With the summer nearly over and everyone back at work, now it’s time to book up a proper holiday!
What could be more relaxing than heading off for some autumn sun on a beautiful Greek island? Particularly if it includes free childcare.
We like Simpson Travel a lot because they get it that it’s harder to relax on holiday once you’ve had children.
At Mousses Villas in Lefkada there’s a Crèche and Children’s Club run by professional British nannies where you can leave your treasures (from 6 months to 10 years!) for mornings, afternoons and evenings while you escape to the beach, or the pool, or the bar.
This is a holiday where you might even get to finish a novel, or have an uninterrupted conversation with your husband. (Unheard of in our rented bungalow in Cornwall this summer…)
The villas are set in lush gardens, shaded by ancient olive trees with plenty of grassy space for play and private terraces where you can enjoy a drink or snooze while your children nap.
There’s an enormous, sparkling pool and generous sunbed space plus a shaded shallow pool for toddlers.
Beside the pool is a bar and taverna with a child-friendly menu and there is a weekly barbecue, ensuring absolutely no need for you to cook if you don’t want to. We told you this was going to be a proper holiday!
The nearby beaches have beautifully calm water – and stunning sunsets – and there are plenty of bars, shops and restaurants in nearby Lefkada town plus a massage service in case you find yourself wondering what to do all day while nannies are looking after your children.
For the first two weeks in October, Simpson Travel is offering five free half-day childcare sessions at Mousses Villas, saving up to £170.
So while little ones make new friends, you can escape to the pool, beach or a leisurely (grown-up) dinner.
Simpson Travel is also offering free airport parking throughout October too – another of their special October offers.
To find out more or book yourself a family-friendly late season escape, call 0208 392 5858
See what the papers say:
“The Archers’ Rob Titchener: Why I stay in the same resort every summer” – The Telegraph, May 2016
“20 of the best European holidays with toddlers” – The Times, August 2014