A family holiday is an investment in your child’s memories
What memories do you have of your childhood? I bet some of the best ones are from family holidays. You can’t put a price on making your kids smile and creating lasting memories they will carry forever. A family holiday is also a time when the whole family leaves their stresses behind and has fun together.
Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on your holiday luxuries. More and more hotels nowadays offer exceptional luxury combined with family friendly facilities. Even the most exclusive hotels can be very accommodating for children. Luxury hotels offer top quality childcare in kids clubs or from private nannies. Even families with the youngest of guests will find they are well cared for with excellent babysitting and creche facilities. As well as luxurious hotels you may also be interested in family friendly luxury cruises or stunning villas where you can enjoy your home away from home.
All-inclusive holidays offer great value for families. All food and drinks are included as well as lot’s of activities, sports and entertainment for you and your kids. Lots of all-inclusive options so if you are worried about canteen style dining halls, mediocre food and huge queues then you needed. World class hotels offer a premium all-inclusive experience with fine dining, premium drinks and World class facilities and service. Club Med and Beaches are two of the best known high end all-inclusive chains that cater specifically to families.
Beach clubs are family friendly activity and sports resorts. All set in stunning beachfront locations offering a wide range of sports and activities for the whole family. Each resort is different but most will offer tennis academy, windsurf academy, sailing school and mountain biking. Other activities you may find include fitness classes, sea kayaking, kite-surfing, water skiing and mountain climbing. The beach clubs offer kids clubs that include plenty of activities and coaching for all ages with experienced UK childcare staff and instructors. The kids clubs and most of the activities are included in the holiday price.
Villas are a great option for large families or groups who want privacy and lots of space on their family holiday. Choose from a wide range of villas in Europe, USA, Far East, Mexico and the Caribbean. Villas now have facilities aimed at families with children such as games rooms, cinema’s or mini playparks. Pool and tennis tables are common and swimming pools may have slides. There are also private pool villas within a resort where you can benefit from the privacy of your own villa and pool but with all the facilities a resort offers. For the more discerning traveler there are exclusive villas where your personal chef will cook delicious meals for you which are served by your own butler.
The new super sized cruise ships offer kids activities to ensure they have a fun holiday. Zip wires, climbing walls or mini-golf are just some on offer. Of course there are the pools which you may find now have slides and waterfalls or even a surfing flow-rider. Food is included offering many choices that even the most fussy child will be catered for. Cruises do offer really good value for a family holiday as most things are included in the price and there is just so much for your kids to do to keep them busy and happy. Check out the cruises page for more details.
Taking your little ones to the slopes can be a stressful operation. There are family ski specialist tour operators that take most of the stress out of a family ski trip. Book a package and it will include kids club or creche and kids ski school if required. Qualified UK staff will look after your little ones and even organise lunch so you can enjoy your day on the slopes without any worries. A lot of the family-friendly ski hotels will offer facilities to keep your kids busy, from indoor pools to games rooms and soft play areas. Catered chalets might be another option for your next ski trip. For larger families or groups you could have your very own chalet. Your little home away from home offering safety for the kids and relaxed space where you can do what you want.
Your little ones will never forget a trip to Lapland to see Santa. A trip of a lifetime for a child into the snowy white wilderness on a reindeer drwan sleigh into the forest to Sanata secret grotto. You can combine these trips with other tours and activities to make the trip even more special. Trips can be for one day or there are options with hotel stays for two or three nights.
A trip to Disneyworld is every childs dream. Magic Kingdom is just that and offers your kids that Disney Magic and a once in a lifetime experience every child should have. There are a wide range of hotel options the best being the official Disney hotels within the park where you have added benefits of extra time in the parks and where your kids can even have breakfast with Mickey. Villas in Orlando are another great option, especially for larger families and groups. Why not combine a Disney stay with Universal studios, or maybe a few nights in Miami or New York. If you didn’t want to go as far as Florida you could always hop over to Disney Paris for a few days of Disney Magic.