Category: Holiday Activities

Booking day trips when abroad

If you are going abroad this year and thinking of booking a few days trips then you may be tempted to boo direct with your tour operator. Although this may be the most risk free way of booking and you will be able to sort out all the arrangements prior to going, it is certainly not the cheapest and may mean that you do not get such a personal experience as booking with a local company. If you are adamant that you want luxury, everything to go to schedule and to know that your trip is booked with ahead of time, then you will probably be best to book direct with the tour operator. If you don’t mind things maybe being a little more relaxed and are happy to be transported in smaller vehicles with a local tour guide then why not shop around for a company that is in the area. These types of companies often know the areas better, know where to go for the best viewing and may even be able to throw in a few extras free of charge.

You can still book trips with third party tour companies prior to travel allowing you to pay on a credit card giving you that little bit more reassurance that you are covered should they not turn up etc.

 

 

Stratford upon Avon for a family mini break

Stratford upon Avon is a town situated in the West Midlands in the county of Warwickshire. It is famous for its medieval history and was home to the famous play writer, William Shakespeare. It is the perfect place for a mini break with family or friends and has a number of interesting places to visit.

If you fancy taking a step back in time, why not visit the places around the town linked to William Shakespeare such as the house he was born in or his wife, Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

Not far away from Stratford upon Avon is Warwick where you can find the fascinating Warwick castle. The castle was original built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and is now open to the public to explore. There is a number of things to do inside the castle and outside and if visiting without young children, the dungeons is a must. Even if the weather isn’t great, there is still plenty to do inside the castle, with walkthroughs and exhibits in a number of rooms. Warwick castle is lee than 10 miles away from Stratford upon Avon and there are often buses that run to and from the two towns.

 

Family get away in the snow

If you are looking for a wintery holiday this Christmas but don’t fancy hitting the slopes skiing or snowboarding, then there are still plenty of other activities that you can do and places to visit full of festive cheer. Europe has a number of places that are fantastic for winter trips away and with flights costing so little, these getaways won’t break the bank either.

Why not head out to Bruges, where the whole city is now classed as World Hertitage. Once you arrive there it is easy to see why, with its cobbled streets and ancient canals and historical buildings, this city is a place that fascinates many. If you have children with you, then you may want to take a trip to the chocolate factory, Choco-story. Here you can learn all about how chocolate is made and have a go yourself. Even if you don’t have children, this is still an enjoyable trip for adults too!

You can pick up direct flights from London to Bruges for under £70 at the moment making it a very affordable trip and one you will remember for a long time to come.

 

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.