When it comes to planning family holidays, many parents (including myself) center their plans around their kids. This is mainly due to the fact that we want them to have an enjoyable time,  but it is also because we want to avoid boredom and bad moods at all costs. However, I think it’s important to remember that it is a family holiday, and so we should make sure everyone is catered for in the plans. It may sound like an impossible task right now, but after reading these ideas, I think you will agree that it is possible to plan a holiday that the whole family can enjoy.

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City break

City breaks are a great family-pleasing holiday idea. Most of the big and popular European cities cater well for kids of all ages. They offer a number of theme parks, museums, playgrounds and other exciting entertainment options. As well as keeping the kids happy, you’ll also get the chance to soak up the culture, architecture and history of some of the most beautiful cities of the worlds. When on a city break with my family, we always take a tour, whether by bus, bike or boat. It’s a great way to see the city and the kids really enjoy it too.

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Winter activity holiday

Holidays in the snow are also a great idea for a family break. Whether you head for the slopes or stay in a log cabin under the Northern Lights, there is something magic about a winter landscape that seems to capture everyone. Many ski resorts offer classes for children of all ages. This is a great way for them to learn a new skill and make new foreign friends. While they ski, you can carve up the slopes yourself. But if skiing isn’t your thing, enjoy relaxing in a hot tub or read a book by a log fire. And there are so many other activities you and your family can do on a winter holiday, from snowmobiling to dog sledding, so you are bound to have a holiday that everyone enjoys.

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Camping

Camping, whether you choose to do it in a glamorous or rustic fashion, is a great way for the family to spend a holiday together. The kids will love spending time in the great outdoors; spotting wildlife or playing sports. While you and your partner can enjoy relaxing and switching off from the pressures of modern life. Many campsites offer a range of organised entertainment for children, allowing you to have a bit of quiet time. As a family, you can go on lovely long walks together, prepare and cook meals and tell stories and play games around the campfire.

While it’s important to plan a holiday that your children will thoroughly enjoy, it’s also important to remember that it is a family holiday. I hope this post has proven to you that there are plenty of options for a holiday that pleases the entire family. Happy holidays!