The McCrindle Family Break at Moonfleet Manor
The McCrindle family recently stayed at Moonfleet Manor and we invited them to share their experience.
Read all about what they got up to during their family break to the Jurassic Coast.
Our family break at Moonfleet Manor
We were invited by Bugaboo to stay for the weekend and it did not disappoint! Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendliest of Staff who gave us a tour of the hotel. There was something for us all: a pool, spa, games room, cinema, and restaurant area and the hotel was fully equipped with Bugaboo highchairs, travel cots and even pushchairs to use during our stay.
We stayed in the most impressive of suites which had a Bugaboo Stardust travel cot already set up with luxury blankets and even mini dressing gowns for the kids! There was also complimentary fresh milk in the fridge and bottled water which made it so easy with the kids.
Exploring the grounds around the hotel couldn’t have been easier. Hunter wellies were available to borrow from reception for all of us and we could even use a Bugaboo Butterfly for walks. We did, however, bring the Bugaboo Fox 5 in Taupe which was ideal for the trickier walks and we could also use the Bugaboo comfort wheeled board for Bobby to use when his legs were tiring!
The first night we opted for a meal in the Moonfleet restaurant, we decided to go quite early due to the kids. The atmosphere was relaxing and the staff couldn’t do enough for the children. Bugaboo Giraffe highchairs and a selection of toys were supplied by the restaurant which ensured the kids were comfortable and kept them entertained. There were purées for Taylor and a good choice of food for Bobby but also other amenities to heat baby food if required.
After dinner, we decided to chill in front of one of the log fires and play games with a cocktail or 2! Taylor was able to sleep in her pram whilst Bobby enjoyed milk and cookies in the cinema room. There was also the option to use one of the provided baby monitors which we saw a lot of people taking advantage of (or even hire a babysitter!). We opted to get the kids to bed early and enjoyed room service with a film!
The following day we started off with a buffet continental breakfast followed by a full English breakfast. We then went for a swim and got ready for the day. Robin took Bobby to the games room, The Verandah, which was kitted out with football goals, trampolines and arcade machines. There is also a crèche that can be booked to give you 90 minutes of complimentary childcare per night, allowing some time for R&R if desired! We spent the day exploring Weymouth and ventured to Hive Beach Café for some local seafood before heading back to enjoy a cheese board in front of the fire whilst Bobby again was entertained with a film and some popcorn.
We had such a great time at Moonfleet Manor definitely a trip that will live long in the memory! The staff, hotel, food and amenities made our stay extra special.