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Where to holiday with a newborn baby - from Pitchup.com

Jun 10 2013 Posted by Samantha Marsh

As the Royals are set to welcome a new addition to the family, the weather is making a turn for the better so why not welcome newborns into the world with a holiday in the great outdoors.

Pitchup.com offers some fantastic destinations for campers, glampers and caravanners, with sites available across the UK and Ireland and 489 bookable family friendly sites. Baby friendly amenities include:

  • Cots and high chairs at no extra cost
  • Baby baths with free hot water
  • Shops selling toys
  • Paddling pools
  • Parent and baby washrooms
  • Car parking by pitch
  • Family rooms with built in baby baths
  • Toddlers' play areas

The Pitchup.com team have selected a few of their best sites from the many that are on offer:

Bryn Dwr Camping Pods, Wrexham, North Wales:

Bryn Dwr Camping Pods is an idyllic, peaceful and quiet forest location, set in the shade just off the Offa’s Dyke path on the banks of the River Alyn.

Both pods have outside decking, are fully equipped with lighting and heating and fit two adults and two children.  Showers, toilets, and dishwashing facilities all available within the main house just a short walk away.

The area Bryn Dwr is set in the village of Llandegla. There are beautiful picturesque walks along the Offa’s Dyke path, stunning woodlands and fantastic Welsh landscape. Other activities include clay pigeon shooting, mountain biking and fly fishing. It is also well worth visiting Chester Zoo which has over 7,000 animals for adults and newborns to enjoy.

Prices range from £40 (for 1 night, 4 people).

Broadhembury Caravan & Camping Park, Ashford, Kent:

This award winning park offers the best of both worlds. For couples and adults, the relaxing meadows area boasts quiet surroundings to watch the stunning sunsets on offer and absorb the picturesque scenery.

Alternatively if you and your family are looking for a fun filled break in the great outdoors then Broadhembury is perfect. The site offers a children’s play area set back from pitches and the roads for added peace of mind. There is also a separate under sevens’ play area and for when the weather turns ugly there is an indoor games room.

The site is fully equipped with modern and clean amenities, such as centrally heated showers, toilets, family bathrooms, baby rooms and an en-suite block with wheel chair access.

For the chefs in the group there is a camper’s kitchen, a herb garden to add some extra flavour to dinners, a well-equipped on site shop selling essentials and a large Tesco only a short drive away.

Prices will depend on pitch type and range from £23.

Budemeadows Touring Park, Bude, Cornwall:

Budemeadows is set just a mile from the sands of Widemouth Bay. Depending on the weather Budemeadows offers a bar, shop and pool which are all open from Whitsun until the end of August.

There is plenty to entertain adults and little ones at Budemeadow including a lovely heated pool with views of the surrounding area and for children a fun-filled paddling pool.

To keep the little ones amused there is an adventure play area, giant chess game, table tennis and of course the beautiful countryside.

There is hot breakfast and evening meals on offer with a bar, TV room and a licensed shop for the essentials. The site has lots of amenities, plenty of free hot running water, family showers and full size bath tubs.

Prices are all dependent on pitch type and range from £12.

For more ideas about how to make the most of an outdoor family holiday visit the Pitchup.com blog.

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Media information:

Cass Helstrip or Samantha Marsh at White Tiger PR

Cass.helstrip@whitetigerpr.com 07968 255464

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Notes to editors

Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of camping and caravanning in the UK, Ireland and France.  The site provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book a camping or caravanning holiday with total ease.  The customer experience from landing on the home page through to booking a holiday can be completed in as little as four pages.  The site also goes beyond traditional searches by allowing users to search for a site based on more than 80 criteria, such as adults only and campfires allowed, and view nearby events, Good Pub Guide pubs and VisitBritain attractions.  Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available.  Pitchup.com features over 5,000 camping and caravanning sites/parks throughout UK & Ireland with France recently added into the equation.  It enables users to search for all types of parks and sites from the major brands right through to one off campsites which may not have previously had a web presence.