Posted on March 24 2017
Family holidays can be very exciting for everyone involved, enabling parents to explore somewhere new with their children. Sometimes, it can be fun for grandparents to join too as an additional treat, sharing the family fun. However, more often than not, planning these getaways can prove difficult and expensive.
For working parents, there is often large competition from other colleagues with children to have annual leave requests accepted during the school holiday period and even when this leave is granted, prices on travel, hotels and many holiday destinations rocket to unbelievable prices to meet this demand.
To combat this, many families are ‘breaking out of the mould’ by holidaying with grandparents, without a parent in sight!
The benefits of taking grandchildren on holiday without parents
While you love your bundles of joy very much, letting your children travel with grandparents gives you a day, a weekend or even a week to enjoy all to yourself, enabling you to undergo those projects or tasks that you’ve always been putting off. What’s more, ‘peak’ holiday times are no longer an issue, as grandparents can take children away without having to battle for annual leave requests!
Of course, practicalities aside, holidaying with grandparents gives your children the chance to bond and spend time with their elders – something which is invaluable to small children, all the way up their teens!
Types of holidays for grandparents travelling with children
Now you’re convinced, here are some great ideas for holidays that grandparents can enjoy with their grandchildren:
- Family resort abroad
For some easy-going fun in the sun, booking an all-inclusive resort abroad means that there is little to worry about, with only sun-filled entertainment and relaxation to enjoy! To make the journey even smoother, be sure to pack a Jetkids BedBox, keeping children comfortable while their essentials stay safe!
If children are young, grandfathers can teach their grandchildren top tips for building sandcastles while grandmothers relax in the pool with the older kids. Choosing a resort with a kids club or other activities means that if grandparents get tired, children will still be entertained, ready to share their excitement with the grandparents after the day is done.
- Self-catering UK breaks
This is a simple but fun way for grandchildren to spend quality time with their grandparents. Booking a cottage in a picturesque location that children have never visited before gives them the chance to ‘slow down’, listen to tales from grandma and granddad, and maybe even pick up some cooking tips every evening! Packing plenty of arts, crafts and stationary also means that any rainy evenings can be made fun with creative activities!
For those who like to experience nature, ‘gramping’ is a great option! Whether you choose a tent, holiday park or caravan, camping always provides plenty of entertainment, also giving grandparents a great opportunity to share their wisdom and camping tips and tricks, to be remembered for years to come. And with plenty of hikes and nature trails to explore, bringing a fun backpack is essential for all young outdoors explorers.
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