Thursday, 19 July 2012

Spend Valuable Family Time in an Idyllic Log Cabin this Summer

Windmill Lodges offer luxury family-friendly log cabin holidays right in the heart of rural Suffolk. Although overseas holidays are an attractive way to spend your vacation, they are not always practical, especially if you have young children or babies. It is generally much easier to spend a holiday closer to home. And what better way to spend your break than in a beautiful log cabin? Our log cabin holidays will leave you and your children with lasting memories of your stay and you will bring back fantastic photographs of your visit.

Windmill Lodges has a safe and tranquil location surrounded by open countryside and there are plenty of things to do both on and off site. As well as a host of family-friendly attractions, including miles of Suffolk heritage coastline to explore, if you are looking to spend the day on site, our log cabin holidays are perfect for this. We have an undercover swimming pool for the children to splash about in (open Easter to October) and each log cabin has a hot tub to relax and unwind in at the end of a busy day.

Windmill Lodges log cabin accommodation - Click here to view our luxurious UK holiday cabins

Why Self Catering Family Holidays Closer to Home Are More Relaxing

If you choose log cabin holidays in the UK, it means you and your family can enjoy more quality time together. You don’t have to worry about flight delays, how to amuse the children on the journey or all those hidden charges and extras such as seat bookings, airport taxes and baggage limits. Instead, all you need to do is pack up your car with family essentials and baby care items and go.

Here at Windmill Lodges, our log cabin holidays offers spacious accommodation, including plenty of room for a travel cot, and we supply fresh towels, bed linen and even cosy bathrobes, so you don’t have to bring them with you!

Another benefit of log cabin holidays at home rather than abroad, is that you don’t have to worry about hotel set meal times or feeding fussy eaters. All of our lodges have fully-equipped kitchens so you can cook up something the kids enjoy, or pack up a picnic to eat at one of the family-friendly attractions. You can also team up with another family and spend your holidays on site at the same time, which is great for you and your children as they have ready made friends on site.

Log Cabin Holidays: On-Site Facilities For Young Children

Log cabin holidays with Windmill Lodges are idyllic for young families as there are plenty of facilities on site or nearby - including meandering in the Suffolk countryside and trying your luck in the catch and release fishing lake.

The Old Mill House pub is within walking distance of the site and serves hearty pub meals with fresh local ingredients. It has a children’s menu with all the firm favourites such as burgers, bangers, chicken, pizza, roast dinners and scampi. There is also a children’s play area for your kids to let off steam. After a busy day, it’s time to go back to the cabin where you and your children can unwind in-front of a DVD or Freeview, listen to a CD, or surf the web.

Where to Take Young Children and Babies?

If you are holidaying with young children, it can sometimes be difficult to find places to take them. However, you don’t have to worry about this if you are taking your family holiday in Suffolk, as there is plenty in the area to keep your youngsters occupied.

The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary is fairly close by at Stonham Aspal (9.4 miles away) Stowmarket, and it offers care and rehabilitation for owls throughout the region. It has 70 birds of prey and your children can watch one of the daily flying displays (between April and the end of September). There are all sorts of activities for your young ones including a play area, mini maze, woodland walk and picnic areas. You can buy ice creams and drinks here and there are baby changing facilities.

Another fantastic place for kids is the Stowmarket Museum of Country Life (14 miles away) which is a 75 acre open air museum right in the heart of Stowmarket. The children can see working machines, take a peak into the 15 historic buildings, explore 3 km of woodland and riverside nature trails, and meet the animals. There are interactive displays and a cafe bistro to eat in when the children get hungry.

If you have young ones, also in Stowmarket is the Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, on Gainsborough Road. Here you will find the Playworld Ocean Adventure, which includes ball pits, scramble nets, slides, an inflatable area (May to October) and a toddlers area. There is a play and swim option offering good value for money and you and your children can relax in the cafe afterwards.

If your children and tots are fascinated by engines and steam locomotives, the Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum in Stowmarket (14 miles away) is a great place to take them. You can also see original station buildings here.

Easton Farm Park in Woodbridge (6 miles away) is another popular family day out and as well as the chance to meet and feed the animals, there are soft play facilities, including play areas for the under 3’s, baby changing facilities and the chance to grab a sandwich, pizza or an ice-cream when the children want a break from all the excitement. They can enjoy pony rides, hug a bunny and see farm animals at first hand.

Baylham House, Rare Breeds farm in Baylam (17.6 miles, between Needham Market and Great Blakenham near Ipswich) gives your tots a chance to meet these wonderful rare breed farm animals. All the children are given a bag of food to feed the pigs, goats, and poultry. There are plenty of chances for the kids to let off steam with a stroll and most of the walkways are pushchair friendly. Baby changing facilities are available and the staff can microwave baby bottles on request.

Further afield, Africa Alive in Lowestoft (30.2 miles) is one of the UK’s largest animal attractions and it can really feed your children’s imagination. They can see giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, aardvarks and more and enjoy a free ride around the site. There are baby changing facilities, children’s toilets and bottle warming facilities as well as plenty of places to go for a snack and an ice-cream.

Relax and unwind in a luxurious log cabin at Windmill Lodges, Suffolk - click here to view our accommodation.

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