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5 helpful holiday tips for your next family break

Some useful tips for planning your next family getaway.

The summer has flown by and the children are heading back to school, before you know it October half term will be upon us.  We think planning a family break should always be fun and exciting, and something to look forward to especially when you’re staying with us at Moonfleet Manor.  Here’s some useful tips for planning your next family getaway.


Its useful to ‘Think ahead’

Booking in advance to beat the last minute rush helps with planning and gives the entire family something to look forward. You can then focus on researching what there is to see and do in and around the area.We make it easy for you, on our website you will find a whole section that shares the best places visit in Dorset – Monkey World is one of our favourites! We also share local events making sure you don’t miss out and will update you on any specific seasonal events we may have running on site during school holidays.


This is a must…taking time for rest and relaxation!

It’s so important that your holiday includes a little R&R for everyone.Mum and Dad can enjoy reading a book or newspaper in our cosy lounges with the children being entertained in the hotel’s very own ofsted registered creche or making the most of our seasonal onsite activities.If its total relaxation and pampering you’re looking for then there’s a range of Elemis treatments for you to enjoy. A Moonfleet G&T Sundowner on the terrace whilst the children wind down watching movie in our cinema room.

We know how important friends and family are… so make a reunion or celebration of it!

Holidays are always a great way of getting together with family or friends that you don’t often see. We have a variety of accommodation and children’s fun activities onsite – so there is something for each family whether you are 8 months or 80 years old! Why not ask our experienced Events Team for some inspirational ideas on making a memorable celebration or a special occasion!

Planning what you pack…no need for the kitchen sink!

Most of us like to pack for any eventually, there’s no need when staying with us.  We have most things from travel cots, bed guards, potties and all that goes with having young children.  We even have buckets and spades, fishing nets, board games, bedtime stories, wellies that you can borrow during your stay.  If we don’t have what you may need, just send us a special request before you arrive and if it’s at all possible, we can make it happen!

A father and his son stand on the coast by a boat near Moonfleet Manor hotel in Dorset

We make memories….so make sure you take advantage of them!

Holidays are a special time spent with loved ones and special moments, so try and capture them.Let the little ones keep a diary of their holiday, drawing pictures or writing, taking lots of videos and photos so you can reminisce for years to come!


For details on our latest offers and breaks including details of what we have coming up in October half term please see our website.