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With half term approaching I can’t help but plan our next family adventure. There are so many places I want to explore with the kids. We all work hard and our holidays are a chance to kick back and relax and enjoy the opportunity to spend time together.
Planning travel with kids
The current situation means we will be staying in the UK this half term. This is fine by me as there are so many places I want to explore in the UK. Margate has been on our list for a while as we all love a trip to the seaside. York is another place we would love to explore for a city break. Although my husband and I have visited Wales and Scotland we have never taken the children to either place. There are so many possibilities!
I’m not really sure how we will pick the next place we want to visit. All I know is that we will be using a planning tool such as Omio to help us plan the perfect family holiday. Our wanderlust has been severely restricted over the last 18 months and we are planning to travel further afield next year. My daughter announced she wanted to visit the Netherlands for Christmas which didn’t really surprise me as we have visited twice and she clearly has very happy memories of our travels.
Now the children are a little older it is easier to plan days out. They used to be able to spend hours playing on the beach but now they like to explore their interests when we are away. Big Brother loves to visit a museum whilst Little Sis can spend hours at a science centre doing hands on learning or at the climbing centre.
It is also a lovely thing to include your children in planning your travels. My kids are enthusiastic travellers and love to find out more about the country or place we are going to. We often borrow travel guides from the library so we can find out more about the place. We can also search for day trip, places to eat and anything fun or unusual such as graffiti tunnels or local delicacies.
Although I love flicking through a book my kids are usually the first to find a travel blog or websites which specialise in things to do with kids. My husband and I are big kids at heart and love to do anything kid-friendly to create special family memories. We don’t always manage to squeeze in as much as we want to do with two kids in tow – hello constant loo breaks and stopping for drinks – but our days out are always memorable!