Family holidays are special times that children will remember for their entire lives. Have a look at our list of ways to keep the kids amused and create those special memories.
1) Family games.
Many self catering properties have an on site games room or provide a supply of board games. Challenge the kids to a game of pool or table tennis or spend an evening playing a variety of family games together.
2) Day trips.
Check out the area you are staying in before you go away. Find out what attractions are local to your accommodation. Plan day trips to nearby beaches or theme parks. It is a good idea to buy attraction tickets in advance to save money and you can take packed lunches to save a few pennies too.
3) Outdoor activities.
Find out about local parks or outdoor areas. Take along ball games for a family kick about. You could plan treasure hunts or print out identification sheets and get the kids to find plants, leaves or wildlife and tick them off their lists. Kids will love being outside and all the fresh air will wear them out too, leaving you to have a relaxing evening to yourself.
4) Go to the beach.
Kids will have so much fun spending the day at the beach. Build elaborate sandcastles and go for a paddle in the sea. Explore rockpools and teach them about marine life. Search for fossils and unique shaped pebbles, the perfect keepsake to remember their holiday.
Buy a scrapbook before you go away. Kids can keep a visual record of their holiday by saving attraction tickets, collecting leaves etc and collating their memories together in one place. This can be looked back on for many years to come.
Spending time together as a family is invaluable. What better way to do this than taking a self catering holiday together? www.theholidaycottages.co.uk is the ideal place to search for the perfect holiday accommodation for your family. Have a look at our website and book your next staycation today.
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