Author: Parker

Quirky family holidays

If you are looking for a family holiday with a difference, then why not explore Betsy Blue & Billie Bus in Ryton, Shropshire. These are two buses that have been converted in to holidays homes. They both have a hot tub on site and are surrounded by lush greenery and breath-taking views.

Besty Blue is a 1981 Leyland Atlanteen converted Double Decker Bus that offers luxury accommodation for up to 5 people and Billie Bus is a 1990 West Midlands bus which can sleep up to six people plus a travel cot, making it perfect for most families. Both buses are dog friendly are and located near a quaint little country pub which is also dog friendly. You can even take your horse with you for an additional £10 per night. The buses start from £110 per night, with no extra charge for dogs. This family retreat is booking up fast, so if you fancy something a little different why not give it a go.

Bargain holidays

If you are looking to get away once more this year but have a limited budget, then now may be the time to book something. If you are not constricted to school holidays you can pick up a real bargain UK holiday.

Social media websites are a great place to look for these bargain holidays, as many holiday home owners or accommodation businesses are looking to obtain books towards the run up to Christmas.

I recently went away to Barmouth with my young family for a week and got a 4 berth caravan for £200 which was a great price. I have just seen the same caravan offered again for £100 for the week as it is now classed as out of season and will just sit empty if no one books it.

There are some great family activities that can be done all year round, meaning you can still enjoy your holiday without the sunshine and warm weather.




Holiday activity clubs

When holidaying with young children it can be hard to keep them entertained all the time. It may be that this is the only break you get from work or from looking after the children, so it seems fair that you also need some down time and time to do activities you enjoy.

Holiday clubs are a fantastic idea, allowing the parents and children to have fun whilst also having time to themselves. Many holiday resorts offer holiday clubs where children can go along for a few hours and spend time doing activities such as painting, treasure hunting and water sports.

With parents having a few hours to venture out and do something they enjoy, or just relax in the room or caravan, these holiday clubs are a must for families.

Often holiday clubs are included in the price you pay for the stay, but if not they do not usually cost very much.

Crab fishing holidays

If you are looking for an activity for all the family to join in when away on holiday then crab fishing is definitely something you should try. Crab fishing can be done at many seaside locations around the country and is usually carried out on a pier. Cromer and Shell Island are both famous for its excellent crab fishing locations and many people flock there each year because of it.

Unlike fishing, crab fishing can be seen as less cruel and even the most inexperienced crab fisher can catch something. The bait you use is often a big factor when it comes to crabs and also the location in which you position yourself.

With little ones fascinated by the crabs and adults enjoying the competitive side to the experience it really is a great day out for all the family and best of all, it hardly costs anything to do. You can even fish with left over fish or bacon!



Organised adventure holidays

With many people looking for something a little bit more thrilling than a beach holiday, holiday tour operators have started to offer organised adventure holiday package.

The tour operator will sit down with you and discuss where you want to go, how long for and who with. They will then recommend a list of activities you can do in a particular area and together you can create your own personalised holiday plan. They will often even organise your transport to and from the place where the activities is and your accommodation settings.

These types of holidays are not cheap but as you have tailor made the holiday yourself, you can relax knowing what you have got to look forward too. These are great types of holidays to book for couples on honeymoon as you also get time to bond whilst on an adventure holiday and can even schedule in a bit of time for sun bathing on the beach or a sport of shopping.