Kids grow up so fast; that’s why it is important to enjoy every moment with them. Making lots of fun family memories is important too, and what better way to do that, than by taking a family trip abroad?
Memories, like those of family trips abroad, will give you and your family special moments to remember as the kids grow up. And although organising a family holiday can sometimes be a little stressful, it’s definitely worth the hassle.
To reduce the hassle of planning a family holiday, there are plenty of simple things you can do. Here are our top tips to planning a fun, memorable, and most importantly stress-free family trip:
Include the kids in picking the destination
Instead of just telling the kids where you are going on holiday, give them the choice of two or three different holiday destinations. Put it to a family vote, and whichever destination is most popular, that’s where you go. This is a fantastic way to get the kids involved and stop any stressful family arguments from occurring.
Book suitable accommodation
It might sound obvious, but make sure to book accommodation that is suitable for you and your family. While you might like the idea of staying in a posh, five-star hotel, the accommodation might not be suitable for little ones.
However, that being said, there are plenty of other luxury accommodation options that are ideal for children, such as luxury villas in Bali. As long as your little ones have enough space to play and just be kids, then a villa is ideal.
Once you have chosen your accommodation, check what they provide. Many luxury hotels and villas provide soaps, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, towels, etc. By checking in advance, you can lighten you packing load and will have less to worry about.
Inspire your kids
Before you travel, get your little ones excited by inspiring them with a few facts about where you are travelling to. Tell them about your destination’s history, weather, animals, and anything else that might interest or excite them.
Ask your children if they have any questions about where you are going, if they do, you can use the internet to look up the answers for them.
Be prepared for the flight
If you aren’t prepared, entertaining your child on a flight can be a nightmare. Take the time to prepare a special flight pack for each child, this can contain a magazine, their tablet loaded with movies and new games and a few of their favourite toys. It is also a good idea to add some healthy snacks to their flight pack – dried fruit, crisps and cereal snacks are all good options.
Have some adult time
While a family holiday is all about making memories with the little ones, it is also important for you and your partner to have some alone time.
If your hotel or accommodation offers a babysitting service, take advantage of it and plan an evening out for you and your other half. Head to a local restaurant or bar, and spend some quality time making memories with your partner.