10 March 2009 – Not yet booked an Easter holiday? Family friendly travel company Tots to Travel still has several properties in the Dordogne region of France available over the Easter break that are close to fabulous Easter egg hunts.
Monpazier, a beautiful bastide village in the Dordogne, hides hundreds of coloured boiled eggs all around the centre of the village on Easter Sunday (12 April). Children collect as many as they can before exchanging them for prizes. This ‘Chasse des oeufs’ takes place between 3pm and 5pm and is entirely free.
Similarly, in the stunning grounds of the Overhanging Gardens of Marqueyssac near Roque Gageac in the Dordogne Valley, children are invited to hunt for eggs and join in workshops including egg decorating, making hens from egg cartons and crafting wooden eggs with the wood turner. The cost of the event is free, but entrance to the grounds is 7,20 € for adults and 3,60 € for children aged 10 – 17. Under 10s go free.
Suitable Tots to Travel properties to reach these Easter eggs hunts are:
Le Fourneau – has two bedrooms (one double and one twin with room for cots) and is a beautifully renovated period building, formerly a bakery. Price for the week 6–13 April is £595. This property is just 55 minutes drive to the Easter egg hunts mentioned.
La Maison Jaune – one of the most popular houses on the Tots to Travel books, this beautifully renovated home in the heart of a bastide village sleeps 7 plus cots. Price for week 4–11 April or 11–18 April is £1305.
La Maison Verte – charming family house sleeping up to 8 in five bedrooms and includes a large play barn filled with toys. Price for week 4–11 April or 11–18 April is £1205.
La Ferme Perigordine - A beautiful house with four en-suite bedrooms (2 double and 2 twin); sleeps up to 8 plus two babies in cots, with a great selection of adults and children’s bike. Price for the week 4 – 11 April or 11 – 18 April is £1295.
The last three properties mentioned are all approximately 1.5 hours to the Easter egg hunts mentioned – but it’s worth doing the day trip.
Like all Tots to Travel properties, these have been fully vetted with an eye on safety and provide all the equipment parents need for babies and young children, from cots and highchairs, to sterilisers, blenders, toys, potties and more. Babysitting is available at most properties and some also offer home cooked meals.
For more information or to view any of the properties, visit www.totstotravel.co.uk or call (0)870 458 5528.
Tots to Travel
Tots to Travel (www.totstotravel.co.uk) is the parent company of Tots to France, Tots to Italy and Tots to the UK. The company specialises in providing accommodation to meet the very specific needs of families with babies and young children. All properties are fully equipped with a range of child-related equipment and safety features. The company also provides English-speaking babysitters and home cooked meals. All properties are personally visited and vetted to Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) standards.
The company was set up by Wendy Shand, mum of two, in April 2006 as a holiday lettings agency with a range of family friendly properties throughout France. The concept proved enormously successful, with the company now offering over 70 French properties. Building on this success, the award-winning formula was replicated in Italy with the launch of Tots to Italy in January 2008, now featuring more than 20 vetted properties. Tots to the UK launched in February 2009, with roll outs for other countries like the Spain, Portugal and Turkey planned.
Wendy Shand won the Mother@work Best Mumpreneur Award 2007, the Enterprisenation Home Business of the Year Award 2007 and the BT Essence of the Entrepreneur Award 2007. The company was also a regional finalist in the HSBC Start Up Stars awards 2008, a finalist in the StartUps Awards 2008 and a runner up in the Everywomen Awards 2008.
For information on Tots to Travel please contact: Melissa Talago, Peekaboo Communications, 01635 248496 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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