It seems like they've only been back at school for a second, but half term is already just around the corner. Make your family escape more fun, less stress with these top tips.
Keep it close to home
A holiday away with the family doesn’t always have to involve airports, flights and luggage that’s full to the brim – keep it simple. There are a whole host of family-friendly destinations right on your doorstep. So, cut down on the journey time and stay closer to home.
Don't break the bank
There are plenty of great value holiday options out there specifically for families that won’t require re-mortgaging the house! All you have to do is shop around online. There are plenty of options for kids to stay and eat for free, plus all-inclusive and half-board options that might keep the bill down.
Parents, you're important too
Resist the temptation to plan every day from dawn to dusk or you’ll end up needing a holiday after your holiday. It’s been a full-on first half of term leaving everyone exhausted. Make sure you leave some time for some family relaxation. Find a hotel with a kids’ club, and book yourself in for a sneaky treatment at the spa – you’re worth it.
Enjoy the moment and go with a flow. Don’t get stressed trying to make everything perfect, Instead focus on reconnecting as a family. Sometimes the best parts of a holiday are the unplanned ones!
Happy kids (happy parents)
For parents to have a good break, the kids need to be occupied! Find a hotel that really caters to what kids want. The Holiday Inn offers a kid-friendly programme called Little Big Travellers where the smallest holidaymakers can enjoy some serious VIP treatment including free stays and free meals – that they can order from their own special menu whenever their tummies are rumbling, day or night. Plus the KidSuites offer a separate kids’ area (Jungle or pirate themed) with bunk beds, a toy box, a flat screen TV with DVD player, Xbox 360 and a selection of DVDs. Now, that’s what we're talking about!
For more information visit www.ihg.com/holidayinn (800 017 0050). ]]>