Strolling with the Britax Holiday | A Review

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
This summer Britax launched a lovely new stroller, in the form of their first super lightweight which is conveniently called Holiday. 

This latest addition is suitable for children from 6 months to 15kg (around 3 years) and is one of the lightest pushchairs on the market. The Britax Holiday comes in at just 5kgs and with the handy carry handle, this pushchair is the perfect companion on your travels. When folded up its free standing with a compact size of 60cm length by 25.5cm width and can easily fit within a variety of spaces. It would easily fit within any boot space and also within the overhead compartments on a train or plane. 

The Britax Holiday includes a hood which has a built in UPF of 50+ to protect your little ones and ventilation meshing on both sides of the seat and above the head. There is a fairly large basket for such a compact pushchair which would easily fit in small essentials. The wheels work fairly well too, there are two swivel wheels at the front and the rear ones are fixed and they have been great at speeding along the hard terrains. Surfaces such as grass and sand it didn't work as well on but it's not really the stroller for that. It features an adjustable 5-point safety harness which is always something I look for, with padded shoulder straps and built-in shorteners for the straps in the seat to ensure the perfect fit. It has been well designed with easy to clean fabrics which is always a bonus with children. 

This has been one of the easiest pushchairs to operate that I have ever owned, there is a simple fold and unfold which is simply done in one motion - although two hands are required. There is a little grey button on the cross beam along the handlebars which you depress initially, the lift up the black catches which are located on either side of the handlebar and push forward to fold. Its done so quickly you will be amazed!

My only negatives regarding this pushchair are that I wish the hood was a little longer to protect more of your child, its sufficient but sometimes I could see Isla squinting as the sun would catch her, and in the summer months or holiday sun this may be something to consider. Also, there is no recline feature. Whilst this isn't so much of a problem for us as Isla doesn't nap much these days, those with younger ones may wish for this feature. However these two ever so slightly negatives would not put me off purchasing this, even when Isla was younger as its such a perfect fit for us. 

The Britax Holiday is available within six colours: Aqua Green, Coral Peach, Cosmos Black, Flame Red, Ocean Blue and Steel Grey, with a RRP of £120. 

Over our time of testing this recently we have used within a variety of situations, and even Islas Grandad who can never fold and unfold our pushchairs has been using it and found it simple. Its been easy enough to take with us as Isla always is wanting to walk but then after so long will want a sit down as its light enough to carry its been ideal. 

Please Note: I received this stroller in exchange for an honest review. All words and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

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