It is not always easy to provide a comprehensive overview of our experience of a destination/venue/product/service, so I have compiled a simple rating guide based on our personal experience.
The Bean Barometer will hopefully help you in making the best decisions regarding the destinations/venues/products/services reviewed here.
5 beans: Outstanding! An all-round fantastic experience, where thought is given to every detail, with excellent customer service. My family loved it, and I can wholeheartedly recommend this destination/venue/product/service to you and your family. Add it to the top of your bucket list.
4 beans: Excellent destination/venue/product/service with a teeny, tiny bit of room for improvement. Good service and attention to detail. A must for your family travel wishlist.
3 beans: A good, solid destination/venue/product/service offering value for money. Service and attention to detail could do with a little more consideration. A safe bet for your holiday wishlist.
2 beans: Oh dear! This destination/venue/product/service didn’t meet our expectations and has a lot of room for improvement. You probably want to give it a skip.
1 bean: Rather stay home!
Family friendly destinations aren’t necessarily baby friendly. There is nothing worse than visiting a venue listed as family friendly that doesn’t have ramps for prams or baby changing facilities.
Our Nappy Rating is based on the ease with which we were able to visit a destination or venue with baby Finn.
5 nappies: An outstanding baby-friendly venue. Everything you could possibly need or want for baby is at hand, with great attention to detail to ensure baby’s safety (and preserve your sanity).
4 nappies: Excellent! Most things you need for baby are taken care of, with a little room for improvement.
3 nappies: A good baby-friendly venue, but a little more attention is needed to move the experience from good to great.
2 nappies: Only the basics for baby are provided.
1 nappy: Not baby friendly at all.