Planning a holiday can be a daunting task. When you’re deciding where to go on holiday, you have numerous decisions to make. Firstly, you have to choose your destination, and if you have kids in tow this can be all the more important to get right. Sometimes a holiday abroad can make for the perfect break, or alternatively, staying in your own country but exploring somewhere new can be just as fun an experience.
If you live in Northern Europe the temptation is to head to sunnier climes for the family holiday, and with the whole of Europe on your doorstep, the choice is wide and varied. It’s unsurprising that so many of us decide the best family holidays are those that start with a plane journey!
Another important part of the planning process is to narrow down your resort options. Take some time looking at what each resort has to offer, both in terms of its facilities and beaches, but also what else there is to do in the area. Some resorts are much noisier and aimed at younger holidaymakers; others are quieter but may be more suitable for a family holiday. If you’re travelling with children it’s definitely important to make sure there are lots of activities to keep them occupied throughout the holiday. Bored children do not make for a fun holiday!
When you’ve chosen your destination, you also need to decide what kind of accommodation suits you best. For many families, self-catering is a tried and tested formula. If you have picky eaters in the family, it can mean that mealtimes are a lot less stressful and you’ll also reduce holiday costs. Many people enjoy the freedom that comes with self-catering accommodation and the fact that you have access to the same facilities as you have at home. While home comforts can be great, the downside is that not everyone feels like cooking when they’re on a holiday. It’s never the same as cooking in your own kitchen anyway!
An alternative that many people are choosing is the all inclusive option. All inclusive holidays to Majorca, Greece and Turkey are becoming increasingly popular as not only do you get the advantage of having the bulk of your holiday paid for before you step on the plane, but it also means that no one has to assume the role of holiday chef. And going all-inclusive is a perfect choice for picky eaters as the meals are usually served on a buffet-style basis with a great variety of choice, where there’s something for every taste. Holidays are stressful enough as it is, but this type of holiday can minimise the time you have to spend planning and hopefully give you a more relaxing holiday.
Of course, it all depends on what sort of holiday you’re after. Spending a bit of time researching and planning your holiday thoroughly should pay dividends as you’ll end up finding somewhere that hopefully really suits you and your family, meaning that you’ll all have a great time.