Family Friendly Summer GetawaysApril 1, 2015
When it comes to planning your travels with a young family, is can often be a somewhat arduous task – especially if you’re attempting a little holiday research alongside your busy day-to-day family life. From finding activities to suit all ages, to considering how your youngster will cope in the heat and to discovering comfortable hotels that are family friendly (and not necessarily full of other families), there are plenty of considerations to be made. It may seem light-years away with the wintery weather conditions not quite wanting to fade away quite yet, but summer is closer than you think and there really is no time like the present to get planning your summer getaway.
Whether you’ve already begun to make arrangements for your family holiday or you’re simply looking for a little inspiration to help get your dream vacation underway, here are just a few destination ideas for family friendly European getaways to tempt you.
France is perhaps the perfect stepping stone from a staycation to a first foreign holiday, offering delicious local delicacies, stunning beaches, historical cities and an abundance gorgeous countryside – not forgetting Disneyland! Whether you fancy a week away camping in the Dordogne, a city break in Paris or a fortnight in a gite, there is certainly something to suit every taste.
There really is no place quite like Italy, and it has plenty of things to see and do for the young and old alike. Italy is steeped in a rich history, meaning there is a generous amount of exploring to be done, and of course, there are plenty of delectable freshly cooked dishes to be sampled too – including a copious amount of pizza to keep your kiddos happy. Whether you’re looking to explore the breathtaking countryside, want to spend some time in historic Rome or would rather have a fortnight on the golden sands of the Italian coastline, there is somewhere to suit whatever your needs might be, and companies such as Chic Retreats offer stays in luxury accommodation that’s child-friendly too!
If you’re not quite ready to take the leap and embark on a family holiday abroad just yet, then a staycation in Cornwall can offer the perfect alternative. Cornwall boasts tranquil country walks, a stunning coastline, harbour towns and of course the opportunity to try your hand at surfing. A staycation in locations such as Cornwall and the surrounding areas are the perfect choice for holidaying with a young family or if you’re working around a specific budget, taking away the costs of factors such as airline tickets and passports for the whole family.