"As a mum of 3, I know that holidaying with small children and babies is such a daunting prospect. That's why your holiday villa needs to be absolutely right..."
by Wendy Shand, mum of 3 Family Travel Expert and founder
Tots To Travel
And the reason we are so passionate about family holidays is because we are parents who know exactly what it is like to take babies and toddlers on holiday.
...And then he fell into the pool...
First of all, let me introduce myself because it is part of the story as to why TotsToTravel is the most genuinely child and baby friendly holiday villa company around. My name is Wendy Shand and I'm the founder and Director of www.TotsToTravel.co.uk
It all started when my 2 year old son Barnaby fell into an unenclosed swimming pool whilst staying in a villa in France.
I now know that many, many children fall in pools every year, more often than you and I can even bear to think about. I could give you the numbers but it will ruin your day. We were lucky and we pulled our little boy out but I am still haunted by the memory.
Which is why we take family holidays as seriously as we do.
Barnaby, now 10, fell into the unenclosed pool. We were lucky.
Safeguarding Child & Baby Friendly Villa Holidays
Here's what we do to safeguard your precious holiday:
- We only feature stylish villas, not hotels. Among other things, it's not much fun sitting in the bathroom once you have put the children to bed!
- We only feature villas with pool barriers. Alarms just don't cut it. It's too late once a child is in the water.
- We visit every single villa and put it through a strict due diligence process to ensure that it is safe (we even measure the width of the balcony railings and remove the bleach), clean (after safety this is mum's top concern) and importantly as gorgeous as it looks in the photos.
We also Parent Point items that we think you should know about so that you can make responsible decisions about which holiday villa you choose.
- Our Tots Kit Guarantee ensures you can travel light and have all the gear (cots, highchairs, blackout blinds, baby monitors and more) that makes life safe and easy at home.
- We visit to make sure that it actually exists and is somewhere we think you'd love. That may sound flippant, I don't mean it to but there are a growing number of beautiful holiday homes on the internet that exist only in the mind of the fraudsters.
Giving You Peace of Mind
In short, we are the first
family friendly villa company that goes to such extremes to give mums and dads complete peace of mind when they book their child and baby friendly holidays. Nobody else safeguards your holiday to such lengths....nobody.
How Do You Find The Best Child & Baby Friendly Villa For Your Family?
Finding just the right holiday villa for your family can be like hunting for a needle in a hay stack! It doesn't help the best villas get booked up very quickly.
And if you don't miss out on your favourite holiday villa you may well be missing out on the cheapest flights. And that makes a huge difference to the overall cost of your holiday.
So you need some insider secrets to tracking down the very best child and baby friendly holidays possible.
...And that's where we can help.
The Insider Secrets: Free LIVE 1:1 Family Holiday Consultation
Booking your holiday should be fun, effortless and relatively speedy leaving you with more time to do the things you actually want to do.
Which is why our free LIVE 1:1 Family Holiday Consultation has been designed to save you hours, even days of searching, energy, stress and hassle and ensure that you get the right villa for your family.
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When you book a consultation, you'll benefit from my hugely experienced team, who are passionate and know the insider secrets when it comes to knowing all about child and baby friendly holidays and, more importantly, know our villas, their owners and what makes each one special. They are the perfect people to guide you.
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We'll invite you to make an appointment with us where we will do a 'live consultation' where we share our screen and talk you through the villas that will suit you best. It's quick easy and saves a lot of wasted time and energy.
Our 1:1 Family Holiday Consultations are by appointment only so do schedule yours now. You can call us on 0845 26 941 26 or email
Founder & Director www.TotsToTravel.co.uk
PS: Remember to book your appointment now by emailing now
or phoning 0845 26 941 26, we look forward to hearing from you.
And here's what other parents think of our award winning service...
The Personal Touch
You have been fantastic - it's so lovely to have the personal touch these days, and so rare!
Stress Free Experience
I wanted to put in writing all of our thanks to both of you for such a fantastic holiday. From the booking process through to arrival home and the return of the security deposit, you have a lovely personal and thorough approach, thinking of everything ahead of us
When returning to a holiday venue for a second time, there is always a risk that it is not going to be as perfect as you remember, this time it was even more perfect than we remembered and a very different experience given that we returned with not one child but 5 children and really tested out your family friendly Finca.
Thank you for providing such a wonderful property, stress free experience and for helping us to bring home some very special holiday memories.
We 'Lucked Out' With This Villa..and the adults were able to relax
We're just back from Casa Massignano
and I thought I'd drop you a line to say how delighted we were with the property. We've stayed in dozens of villas over the years, but we really did feel we'd 'lucked out' with this one. The house was well-maintained and well-appointed, without being full of valuable objects just waiting to be destroyed by tiny hands; the views were unbeatable; the welcome pack of food and wine were a brilliant idea and a thoughtful touch; both the property owner and the Italian manager were helpful and efficient; and the gates on the stairs and around the pool meant that the adults were actually able to relax now and again! Having spent the last four years deciding whether to a) stay somewhere that's perfect for the children and put our aesthetic considerations to one side or b) stay in a beautiful property which is totally impractical with small children, I feel we finally hit the nail on the head!
Based on our experience of this property, we'll certainly be in touch with Tots to travel when we come to booking our next holiday.
I'm an Avid Fan
I am an avid fan of Tots to Travel and recommend you to everyone that has children and look forward to planning next year's holiday.
S Shaw, mum of 2, June 2012
Your Site Is My Favorite
I had looked at several toddler-oriented travel sites in planning our vacation this year, and your site is by far my favorite. I think it is well laid-out and I love the personal commentary approach. I also appreciate your efforts to help us find something that will work out.