Right now I really don’t like the word respite. I have less of a problem with the concept. Every parent needs some rest and relaxation.
We recently went to Center Parcs for the first time. It was a family affair to celebrate Opa’s birthday. I admit I was sceptical about the place. We resisted for a while but actually I was impressed by what they had to offer.
I’m not talking about all the amazing activities available for active families (if you’ve never been believe me there are a lot!) Really I’m just talking about it’s toilets specifically it’s Changing Place toilets.
There was a Changing Place Toilet in the main village so on arrival day we were able to change Quinns before we got to our house.
There was a Changing Place in the swimming pool so we could take Quinns swimming every day!
And there was a Changing Place Toilet in the Sports Centre so we could change him before we set off for home.
The right facilities meant that we were able to take a break and enjoy all (well some, there are a lot!) of the activities that a place like that has to offer.
Note: The high backed swing in the play park was great but it would have been perfect if they’d had an accessible roundabout!