08 May

Planning a family holiday to Devon

A holiday in the UK is going to be the choice of many people this year so when we can all go on holiday again Devon is certainly a destination that should be on your list to visit. For some Devon is simply a county that is passed through on route to Cornwall, but it has many wonderful places to see from the rugged coastline of north Devon to the beautiful beaches on the south coast.

To get the best out of your holiday to Devon it is a good idea to have a two centre stay so that you get to experience the best it can offer. The historic towns of Lynton and Lynmouth is a splendid place to start especially if you like walking. The West Lyn and East Lyn rivers converge here and a beautiful walk along these rivers is a must for every visitor as is a ride on the cliff railway which links the two towns.

On the south coast of Devon, you will find the English Riviera so called because of its mild climate and therefore its abundance of tropical plants. The beautiful sandy beaches make this a popular tourist destination along with its delicious cream teas.

12 Apr

Is it possible to have a relaxing city break?

Choosing a city break for your holiday may not at first conjure up visions of a chilled out stay in luxurious surroundings but it is possible to achieve the relaxing break you desire whilst also reaping the benefits that staying in a city affords.

Most modern European cities have a wealth of indulgent spa hotels for you to sample with many offering swimming pools alongside the usual spa facilities that we expect such as saunas and steam rooms. Beauty and relaxation treatments can be booked in advance at a time that is convenient to you and couples’ treatments mean that you and your partner can share the experience.

The dining options at these luxurious hotels are second to none and range from a la carte dining experiences to less formal dining choices.

The accommodation that is available in high class city hotels is both comfortable and stylish giving you the option of relaxing in your room after a sightseeing excursion taking advantage of room service if required.

The beauty of a city break in a spa hotel is that should you wish to explore the city or watch a show this option is available to you giving you the best of both worlds.

11 Mar

Disney World Florida – perfect location for a holiday

Although a holiday may not be top of your priority list at the moment with the recent outbreaks of the virus going around the world, it doesn’t mean you cannot plan for the future.

Disney World in Florida is the perfect location for a family holiday. It is a must for those Disney loving kids and big kids but due to the cost of it, it may be something that you can only do once. As it is in Florida, you not only have to consider the cost of the park and accommodation but also the flights that can cost thousands of pounds. The flight times for the UK to America are also very long, so you may need to plan in advance what you are going to do to keep little ones entertained.

When you arrive at Disney World you will not be disappointed, there is so much to see and do (it really seems a magical place) that you really need at least a few days there. Your children will be mesmerised with the beautiful princess castle, favourite real-life characters and thrilling rides that Disney World has to offer.

Be sure to look out for vouchers and special discounted trips as you really can save a fortune. If you want something a little closer to home then you could opt for Disneyland Paris, which is more scaled down Disney theme park.

15 Feb

Holidays on the east coast of Zakynthos

A holiday to the Greek island of Zakynthos, or Zante as it is sometimes called, is an excellent way to experience the laid-back atmosphere of the Greek way of life.

Along the east coast there are a variety of resorts ranging from the vibrant resort of Tsilivi with its water parks that can be enjoyed in the day time and its bars, pubs and clubs in the evening to the quieter resorts such as Alykanas with its gently sloping sandy beaches and plenty of family friendly hotels and restaurants offering a wide choice of meals to suit every taste.

To get the most out of your stay in this area it is a good idea to hire either a scooter or quad bike if you are holidaying as a couple or a car if you have the family with you as this will enable you to explore the area fully. A trip into the mountains is recommended where you will be able to experience the magnificent views and may even come across one of the village tavernas where you can sample some of the local food at a very reasonable price.

A stay in the small picturesque village of Amoudi is a must if you are holidaying in this area especially if you are wanting small isolated beaches and lush olive groves.

20 Jan

Making memories whilst on holiday

If you are fortunate enough to have a holiday away with your family this year see it as a time to make memories that you and your children can think of during the grey winter months when holidays seem a long way off.

Making memories doesn’t need to cost a fortune as often the simplest activities mean more than expensive ones. An evening on the beach building a fire from driftwood and cooking sausages or toasting marshmallows costs very little and yet will stay in your children’s memories when you return home.

Collecting shells and pebbles from the shore then making a picture with the treasures is a wonderful way to remember a beach visit. Most children love building sandcastles so a team sandcastle building competition between siblings and friends is great fun.

Should you be holidaying in a town or city making a scrapbook is an inexpensive way of recording places visited and can be supplemented with tickets and leaflets of attractions visited. Children enjoy using a simple map and challenging them to find a destination is a fun way to engage them in the day’s activities. Photographs taken by the children and printed off at home can be included to remind them of their adventures.