Back from your 2015 family holiday and feeling a little blue? Time to get the next in the calendar and not just to look forward to, but because it’s the sensible option for a stress free summer holiday next year and here’s why.
If you’ve got children you’ll know that with school term restrictions and the struggle to book the time off you want before the parents in the office, you’re left with a small window to get yours booked. Plus, with everyone else facing the same issues getting the hotel dates you want before they go can be tough.
And it’s not just time restrictions that plays a pesky factor; finding the right holiday, sticking to budgets, researching entertainment, worrying about what to pack, sourcing a pet sitter along with a hundred other you have to think about to make sure your holiday’s a success come part and parcel of the holiday preparation process.
If those weren’t a good enough reasons to get the ball rolling now, booking early is a financially savvy move too! Early bird travel deals are popping up all over the place, offering treats like children go free as well as letting you spread the cost over the coming months.
With this in mind we’ve had a scout around and pulled together a list of great family destinations to spark some summer 2016 inspiration.
If you’re not one for going abroad, or simply fancy a getaway a little closer to home, the UK offers a fantastic range of places to visit and things to do.
From classic British seaside towns like Cornwall’s idyllic St. Ives with its traditional beaches, quirky shop and fantastic fish and chips to the adventurous trails of Cumbria’s Lake District perfect for any all sized explorers.
Choose from a range of accommodation too, from hotels and cottages to caravan parks and campsites. If you’re looking for a bit more hustle and bustle, there’s a heap of big city attractions suitable for the whole family too, like the Madame Tussauds , Warwick Castle and LegoLand.
Short flight holidays
Perhaps you’re looking for a holiday that’s guaranteed sunshine. If that’s the case then Europe’s got what you need and it’s just a short flight away which is perfect when you’re travelling with the ‘are we there yet?’ brigade.
Spain, the Algarve, Greece and the Canary Islands are all under four hours away, with flights heading out from most UK airports and all offering a wide variety of fun. With sandy white beaches, kid friendly attractions and fantastic all-inclusive offerings you can get everything you want with any sized budget. Take a look at the deals on offer from the likes of Thompson, Thomas Cook and First Choice for 2016.
The magical holiday
Looking for an all singing all dancing family holiday a little further afield? Think Orlando for the ultimate in kids’ entertainment as well as yours. You can get great deals when you bulk buy your park passes with Attraction Tickets for the likes of Sea World, Universal and more and some brilliant early bird deals with Walt Disney Travel to make your trip even more magical.
The world really is your oyster when you book early. Get set to make memories next summer and collect some valuable donations in the process by visiting easyfundraising before you book. You could raise £100s for you good cause with your trip and it won’t cost you a penny extra.