Have you noticed how hard it is to please everyone all the time? Someone always seems to be feeling less than great about things. This is especially true when you arrange a holiday for the family. Maybe Mum is fed up rinsing the sand out of the kids' swimwear at a beach holiday? Or Dad gets fed up having to do all the driving to see the local interests. And when your kids are different ages, it can be really hard to find places that cater for them both equally.Of course, there are ways to make sure everybody gets something out of any holiday. You just have to look for it. Consider those things part of the essential criteria for your booking selection. We all have a price limit. And we all have specific dates in mind when we book. Don’t feel bad about demanding some more grown-up entertainment as part of your package when you’re finding a family holiday. After all, you guys need the break too.
Self-catering is one of the best ways to get all that you could need, as well as all that you might want. When you have a young baby, it can be difficult to store milk in a motel or even hotel. And baby baths are very hard to come by! Another problem with hotels is they are too vast to give your kids any sort of freedom. A self-catering chalet or villa is more contained, allowing them to play indoors or out without being out of sight.
If you want more grown-up facilities, you can always pick holiday homes with hot tubs or a sauna to enjoy. A little bit of pampering when the kids are asleep is a good thing when you’re on holiday. Some holiday apartments are part of larger complexes that include a family friendly pool. Some sit on a golf course. Others are near to big theme parks. Before you rush into booking anything for your next break, why not list a few things you would like for yourselves?
Driving to the airport or your holiday destination rarely feels like part of the holiday. Have you considered using public transport, or a private hire to get you there? Door to door service is widely available now. And it means your holiday can start once you’ve zipped up the suitcase. It also means you can start enjoying that extra quality time with the kids instead of telling them to pipe down in the back!
So what are your choices for a great family holiday where everyone is catered for? That depends on you, the family. If you love being active, you might pick something near an adventure centre. If you love splashing around in the pool, you might pick a water park hotel. For plenty of freedom and choice, self-catering might be the way to go. Good holidays are about making memories that last a lifetime. They’re about who you were with and what you did together. What are you waiting for? Pick a great break that all the family can love.