Whenever you book a family holiday abroad, there are a number of things you need to take into account – particularly if there are lots of different age ranges. The age-old saying ‘you can’t please all of the people, all of the time’ needs to be taken into consideration and catered for!
1. Room for a little one
Going on holiday means that everyone needs a break – and that includes your baby or toddler from you and vice versa! Many great tour operators run crèches where children from the age of 0 to 3 can be left with trained staff who can cater to their needs. Soft flooring, age appropriate toys, air-conditioning and sleeping rooms are many of the facilities on offer.
2. Teenage Angst
Your teen may feel they want their own space to hang out with their friends and many resorts offer that very thing. With comfy sofas, music channels and a pool table or three, it will mean they can meet people of their own age. Mark Warner offer a great Indy Club for ages 12 to 17 which mean that teenagers can enjoy many activities such as water sports and quizzes. It also gives them the independence to come and go as they please.
3. Something for the whole family
One of the things I used to love about my family holiday was settling down to an evening of entertainment after dinner and many resorts put on an action-packed programme to suit all ages. Entertainment certainly is an important part of what a resort has to offer. An evening programme is normally put together by a leading entertainment company. As the grown-ups relax with a cocktail, the younger members of your party can go and have fun with a small group of dedicated entertainers. Kids are also are treated to things like sports-themed nights and Disco Dances.
4. Food, glorious food
Do the kids eat with you? Do you give them their own mealtimes? Many resorts give you the option to do either and chop and change depending on your plans for the day. They can either eat the standard nuggets, pasta and pizza or maybe try the local cuisine. Some destinations even give your children the chance to try gourmet a la carte meals.
5. Accommodating Accommodation
Family-sized suites and interconnecting rooms are far more commonplace with extra beds, sofa beds and separate seating areas meaning that the parents can still stay up and enjoy a drink whilst the kids are all tucked up. Spacious balconies, air-conditioning and useful fridges are also part of the package.
What do you look for in a family resort?
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