Monthly Parenting Magazine

Mama’s travel notes

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The very best of baby-friendly travel from nanny services and ethical shoes to Welsh valley rentals and coastal escapes

Words  Helen Baron

Villa Guru

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.

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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;



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;



West Wales

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;


Little Cottage


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;


Featherdown Farms


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;


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