Ideas For The Best Family Holiday


Any parent knows just how precious family time is, especially as us children grow up so fast. So, when it comes to family holidays, it’s important to make sure that they’re as enjoyable for everyone as possible. If you’re a family who has children of different ages as we do, you will know that planning a holiday that everyone will enjoy isn’t always easy.

Ideas For The Best Family Holiday

However, that’s not to say that it’s not doable. If you put your mind to it, you can do anything, including planning the best family holiday that both your tots and teens will love.

To help you come up with the perfect holiday idea, here are some tips and suggestions. Have a read and see what you think:

Try something new

When it comes to planning family trips, lots of families make the mistake of going to the same places year in, year out. While we love visiting somewhere that we’ve been to and loved before, going there again and again is not always so much fun. Each year we try to mix things up a little. So if last year you spent a week on the beach in Spain, this year book a holiday to somewhere a little different. Perhaps this year you could plan a trip to a city or the country, instead of to a beach for instance. 

Resorts are a good option

When it comes to choosing your accommodation, resorts are definitely worth considering. Although they can be more expensive than booking a budget-friendly self-catered cottage, when you’ve got children in tow, they can be a blessing. This is because most holiday resorts offer a wide range of facilities and activities aimed at children of all ages. We love staying in a resort. The on-site restaurants tend to offer fantastic child-friendly menus too.

Ideas For The Best Family Holiday

Think about taking a cruise

If you’re a family that gets bored staying in one place, then a cruise could be the perfect option for you. The great thing about cruises is that you don’t just get to see one city, you get to see lots of them, as well as a few different countries.  I haven’t been on a cruise yet, but Mummy and my bro and sisters have and they absolutely loved it. There’s a common thought that cruises are expensive. They don’t have to be. If you  look out for cruise deals, you can book a family cruise for a great price. The fantastic thing about cruises is that the ships have so much to see and do, so there’s no chance of anyone in the family being bored.

Choose a location that has plenty to see and do

If you opt to stay in one place while on holiday,  it’s important to pick an area that has plenty to see and do. To make sure that your holiday is enjoyed by everyone, look for a location that offers all sorts of activities. From sightseeing to sunbathing, choose somewhere that offers everything that your family could want and more. Take the time to read online reviews of each area that you are thinking about, to make sure that it’s a suitable place for you and your little ones ensuring that everyone has a nice time.

There you have it, everything that you need to know about making the most out of your family holiday. It may not always be easy to plan the best family holiday, but it is doable. It just takes a little research and creative thinking.

Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals are quite literally a home away from home. For prices comparable, if not cheaper than hotels, vacation rentals have all the amenities of home, which is a particularly good thing with children. There are full kitchens (ideal if you have picky eaters whom it’s easier to cook for), washers and dryers in the rental (great for messy babies), often two bathrooms (for mummy and daddy to have some privacy), and so much more.  You will always get more bang for your buck with a vacation rental.

Do you holiday with different age children? What are your tips?


  1. We went on a cruise last year and absolutely loved it. I wouldn’t want to go every year but we will definitely be going again in the future xx
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  2. We’ve never really fancied a cruise, but other than that, it’s very good advice!

  3. I never go back to the same place, I find it pointless. There is too much of the world to see! I’ve always fancied a cruise x
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  4. Great advice here lovely! I have a fear of open water so cruises are out of the question for us, unfortunately, but i do love travelling to resorts abroad and in the UK. xx
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  5. I imagine that when you have children choosing the best holiday for everybody is difficult. Sometimes even me and my husband have to talk for a while before we pick where to go to.
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  6. Wonderful idea indeed! One thing I haven’t done for the holidays this time of the year is to go on a cruise. I will have to keep that in mind for next year before all the plans are set into place. Thanks!

  7. Such great ideas – I’ve done all of them with my family when I was little.

  8. Good advice, it is important that you select the right ship

  9. We went on a cruise once but the boys were too little to appreciate the experience. Now that they are older, I think it’s a fantastic idea to go for another one.
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  10. Some great tips and ideas to try. I will be booking a cruise for my family for next year 🙂

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