With the summer holiday’s not that far away (about 12 weeks here) parents all over the country are turning their attention to where they should take their family away for a week or so of family time. Many look at visiting places abroad where nice weather is pretty much guaranteed but there are also more and more families who are shunning jetting off for a holiday closer to home.
Personally, for us as a family of 5 (6 when my stepson is staying with us) it is easier for us to holiday in the UK. This year we are hoping to have a holiday with all our boys but if we don’t manage it, we will certainly be booking something next year. Whether we fly off somewhere or stay in the UK remains to be seen but that hasn’t stopped me thinking about where we would stay if we holidayed here in the UK.
If like us, you are planning a holiday this summer or next here are a few family-friendly accommodation ideas for you to consider.
If you are going a way for a few days, a hotel is the perfect base. Everything is close to hand and if you use price comparison sites like Trivago or Booking.com you can usually save a small fortune on your stay.
A cottage / apartment
If you have a big family or planning on a longer holiday, self-catering accommodation like a cottage or an apartment is probably better suited for your needs. You can come and go as you please without worrying about being on a time schedule and have all your home comforts close to hand.
A caravan / lodge
Popular with families of all sizes and visitors of all ages caravan parks are a popular choice for many who holiday in the UK. Like a cottage or apartment, you have the freedom to come and go as you please and they are usually situated on parks or complexes that have great facilities and entertainment.
When we were younger, we went camping almost every year. We went to the Lake District and Scotland and other than the wet weather we loved it. Camping with smaller children can be a struggle but I think everyone needs to experience it once in their lives. For those who want to go camping but prefer a few home comforts staying in a yurt would be the perfect compromise. You can still stay in the great outdoors but have a few comforts too.
On the road
If you like to travel a lot having a home from home that you can take with you would great. Owning a caravan or motorhome would mean you have the freedom to go wherever you want both home and abroad. We are hoping to get our own motorhome in the not too distant future so we can travel all over the UK and Europe. We’d also love to hire an RV and travel in America.
*This is a collaborative post*