Choosing the right holiday will always mean the difference between a success and a flop and this is even truer when it comes to travelling with kids. While, once upon a time, you and your other half could head abroad to a world of adventure, without time constraints or responsibilities, now you have dependents who would probably be happier digging for treasure on the beach than they would trawling the mountains for cultural spots.
There’s plenty to think about when it comes to beach holidays (http://www.neilson.co.uk/beach) to ensure you have got it just right – after all, once kids are involved, it’s not really about you anymore, is it! You need to try and ensure a stress-free sojourn so that you can all get the most out of it – here are some top tips and advice which will help you in your quest to find that perfect family beach club break.
- Make sure you have a good idea of the local weather. Compare the climate charts you can find online and read up about the varying seasons. While you may love the scorching temperatures of mid-August, the delicate skin of your kids may fare better in slightly cooler climes. Consider this when you’re looking at destinations too.
- Think long and hard about the flight you will have to take to arrive at your chosen resort. While the idea of 3 weeks in Australia may fill you with excitement, young children may be better headed for somewhere a little more closer to home, such as Greece or Turkey.
- Book with a reputable agent and stay on the beaten track. Travelling with youngsters is not the time to explore away from the tourist hotspots. Make sure you ask for the advice or agents and listen to these recommendations so that you book somewhere that suits.
- Make sure you take out the necessary travel insurance to guarantee that not only are you covered but your brood are too.
Most of all, have fun! Family holidays are some of the best you will ever experience – make them count, before the kids grow up and fly the nest!
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