For parents of very young children, making decisions about where to go on family holidays can seem very difficult as they often feel restricted in regards to their options. Mums and Dads who want to have a fun but relaxing family holiday often feel limited in where they can go and find that favourite holiday locations of the past have now become unsuitable.
Those still wanting to have a holiday that suits their interests should rest assured that there are still plenty of options available that not only meet the wants of the family but are also safe for younger children. For those already thinking about their holiday options for the year ahead, and are looking for toddler and baby friendly options, here are some great vacation suggestions-
Overseas Beach Holiday
A beach holiday is a much loved break that can be enjoyed by nearly anyone, and a sandy beach is often the perfect location to keep little ones entertained and occupied. With plenty of overseas seaside resorts available, parents should chose one that is family-friendly and has plenty of sun shelters available to help keep children protected from the heat and the sun.
Some parents believe that after the birth of their children they can no longer travel overseas, but of course this is not the case. Just because you have young children, doesn’t necessarily mean that you are restricted with your holiday locations and travel options as you can still have an enjoyable holiday and journey providing you are well-prepared. Along with planning activities to keep children occupied during long flights and journeys, parents should also consider the practical side of flying and ensure that they and their children are well prepared for their trip.
Outdoor Activity Holiday
Parents who are lovers of extreme sports might find that they are unable to partake in some of their favourite past times with their children, but actually can adapt and still continue to enjoy an outdoor activity break with their children.
Walking and cycling holidays are still easily doable regardless of the age of your children, and are the perfect way to begin the encouragement of an active and healthy lifestyle. Cyclists can opt for either attachable bike seats for very young children and babies, or trailers that easily attach to the back of a bike. For walking holidays, parents should chose their locations wisely as in most cases they will have the extra weight of a child to carry during their excursions.
Fun-filled Camping Break
Parents of young children will be well aware of the amount of care and attention that their little ones constantly need, and will want their holiday to therefore be a stimulating enjoyable experience that aids development and learning. Those looking for a fun-filled holiday that provides plenty of entertainment and activities for their toddlers might want to opt for a traditional British camping break.
Many campsites offer daily children’s activities and specialist breaks, like these, that are tailored for a specific age group. Families can choose to either plan their entire break around joining in with the fun entertainment and activities on offer, but can also spend part of their holiday exploring the area surrounding their campsite. With a traditional campsite break often offering evening entertainment and a range of activities for children of all ages, families don’t have to worry about finding things to do to fill their time.
Whatever holiday your family decides to take, with careful planning parents can ensure that themselves and their little ones have a fun and memorable break.