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Family Holiday Destinations
27 Sep

Choosing a Family Holiday Destination

The prospect of taking your children on their first family holiday abroad may be a daunting one. Yet, once you have found your feet, family holidays will immerse you into a world of unimaginable happiness and wonder, full of family memories that will last a lifetime.

Travelling as a family is great
Travelling as a family is a wonderful way of seeing the world from a new angle. Children bring a completely fresh dimension to holidays, and with their unique ability to see the adventure in even the most mundane task, travelling with them can bring a new lease of life to destinations you may have visited time and time again and makes new destination discoveries all the more exciting.

What to look for in a family holiday destination
Choosing what makes the perfect family holiday destination is a personal decision, however there are few things to look out for when booking that will make life on holiday a little more fun and hassle free.

Children need entertaining, that is a natural fact.  While we all like to believe that our children are fantastically behaved and enjoy walking round endless cultural buildings and exhibitions, it’s a fact that even the most cultured of offspring will need a splash in the pool or run on the beach to burn off some energy before bedtime.

Choosing a hotel or destination that has family entertainment is always a good start. If the place you are visiting caters for children in their evening entertainment then it’s normally a good bet they will be welcoming of families in all other things that they do too.  Most reputable resorts offer childcare with fully trained staff (some even with UK recognised qualifications) and will be happy to talk through with you any questions or concerns you may have at the start of your stay.

To complete your hassle free family holiday planning, take a look at the flight times when booking your holiday to ensure that they best suit your needs. While there is no right or wrong time to fly when it comes to travelling with children, looking at things like nap times, when they eat or any periods of the day they are exceptionally hard to settle, then booking your flight times around those factors, will help to cause minimal disruption.

Finally, sit back and savour the moments you are sharing. These are days that will go by so fast. Embrace them and go with the flow of the holiday.  Use it as a time to soak up every last drop of your children, make life long memories and enjoy the wonderful time you are having.

Don’t forget to book your travel insurance for the whole family before you leave – we insure children and grandchildern under the age of 19 for FREE!

Alice Langley