Family Holiday Destination

What to Look for in the Ideal Family Holiday Destination

One thing that many families look forward to each year is the chance to go on holiday and spend some quality time together. For parents with young children, this is a great way for adults to get a break and for the children to enjoy new experiences. Not to mention that with amazing places like Idaho ski resort, families are guaranteed to have tons of fun!

The Ideal Family Holiday Destination

Family Holiday Destination

One thing you do need to ensure is that you find the right holiday destination, especially if you have a young family. You need to find a place that is not only ideal for you as the parents to chill out and escape the stresses of day-to-day life but is also well suited to your young kids. In this article, we will look at some of the considerations when choosing the ideal family holiday destination.

Some Key Points to Look At

Family Holiday

The internet is very useful for all sorts of things these days, from shopping and entertainment to looking at criminal records online, accessing government services, and socialising. In addition, it provides a great way to research different destinations, which will make it easier and faster for you to find great destination options for you and your loved ones.

The Cost Factor

Travel money

One of the key factors you have to look at is how much the holiday will cost for the whole family. It can be expensive to book a family holiday these days, but there are some great deals available if you take some time to research and compare. Before you start looking at holidays and destinations, you should budget and work out how much you can afford to spend. Make sure you also consider the fact that you will need spending money while there.


Family Holiday Destination

Another thing to bear in mind is that, while travelling might be exciting for little children, many will not fare well on a lengthy trip that takes hours and hours. If you have very young kids, you may want to find a destination that is suitable but not long-haul, as otherwise, you may have some very restless and grumpy children on your hands. If you’re based in the UK, there are lots of great options on your doorstep, so you really don’t have to travel far if you don’t want to. Family holidays in Kent can be fantastic options if you don’t want to leave the country. If you are travelling by car, you may be able to travel further because you can stop off for regular breaks and make it into a road trip. However, if you are going abroad and need to fly, a shorter trip may be the best choice.

Kids Entertainment

Family Holiday

Naturally, you want to be able to relax while you are away, but you also want to ensure the kids have plenty to keep them entertained. With this in mind, make sure you check and see what sorts of activities and entertainment are available for kids, as this will keep them entertained and occupied during the break. Making sure there are lots of entertainment options will also help to add to the experience your child has while on the holiday.

By taking the above points into consideration, you will be better equipped to make an informed choice on the best destination for you. You can then enjoy a great holiday that both parents and children will love. 

Family Holiday Destination


  • Claire – The ladybirds adventures

    October 10 at 10:28 am

    I look forward to holidays so much. Child friendly and good location are top of my list

    1. Sabina Green

      October 10 at 9:04 pm

      They are such a welcome break from everyday life, it’s great to get everyone away from school, work etc.


    October 10 at 11:59 am

    I like to make sure there is something for everyone going. We love places with kids clubs. The kids don’t always join in but they have the option and they love it when there are arts and crafts activities.

    1. Sabina Green

      October 10 at 9:07 pm

      I think that’s definitely the way to plan a family holiday.

  • motherhoodtherealdeal

    October 10 at 1:37 pm

    Distance is always a big factor for us as well as cost – if you have to fly too long or flights cost too much then that usually means a destination is out of the equation for us.

    1. Sabina Green

      October 10 at 9:14 pm

      Yes, that is often one of the biggest deciding factors for us, as a family of 6 we really need to plan our holidays well.

  • forkwardthinkingfoodinista

    October 11 at 2:35 pm

    You are so right, it is important to look at travel times, cost and whats on offer to keep the kids and family busy xx

    1. Sabina Green

      October 14 at 10:39 pm

      With great planning, you can have a holiday memorable for all the right reasons x

  • Cath – Passports and Adventures

    October 11 at 7:53 pm

    Holidays are a big factor in our yearly plans. We love travelling and distance, thankfully, doesn’t faze our son, probably because he’s been travelling to all sorts of places since he was 4 months old.

    1. Sabina Green

      October 14 at 10:38 pm

      Your son is so lucky, he must have seen so much of the world x

  • Kara (@ChelseaMamma)

    October 12 at 2:12 pm

    We are on countdown to our next holiday and I cannot wait

    1. Sabina Green

      October 14 at 10:37 pm

      So exciting, I hope you have a wonderful time.

  • m1ssingsleep

    October 13 at 10:10 pm

    We don’t tend to factor in distance if its somewhere we really want to go, but cost and entertainment value are definite deal breakers!

    1. Sabina Green

      October 15 at 8:43 pm

      As a family of 6, the cost is always our biggest deal-breaker.

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