Sometimes, when you think about family holidays your mind might instantly go to holiday parks, camping or cheap and cheerful beach holidays. When I was growing up we never really had many holidays but we did go camping a few times and we went to Butlins twice. In my mind, these are sort of stereotypical family holidays. However, there are so many ways that you can add some extra luxury to a family holiday and here are some ideas:
When booking a holiday you generally have to choose what kind of accommodation you want to stay in and sometimes, you might have the option to change that later down the line. Places like Centre Parcs offer the option to upgrade your accommodation, if there is availability, before your stay. You may end up with a little extra money or have more saved up than you expected and this would be a great way to add a bit of luxury to your family holiday.
Generally, we don’t eat out very often as a family. If we’re lucky, we might go out for a meal once every couple of months and even then it’s not normally to anywhere fancy. When we’re on holiday we like to treat ourselves to things we don’t do normally so we like to try to eat out as much as possible. To us, eating out for either lunch or dinner really is a luxury for us so the more meals we have out, the better!
Something as simple as changing the way you travel can make a really big difference to your family holiday. I personally hate travelling for a long period of time and I want to be as comfortable as I can be. Whether you are flying to your destination, travelling by train or even driving yourself, there are always options to upgrade. It’s worth checking what options are available to you when you book so you can see how much the difference in price may be. You also might be lucky enough to get upgraded when you travel. It’s always worth checking if something is available on the day!
Breakfast In Bed
What better way to upgrade your holiday than to order room service. To me, chilling out in a hotel room, watching films and ordering a meal is definitely luxurious. Sometimes, especially when we’re travelling with Erin, we don’t want to drag her down to a restaurant for dinner past 6pm and we definitely don’t want to have to go down to breakfast at the crack of dawn either. Luxury might not be stuffing your faces in your pajamas but that’s exactly what it is for me!
I’d love to know how you add a bit of luxury to your family holidays. Let me know in the comments!
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.