Being a parent is a full-time job. In fact, more than a full-time job as it goes on for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And although being a parent can be an absolute joy, everyone needs a break every now and again.
If by some miracle you manage to pass the kid or kids over to a responsible adult for a few days (or dare we say, a week?) you need to find the best place to be to get some well needed couple time.
Having a holiday means very different things to different people. There will be parents who are after pure relaxation and want nothing but peace and quiet. There are some parents who would like to rekindle the romance in their lives that they had pre parenting. And there will be those who will want to let loose and dance the night away.
Thankfully, we’ve got all bases covered so you don’t have to do the unwanted extra admin of finding yourself a holiday.
Best locations for a chilled parent break in the UK
- The Cotswolds
Even if you’ve never visited, we’re sure you’ll have heard of the Cotswolds. It’s situated in the southwest of England and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Heart of England’. The Cotswolds is also designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so you know you’re in for a treat.
There are lots of small and quaint villages to explore and stay in with enough cream teas to keep you going for your whole stay. Castle Combe is considered the prettiest of all the villages but that is highly debatable given the number of beautiful places to visit.
- Tywi Valley
If walks are your thing, then look no further than the Tywi Valley in Wales. This area follows the Tywi river which is 75 miles in length. You can walk all the way along it from the source in the Cambrian mountains all the way to the sea at Carmarthen Bay.
You’ll never be short of a view to enjoy and to soothe and relax your mind. Nothing says a chilled parent break like getting back to nature.
Best locations for a romantic parent break in the UK
If you’re looking to tuck yourself away with your loved one, there’s no better place to do so than Bath. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the UK and the cobbled pavements and limestone buildings ooze romance.
Throw yourself into a Bridgerton style romantic setting and enjoy spending time as a couple again. Why not visit the spas in Bath for the ultimate luxurious romantic retreat. Soak in the hot waters and enjoy a glass (or bottle) of champagne while you feel your worries float away.
- Lake District
If you want romance with less insight from other people, the Lake District is for you. There are glorious scenes to be enjoyed as well as quaint cottages to stay in. You could wander aimlessly through the streets or cosy up together by the fireside of a pub.
You could even visit the home of one of the most romantic poets to have lived – Wordsworth. His house is situated just outside of Brigham and is just the thing to get you in the mood for romance.
Best locations for an exciting parent break in the UK
It should come as no surprise that one of the most exciting places you could visit for a break with your partner is London. The bright lights of the city are perfect to invigorate your senses and have you feeling like a youngster again.
There are so many great activities that you can enjoy together. Maybe you’re a theatre fan and don’t usually have time to catch a show now you’re a parent – this trip is the best time to take advantage of being in the city!
Perhaps you’re an online poker UK fan – well now is the time to enjoy a real life casino instead! There are all kinds of exciting excursions to be had in the big capital city so make sure you take advantage of them.
Another place in the UK that is perfect for an exciting parent break is Blackpool. This one won’t hurt your wallet as much either which is always a bonus.
Blackpool is known for its bright lights and shows as well as the Pleasure Beach. Thrill seekers will definitely enjoy going on all the rides to get their pulses racing.
And it isn’t just London that knows how to put on a show. There are plenty of incredible theatre, dance and drag shows to be enjoyed in Blackpool so you’re never short of entertainment.
No matter what your kind of holiday is, spending it kid free with your partner is always going to be enjoyable. Which place is top of your list?