(Closed) Leaving Children for Honeymoon

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
6430 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would go for 3-4 days. Any longer than that and I start to miss my kids way too much. Also since you’re going on a trip shortly after you come back from the honeymoon, you don’t want vacation burn out.

Post # 3
100 posts
Blushing bee

Go for as long as you can stand! Seriously, if your mum and step dad are happy to keep the kids for seven nights, go for it. If not, you can definitely have a lovely vacation with 5 nights as well. Three feels a bit short to me.


Post # 4
1739 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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matildadavies :  I feel like this is a personal choice not up for debate from strangers. You’ll have people judging you either way. I’d go for 7 if you’ve got responsible and willing parents to watch your babes then there is no reason to not go and enjoy yourselves and celebrate your union. 

Post # 5
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I feel like a crazy helicopter mom but I’m dreading leaving my kids for our honeymoon!! The longest I’ve been away was like saw them Friday, went to Tahoe, back by Sunday. Hell I miss the little monkeys while I’m at work everyday! Fiance was mad I suggested we do 5 days in Hawaii and take my Mom and Stepdad and the kids with us for the first 1-3 days (then they could fly home with grandma and grandpa and we could have a couple days to ourselves). Mine are 3 and 5. We still haven’t decided what to do. I think you have to do whatever you are comfortable with.

Post # 6
1157 posts
Bumble bee

Go for 3. It’s my lucky number.

But seriously, ask your folks how long they are cool with watching the kids, then plan.

Post # 7
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Assuming your parents are okay with keeping the kids for this long, I would take 4-5 days.  That gives you enough time alone without (hopefully) missing the kids too much :).  

Post # 8
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

Seeing as you have another trip planned for shortly after, 3-4 days would be fine.

Post # 9
2050 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I’d check how long your mum is willing to have them for. Then I’d look at places that are about two hours away from your mum’s and where the price difference is very little for 3 days or 7 days, probably a holiday cottage or lodge. I think if you can find a place where the price difference is minimal for 7 days compared to 3 you can then come home early if you’re missing the kids without feeling like you’re losing money.

For going abroad I think you’re best bet is probably the Canary islands. The resorts out there will have loads of kid pools and you can then on the beach and it’s probably the quickest to get to from the UK. Alternatively (if you can’t bear three hours on a plane) you could always consider Cornwall/Devon, put the kids in their PJs and drive overnight/early morning. There’s loads of beaches and zoos in that area to keep them both occupied.

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