Family Holidays - Cheap Vacations, Hints and best Holiday DestinationsContent
- Unforgettable Family Holiday Destinations
- Keep The Kids Happy!
- Activity Holidays in the UK
- Family Holidays Abroad
- All Inclusive Vacations
- The Best All Inclusive Resorts
- Sailing the Seven Seas - Family Cruises
With half term fast approaching, now's the time to start thinking about where you and your loved ones are going to go on your family holidays! How about family cruises around the Caribbean or perhaps an activity holiday in Sherwood Forest or even a stay at one of the best all inclusive resorts in Jamaica? If you do a little research and planning now, there's no reason why it can't be one of the best family holidays you've ever been on. So, lets get going and start investigating the best all inclusive resorts and cheap family holidays waiting for you to book today!
Rule number one for parents taking kids on holiday: keep them happy! Because if your children aren't happy, the holiday is likely to be a trial for all concerned rather than the enjoyable and relaxing experience it should be. One way to avoid tears and tantrums is to choose kid-friendly family hotels and resorts which offer plenty of things to see and do. Hopefully this'll keep the kids entertained whilst allowing you to relax and make the most of your family holidays.
One very popular choice for cheap family holidays in the UK is Center Parcs, which has five resorts in England, all surrounded by beautiful forests and stunning scenery. Even better is the fact that the resorts are all under cover, so there's no need to worry about the fickle British weather spoiling things. There are numerous activities on offer that will appeal to both children and adults alike: golf, sailing, kayaking, tennis to name a few. Guests stay in relaxing wooden lodges and a wide range of food and drink is available to buy in several restaurants within the resort. To get the best price, try and book well in advance, with mid-week stays tending to be cheaper. Short family breaks start at around £259 per lodge, although if you book now for a 2016 date, you'll find prices as low as £199.
Alternatively, Haven and Pontins are a great option for cheap family holidays. With a variety of locations throughout the UK to choose from, typically in traditional seaside resorts, there will surely be a destination that meets your family's holidaying needs. Plus, if you use a Quidco or Topcashback referral link when you book your holiday, you can get up to 6.3% cashback on qualifying stays.
Arguably, America is the best country to visit for kid-friendly family hotels. In particular, Florida is a great destination for families due to the large number of theme parks in the state. Some of the most popular include SeaWorld, Universal Studios and the ever-popular Walt Disney World. These theme parks know how to entertain, offering all manner of shows, parades, restaurants and rides, meaning kids and parents can have a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Also, the kid-friendly family hotels in the resort will definitely hit the mark, offering comfy accommodation for the whole family.
Disney World is currently running a 'Free Days and Nights' deal offering free nights accommodation and free park days, so make sure you take advantage of that offer before it disappears.
To save on cost, all inclusive vacations are a great option. The idea of the all inclusive resort started in the 1950s with Club Med and since then the idea has become very popular with anyone looking for cheap family holidays. Today, Club Med is still a major player in the sector, having resorts with kid-friendly family hotels all over the world. Remember, when booking through Club Med, the price you pay includes return flights and transfers from the airport, hotel accommodation, food and drinks plus over access to 60 different sports and activities. However, it's worth pointing out that sometimes all inclusive doesn't necessarily mean everything is included. Some activities may require an extra fee, such as excursions or particular spa treatments. If in doubt, check with the company before you book to see what is or isn't included. This way you can avoid any nasty shocks that may spoil your holiday when you're checking out.
If you are looking to splash a bit more cash, you may want to book a stay at one of the best all inclusive resorts in the world. Hilton Group, famous for its luxurious hotels, offers a selection of beautiful beach-side holiday resorts in far-flung locations like Costa Rica, Mexico and Montego Bay, Jamaica, which has a 54 hole championship golf course and one of the largest water parks in the Caribbean. If you have children under 12, they can stay and eat for free, although children over 12 are counted as adults.
Also, Tripadvisor has compiled a list of the best all inclusive vacations as voted by paying guests, so have a look at their2014 Traveller's Choice awards; one of the best resorts offering all inclusive vacations for families is Salinas do Maragogi in Brazil which has excellent reviews.
If you are looking for a different holiday experience this year, family cruises may be what you are looking for. Relax in style on a magnificent cruise liner as it carries you and your family from port to port. With plenty to see and do on board such as mini golf, surfing, west end quality theatre shows and spa treatments, there will be more than enough to keep the whole family entertained.
Royal Caribbean is one of the best known companies offering all inclusive family cruises. Prices start from £369 per person for full board mini breaks. Quidco and Topcashback members can get cashback too!
So, whether you choose an activity holiday in Center Parcs or a relaxing stay at an all inclusive resort, here's hoping that you and your family have a great family holiday in 2015!