Family Holidays from Tots to Teens | The Momma Diaries

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Family Holidays from Tots to Teens

When you have children of different ages it can be hard to find family holidays to suit every member, from the smallest to the tallest. Here are some ideas for what to look for, for different ages groups, to help you build your perfect family break:


The tiniest tots will love spending time with mum and dad. Look for shallow splash pools, safe sands and simple activities and entertainment that will appeal to the very smallest members of your family. You could also look at resorts and hotels with nursery facilities where you can book your tot in for a free taster session to explore and play. This is a good way to ensure that little ones are out of the heat at the hottest part of the day, without being confined to a hotel room.


Small guests love playgrounds, splash pools, flumes and fun kids’ clubs where they can make friends with their own age group. If you’re looking abroad, larger hotel resorts will have all of these facilities – with some having their very own waterpark. For UK breaks, holiday parks are a safe bet for happy kids.


Active youngsters may want to get involved in sports activities, both on and off the beach. Maybe you can sign them up to tennis coaching or beach soccer to keep them out of mischief?


Teens are sure to want to get away from mum and dad in ‘teen clubs’ so don’t overlook this facility – a bored teenager is not an ingredient for a great family holiday! Bowling is also popular with teens – or you could encourage them to try something new, maybe watersports or an adrenalin sport such as a climbing wall or bungee rope freefall? It’ll give them something to brag about to their mates back home!

If your budget doesn’t stretch to the larger hotel resorts abroad, one affordable option to consider in the UK if you’ve got a range of ages to please is family holidays at Butlins as there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy. From the tiniest tots, to those hard to please teens, you can tailor your Butlins holiday to best suit the ages of the children in your group.

You can discover what’s on offer for yourself by booking a Butlins break – or win your stay with this Cushelle competition for a Butlins family holiday at the new Wave Hotel in Butlins, Bognor Regis.
Keeping everyone happy on family holidays can be a tough gig, but with a little time and attention to detail, it’s possible to have smiles all round this summer!

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