If you ask your kids to choose a destination for the family holiday, research shows that most of them will say Walt Disney World. Located in Orlando, Florida, it really is the ultimate place for families. No matter if your children are toddlers or teens; there is plenty to keep them entertained. Fortunately, there is plenty also for the parents to see and do. Disney World resorts even have babysitting services so Mums and Dads can have some quality time to themselves. But once you’ve done that trip and bought every one in the household a pair of Mickey Mouse ears, where else in the world should you go?
Family fun comes in a myriad of forms. Introduce a new destination. Consider hiring a car or a camper and exploring a country like New Zealand or Australia via their roads and highways. It also presents a learning opportunity for the family, understanding the geography, culture and wildlife of the country visited. Children can get involved by studying destinations beforehand and then helping to create a travel itinerary. They can participate in other ways, too. If you’re going on holiday to France or Italy, the children can listen to French or Italian language CDs and pick up a few useful words and phrases for the trip.
No matter where you go, near or far, taking a family holiday is important. Today’s families are short on time and long on responsibilities that erode the amount of together time available. Holidays with the family help everyone reconnect outside their normal, daily routine, and most importantly, create memories that will mean so much in the years to come. Your Travel Counsellor understands the unique needs of families and can create a travel package that makes everyone happy.
Family Holiday Italy
Saturday 5th May 2012
Travel Counsellor: Douglas Hastings
After a long debate on where to holiday this year we decided Italy would be our choice. We chose to fly into Verona on a direct flight from Dublin and had a private taxi meet us. The transfer was a short 30 minute trip to our accommodation which was the Altomincino Family Park in Salizone in Peschiera del Garda. Travelling with my wife, my 18 month old son and a grandparent we decided on a Vivaldi accommodation type giving us three separate bedrooms, toilet and shower with a spacious kitchen living area.
The park itself is about 3 miles from Lake Garda which is easy to reach using the foot/cycle path along the Stunning Mincio River with its aqua water leading you into the Town of Peschiera . There are no cars allowed round the park so is great for families not having to worry about traffic and there are loads of play parks which were scattered throughout the different accommodations. They are all close to a selections of pools such as the baby pool, child pool with soft bottom and... view full story
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