The best UK destinations for babymoon holidays and breaks

Romantic breaks, Destinations

Posted by Kate Atkin on 3rd January 2023

Couple on a babymoon in the UK

Babymoons are extremely special; they’re fun, exciting and a romantic way for parents-to-be to spend quality time together before the new arrival. Before you know it, you’ll be immersed in a world of sleepless nights, dirty nappies, and the delightful chaos of a bouncing bundle of joy!

So, before starting this huge new chapter in your life, why not treat yourselves to a UK babymoon and escape to somewhere peaceful and beautiful, where you can relax, reconnect and daydream of endless cuddles with your little one?

Whether you fancy the coast, the countryside or the buzz of the city, we’ve found some of the best UK destinations for a babymoon to inspire your romantic break.

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Couple on a coastal babymoon

What is a babymoon?

Before we look at the best locations for a babymoon, you might wonder why you should take one…

You are about to become parents, and this means that this could be the last chance to take a romantic holiday together for quite some time. It’s the perfect opportunity to get away and come back feeling refreshed and ready.

You’ve told your friends and family, and everyone is very excited for you, but you haven’t really had the chance to celebrate the start of this new journey with each other yet. Leave your excited friends and family behind and retreat to a cottage hidden in the countryside, just the two of you. Now you can start to think about the exciting prospect of becoming parents without anyone else around.

Very soon, your baby is going to be coming and it will be that new tiny tot that you are treating all the time, rather than each other. On your babymoon break, you can really spoil yourselves, indulge in fancy restaurants, eat too many chocolates, and spend too much money in pretty shops.

You know it’s time to behave like adults when you’ve got your own infant, so now might be a good time to burn off all the childish energy you still have. A babymoon holiday is a great way to have lots of fun and laughter.

Have you been ticking things off your bucket list? Well, you don’t have to stop now! Perhaps leave the jumping out of a plane this time, but what about some gentler ideas? You could go to that destination you’ve always meant to see or read that book you’ve always wanted to read.

Where should you take a babymoon?

By now, we’re sure you must be eager to pack those bags and head off on a memorable break together. So, we’ve created a list of some of the best babymoon destinations in the UK to help you narrow down your search.

Top tip: whilst we realise that you want to get away, we also recommend considering the travelling time, avoiding public transport and choosing somewhere you can reach in a couple of hours by car. It will mean you won’t have to sit still for too long, you can take toilet stops as and when you want, and you’ll be able to get home quickly should you need to.

Babymoons in Cornwall

Babymoons in Cornwall

Listen to the soothing sounds of waves lapping on a white, sandy beach; a babymoon in Cornwall is a real treat for the senses. Walking is a great way to exercise during pregnancy, and you won’t find many strolls as picturesque as those along the shoreline of Cornwall’s beautiful beaches. You could also experience the stark beauty of the Cornish countryside or lose yourself in one of its many charming seaside towns.

While booze may be off the cards, the county of Kernow is a foodie’s paradise – whether you’ve been yearning for a warm, traditional Cornish pasty, or want to fulfil your sugar fix with a cream tea, you’ll be spoilt for choice here.

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Babymoon cottages in Cornwall

Babymoons in Devon

Babymoons in Devon

Another of the best coastal babymoon destinations is Devon. Most babymoon holidays take place in the final, third trimester, so while adrenaline-filled water sports may be the last thing on your mind, we’re sure that a picnic on golden sands or dining at a waterside bistro may be just what the doctor ordered.

There are so many days out for couples in Devon: treat yourself to a pregnancy massage in a spa or search out the best views in one of the county’s two national parks, Exmoor and Dartmoor – you could almost believe you’re the only two people in the world… apart from bump, of course!

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Babymoon cottages in Devon

Babymoons in the Brecon Beacons

Babymoons in the Brecon Beacons

Nature-loving couples will feel right at home in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with its multitude of waterfalls, caves and mountains. Babymoon breaks in this glorious part of South Wales offer the perfect excuse to experience the beauty of the great outdoors with ease before buggy-friendly walks take over.

One of the highlights of this national park is the stargazing. Designated a Dark Sky Reserve, you can snuggle together beneath cosy blankets and make wishes on shooting stars amidst some of the country's darkest, unpolluted night skies.

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Babymoon cottages in the Brecon Beacons

Babymoons in the Cotswolds

Babymoons in the Cotswolds

Brimming with enchanting chocolate-box villages wrapped in a patchwork of rolling countryside, it’s no wonder the Cotswolds is one of the best places for a babymoon. Expecting parents can indulge in afternoon tea in a cosy tearoom, capture those last cherished photos of bump against magical backdrops like Broadway Tower or the lakes of Cotswold Water Park, or discover sensory zen at the fragrant Cotswold Lavender.

Broadway, Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water are some of the best places to stay in the Cotswolds to experience the famous honey-hued cottages adorned in trailing roses and wisteria.

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Babymoon cottages in the Cotswolds

Babymoons in the Lake District

Babymoons in the Lake District

Enjoy some pre-baby luxury surrounded by snow-capped mountains and sparkling lakes. Before the pitter-patter of little feet infiltrates your peaceful life, head for the Lake District where charming market towns will seduce you with traditional inns and local art galleries, and you can savour long walks in the stunning natural landscape.

Described by renowned poet William Wordsworth as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”, this breathtaking national park is just the ticket to help you relax, wind down and embrace those precious moments alone with your partner. Take a wander along the shore of one of the Lake District’s glistening lakes or go on a boat trip and visit tiny, secluded villages in the mountains. 

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Babymoon cottages in the Lake District

Babymoons in the Peak District

Babymoons in the Peak District

The Peak District has everything you need to enjoy those last few weeks of tranquillity. Wonderful landscapes, quintessential villages, delicious food and many more incredible babymoon ideas await in this captivating national park.

From exploring stately homes such as the magnificent Chatsworth House or Hardwick Hall to going on energising walks in spectacular Dovedale, there is something for everyone in The Peaks. Plus, with plenty of family-friendly attractions on offer, it’s somewhere you can return once the baby is born too.

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Babymoon cottages in the Peak District

Babymoons in Edinburgh

Babymoons in Edinburgh

If an action-packed UK babymoon is what your heart desires, head straight to the Scottish capital. Perfect for couples who love history and culture, as well as those after some retail therapy with the chance to purchase those last few things before baby comes, Edinburgh is a top choice.

During the day, meander down the Royal Mile and pick up some unique gifts, explore Edinburgh Castle or Holyrood House, and if you have time, check out the city’s many art galleries and museums. A wealth of chic cafes and Michelin-starred restaurants will add the perfect romantic touch to your babymoon. 

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Babymoon cottages in Edinburgh

Plan a memorable babymoon in the UK

If you love the idea of a holiday during your pregnancy, browse our collection of romantic cottages in the UK to find your own private hideaway. With blissful retreats scattered across the country, you’re bound to find the perfect place to celebrate this next wonderful step together.

Or, if your little one has already been born, take a look at our pick of holiday cottages perfect for babies.

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Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.