Friday, 21 March 2014

Top Tips for a Perfect Family Holiday

Family holidays provide the perfect opportunity to get to know your nearest and dearest that little bit better. This being said, planning a family holiday can be daunting as there are several important aspects to consider. With this in mind, here are my top tips to help you plan the perfect family holiday.

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1) Book ahead
When travelling with children you will need to put their needs before your own, meaning that booking ahead and meticulously organising your travel plans to avoid unnecessary delays and inconveniences is a must. There are many family-friendly destinations all over the globe, you just have to do a quick check and see which ones are better than the other. One of the best ones in Europe is without any doubt Germany's capital. It offers a plenty of attractions that your kids will love and it has really nice Kindercaf├ęs, trendy restaurants and caf├ęs for families with kids. Booking your child-friendly accommodation online is easy as well, you can check sites like and read all the comments left by previous guests with kids.

2) Research family activities
Once you’re all booked up, it’s always a good idea to research some of the best family activities on offer in your chosen destination. By creating a fun-packed itinerary before departure you will be ensuring that your kids remain entertained throughout the duration of your holiday. 

3) Prepare for the weather
It is vital, for your children’s comfort, that they are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions. If you are visiting a cold climate, ensure that they are fully equipped with hats, gloves and warm coat. Alternatively, if you are holidaying in a hot climate, be sure to pack sandals, sun hats and swimwear.

4) Pack the essentials
In the run up to your family holiday start to make a list of everyday essentials that you will need during your trip. By doing so, you will remember mundane yet incredibly important items such as medicines, insect repellent, sunscreen, baby wipes and nappies.

5) Give the kids a camera
By giving your kids their own child-friendly camera they will begin to observe their surroundings in a new light. They will focus on what interests them enabling them to show off their creative side at a young age. There are many digital cameras for the little ones available on the market, you can have a look at these reviews and pick up the one you like the most. The pictures of your kids, alongside your own, will make for a fabulous photobook on your return! 

By taking these top tips into consideration, you will be well on your way to planning the perfect family holiday. Once all of the organising has been done, you’ll be free to relax and have fun with your loved ones!

Article in collaboration with Mary Thompson, travel blogger


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