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Family safety comes first during the holiday

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 Family safety comes first during the holiday (Photo: iStock)

As you make your holiday plans for you and your family, always remember that safety is the number one priority, not just the fun

Here are some tips for you:

Children-friendly amenities

A family-friendly holiday space should be a haven for both parents and children. Look for accommodations that offer kid-friendly amenities such as play areas, pools with shallow sections and perhaps even supervised activities or childcare services. These features can transform a vacation into a delight for every member of the family.

Spacious accommodations

A cramped space can quickly turn a dream vacation into a logistical challenge. Prioritize accommodations that provide spacious rooms or suites, allowing your family to unwind comfortably after a day of exploration. Consider options with interconnected rooms for added convenience. An Airbnb could also offer a great alternative where you and the children can stay in a villa for a few days and at a much lower cost than if it were at a five-star hotel.

Safety

Safety is paramount when travelling with the family. Ensure the chosen space is in a safe location and equipped with safety features such as childproofed rooms, secure play areas and lifeguards for any water-based activities. Check online reviews or contact the establishment directly to inquire about their safety protocols. Do not make assumptions.

Activities

Look for a holiday space that offers a variety of engaging activities for all ages. Whether it’s on-site entertainment, nature trails or family-oriented excursions, a range of activities ensures that every member of the family finds something to enjoy. A well-rounded itinerary can transform a holiday from pleasant to unforgettable. Before booking find out what the hotel has planned for the duration you shall be there.

Family dining options

Opt for accommodations that provide family-friendly dining options. This may include child-friendly menus, flexible dining hours and the option for dining in the room. A diverse culinary experience ensures that even the pickiest eaters in the family can find something to savour.

Proximity to family attractions

Consider the location of the holiday space about family-friendly attractions. Whether it’s theme parks, museums or natural wonders, proximity can save valuable travel time and ensure that your family spends more time enjoying the destination and less time commuting.

Other Details to Factor In

Reviews and recommendations

 Before finalising your choice, delve into online reviews and recommendations from fellow travellers especially those who have ventured on family vacations. Real-life experiences can provide insights into the suitability of the holiday space for your family’s needs.

Budget

 While it’s tempting to focus solely on the amenities, don’t forget about your budget. Many family-friendly holiday spaces offer packages or discounts for children thus making it feasible to enjoy a fantastic getaway without breaking the bank. Take advantage of those offers during the holidays.

Flexible booking policies

 Family plans can sometimes be subject to unexpected changes. Opt for holiday spaces with flexible booking policies allowing you to adjust dates or cancel, if necessary, without incurring any hefty penalties.

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