It’s time to think of what to do on your next family holiday – but where do you go? Maybe you have a baby or toddler in tow, and want to give them an experience to help them learn about the world as they grow? If you have school-age children, you might want to go somewhere they can explore and learn about another culture (and run off some extra energy). Or maybe you have teenagers, and you want to have one last family holiday together that they can enjoy with you.
So, what do you do? There are so many different options that it can be a bit overwhelming, but here are some questions you should ask yourself before you book your next family holiday.
Where do we go?
This will largely depend on what you as a family will enjoy, and what you can afford. A fortnight at Disney World in Florida might sound like a great idea for some families, but not if you usually take summer walking holidays in the mountains. That’s if you can afford the flights, accommodation and admission tickets for everyone, too.
Low-cost airline carriers mean many people can afford to take flights to go on holiday. They also provide a large number of destinations, so offer some great choices if you want to try out somewhere different.
What accommodation should we book?
Many people will book a hotel stay for their holiday. There will be a range available based on your budget, there will probably be one right where you want to be, and there will probably be some facilities on-site that will cater to your needs – whether that’s food choices, transport services, or a swimming pool.
However, this might not necessarily be the best option for you and your family. Family Villa Holidays could be the answer: you can accommodate different family members in one place (rather than in several different rooms, or squeezed in one together), you can have the pool to yourself, and have your own private space for you all to enjoy.
You aren’t limited on location, either. You can choose to stay in places ranging from Pollensa in Mallorca, the Dalmatian islands of Croatia, or even Orlando, Florida – so you can still go to Disney World if you want!
What activities should we do?
Again, this will partly depend on where you end up going and what your family likes to do – you won’t go to a mountain range if you want to sit on the beach for a few days! If you’ll have children with you, you should consider some activities that will be enriching for them.
So, take them to places such as museums and galleries, watch a play or concert, and explore the natural outdoor environment – and this could be as simple as looking at rocks on the beach. If you’re going to a country that speaks a language new to your child, then they can explore this experience as well. Also, make sure there’s a variety of enrichment activities you can encourage them to take part in.
A bit of pre-planning can make your trip a memorable one!