Are you getting bored of your usual holiday destination?
Posted by Parker on January 26, 2019
When booking a family holiday it can be tempting to back time and time again to a destination or resort you have been to before. For many parents, the idea of taking their child back to a place they are familiar with and know is perfect for them, is enough of a selling point to make them book a return trip often soon after they have returned home. For some people, this is exactly what they want from a holiday but in doing so you may be missing out on other great places that you have yet to explore.
Make a list of what it is you like about your usual choice of holiday location. It maybe that they have great facilities, the food is good or that they have a wide range of kids club activities. Once you have a list of what you like about it you can then start to work out what is important to you and ensure that if you do go elsewhere, they can offer the same qualities.
Read plenty of reviews and look at photos taken buy holiday goers, not just the ones in the brochure. This should give you a clearer picture of what you can expect and allow you to make a more informed decision as to where you want to book your next holiday to.
Multi activity family holidays
Posted by Parker on September 13, 2018
Holidays are often when families get closest to each other. With usual day to day life, it is easy to become absorbed with our own little worlds, whether that be your job, your school life or usual routines and it is often the case that families start to drift apart.
When on holiday you usually spend all of your time together and start to make memories of activities or days out that will last a life time. There are some fantastic companies out there who also realise the importance of a family holiday, but especially for families that may not just want to go and sit round a pool or laze on a beach. For families that are looking for a bit more of an active getaway, there are often a number of activities to choose from that will be suitable for all the family to participate in.
Many of these types of tour agents will arrange a number of these types of holidays to run throughout the usual summer holidays. This means there is often a large number of other families with children on the same holiday as you. This allows the children to make friends and get to spend some time with people of their own age whilst the parents can also do the same.
How to make the best of bad weather on holiday
Posted by Parker on August 20, 2018
If you have chosen to holiday in the UK then you may have to expect bad weather. We have been very lucky over the last few months with some beautiful hot days but the last week or so has seen a drop in the temperature and some wetter weather approaching.
If you are camping then you will have to be even more prepared for the colder wetter weather. You need to take plenty of warm clothing that can be layered and also take a number of different foot ware options. Wellies are perfect for camping but you may need more than one pair as often one pair will get wet and take a number of days to dry out.
There is no point sitting in your tent or caravan moaning about the weather, it is best to get out and try and still have some fun. Why not wrap up warm in your waterproofs and head down to the beach. If you are holidaying with young children then they will often think there is nothing better. They are usually quite happy to play in the sand and paddle in the sea come rain or shine.
Eating out when abroad
Posted by Parker on July 10, 2018
If you are looking to book a holiday aboard then you may have the choice as to whether to have all or some of your meals included within your stay or to go self-catering and buy your food separately. There are advantages and disadvantages to both and you may decide to alternate your board type each time you go away. Some people say that they get bored eating in the same place day in day out when going all inclusive, so they opt for self-catering. Before deciding, have a good look through the information for the resort. Find out how many restaurants are on site that are included in the all-inclusive price and what types of food they serve.
If you decide to go self-catering, do not forget to factor the cost of meals into your holiday budget as this can very quickly add up. Spend a bit of time before you go researching local restaurants and reading reviews. Social media sites and places like Trip Advisor are often good for finding out what people really think of a place. If it is a popular restaurant then you may even want to book a table in advance to secure your booking prior to going.
The cost of a self catering holiday abroad
Posted by Parker on June 20, 2018
Many of us look forward to a good holiday in the sun, but the preparation for a holiday can be quite stressful and this starts immediately when looking where and when you want to go. If you have a short list of places that you want to go for have a look around and compare some prices. Try altering your dates, if possible by a week or two to see if that makes a massive difference to the price. Once you find a place, If you haven’t been to that resort before, it is always recommended to read up on plenty of reviews to try and get a true idea of what you can expect.
There are a number of choices when it comes to holidays such as the board type. These usually consist of self-catering, half board, full board or all inclusive. Self-catering holidays are often the cheapest upfront but you do need to bear in mind that you will have to pay for all food and drinks as and when you have them.
You need to try and work out how much you are likely to spend on food and drink when you are away and if it may be worth going all inclusive instead. This option often works out best for families with children who may want a lot of snacks and drinks throughout the day.