Jul 022014
 

family friendly holidays in SpainFamily Friendly Holidays in Spain

We received an enquiry from Karin and her family last year, asking about the possibility of visiting us last October. However, due to family circumstances they were not able to make the trip so we were delighted when they contacted us again early this year with a view to visiting us in June. Karin, Rogier and their eighteen month old daughter Maite arrived from Holland in the late afternoon and were happy to take advantage of our evening meal service that night even though they were renting our self-catering apartment – there was no need to rush out to the shops straightaway!

They soon settled in to the apartment, and found it suited their needs perfectly. They were staying with us for twelve days so were glad of the extra space, as well as the cot and high chair for Maite, of course! They became firm friends with our dogs and cats and Maite especially loved playing with them around the pool.

Most days they would spend some time in the gardens and pool, although Maite was not an enthusiastic water baby to begin with! However, by the end of their stay she had become quite keen on splashing around in the water with her mum and dad and of course loved the fact that the dogs would come and see her antics. One day, they decided to make an excursion to Valencia city so drove to a nearby station and travelled up by train – a very easy option. They loved the city and were impressed by the historic centre, the Turia gardens and of course the futuristically designed City of Arts and Sciences. Other day trips included the monastery at nearby Simat and of course many trips to the beautiful and award winning beach at Playa de Gandia as well other equally lovely beaches in the vicinity.

They had a really enjoyable holiday with us, and the time for their return to Holland came all too soon. The weather had been perfect for their visit (even possibly a little too warm some days!) and they were sorry to have to return home when they had been having such a pleasant time in the sun. However, they said they would love to return to us in the future, so we hope that we shall see them again – it would be great to welcome them back once more, on another family friendly holiday in Spain!

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