We all know things can get a little hectic when a new baby arrives on the scene, which is why many couples flee for their last baby-free retreat.
The term "babymoon" was coined by British author and childbirth educator Sheila Kitzinger. However, originally it was defined as the period of time after a baby's birth that the family spends alone together to facilitate bonding between parents and baby. But along the way it has transpired to become better known as parents-to-bes last getaway, and we rather like the idea.
The babymoon trend doesn't seem to be waining, and with oversea travel becoming a challenge (not to mention that most airlines do not allow women to fly after 37 weeks), Cornwall once again steps up to the plate. And we argue that it's the ultimate destination for your babymoon.
While booze may be off the cards, Cornwall is a foodie’s paradise. Whether you’ve been yearning for a warm traditional Cornish pasty, or want to fulfil your sugar fix with a Cornish cream tea, you’ll be spoilt for choice here.
Cornwall’s food scene champions locally-sourced produce cooked in creative ways, from super-fresh fish to succulent locally-raised beef and carefully nurtured vegetables grown in the Cornish sunshine.
Here are just a few of our favourite spots…
Most babymoons take place in the final third trimester, so while adrenaline-filled watersports may be the last thing on your mind, we’re sure chilling out on golden sands, or strolling Cornwall’s beaches may be just what the doctor ordered.
Nothing hits that relax button quite like a spa day, and we’re fortunate to have some of the country’s finest here in Cornwall. Whether you just want to soak up the coastal views from the comfort of a lazy lounger, or indulge in an hour-long pregnancy massage, there are a selection of pregnancy-specific spa days for you to embrace.
Walking is a great way to exercise during pregnancy, and they don’t get more picturesque than a coastal stroll. Of course there are rolling hills, high moors and undulating coastal tracks in Cornwall, but that doesn’t have to mean strenuous hikes. Take it easy and appreciate this stunning part of the world either on a gentle coast path route, or by simply walking across the beach in low tide.
From a stay in a historic Engine House to a snug apartment with sea views, we have something to suit every parent-to-be.