The summer holidays may seem like a lifetime away, but there’s no better way to banish winter blues than to start planning your next trip. If you’re hoping to get away with your children, why not start exploring potential options now? It’s always great to have something to look forward to, especially when it’s freezing cold and dark at 3pm. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some ideas to get you thinking.
Camping, road trips and action-packed adventures
Camping and outdoor activity holidays may not be top of everyone’s list, but if the idea of being surrounded by hills, lakes, and mountains, rather than pools packed with oversized inflatables appeals to you, this could be an ideal option. Camping is a budget-friendly option for families, and there are all kinds of gadgets and motorhome accessories that can make the trip more luxurious and enjoyable. Road trips are exciting, and they represent a brilliant opportunity to embrace the great outdoors, spend quality time together, and appreciate the beauty of the natural environment. You could take a staycation in a national park or close to the beach, or head overseas. Popular locations for camping holidays abroad include France, Italy, Switzerland, and New Zealand.
Beach and pool holidays
Sometimes, nothing beats the beach. If you’re tired of seeing grey skies every time you open the curtains, and you long for the feel of warmth on your skin, it’s difficult to compete with beach breaks and lying by the pool. The number of family-friendly resorts is growing all the time, and if you choose a resort geared towards kids, you can take advantage of facilities, amenities, and services like children’s’ clubs and entertainment programmes, kids’ pools and play areas and family restaurants. When you’re looking for affordable beach breaks, search for free child places and try and be as flexible as possible when it comes to choosing dates. If you have school-age children, this may not be an option, but if you have younger kids, it’s best to travel outside of peak times.
Most of us have fond memories of jaunts we’ve taken with friends or relatives over the years. If you fancy creating new memories or you’re celebrating a special occasion like a landmark birthday, for example, why not organise a group trip? There are so many accommodation options available nowadays, and it’s easy to find villas, country houses, apartments or even castles or ranches that accommodate large parties. Group travel can be incredibly fun, and it also tends to work out cheaper. Once you have a location in mind, you can search online to find options that suit your party size and your budget.
If the winter blues are setting in, there’s nothing more uplifting than making travel plans. If you’re hoping to take the kids away, or you’re planning on exploring the UK, hopefully, this guide has given you food for thought. Think about what you want from your trip, how you want to spend your time, and how much money you have to spend and take advantage of the Internet to track down great deals.
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