Author: Parker

Looking to travel around with your family?

If you have always fancied travelling around from place to place but fear that now you have kids, this is not possible, then think again. Many families are now choosing to go travelling together and having a lot of fun in the process. Obviously if you have small children, then you may have to do a little more planning and often the first few trips are quite stressful, but once you get to know what to expect and what you need to bring, family travel can be amazing.

You need to think about where you are going to stay. You may still chose to stay in a hotel to give you that little bit of down time and comforts that you may be missing or you may chose to get back to nature a bit. Many families who travel choose to stay in a tent, pitching it up and taking it down each day to allow them complete freedom of where and when they go. It is also one of the cheapest ways to travel around although you may have to think about security and safety with children, especially if you are going to be staying in a place you know little about.

You could even opt to stay in your car, especially if you have one that the seats fold down in to turn in to a bed. This again will give you complete freedom in your travel but may not offer the comfiest night’s sleep.



A UK break to an adventure centre

Holidays do not always have to be at the beach or going abroad. Many parts of the UK offer fantastic holiday packages to families looking for a little adventure. If your are the type of family that do not like sitting around on the beach or lazing by the pool, then an adventure holiday camp could be perfect for you. Places such as Arthog is Wales offers fantastic adventure activities for families, school and other groups that include rock climbing, orienteering, zip wires and much more. Activities can often be booked as a day package or as an extended package where you will stay overnight. If you want to combined your holiday why not opt for the day package and then move on down the coast of wales and stop in a hotel or on a camp site to continue your holiday by the beach.

These types of holidays mean that no one will be complaining they are bored. You get the thrill and excitement of an adventure holiday along with the relaxing side of a beach holiday.

Packages usually start from around £50-£60 for half day and £90-£100 for a full day of activities.





A family trip to Egypt

Although Egypt is often not the first choice for a family holiday it can be an experience of a life time. Egypt unfortunately has had a few issues recently with crime and therefore many people have stayed well away, but under all of this is a country that has a wealth of history and places waiting to be discovered. Egypt can offer the best of both worlds, trips to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids, a tour of the Valley of the Kings or a beautiful 5 star resort where you can enjoy the finest in food and accommodation.

If your kids are water babies, then you will want to plan a visit to the Jaz Makadi Aquaviva in beach resort Hurghada where you will get unlimited entry to a waterpark piled high with slides. The Coral Sea Water World is another hotel with a waterpark, situated in Sharm El Sheikh, right on a long, sandy beach.

If you want to experience the wildlife in Egypt then why not take a camel ride or go out on one of their glass bottom boat day trips which are ran throughout the season.

Planning your 2018 holiday

With 2017 fast coming to an end, many people are already considering or even booking their holiday for 2018. There are some great deals to be had by booking your holiday in advance and it will also give you chance to spread the cost a little.

Every year new places start to become popular amongst tourists and other places become less popular. When deciding on where to go on holiday you need to consider who is going with you. If it is just you and a friend and you are happy to stop in cheap hotels or hostels then you may not need to worry too much about booking in advance, but if you are a family with young children then you will want to know what the establishment is like and that it is friendly and safe before committing to staying there.

If you are booking a winter holiday for 2018 then January may be the time to hit the sales and pick up those holiday essentials you need, especially if you are planning on going skiing as this is often when many ski suites are reduced. If you are not planning on going until the summer then you have a little more time to plan.

Going on holiday to an attraction or theme park

If you are planning a trip to a theme park or amusement park then you may want to consider spending the night there too. Lots of attractions and theme parks offer overnight accommodation such as Alton Towers or Disney Land Paris. It is fantastic if you are able to stay over, as it means you do not have to worry about contending with traffic on the exit or the drive home and often many places offer a free return or cheaper 2 day pass allowing you to be able to break your visit up over the duration rather than having to try and fit it all in on one day. Some theme parks are simply too big to go round all in one day.

Unfortunately the cost of these types of resorts is often quite high, even after you take in to account the discount you may be offered on the park entry. Some people decide to do this as a main holiday of for a special occasion such as a birthday or something instead of just a normal day out.

Ideally you want to stay as close to the park as possible, but somewhere just outside to allow you to get a room at a lower price. If you can find a hotel or B and B then try to book as far in advance as possible to secure you the best deal. Some will be able to advise you of other places to go within the area should you want to spend your second day doing something else.