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Category Archives: Family Travel Tips

Travelling with your family is an incredible way to spend quality time together while having fun exploring the world. However, unlike travelling solo or as a couple, your journey will need to include aspects that are important for the needs, desires and capabilities of each member of your family. The Simply Holiday Deals Blog gives you inspiration, tips and tricks for a successful family journey, so you can spend more time holidaying and less time researching.

Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty

Taking a holiday is one of the life’s greatest gifts. After months spent working hard, going someplace where you can unwind and relax is the best way to reward yourself and your family. There are tons of incredible places where you could go and have an amazing time, and New Zealand is definitely one of […]

Two Awesome Ideas for Family Holidays in Europe

Posted by Guest Contributor on 19/04/2017
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Europe offers so much for a holiday. From medieval cities to beautiful national parks and stunning beaches, you’ll find plenty to see and do. Family holidays in Europe promise to be packed with fun, with something for people of all ages. Whether your family loves relaxing, enjoying active adventures, touring historic hotspots or hitting up […]

Looking for May Bank Holiday Events? What’s on in London

If you’re eagerly awaiting May Bank Holiday fun, London pulls out all the stops, for entertainment and events. Choose from live music venues, vibrant festivals, museum exhibitions and family-friendly activities. There’s still time to find a fantastic hotel deal and, with the whole city gearing up for summer, you’re sure to discover free things to do during […]

7 National Parks In Europe You’d Love To Hike Featured Image

Calling Europe, a jewellery box containing some of the best and glorious gems won’t be wrong. From striking architecture, swanky restaurants, and gorgeous parks, Europe has lots to offer. Indeed, you will find a holiday destination of all sorts when you are here. Europe has an abundance of natural beauty and witnessing its charm through […]

A Guide to Family Fun Days in the UK

Posted by Emma Brown on 02/04/2017

The United Kingdom is one of the top destinations worldwide for the families. There are plenty of places you can visit and there are so many things you can do along with your family. So, here is a guide to family fun days in the UK.   Dreamland, Margate   This popular amusement park has […]

Top 7 Most Inspirational UK Camping Spots

Posted by Sophia Jones on 28/03/2017
Muasdale, Argyll

If you are looking to get out in the nature, the UK has so many places where you can enjoy a great camping experience. Located in rugged corners in the Scottish Highland and alongside lakes, these spots offer a great opportunity to unwind and to stay close to the nature. So, here are some of […]

7 Travel Hacks while Travelling with Family

Posted by Jenna Thorne on 21/03/2017
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Travelling as a family is definitely a different thing than travelling as a couple. As a couple you have no restrictions and with a few clothes and a suitcase you are all set for the journey. But when you are travelling with kids, as a family, things are different, let me tell you they are […]

The Ultimate Guide To Flying With Small Children Featured Image

When booking a holiday, there are two points of focus which must be addressed in order to ensure a great break.   These, of course, are the journey to your destination and finding the right accommodation.   One of these is much more enjoyable to plan the other. While finding accommodation can be exciting, planning […]

How to Stay Healthy While Travelling with Kids Featured Image

When you are travelling on a holiday with your kids, you don’t want to land up in a situation where you are running around in the middle of the night searching for a medical store to get medicine for your kid who is down with a fever. You cannot prevent any kind of sickness while […]

Top 7 Hotels to Stay in London with Family

Posted by Sophia Jones on 16/03/2017
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After a long and hectic expedition, with your family, to London’s finest tourist attractions, you definitely want to unwind at a family hotel. London has a great variety when it comes to family hotels and some hotels are close to some of the city’s major attractions. Allow me to discuss top 7 hotels to stay […]

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Our Family Travel Tips

As long as you're prepared, travelling with your family will always be a journey that creates everlasting memories and new traditions. Here's some simple tips from the team at Simply Holiday Deals, to help you launch on your next adventure.

Choosing a Destination

When you're picking a holiday destination, take into account the desires of the whole family. It's not all about you, but it's not all about the kids either! If you can't stand the thought of theme park queues, that's certainly not the only option.

The kids will love destinations that include the beach with water sports, games and sun-filled days, adventures in nature and family-friendly resorts and so will you! Fantastic options include Portugal's Algarve, The Canary Islands, Spain's Costa Brava and the Greek Islands. When you choose destinations that blend history, food, culture, sun, surf and sand, everyone's holiday dreams can be fulfilled.

Book in Advance

To avoid excess waiting, walking or unnecessary public transport trips that can result in travel 'melt downs', book hotels in advance so you know exactly where you're going and when you're going to get there. Plus, when you book in advance you can ensure your hotel has all the facilities and activities you're likely to need.

Family-friendly options at hotels include playgrounds, separate swimming pools for children, cot-hire, self-catering options with kitchenettes for fussy eaters, organised activities for kids and babysitting services. We'll let you know, via our weekly deals, about hotels and cruises with excellent options for families.

What to Pack

When you're packing for family trips, a good idea is to get everything out you think you might need and try to eliminate half of it. This especially applies to clothes and anything you think you 'might' require, as opposed to necessities. Having less luggage will make it much easier for you at the airport, on public transport and when you're packing to go to a new hotel.

For children of all ages, it's important to pack items such as computer games, colouring books, pencils and books for the times you're waiting at airports, for transport or to check in to your hotel. Keep in mind that, depending on your destination, you may not be able to get certain medicines or your favourite brands of nappies, wipes, lotions and potions, plus, they may be more expensive in resort areas.

Things to Do

If you happen to find yourself stuck for interesting activities for a day, such as spending time in a stopover city, there are plenty of innovative ways to keep everyone occupied. Find a local park to take the kids to, so they can interact with local children, jump on a tram or bus just for the fun of it to check out the sites, go on on journey with your cameras to find interesting things to photograph, or make a game out of trying new foods in your destination.

Happy family holidays from the team at Simply Holiday Deals!