Make fantastic memories together
Going on holiday with children can be challenging, but it’s also an opportunity to create memories that last a lifetime. Escaping to sun-drenched shores or picturesque alpine retreats provides ample opportunity to experience new cultures and try out delectable new cuisine while showing the kids more of the world.
With holiday resorts, villas and hotels to pick from, there’s a wealth of stunning accommodation out there where you can relax and enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Numerous family-friendly resorts have entertainment options for children too, meaning they’ll be plenty to keep the little ones busy.
Focus on what you want from a holiday
Given the number of options available, you can shape your family holiday to be exactly how you want it. If you want an array of entertainment options, golden sandy beaches, family-friendly swimming pools or even a kid’s club, the likelihood is there’s a location for you. That could be surrounded by whitewashed homes on Italy’s picturesque Amalfi coast, near the various waterparks dotted along Spain’s Costa del Sol or one of the main glorious islands that are dotted around the Mediterranean. This gives you ample opportunity to explore the destination and to try out new things should you wish, especially if you choose the added flexibility of a hire car.
Alternatively, you may want to opt for a purpose-built resort with all the trimmings, where all your needs can be met without having to venture too far. The beauty of a family trip from Questor Travel is that all of the options are at your fingertips. Create a wish-list ahead of your holiday and cram it full of all the exciting things that you’d like to do, and we’ll help you craft the holiday you long for. You can even tailor your holiday to include exciting excursions or unmissable attractions, alongside the ability to pick which suppliers facilitate each part of the trip.
Quality time together
Regardless of where you pick to go on holiday, you’ll be able to spend quality time together as a family, nurturing relationships and creating memories in spectacular surroundings. It could be while snorkelling among the reefs off the coast of Crete while fooling about in the pool at your villa on Majorca or while soaking up the rays on one of Australia’s vast, sweeping beaches. It might be while racing off into the distance as part of a carting experience or while screaming at the top of your lungs as a rollercoaster roars its way down the tracks – all moments to cherish on a family holiday that can be talked about for years to come.
The need for safe surroundings
Any holiday accommodation needs to be a safe place where all the family can relax, away from potential risks. Being able to assess your options before you travel should enable you to find locations where the children can be left to their imaginations, especially if you long for some quiet time. Taking the young ones to exciting new surroundings encourages them to ask questions and to explore too, from trying the catch of the day or exotic local spices to tucking into treats like fresh gelato. Their inquisitive nature is a great excuse to take in a new culture and beautiful landscapes that you may otherwise not consider!
Where to go?
The majority of locations across the world cater to people of all ages, meaning you won’t be restricted because you have the children in tow. From lush family villas to oversized cruise cabins and luxury apartments, there are few limits on where you can take the kids…apart from maybe the bar! Picking a destination is just one thing to consider. Would you prefer a beach break, where you can chill on golden sands and watch as the tides roll in? Or perhaps a city break in the heart of a new country takes your fancy? Or would you prefer a secluded getaway in a mountain lodge with a Jacuzzi and rolling hills as the backdrop? Your next getaway could be just the excuse you need to think outside the box when it comes to finding accommodation.
Considering your options
With such an array of options out there when it comes to picking a family holiday destination, it can help to have an idea of exactly what you’d like – a set of ‘holiday essentials’ if you want to think of it that way.
Some resorts may have larger rooms with increased occupancy, ideal for if you want to have the whole family in the same place. Others may have an interconnecting room to ensure the kids are never too far away. You may want to take advantage of having your own private pool to relax in, or a garden that is solely for your use. Or perhaps you want to have easy access to the waterparks and other attractions in your destination? You may also want to give some thought to how you plan to get around – what is public transport like and can you rely on it? Having an idea of what you’d like – even if it’s a vague one – can go a long way to shaping an unforgettable holiday experience.