We often talk about what it’s like to visit destinations around the UK when you’re a solo mum with the kids travelling, and we’ve just found the most wonderful countryside getaway for any mum looking for a totally child-safe location that’s truly beautiful. If you’ve got a car and can get there, then Horse Park Hideaway near Blackpool is well worth a visit.
Kids’ Safety at Horse Park Hideaway
The usual worries of accommodation not being well suited to young children aren’t much of an issue when it comes to the gorgeous glamping cabins at Horse Park Hideaway. There are currently two cabins available to stay in, Fern Cabin, and Connie Cabin, and both are perfect. They have completely enclosed gardens, making them a safe space for little people to roam and explore with minimal danger. There is AstroTurf grass on the ground which is fantastic, for particularly little tots as they’re less likely to hurt themselves if they take a tumble. Both cabins have hot tubs, but they are safely covered until you’re ready to take a dip, so you don’t need to worry about anyone falling in!
Inside, the cabins are kitted out with some tasteful décor – if your little ones are into everything then it might be a wise idea to move things out of arm’s reach, but there is plenty of space to do so. If you ask, cots and cot bedding will be provided so you needn’t worry about taking your own with you – a wonderful bonus that’s not always offered at glamping spots and cabins! Both cabins have a fully kitted out kitchenette with everything you’ll need to feed everyone, whether you fancy cooking something from scratch, or just heating something up in the microwave. There’s also a TV in each cabin in case you need to distract the kids with some screen time while you grab a hot shower or make everyone a drink!
Which cabin is right for you and your kids?
If you’d like a little more space then Connie Cabin is the bigger of the two, with a separate double and twin room. Fern cabin has an open living area which is cosier – we think Fern cabin is better suited if you’re travelling with a baby or toddler, and Connie Cabin is great if your kids are slightly older. The twin room in Connie Cabin has bunk beds, and there is also a whole shelf of jigsaws and games to keep slightly older children entertained.
Whichever cabin you’re staying in, once you’ve got your little ones off to sleep, you’ll be able to kick back and relax in the hot tub in front of the priceless countryside view. Watch deer run across a neighbouring field and listen to birdsong as you sip on something delicious, all within just a few feet of your children happily snoozing. Connie Cabin has a pull-down cinema screen and projector which you can enjoy from the hot tub with the cinema package add-on, which is a really special bonus! How often do you get the chance to relax in a hot tub overlooking beautiful countryside while watching your favourite movie or TV show?!
What to do nearby
If you decide to stay in one of the cabins, then there is plenty to do nearby, should you want to get out and about. Blackpool is about a half an hour drive and boasts the famous beach and Pleasure Beach, as well as a zoo and Sealife Centre. Even closer is Knott End-On-Sea which is a 7 minute drive away from the cabins. Here, you’ll find miles and miles of sandy beaches to explore which is great fun for kids of all ages. Since Blackpool is the main tourist trap in the area, the beach at Knott End-On-Sea is usually quiet, making it a great safe space to let the kids have a run around.