Travelling as a family may be a really interesting activity if it is planned in advance, and also it allows children to discover new places and get to know cultures and traditions different to their own. There are different types of tourism available with activities for all tastes and interests and for all type of families: active tourism, sports and ecologic tourism, rural tourism… But if you want to enjoy ideal holidays in which everything turns out fine, you need to take into account different aspects.
First of all, it is vital to choose a hotel for families with services which make the stay comfortable for adults and children: miniclub service, children’s menus, entertainment team and children’s activities, swimming pool for adults and children… There are a lot of destinations where we will find these type of services and rooms with independent areas for the whole family, but the real challenge is to get all these amenities at a competitive price and in a destination with good communications or with a car or bike rental service to visit the city.
If we are travelling with babies, the previous organisation will be an essential step for our holidays to be a success, as the child needs a lot of attentions. If you are travelling to a sun & beach destination, it is essential that you bring sun block and that you protect the baby during the hottest hours. If you have chosen a cold destination, remember to take enough warm clothing for the child. Finally, you need to contact the accommodation to check the family services at your disposal and to request all you need during your stay: cots in the room, food for babies -you need to request formula milk in advance- or even primary health care in case of emergency.