You can’t beat a family holiday that lets you relax and enjoy some quality time with the people you love most. Here are some great ideas for a traditional holiday that is guaranteed to bring the family together.
Rent a holiday home
Sharing a base by renting a home for the whole family to enjoy is a great plan to unite everyone. This often works best when there are lots of activities on the doorstep. Somewhere like the Lake District offers walking and hiking, water sports, hill running, horse riding, great pubs with local ales and spa facilities – something for everyone. This gives individuals the chance to pursue their own hobbies before coming back together for mealtimes and evenings to discuss experiences. It also means there are a plethora of family activities to do together and keep everyone entertained. Plus, there are an ample number of places in the Lakes that pride themselves on being dog friendly if your family includes a canine member.
Caravanning or camper-vanning gives you a great deal of freedom to create your own family adventure. If you choose to explore in Britain, a caravan also offers welcome flexibility (and protection) in the face of the vagaries of the UK weather. Camping and Caravanning Club figures show that there are more than half a million caravans in Britain. It’s easy to see why when you consider that caravans offer a cost-effective break compared with hotels abroad that require expensive flights and lots of eating out.
If you’re considering a caravan holiday you might want to check out www.ebay.co.uk for a range of good condition caravans as well as parts and equipment.
Canal boat holidays are proving increasingly popular amongst families looking for a chilled-out, traditional break. Boating offers a unique perspective on the British countryside as well as some of our prettiest towns and villages. On average a narrow boat will only go four miles-per-hour so there is no opportunity to rush; life in the slow lane will force even the busiest people to relax.
There is also plenty to keep the whole family occupied with steering, navigating the locks and waving to passersby. Chances to hop off the boat and explore are plentiful and many boaters look forward to a stroll around a town or a pub lunch.
Glamorous camping might be a good option if you want to get a taste of the outdoors but still enjoy a few luxuries. Ideal for a family holiday with teenagers who won’t appreciate basic amenities, Glamping allows you to enjoy beautiful sights and sounds from the comfort of a yurt. Glampsites merge the traditional with the new and are popping up all over the UK and abroad. Expect luxury kitchen and bathroom facilities, proper mattresses, fluffy pillows and rugs. But don’t worry there will still be plenty of opportunity for that traditional family holiday game of scrabble, it’ll just be on a hand-carved table with comfy chairs and a log fire.
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Ella Mason, an experienced freelance writer, wrote this article. Ella specialises in providing useful and engaging advice to small businesses. Follow her on Twitter @ellatmason