Now that the school summer holidays are in sight, family’s up and down the country will start planning their next trip away. Whether it’s overseas or only a short drive away, planning these family holidays can be a nightmare. You need to choose somewhere that interests everyone while also staying within budget. But with so much choice on offer, it can be difficult to make the right decision. Thankfully, there are things you can do to make the process less stressful and easier to plan. Read through these holiday planning hacks to ensure you and your family have the time of your lives.

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Read reviews

Reading reviews is one of the best travel planning hacks a parent should know. From booking accommodation to finding child-friendly activities, reviews can help you make informed decisions. You can read through the reviews from experts and other tourists online to discover what a location, restaurant or hotel is really like. This valuable information can prevent you from visiting overpriced and unsuitable locations and attractions. This can save you both time and money which you can put to better use elsewhere. It can also help you plan your time away more effectively. Take a look at the reviews on this Meribel village guide or use review sites like Tripadvisor to help get you started. This should make it easier to determine the best destination for you and your family to visit.

Use apps

Instead of just using your smartphone for calls and texts, why not use it to help you plan your trip. There are thousands of apps that can help make light work of planning a family holiday. You can use them to plan a route or to find public transport at your destination. There are apps which allow you to book accommodation, attraction tickets and transportation. You can also download some apps onto your tablet to keep your kids entertained in the car or on the plane. These apps can make the planning process more convenient and less stressful as you can do it on the go. Visit your app store and start downloading useful apps like SkyScanner onto your phone or tablet.

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Get your kids involved

If you’re still unsure what activities to try while you are away, ask your children for their input. This can give you some fantastic ideas and make the planning process far easier. Give them a choice by showing them what activities and attractions are available at your chosen destination. They can then choose one or two options that they would be interested in experiencing while you are away. This is a simple but effective hack that not enough parents are using when they plan. Just make sure that all of the options you show them fit your budget and are age appropriate.

With these hacks to help you, planning a family summer holiday will be a breeze. You and your family can relax and unwind while also having plenty of fun together. So get planning today to give you all a fabulous holiday to look forward to.


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