Travel // Tips for Arranging the Perfect Family Summer Holiday

Family holidays are the most wonderful part of the year. They’re a chance to enjoy some quality time together, get away from the daily grind and make memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.

On the other hand, if you choose the wrong destination or your flights are delayed, your family holiday may go from practically perfect to downright disaster.

To help you plan your getaway, check out our holiday must haves and consider the following options to create the ideal holiday:

Save Money on Accommodation // 

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Having kids is expensive enough, so when it comes to your family holiday, it doesn’t hurt to look for a bargain. For the ultimate deal, you could consider a house swap.

It may sound a little scary, but there are a number of reputable websites offering the service. When it comes to holiday time, simply select a place you’d like to visit and request a house swap with an available property on the site, et voila! Now you can go on holiday for just the cost of your flights.

Get Everyone Together // 

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Unless you have an endless budget and have chosen a destination with one-hundred-and-one things to do, your little ones may end up being bored. One of the best solutions is to travel as a group. Whether this means going on holiday with parents and siblings, or with your friend and their family, travelling together means your kids have companions their own age.

Take Your Kids on a Cruise // 

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There’s a preconception that cruises are for loved up couples or the retired, but that’s not the case, especially when it comes to a Disney cruise. Although a Disney themed holiday may not be your idea of a dream vacation, they’re actually a lot of fun – and companies like Iglu Cruise offer great prices! With activities for children, an onboard spa for adults, and Broadway style shows, there’s something to keep everyone entertained, regardless of age.

Choose a Staycation //

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If the thought of taking your first family holiday abroad fills you with dread, then choose a staycation. This way you can avoid the hassle of airports and finding food that your kids will enjoy. Pack up your car complete with their favourite goodies, grab some fun car games and spend some time exploring the UK. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are my top 10 UK based child-friendly holiday destinations that seem to understand it takes more than a cot and a high-chair to make a family friendly holiday!

As long as you’re prepared, a family holiday needn’t be stressful. Hopefully these little nuggets of wisdom will help to make your next family trip a success.

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