Family Friendly Trips To Book In Advance

Published on: Dec 09, 2022
Renée Dyson
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Family holidays are undoubtedly the time to create lifelong memories. Whether your family are into immersing themselves in nature and exploring the great outdoors, or a bunch of adrenaline junkies who love nothing better than a day chasing thrills and spills at a water park.  That said, planning a family trip has far more considerations than jetting off on a couples escape or solo getaway. And that’s where we’re here to help. From curated tours with family-friendly jam-packed itineraries, to the best value kids stay and eat free deals, our travel experts have tried all of these (and more) with their own families. Here’s our round up of some of the best trips to plan ahead.

Florida Keys & Coast Motorhome Holiday

Jam-packed with world-famous theme parks and themed hotels, Florida has long been a family favourite holiday destination. But there’s more to the Sunshine State than death-defying roller coaster rides!  Families can indulge in both fun and relaxation, and this 12-night motorhome holiday showcases the diversity of the Sunshine State. With the freedom of your rented motorhome, you can tailor your itinerary to spend more time doing the things you enjoy most. Stay longer at Orlando's theme parks, lose track of time in the Florida Keys, or maybe you prefer to dedicate time to Florida’s Gulf coast or Atlantic beaches; it is entirely up to you. 

Kenyan Family Adventure

From hot air balloon rides over the Masai Mara, snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, or going in search of the Big Five, Kenya is with good reason the ultimate Safari destination. On this 10-night family adventure you’ll experience the perfect mix of adventure and leisure, all starting at the foot of the famous Kilimanjaro mountain. Discover incredible wildlife while on safari at Satao Camp, Amboseli and Tsavo West, and after a few days of thrilling game viewing; you'll get to relax and unwind with a week on the sunny coastline of Mombasa. This 10-night trip is perfect for families with older children seeking something a little different. 

Family Friendly Costa Rica

Kids of all ages will love this Central American delight. Described by Condé Nast Traveller as one big – and famously safe – playground for tropical adventures, kids of all ages will love this Central American delight. This 10-night trip takes you from the rainforest and volcanoes of central Costa Rica to the relaxing Pacific Coast. After your first night in San Jose, travel to Sarapiqui, stopping off at La Paz Waterfall Gardens en-route. Enjoy a leisurely float down the Sarapiqui River to spot an abundance of wildlife including the 145 species of frog. Afterwards, continue to Arenal and explore the national park. The trip ends in the laid back town of Manuel Antonio where the whole family can enjoy a few days relaxing on the beach or exploring the nearby national park.

Thailand Adventure Multi-Centre Trip & Songkran

Get under the skin of our most popular South-Eastern destination on a 10-night multi-centre trip exploring the jungle, beach and city. Our Thailand Adventure trip is a fantastic holiday for families with elder children visiting Thailand for the first time, or just wanting to see more, for less. Starting in the cosmopolitan capital, Bangkok, you'll experience 3 days of buzzing city before heading to Khao Sok National Park for a stay at the luxury tented Elephant Hills where you'll feed, wash and interact with these gentle giants. Spend the remainder of your holiday at the beachfront Khaolak Merlin Resort, located among lush gardens with breathtaking ocean vistas. For a truly memorable experience, and one to plan ahead for, coincide your trip with Songkran - Thailand's take on celebrating Lunar New Year! The festival is celebrated between 13th - 15th April, and it’s a great time to experience a more authentic side of Thailand - parades, dancing and an abundance of family friendly entertainment come as standard. 


Hotels We Recommend Booking In Advance

Ikos Porto Petro, Mallorca, Spain

Set to open mid June 2023, this five star getaway is sure to sell out fast. Sat on a kilometre of pristine beach, the resort blends together contemporary decor with a Mallorcan feel. Families can enjoy five on site restaurants, as well as local flavours as part of the Dine Around experience. Spend days lounging around the five pools or enjoying a range of water sports, whilst children can enjoy the supervised clubs on offer, complete with bespoke activities, sports and games. 

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

What better place for a family friendly getaway than Dubai? With an abundance of activities that are bound to provide endless fun for the whole family, it’s the perfect place to enjoy some much needed quality time. Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a five star location that’s incredibly popular with families thanks to its complementary kids club, unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark and ideal location for exploring the best that Dubai has to offer. 

Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, Saint Lucia

Positioned on a stunning stretch of sandy beach, and conveniently close to the Airport, Coconut Bay Resort & Spa delivers a quintessential Caribbean escape for all ages. Exceptionally good value with an excellent All Inclusive plan that covers dining, drinks and entertainment, the resort has two distinct sides: Splash that’s fun for all the family and Harmony, which is exclusively for adults.  Regardless of which you stay in you’ll be able to take part in an extensive daily programme of activities from watersports and fitness classes to slides and a lazy river at the on-site waterpark. Plus, they have fantastic babysitting services too, so adults can relax knowing the kids are kept entertained evening or night.

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