AD: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.
It’s no secret that I like holidays. I like talking about them, I like researching them and most importantly, I like going on them! This year we have been very lucky to have been able to go on 3 very different holidays this year but something I have never done is to go on a winter holiday. I think this has probably been down to the jobs I’ve had in the past and always being so busy from September to Christmas.
With that in mind, I’ve been looking recently at what kinds of winter holidays there are to take as a family.
Spending a year living in Toronto honestly put me off snow for a while and I think that might be why I had never seriously considered a skiing holiday. However, walking to work in crazy snow storms is not the same as having a fantastic holiday in the slopes in a ski resort. I would love to have a go at skiing myself and I’m sure John would too but I think we have always thought that ski resorts weren’t child friendly. That couldn’t be further from the truth though with fantastic childcare options, ski school and activities there is something for every kind of family.
There is a lot I don’t know but if, like me, you want to find out more then click here for more information on family ski holidays.
I have dreamed of going to Lapland for as long as I can remember. I think the idea behind a Lapland holiday is such a magical thing but it’s really probably only a once in a lifetime kind of option. Lapland holidays can cost quite a lot of money and are usually only for a couple of days. The options of the Northern Lights, husky sleigh rides and more snow that you might ever have seen are so tempting because they’re not really things you can do anywhere else. Aside from the cost, I’m not sure how much I would enjoy the cold!
Of course, if you don’t fancy jetting off somewhere cold then there are much warmer options for a winter vacation. You don’t need to travel a million miles to get a bit of winter sun and there are so many options only a few hours away from the UK. Destinations closer to home could include Lanzarote, Tenerife or Gran Canaria. All of these places have average temperatures of around 19°C in December which for us, would be pretty perfect.
As I write this post my sister and her fiance are actually a couple of days into their Caribbean cruise and it’s actually their second one. Until recently I had never really thought of the Caribbean as a winter destination. From mid December right through to April are actually the best times for a cruise because the weather is the best and the hurricane season is over. Having never really been on this kind of holiday before though I’m not sure how I would cope with sea days and lack of internet without paying a fortune.
Do you go on holiday in the winter? I’d love to know where you’ve been!
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