barns or just being in nature, wandering around our 30 acres of wildflower meadows at their leisure.
Planning a multi-generational holiday that caters to a wide range of ages can be a challenge. Being flexible, tolerant, and making compromises are all key to a stress-free holiday with grandparents (or grandchildren).
We have put together some top tips for holidaying with a large extended family:
1. Relax daily routines – allow longer for everyone to get ready for a day out without the stress of clock watching.
2. We think organisation with flexibility is the key. Having a rough itinerary for your holiday but always be prepared to deviate due to weather, baby nap, mealtimes is essential. Remember to plan for some time when you’re not all together, this gives grandparents (and parents!) a bit of quiet time if needed.
3. Try not to pack too much in to one day – it takes much longer to organise a group day out.
4. Make sure everyone gets the most out of the holiday. Most long distanced grandparents are delighted to baby sit or take the children off your hands so parents can take a well-earned break, slipping away for a romantic supper, a trip to the theatre or even just a massage!
5. Make early decisions on who’s doing the shopping, cooking, chores and who’s paying for what.
6. Don’t overload the cars. We have four supermarkets nearby, a freezer stocked with delicious locally made ready meals to purchase and a raft of baby equipment for you to borrow for free – make the most of it.
7. When you’re choosing your cottage, bear in mind any access needs within your group.
We hope these tips will help you confidently plan a multi-generational break at Bosinver Farm Cottages.
If you would like to have a chat with us about your requirements, we would be more than happy to help. Please call us during office hours on 01726 72128 or email email@example.com
See you soon.