Family holidays have rarely felt more appealing. 2020’s lockdowns, tiers and attempts at home-schooling might well have taken their toll on family life at home; the escapist, restorative promise of a holiday has never seemed more appealing than now.
It’s time to reconnect somewhere different, to create some new memories, and to regain some fresh balance. And as extended families start to get together for the first time in months, what better place to re-unite than on holiday?
But what makes the perfect family holiday, depends on what sort of family you are, and making the right arrangements to fit to you. There are families with young children, families with older children and teens, single parent families and some blended families which cover vast age ranges. Celebratory multi-generational holidays are not uncommon, and skip generation holidays, where grandchildren and grandparents get a chance to share quality time in a new setting without mum or dad around. You’re own private pool may be a pre-requisite. Whatever’s on your list, Classic Collection Holidays, you’ll get the best advice on hotel and flight options, and even the basics (but often overlooked) like being seated together on the plane, will be automatically arranged.
Family Holidays With Older Children
Space makes the perfect teenage holiday. A chance to be away from younger siblings and parents, but close enough to join in when the mood takes. Larger properties or villas are ideal, especially if they’re bringing a best friend along. Cater for their interests: sports, watersports and team activities, where they can meet people their own age and learn something new. Try the bungalows and sports academies of Forte Village, Sardinia.
Ikos Dassia, Corfu
Multi-generational Family Holidays
When you’re choosing a holiday for the wider family, you want something everyone will enjoy. Luxury for the elders in the party, and action for the younger members. Go for all inclusive so that spending isn’t an issue. For an unforgettable, bring all the family, escape try the excellent all-inclusive holidays at Ikos Dassia.
Hillside Beach Club, Turkey
For Younger Families
Sun, sand and messing about in the water, whether that’s the sea or a pool, are the order of the day for younger family holidays. Hillside Beach Club’s pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters are a heavenly backdrop for the ultimate family holiday. Whatever your age, days at Hillside revolve around only one thing, feeling good. A time to create cherished memories of your first holidays as a family.
Sani Resorts, Greece
Single Parent Holidays
If it really is just you and your child or children, you’ll need all the help you can get. At Sani Resorts a complete range of high-end baby equipment and essential supplies means there’s no need to pack a stroller or bottle sterilizer. There are Babewatch services on the beach for peace of mind, Ofsted- standard kids’ clubs to free up days for the both of you, and cinema, musicals and theatre for you to bond over in the evening.
Vila Vita Parc, Algarve
Skip Generation Holidays
The ultimate in skip generation holidays try the Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa in the Algarve. Elders can appreciate Michelin-starred dining, the superb Vila Vita Spa by Sisley Paris and the surrounding area of Porches. Back at the hotel, Annabella’s Kids’ Park caters for children from 4 to 11, and the Vital Teen Wellness programme is designed for youngsters aged from 12 to 18, with daily or weekly activities focussed on mental, physical, emotional and nutritional wellbeing. It’s the perfect location for the oldest and youngest members of your extended family to bond. Accommodation ranges from superb rooms and suites to spacious villas with butler and private pools.
Family Safari, Madikwe, South Africa
Luxury Family Adventures
For a really special family holiday of a lifetime a South African safari can create unforgettable memories. There’s little or no jet-lag and the region is famous for its malaria-free game reserves and conservation areas such as Madikwe – a wonderful bonus for families with younger children. There are also family-friendly activities to keep children entertained: penguins to see, an aquarium to visit, treetop walks, and butterflies and reptiles to study.
At Classic Collection Holidays we’ll demonstrate our 30 years of experience in helping you plan the perfect family trip without compromising on luxury. We feature appealing hotels and hotel villas offering an excellent range of family facilities: supervised children’s clubs, babysitting services, and great gastronomy choices for all ages. We’ll make sure you travel together on the flight and include luggage and private transfers. And we’ll do our utmost to guarantee family or interconnecting rooms and suites at the time of booking.