Family holidays. Whether you are looking forward to yours or dreading the planning, there is no denying they can be the best of times where you create memories. Along with those memories, however, comes some stressful times! This handy list can give you some pointers so when you’re planning your next trip, you can rest assured you’ve thought of everything.
Consider Your Location Wisely
Location is everything, or so they say. Depending on the age of your children and what you’re looking for from a holiday, your location will play a large part in that. You could save considerable money by opting for a ‘Staycation’ and heading to one of the many glorious spots on our doorstep in the UK. Europe can be easily accessed by train, which can mean you have your car and faithful doggo should you need to. If you are looking for a place in the sun, then research family-friendly holiday destinations that have areas that have plenty to see and do, that won’t cost a fortune.
Book in advance where possible
Although part of the joy of getting away is that you can forget about your worries, you don’t want to find yourself in the situation where you can’t enjoy your holiday because you didn’t book ahead. Although accommodation and flights are a must, there will be other considerations to make. For example, are you planning to go to a zoo, adventure park or theme park? If so, look into booking before, so you aren’t worrying about this on holiday. Similarly, many family-friendly activity parks or similar have savings guaranteed if you book in advance.
Have Your Own Transport
With all the bits and bobs you’re bound to have to take with you on your holiday (not including the children), make life easier for yourself by renting a car. This will be especially useful if you’re heading further afield and are planning a US Road Trip, for instance. Be sure to scour through your options beforehand, so you aren’t left stranded at the airport with a very tired clan, a load of bags and no transport! Check out websites that offer a range of different options such as economy cars, luxury cars, or SUVs, such as E-Z Rent a Car.
Make Sure There’s Something For Everyone
It can be easy to be blindsided by great photos online when you’re planning your holiday. If you’re venturing to a new area, have a look at what’s on offer to make sure there is enough to do to suit everyone. If you are staying in a self-catering villa, for example, where is the nearest supermarket, or restaurant should you fancy a night off? Similarly, how far are the nearby beaches or towns? If you are going camping, are there good local trails to discover that you can access on foot? If you are headed to a city of historical or cultural significance, are the attractions suited for children, and will you run out of places to visit? Making these considerations before you go will avoid you getting caught out with bored, restless children and too much time on your hands!
And there you have it – four super tips on making your family holiday a breeze. You can sit back, relax and enjoy your time away knowing your savvy prep has paid off.
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