The Perfect Holiday with Kids

I’m really finding it tough to have the time to blog now that Brody is older, on the move and I’m back working.

However, I have just returned from the most fabulous holiday and felt I needed to share with you all. I can honestly say this is the most rested I have felt in four years since I’ve been a mum.  Now if you are looking for a holiday full of rest and recuperation

We were travelling with Thomson, staying at the Sensatori Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus. I haven’t received any discount or payment for posting this. It is just my honest review.

We were lucky enough to stay in a family suite. Meaning the boys had their own bedroom away from us and enabled as all to get a bit of peace at night. In the room, I had a full size wooden cot, a Tommee Tippee steriliser and bottle warmer and a brand new wooden highchair from mothercare. It felt like a home from home.

This is the fourth time I have travelled to a sensatori resort, and this was my favourite. Brody was booked into the nursery every day for 3.5 hours, and Ethan attended sessions with the kids club most days. They did activities such as “coke and mentos explosions”, Rocket Races and playing with slime. The perfect activates for a 4-year-old boy. There was a kid’s splash park, with slides, and a large play centre as well as a beautiful sandy playground.

The children’s nursery is run by qualified British nannies. The ratios are strict and it has to be booked from the UK to ensure correct number of staff to children. It was really quiet during our stay and I never saw more then 2 babies in there which meant there was lots of one on one time for Brody. They put out different toys each day that were specifically aimed at his age. As he is only 8 months, there were lots of sensory type things for him to play with and he loved going there every day to get out of the hot sun to play and nap. They also gave him his dinner which enabled me to keep his to his routine.

There was a show on every evening for the children that Ethan loved, with competitions and a daily drawing contest it helped him to meet a couple of new friends. One night he attended the kid’s sleepover. 8pm-8am (although I collected him at 11pm. But it was a real experience for him. The children had a huge projector TV to watch a movie on, hot chocolate and marshmallows and their own beds each arranged around the TV. There was an extra cost of around 3o Euros for this, which I thought was totally worth it.

As many of you know, Brody has an allergy to dairy and I was a little worried about he would be able to eat. I needn’t have worried. The chef prepared him he’s own food every day and the on site supermarket sold many Alpro Soya products that you can buy in the UK. Nothing was too much trouble for staff, especially when it came to the children.

I cannot give the same glowing review to Thomson Airlines who managed to separate my entire families seats on both flights, leaving my 4 year old sat with strangers. But it was such a fantastic holiday wouldn’t let that ruin it.

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