Luxury travel with the kids in tow

Well, after ten months away from my desk on maternity leave I have returned to work a changed woman. Well, changed in the way I am now looking at holidays that is.

As a new Mum, my focus has moved away from the romantic island getaways I have previously favoured to something firmly focused on family getaways, and believe me, I am already starting to think about our first trip away from this dreary British weather!

Travelling anywhere with a young baby or child can be exhausting, which is why so many people favour breaks in the UK. But with a bit of imagination and careful planning you can still enjoy a sunshine-filled escape for the whole family that doesn’t leave you frazzled and in need of another holiday when you get home!

Short flight times are often considered a must for young families, so why not consider a European trip to Cyprus? Anassa Hotel in Paphos is a fantastic option, with an abundance of facilities including a beachfront location with plenty of available activities, restaurants with special children’s menus, and extra special inclusions such as a dedicated crèche and babysitting service, allowing the adults to continue their holiday into the evening!

For those who dare to travel a little further, and whose children are excited buy the prospect of a long flight watching an abundance of films on their seat back TVs, the Middle East is a great option. Combining glorious weather with an incredible amount to see and do, you ought to find that children of all ages will be kept happy all day long.

A firm family favourite is Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai, which features an amazing 1.4km family-friendly beach. Aquaventure water theme park, The Lost Chambers and Dolphin Bay are just a few of the daytime pastimes available, while the famous Atlantis Kids Club means hours of fun for those tireless little ones. For those youngsters who feel too grown up for ‘that sort of thing’ while on holiday can benefit from Club Rush, where they can hang out with other teenagers, enjoy non-alcoholic drinks, chill out in front of big screen movies and listen to music to their heart’s content.

There are many more opportunities to get away and enjoy a well deserved break even if your imagination is lacking in a bit of spark thanks to those kids screaming in your ears.

If you research a little you can always find that perfect hotel to cater for your needs, and you don’t always have to forego luxury in order to keep your younger ones happy.

Carole Booth is Commercial Director at Destinology.

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  1. Suzanne says:

    Dubai sounds fantastic! Would love to travel there on holiday with the family right now (or maybe without ;) ), this awful weather is driving me mad!

  2. Christina says:

    It is so true that choosing holidays is so much more complicated when there are children involved. It is always essential to do you research on an area whether you are buying a holiday home or just visiting. Thanks for the article and congrats on the new addition to your family!

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