If a babymoon is good enough for Kate and Will’s then it’s more than good enough for us
However, although your other half may be prince charming in your eyes, the rest of the world may not see him as a ‘Royal’ meaning those dreams of jetting away to the Island of Mustique, could be a little bit far afield.
At a glance
- Try a spa break in the UK where you can relax with some mum-to-be treatments
- Check out where the local hospitals or walk in centres are just in case baby comes early
- Think about how you will be travelling - you will no doubt be needing lots of toilet breaks!
However, that doesn't mean you have to miss out.
We've come up with a range of babymoon alternatives to suit any budget and style…
Babymoon UK hotel break
Sometimes it’s just nice to be able to forget about the laundry, tidying up and general housework. And we’re sure you’ll agree at the later stages of your pregnancy you’ll also want as much space and comfort as possible in bed. These factors also make a hotel break a great choice for a babymoon with many offering kingsize beds, big pillows and of course no tidying up!
You can choose to stay in any hotel anywhere in the country, but it may be worth considering travel time. Firstly being in the car or a train for too long isn’t ideal and if you’re in the later stages of pregnancy you may want to think about how long it takes to get home in case of an early arrival. Other things to think about include the distance from local hospitals or walk in centres as well as the food on offer at your chosen hotel – the last thing you want is to be faced with a menu that isn’t suitable for pregnant women.
Babymoon afternoon tea
Grab the girls and head off for an afternoon of tea and cakes at a luxury restaurant or hotel. Or be nice and take the other half. Many hotels offer a range of afternoon tea packages from sandwiches and finger foods to the more traditional scones, clotted cream and deliciously tempting cakes. There are also gluten free options at some venues so always check when you book. Make a night of it and stay in a hotel or head into town afterwards and grab a show, just remember to swap your caffeinated tea for something herbal.
Babymoon without even leaving the front door
If you love the idea of a babymoon but don’t have the time (or budget) to go away, then you don’t have to miss out. Instead, switch off that laptop and mobile phone, close the curtains and treat yourself to a home pamper kit – we’re talking face masks, baby friendly muscle rub and of course bubble bath. Enlist your other half as your personal masseuse, foot rubber and cook and relax while he pampers you and waits on you hand and foot... you deserve every minute.
A spa is a great way to relax and have some ‘me time,’ and many of these now offer great packages for mums-to-be and impending dads too! Make sure you pick a package suitable for your stage of pregnancy. You can read about some of our fave spas here.