This year saw us go away on our first family holiday abroad as a family of four, which was one of the highlights of our year. Seeing the twins faces as we took off to fly abroad was magical. So much so, that we have also just recently booked another one too! We cannot wait to go to Greece in early October and enjoy some more R&R. You cannot beat the sunshine, amazing food and watching the children play happily together in the waves of the blue sea.
But planning a holiday, flying and travelling with two small children is not as easy as it sounds. It isn’t the same experience we used to have when it was just Hubby and I; where we would get a last minute deal and pack for our holidays the night before. However, if you do a little planning and homework before you go you can turn a family holiday into the most amazing vacation.
Here are 5 considerations for a family holiday:
1/ Search for a deal
If you’re stuck to the school holidays then planning early and in advance can save you money on your holiday, because holidays can add up. Some tour operators even offer child-free places if you book early. If however, (like us), you can go anytime of the year then you can select from many superb deals.
The twins were Okay on our flights but they got bored towards the end of the 4-hour journey. The iPads kept them fairly entertained and Lottie really enjoyed stickers and colouring. We also took plenty of snacks.
3/ The right accommodation
For me this is the key to a super holiday, so definitely carefully select your accommodation because it makes a big difference when you have little ones. Having separate bedrooms means everyone gets more sleep and also having a living area is also ideal for letting the children relax and play indoors too.
I’d recommend selecting a company such as Muchosol who has 12 years of experience offering over 20,000 houses and apartments in the best holiday destinations around the world. They only put accommodation that are 100% verified and managed by professionals on market, ensuring a problem-free holiday. Their accommodation can feature a private pool, garden, kitchen, privacy etc which is ideal for families who are travelling abroad with children.
See below a collection of photos of some of their Spanish properties.
It is really important to check the passports of everyone in the family well in advance so that you have plenty of time to sort out any issues. We applied for the twins first passports a few months before our holiday and they arrived in good time!
5/ Have fun
Although travelling can be fairly stressful with young children, holidays come and go so quickly that it really is important to savour every moment! By planning well in advance, being organised, finding the right accommodation and making sure you have everything you need – will make for a great stay! And help towards making those amazing family memories.
Love, Jess x
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