UK Mums name Bluestone Park as a leading Family Shortbreak Vanue

More than 10,000 Mums across Britain have voted in the Mumii Family Awards to name the the most family friendly products, services and venues – and Wales’ own Bluestone National Park Resort was cited by many as one of the Best UK Shortbreaks for Families, winning a Silver award in the much prized category.

The awards assessed everything from pushchairs to baby food in their quest to name Britain’s best.

Mummi editor Jo Studholme said:

“The Mumii Family Awards encompass everything you need to know about being a Family. We took the best of the best and parents spent a month deliberating and voting for their favourite brands and products.

“With over 10,000 votes cast across numerous categories, we are now very pleased to be able to announce the results.”

Bluestone Head of Sales and Marketing, Yvonne Buckingham, said the West Wales resort was ‘delighted’ with the award, adding:

“Since Bluestone opened almost ten years ago, we have strived to be the most loved and unique family holiday destination, where everything we do is driven by the desire to make our guests feel valued and special. Not only do we aim to make Bluestone a haven to relax, and unwind, we’ve also created a host of activities to draw the family together, stimulating the senses and reconnecting them, both to each other and to the stunning natural environment which surrounds us here in Britain’s only coastal National Park.

“This award is particularly special because it is voted for by the public, and, more specifically, by mums and families, the very people we cater for and who know us best.”

The full awards results:

Best UK Shortbreak for Families

Gold – Parkdean Resorts

Silver – Bluestone National Park Resort

Bronze – LEGOLAND Windsor Hotel and Resort

Best Nursery Furniture Brand

Gold – Obaby

Silver – Boori

Bronze – Infababy

Best Nursery Brand

Gold – My Babiie

Silver – Babystyle

Bronze – Obaby

Shortlisted – Ickle Bubba

Shortlisted – Boori

Shortlisted – Snugbags

Best Pushchair Brand

Gold – Bugaboo

Silver – egg

Bronze – Ickle Bubba

Shortlisted – Obaby

Shortlisted – Infababy

Best Car Seat Brand

Gold – BeSafe

Silver – Ickle Bubba

Bronze – Infababy

Best Baby Carrier Brand

Gold – Integra Baby

Silver – Izmi

Bronze – Baby Tula

Shortlisted – We Made Me

Best Sleep Brand

Gold – Rockit


Bronze – Love To Dream

Best Teething Brand

Gold – Anbesol

Silver – Nelsons

Best Children’s Food Brand

Gold – Kiddyum

Silver – For Aisha

Bronze – Piccolo

Shortlisted – Annabel Karmel

Shortlisted – Heavenly Tasty Organics

Best Snack Brand

Gold – Heavenly Tasty Organics

Best Organic Food Brand

Gold – Piccolo

Silver – Heavenly Tasty Organics

Best Toddler Fashion Brand

Gold – JoJo Maman Bébé

Silver – Kidunk

Bronze – Newbie

Shortlisted – Piccalilly

Best Organic Clothing Brand

Gold – Frugi

Silver – Piccalilly

Bronze – Newbie

Best Outdoor Clothing Range

Gold – Kidunk

Silver – Frugi

Best Children’s Clothing Retailer

Gold – Newbie

Silver – JoJo Maman Bébé

Bronze – Frugi

Shortlisted – Piccalilly

Best Furniture Retailer

Gold – Boori

Silver – Happy Beds

Best Toiletry Brand for Kids

Gold – Weleda

Silver – Waterwipes

Bronze – Vosene

Best Skincare Brand

Gold – Weleda

Silver – Frezyderm

Bronze – Bio Oil

Shortlisted – Urban Veda

Best Haircare Brand

Gold – Harry and Rose

Silver – Vosene

Bronze – Frezyderm

Best Organic Beauty Brand

Gold – Weleda

Silver – Green People

Best Health Supplement

Gold – Spatone

Silver – Vitabiotics Pregnacare Plus

Best Kitchenware Brand

Gold – Lock & Lock

Silver – Addis Home

Best Household Product

Gold – Clearly Lock & Lock

Silver – Addis Housewares Mega Mop

Bronze – Addis Housewares Easi Airer

Best Baby Toy

Gold – Taggies Soft Book

Silver – Wubbanub Pacifier

Best Children’s Toy

Gold – Mayka Tape

Silver – Infento Creator Kit

Bronze – Primo Toys Cubetto

Shortlisted – Little Brian Paint Sticks

Shortlisted – Lisciani 50 Games in One

Shortlisted – Lisciani I’m a Genius – The Great Science Laboratory

Best Toddler Toy / Game

Gold – Infento Creator Kit

Silver – Little Brian Paint Sticks

Bronze – Orchard Toys Games Compendium

Best Outdoor Toy

Gold – Infento Creator Kit

Silver – Bunch O Balloons

Bronze – Plum Create Your Own Springsafe Trampoline

Best Children’s Game

Gold – Lisciani 50 Games in One

Silver – Lisciani I’m a Genius – The Great Science Laboratory

Bronze – Orchard Toys Games Compendium

Best Family Game

Gold – Orchard Toys Games Compendium

Silver – Lisciani 50 Games in One

Best Children’s Book

Gold – Sit Chop Chew by Kate Ball

Silver – Taggies Starry Night Teddy Soft Book

Best Family Cook Book

Gold – New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner by Annabel Karmel

Silver – Easy Family Cookbook – The Orange One by Ella’s Kitchen

Best Parenting App

Gold – Skwibble! Online Baby Journal

Silver – Annabel Karmel’s Baby & Toddler Recipe App

Bronze –

Shortlisted – Play Rhymes

Best Gadget for Children

Gold – VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX

Silver – Sugru

Best Gadget for Parents

Gold – Baby Nails

Silver – Rockit

Bronze – DoddleBags

Shortlisted – Sugru

Best Gadget

Gold – Baby Nail

Silver – Sugru

Best Innovation

Gold – Plum – Create Your Own Springsafe Trampoline

Silver – Kidunk Playproof Clothing for Kids

Bronze – Skwibble! The Online Baby Journal

Shortlisted – Bugaboo

Shortlisted – Besafe

Shortlisted – Splashabout Go Splash Swim Vest

Shortlisted – Splashabout New and Improved Happy Nappy

Shortlisted –

Shortlisted – Play Rhymes

Shortlisted – Urban Veda

Shortlisted – Doddlebags

Best Travel Product for Babies


Silver – Zellie Adventure Bag

Bronze – Rockit

Shortlisted – Bugaboo

Shortlisted – Onco Baby Car Mirror

Shortlisted – Splashabout New and Improved Happy Nappy

Best Travel Product for Kids

Gold – Doddlebags

Silver – Original Konfidence Swim Jacket

Bronze – BeSafe

Shortlisted – Little Brian Paint Sticks

Shortlisted – Splash About Go Splash Swim Vest

Best Travel Product for Parents

Gold – Zellie Adventure Bag

Silver – Onco Baby Car Mirror

Bronze – Urban Veda Soothing Facial Oil

Best Child Safety Product

Gold – Mini First Aid – Family First Aid Kit

Silver – Fred Clear-view Stairgate

Bronze – Onco Baby Car Mirror

Best UK Family Hotel

Gold – LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Castle Hotel

Silver – Parkdean Resort



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