Want your next family holiday to be the best one yet? I know as well as you do that you’ve booked this getaway so you can all enjoy some quality time together; that’s exactly what holidays are for, right? Well did you know there are a few extra steps you can take to make your next holiday with the kids truly unforgettable? Read on to find out five great ways to make the most of your time together on holiday.
1) Choose Your Room
So you’ve picked your flights, your dream destination, your board basis and the ideal hotel to suit your needs while you’re there. That’s about all you can choose, right? Wrong. Now you have the potential to even choose your room too. Whether you want to be close to the pool or in a quiet spot where the little ones won’t be kept awake at night, you can now have your say to make sure you keep everyone in your party happy from the get-go.
2) Choose Your Favourite Sunbed
We don’t just stop at rooms. No hidden meanings, this is exactly what you can do; Choose Your Favourite Sunbed. This way, you can guarantee that all of you can be sat together around the pool each day. All you have to do if you’re eligible is check out a hotel pool plan, emailed to you before you travel, and pick the perfect spot for you and your family. Whether you choose a spot next to the kids’ pool or a nice area in the shade, they’ll be your sunbeds for the duration of your holiday.
3) Book an excursion
Of course we all love relaxing by the pool or playing on the beach, but some of the most memorable times that can be had on a holiday are when you do something completely different and head away from the familiar surroundings of your hotel. Depending on where you go, you’ll have a great variety of excursions to book on; from boats trips and jeep safaris, to visiting historical sites and towns and sampling local delicacies. They’re fun, educational and the memories will last a lifetime.
4) Make the most of the hotel activities
Lots of our hotels have their own kids’ clubs, which is great, but there are often lots more fun and games that the whole family can get involved with too. Our SunConnect Resorts have activities designed for everyone to take part in, such as treasure hunts, movie-making and photo walks. If there’s a waterpark at your hotel, take the plunge with your little ones! And once the sun goes down, make a big event of the evenings by going to dinner and then joining in with your hotel’s evening entertainment programme.
5) Take plenty of games
One of the best ways to build bonds and togetherness on holiday, is in fact one of the most simple. Games. There’s nothing better than a good old-fashioned card or board game to get everyone enjoying themselves and bring out a few competitive streaks. Pack some compact games in your bag, ready to get out on the plane, in your room or even by the pool. Or perhaps you’d rather something a little more active? In which case, head to a seafront shop and pick-up a kite or bat and ball to take down to the beach.