Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Beach Breaks Aren’t The Only Option: Family Holidays With A Difference



Beach breaks are an easy option for family holidays because they’re fun, affordable and have something for everyone. It’s easy to make the mistake of thinking when it comes to travelling with kids, that beach breaks are your only option. The truth is they’re not, in fact, far from it. There are plenty of fantastic family vacations that don’t include sun, sand and sea.
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Travel is meant to be about seeing and exploring new places. But if you always head for the same type of beach locations, you’re not giving your family a chance to explore. Travelling with kids can be daunting, but that doesn’t mean you should always play it safe with a beach break. There are so many fantastic types of family holidays to choose from, this year take the leap and try something new. You won’t regret it, I promise!
Visit the big city
City breaks aren’t just for adults; kids can have an amazing time as well. The great thing about planning a city break is that often, during the school holidays they’re more affordable than beach breaks. Yes, cities get hot in the summer but as long as you book a hotel with a pool, there’s no need to stress about the heat. If the idea of a city break appeals to you but you also want a little beach time, a trip to Barcelona in Spain or Nice in France could be ideal. These vibrant cities have plenty of sights and attractions, with the bonus of also having a beach for your kids to build sand castles on.
Go camping (wild or on a campsite)
The main appeal of camping for many families is the cost - it’s an incredibly cheap type of break. Plus, it’s also a lot of fun, and will give you and your family lots of quality time together. Kids love adventure, which is what makes camping such an exciting holiday for them. You can, of course, opt to camp in the UK, or you can camp abroad - it’s up to you. The best places to camp are France and Spain, especially the south of these countries, as they’re nice and warm. You can opt to wild camp or you can book a pitch on a campsite.
Plan an activity holiday
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If you’re a family that likes trying out new things, an activity holiday could be perfect for you. You could opt to go on a cycling break in France, a climbing trip in Wales or how about skiing in the French Alps? Or, if you want a break that includes a range of activities, such as sledding, skiing, and meeting Santa, what about a trip to Finnish Lapland? You could go white water rafting in Spain, sea kayaking in Greece or mountaineering in Scotland. There are plenty of options, so take your time choosing the perfect one for you and your family.
Road trip in an RV
Instead of spending time in just one location, why not hire an RV and go on a road trip? If you want your kids to see lots of different places but want to travel in comfort and style, an RV is the perfect option. You’ll have everything that you need on board, from bedrooms to a bathroom. Plus, you won’t need to stress about your kids being too loud for the people in the hotel room next door to yours. You can sit back, relax, and not stress, and all while seeing lots of exciting sights and attractions.
These are just a few ideas that will help to make your next family break that little bit more exciting.




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