If you’re in desperate need of a holiday, but worried about travelling with kids – fear not! With companies like tots too offering a wide range of family-friendly packages at a great price, it’s easier than ever to choose a location that’s suitable for all, so here are five top destinations to consider.
1. The UK
Believe it or not, you don’t have to board a plane to have a fabulous holiday with your entire brood. There are many wonderful places on this funny little island that are just dying to be explored, so why not head to a country house in Wiltshire or a manor house in Dorset? You could even explore the glorious parklands of Suffolk, head to the Peak District for some off-track adventures or make your way into the big, bad city they call London for an urban staycation experience.
Fancy being a little more exotic? Then the breathtakingly stunning island of Cyprus could be right up your street! As well as boasting some of the best beaches in Europe, this quirky little destination also offers everything from castles, amphitheatres and ancient ruins (which the kids will love to explore) to sensational mountain landscapes – with the Troodos providing the perfect place to hike in the summer and ski in the winter. Cyprus is both laid back and action packed at the same time, so it’s well worth seeing what all the fuss is about for yourself.
Europe is a convenient family destination as plane journeys are short and manageable – good news if you are travelling with babies, toddlers or kids who simply won’t sit down. Spain, in particular, is just a few hours from the UK and thanks to its Mediterranean climate is the perfect place to escape to, if you’re in need of some sun. Again, there are many wonderful beaches to explore with Ibiza’s Cala Llenya being a renowned hot spot with families and many families choosing to camp out at Genoveses, Almeria.
France has got to be on this top five list, as it’s so close to the UK you can get there by plane, train or boat – you can even take your own car and simply hop over the sea on a ferry before resuming your journey the other side.
Of course, Paris is one of the major romance capitals of the world thanks to its beautiful scenery and lively atmosphere, but it’s also great for families wishing to see top tourist attractions such as the Eifel Tower – and, of course, what would a family holiday to France be without a little stop at Disneyland Paris?
The French are also well-known for their mouth-watering cuisine and if you want to go off the beaten track and explore quaint little villages, you’re sure to find a host of local eateries run by dedicated families.
If you want to step out of your comfort zone and treat the family to a trip they won’t forget, America is the place to be. There’s so much to see and do in the USA but if you’ve kids in tow, your first port of call surely has to be Walt Disney World in Florida. A magical entertainment complex made up of nine incredible parks including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and an array of water parks, there’s plenty to do, so don’t miss out on this perhaps once in a lifetime experience.
Travelling with kids is not as difficult as you may think thanks to child-friendly resorts and holiday packages, so go ahead and book a wonderful trip away this year.