Family Holidays

 

It’s not surprising the family holiday is often positioned at the top of the social calendar.  Be it two weeks away in sunny Spain or a weekend camping in the Welsh hills, we crave those moments where we can escape the routine of normal daily life. And, if you have a baby or young child, you may have a particularly strong desire to get away from it all.  The continual daily routine of nappies, feeding, bathing and winding, needs a healthy injection of ‘holiday’ once in a while to lift any mum’s spirits. If you dream of a glitch-free break, it pays to do a little research beforehand to find a holiday that will accommodate the needs of everyone in the family...

 

Are we nearly there yet!! Ever heard that before? Or how about a high-pitched cry from the baby seat, 500 metres down the road?

If, in this mass wave of financial uncertainty, predictions are correct, many British families will stay on home soil this year, as high transport costs and the weak pound persuade people to put their passports away.

That’s it. You’ve booked time off from work, the children have broken up from school and now you find yourself in a privileged position of being able to decide how and where to spend this wonderfully precious time together. Are you desperate to get away from it all and bathe in the pleasures that a holiday can bring or are you simply happy to stay at home and sample the delights found locally? In other words, do you want a staycation or a vacation?

The family holiday often takes a high priority on the social calendar, yet the prospect of venturing past the front door to pastures anew with baby in tow can seem rather daunting.