Ideas For A First Holiday With Children

Ideas For A First Holiday With Children


Mummy says….So, you’ve got children now and you want to take a holiday. It may be a little scary to think about leaving your young children with a relative for a week, but you’re also a little nervous to think about bringing them with you. Relax, because you are not alone. Parents travel with their children every single day of the year and they take them on some pretty amazing holidays, but also worry about picking the perfect first holiday with children.

Ideas For A First Holiday With Children

Taking children on an aeroplane can be very stressful if you have never travelled with your family before, so many people prefer road trips. And, the ideal road trip for a first family vacation is in an RV!

Load Up The Family In A Recreational Vehicle
One of the best sources for vacationing in an RV is through Outdoorsy, a website that specialises in renting RV’s to people just like you. Along with renting RV’s, the website also gives tips for enjoying your time in them.
With an RV, many of the biggest vacation worries stop. In an RV you do not have to worry about:

  • Entertaining your children
  • Feeding your children
  • Being near other travellers
  • Stopping frequently for toilet breaks
  • Packing and unpacking

Enjoy Time In A Family-Friendly Resort
If renting an RV seems a little too much, another easy way to holiday with kids is at a family-friendly resort. Today’s family friendly resorts have apartments with big bedrooms, full kitchens, and plenty of space to stretch out. You won’t see any tiny hotel rooms at these big resorts. These fabulous resorts not only have huge living spaces that can have up to three bedrooms, they also have:

  • Playgrounds
  •  Zero-entry pools
  • Huge activity pools
  • Waterparks
  • Activity centres
  • Child care programs
  • On-site restaurants and bars
  • Planned excursions
  • In-room washer and dryer

When families stay at a big resorts, many choose to never leave. They load up the cupboards
with groceries and spend the week at the pool. And many parents find it extremely relaxing because everything is right there.
Relax On A Family-Friendly Cruise Ship
Taking young children on a cruise ship is much easier than most parents expect it to be. We love cruising! Cruise ships are packed with things for families to do, so children of all ages are always occupied. There are several benefits to taking kids on a cruise:

  • Childcare centres/nurseries
  • 24-hour restaurants
  • Waterparks
  • Room service
  • Age-appropriate child activities
  • Planned excursions
  • Other families

If the idea of a cruise with kids sounds intriguing, but you’re just not sure if you want to commit
to a full week at sea, you can always split a cruise with a resort holiday. But, many
families find that once they arrive at a destination, it is easier to stay put then to pack up and move somewhere else.
With all of the options out there, what are you waiting for? Pick a week, make a reservation, and
take a well earned holiday!


  1. Our first holiday with the little princess was to see the in-laws in Turkey… The most difficult part, for us, was the flight… You really need to prepare, in order to keep your little one entertained.
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  2. We couldn’t afford to holiday abroad but loved to visit family and friends when our children were little.

  3. Amazing IDEAS

    Thinking of treating my neice and her 10 month old daughter
    Love your suggestions

  4. These are great ideas! We cant afford much this year, but we are heading to a family friendly resort in the UK. Our first family holiday!

  5. Some fantastic tips, we stay in the u.k we book cottages, usually with farm animals a park games room and pool/hot tub, then plan days out while were there xxx

  6. These sound like brilliant ideas! We are not going on holiday this year but hopefully we will next year

  7. All great tips. We loved cruising when Number One was small.

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