When you become a parent, there is an invisible contract that you sign your name on. You signed it the moment that your baby was placed into your arms at the hospital and there is a clause that states that all parents shall not enjoy a night away from their child. Those who try will panic about their babies and those who don’t will lust after the idea of adult time alone; it’s a curse amongst the blessing that is your new child.
Trying to inject a little romance into your marriage after the bomb of children goes off and causes chaos isn’t always easy, but a weekend away – babysitter/parents/trusted friend permitting – is an attractive prospect for the couple that gets little sleep and little alone time. When you finally take that time off and look to book some time away, you could be a little overwhelmed with the choices. We’ve got some fantastic ideas for you below to help you reconnect, and we think you’ll love them!
Rent A House
Most weekend ideas involve getting on a plane or taking a long road trip to find the best hotels in the city nearby or heading to a remote cabin in the fields or perhaps a lodge with a hot tub! Renting a house has all the comforts that you want from home, and yet it gives you a feeling of unfamiliarity and excitement. You can even book a house in a totally different location abroad and enjoy the sights of a new city. You could cook together, curl up and watch movies and even just sleep in the quiet and without interruption. Romantic? Absolutely.
There are plenty of cultural places in England to choose from so why not head to London for the day and take in a musical, have a delicious dinner and try out some amazing cocktails during a comedy night out? Stay in the Dorsett City Hotel and enjoy a little luxury close to all the amenities. Alternatively, you could head to the opposite end of the UK and soak up all that Scotland has to offer. With its stunning greenery, Lochs to explore, beautiful cities to indulge in, there is something for everybody in this part of the world. Fife is one of the most popular destinations and is renowned for its history and ancient buildings. Book a hotel at The Fairmont St.Andrews for your romantic weekend away and you will wish you were there for a week!
You don’t need very long, you just need to know where it is you want to go. Hold hands, choose grown up things to see without the children begging for more sweets or that they need the toilet. Scouting the city for the best view and enjoying a glass of champagne by the river is an idea all adults will love.
Outdoorsy type? Well, taking a trip to a campsite by the sea is a great way to commune with nature and get to know each other again. Choose a rustic cabin like this one instead of a tent and you can take in all the perks of the great outdoors without the risk of bugs in your sleeping bag. Hike, swim and even fish, but most of all have a laugh with each other.
Romance may be off the cards a lot of the time when you become parents, but you were a couple first and reclaiming that together is so important if you ever hope to keep that spark alive. Don’t be afraid to go and ask for help: your marriage deserves it! Enjoy that weekend away and leave the guilt behind.
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