"Why do we, and so many families like us, pack up our whole lives, to go on a beach holiday? Life would be so much easier, and relaxing, if we just stayed at home, and went on day trips" Jim Unwin
There are plenty of alternatives to the traditional family beach holiday - such as cruise holidays or city breaks. However, make sure that there will be plenty of things that will keep your young children entertained!
Carefully Choose your Holiday Resort
Be sure to choose a kid-friendly resort, this will make a huge difference on whether or not your children will have a good time. Look out for holiday resorts that have facilities such as babysitting and kids-only pools that will help make your family holiday as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.
Inquire about Kids Entertainment
Make sure that there will be a wide range of activities wherever it is you stay, in particular for young children. The majority of holiday resorts provide daily activities that help give you time to relax. The location and its' surroundings are also very important - young children absolutely love aquariums, zoos and theme parks etc.
Make Your Children Work for You
Having young children can often help you to save money on your holiday, so make the most of it! Look out for deals such as 'kids travel free' holiday packages and other money-saving offers available.
Keep the Kids Happy
While this is easier said than done, there are many tips that will help to keep the kids happy. Get your children excited about the holiday, show them where it is your going and what destinations/landmarks you'll be visiting. Try to stick as much to their daily routine as possible, as disruptions can easily agitate children. This can also be avoided by taking their favourite toy, so that they don't feel as distant from home. Cameras are a great source of entertainment as most kids love taking photos. Disposable cameras are ideal, because they are inexpensive and are available your local grocery store etc.