It’s a huge responsibility planning the perfect family holiday. You need to cater to your whole brood’s likes, dislikes and hobbies and depending on how many of you there are – things can get complicated! To make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible, here are a few tips for deciding on your family holidays in the UK and keeping everyone as happy as possible.
Get your thinking cap on
You need to sit down and have a really good think about what you want to get out of a holiday. What does each one of you enjoy doing? Is there an activity that you particularly love or would like to try out as a family? It’s a good idea to write a list of all of the things that you are looking for in your family holiday and work out your budget so you know exactly what you can spend and on what.
Ask for recommendations
Chances are that someone you know will have planned something similar for their family and these are the people you need to talk to. They will be more than happy to share recommendations for locations, good hotels and restaurants that welcome families with open arms and cater to their every whim. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice on how to make sure that things run smoothly. If you haven’t got any people to ask – hop online and you could read for days on where to go and what to do.
Get in touch
Wherever possible, it makes sense to call to book accommodation and activities. This way you can chat to someone who will be able to answer all of your questions and put any concerns that you may have to rest. If you have any special needs that need to be catered for, you can explain this over the phone so that you know that they are aware of it and that they fully understand the situation. This is the best way to put your minds at rest and avoid any unwanted hiccups that could interrupt all the fun being had on your holiday.
Involve the children
Remember that it’s a holiday for the whole family so why not get the kids even more excited by teaching them a little about where they are going and letting them choose which activities they would like to do. If everyone has one thing that they are looking forward to the most then you can all get each other excited.
Make the journey fun
Everyone assumes that the journey has to be the least fun part of the whole holiday. All of you crammed into a small space, possibly getting lost in the middle of nowhere, trying to work out how to get the sat nav to work properly all the while listening to a chorus of “are we there yet?” Doesn’t sound like fun does it? If you plan your route to incorporate stop offs at playgrounds, family restaurants and attractions and make sure that there are plenty of games to entertain the kids, your journey will be a much more serene experience.