8 family holiday ideas to inspire your next holiday

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When you begin the exciting task of planning your family’s next holiday, it can be a little daunting. With all the usual considerations such as where to go, how long to stay, what type of accommodation to choose and of course, where can you get the best value for money, all swaying your options, it is no wonder! But that’s where we are here to help! The first step to booking your next holiday is to decide what type of holiday you and your family will enjoy. With 2023 fast approaching, we’re here to make the initial stages easy for you. In this blog post, we’re detailing 8 family holiday ideas to inspire your next holiday.

1. Sun Holidays

Sun holidays are adored by Irish holidaymakers and for good reason! They’re great value, we have a huge choice from Ireland and they’re all just a short flight away. Lanzarote and the Algarve are always incredibly popular with families as are the other Canary Islands, Majorca, Costa del Sol and Salou. If you’re looking for something a little different for your next family sun holiday, why not check out the Greek destinations of Rhodes and Halkidiki or perhaps Kusadasi in Turkey. For those wanting to explore and be culturally immersed on their sun holiday, Malta is another great option as is Sorrento in Italy.

2. Cruise Holidays

Cruise holidays have become a firm favourite for families because of the value they offer. When you book a cruise holiday, all of your meals and entertainment on board the ship is included in the cost of your holiday, allowing for less spending money when the time to travel comes. What makes cruising shine however is the huge focus that major cruise lines place on family entertainment. Most new ships are now built with families in mind and the facilities and amenities on onboard show the industries commitment to engaging families beyond just the kids club. Cruise lines know that the best family memories are made together and so a lot of new ships now feature everything from water slides and rock-climbing walls, to bumper cars and go karts. Even zip lining and surfing is possible on ships these days!

Cruise holidays also give your family the chance to be culturally immersed in a huge selection of destinations. Whether it be the historic cities of the Mediterranean, the picture perfect islands of the Caribbean or further afield. And, to add even more unique fun to your holiday, many cruise lines now own and operate their own private island experiences. You can read more about why cruise holidays are great for families here.

3. Camping Holidays

Camping holidays are all about convenience and family fun and when we talk camping, we are not talking tents! Camping resorts are fantastic and feature multiple pools, shops on-site, restaurants on-site and a huge selection of mobile home options to cater to various family sizes from small families, right up to very large families. Here at Click&Go, we offer campsite holidays throughout Spain and France, and we have handpicked a selection across these destinations that we believe are perfect for our customers. If you would love a great value holiday, with plenty of space in your accommodation as well as endless fun facilities for your little ones to enjoy on your doorstep, then a camping holiday may be for you! You can learn more about camping holidays here.

4. All-Inclusive Holidays

All-inclusive holidays provide great value for families, but they also take away a lot of pressures as well in terms of cooking and cleaning up while you are on your well deserved holiday. If you’re new to the idea of an all-inclusive getaway, they generally include all of your food, snacks and drinks in the cost of your holiday. Throughout all destinations, you will find a selection of accommodation options that offer an all-inclusive experience. As parents, we don’t get to relax often and having someone else take care of the cooking and cleaning is what makes all-inclusive holidays really appealing!

Another important point to note about this holiday type is that they don’t have to be expensive. In fact there are a lot of 3 star and 4 star all-inclusive options throughout all top destinations, as well plenty of five star options for those wanting a little more luxury. If you’re searching for an all-inclusive holiday on our website, you can filter your search results to include this holiday type which will help make the choosing process a little easier.

5. Disneyland Paris

Experience the magic of Disney through the eyes of your little ones on a holiday to Disneyland Paris. With spectacular parades, fireworks, character meet and greets and so much more, Disneyland Paris really is a wonderful family holiday destination. Its two theme parks, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park are also home to a huge array of rides varying from thrilling rollercoasters to more relaxed rides for the little ones.

The parks really bring the world of Disney to life and you will truly experience magic around every corner. When it comes to planning your trip, you can choose to stay in an official Disney Hotel or just a short shuttle drive away in one of our many hotels near Disney. The choice is endless, meaning we have something to suit every family. If you’d like to enjoy a day in Paris with your family during your trip, we can take care of this for you as well. Learn more about Disneyland Paris here.

6. Orlando Holidays

The theme park capital of the world sees thousands of Irish families flock to it every year and for good reason! Home to three major theme park groups, Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, there is fun to be had every day of your holiday in Orlando. Orlando also offers a huge array of family friendly fun outside of the parks with fantastic attractions located on International Drive and in the surrounding areas. Other popular must dos for families visiting Orlando include Kennedy Space Centre, LEGOLAND Florida and airboat rides through the local swamplands! If your family are seeking endless thrills and excitement, you can read more about Orlando here.

PS, for the ultimate Orlando holiday, we highly recommend adding on a cruise to the Bahamas or the Caribbean after your fun in the theme parks. Your feet and family will thank you for it!

7. Hotels with Waterparks

Did you know there are hotels that have waterparks as part of their amenities?! How exciting! If your little one’s love thrills on holidays, then choosing a hotel with a waterpark may be a great option for you. Some of our clients’ favourite hotels with onsite water parks include the 3* Club Mac in Alcudia Majorca, the 4* Playasol Aquapark & Spa in Costa de Almeria, the 4* Palmin Hotel in Turkey and the 3* Best Cap Salou in Salou. These hotels are all located in brilliant family friendly resorts and give you access to plenty of fun and thrills on your holiday.

8. Luxury Caribbean and Mexico Holidays

If you fancy something a little more luxurious for your next family holiday, then look no further than the Caribbean and Mexico! Holidays to Mexico and Caribbean islands such as the Dominican Republic can be extremely great value for money. Hotels in these destinations tend to be all inclusive and of a really high standard so you know you and your family will have the best time here. For families wishing to travel to this part of the world, we highly recommend Dreams Resorts. Dreams have spectacular hotels in both Mexico and the Dominican Republic as well as many other locations and they’re hugely focussed on families. Amazing food, amazing service, amazing amenities, stunning resorts and comfortable rooms, what’s not to love!

 Getting to Mexico and the Caribbean does require connecting flights but the journey is easy and always worth it. For an even more special experience, why not add on a few days in New York City or Orlando before heading down to relax and chill in the glorious Caribbean weather.

Why book your family holiday with Click&Go?

Here at Click&Go we make holidays easy for you. We offer the lowest booking deposit in Ireland with our €1 per person deposits on European holidays that include Aer Lingus flights and accommodation. We also offer low deposits with other airlines. But not only that, we make holiday payment easy for you as we offer flexible payment plans. When you book with us, you also have access to our fantastic team who are rated five stars on Trustpilot by over 6,000 of our valued customers and should you need anything before, during or after your holidays, we are here for you.

If you would like any more information on any of the above holiday types, visit our website here. Alternatively, why not give our experienced Travel Experts a call on 01-6995329. We are open seven days a week.  


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