The very best of baby-friendly travel from nanny services and ethical shoes to Welsh valley rentals and coastal escapes
Words Helen Baron
Luxury villa specialist Villa Guru this year launched a ‘Night Out Nanny’ service across all of its Ibiza properties – meaning you can relive your wild youth on the White Isle confident that your littles are happy, safe and close at hand.
Check availability and prices at villaguru.com
Sugar & Loaf
This new(ish) provider offers lovely holiday rental properties across Wales and the Wye Valley – not least the Old House, situated close to the west coast and offering accommodation that’s cosy, traditional and very tasteful.
£409 for 3 nights in October; sugarandloaf.com
TOMS x CTAOP
All hail this new Avalon slip-on, created by TOMS in collaboration with Charlize Theron’s Africa Outreach Program to benefit sub-Saharan youth at risk of AIDs. And they’re available in adult and child sizes – so you can do some ethical mini-matching on holiday.
From £25.99; toms.co.uk
Simple, rural living in a range of accommodations, from dome tents to cabins, on the beautiful West Wales coast. Guests are encouraged to muck in, learn new skills and enjoy huge communal feasts.
From £300 for 3 nights in October; coldatnight.co.uk
A luxurious take on the coastal getaway, Little Cottage is anything but – it’s actually a large modernist masterpiece perched on the beautiful, windswept strand that is Praa Sands.
From £2200 for 3 nights; beachspoke.com
A network of independent farms offering family-friendly glamping and a taste of the working farm lifestyle, Featherdown is a true pioneer – and a sure bet for a holiday ripe with natural beauty and animal encounters.
Midweek short stays from £199; featherdown.co.uk