Taking Children on Holiday

Sep 27, 2012, 07:00 ET from Direct Holidays

LONDON, September 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The school bells are set to ring again to mark the start of the new term so it is time to start thinking of a quick break to take the kids on, or time to start planning for the half-term holidays.

A poll by T-mobile(1) recently showed how we Brits love to boast about a good break away, with 60 per cent admitting to logging on to social networking sites to make others jealous with holiday snaps. And goodness knows there's a lot to be envious about, what with all the cheap holiday deals available - so start updating your plans straightaway.

Living history

Fun and relaxation are top priorities when you head off on your break, and some destinations combine downtime with a little bit of learning - which can interest both grown-ups and children. Egypt is a great example of this, and even the cream of Hollywood are in agreement! For according to Opodo(2), 'A' list parents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were spotted holidaying here recently. If you do choose to follow in their glittery footsteps then you can check out lots of different attractions, from the soaring Cairo Tower, to the Egyptian Museum, and not forgetting all the amusements and rides at Qanatar.

Big kids, little kids

Florida holidays are the ultimate breaks for kids - and there's plenty for the adults to enjoy too. Attractions in the resort feature dedicated rides and amusements for all age groups, like Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure and Magic Kingdom Park. If you fancy giving yourself a rest from being tossed about and jostled by thrilling roller coaster rides, then Florida's beaches and the wildlife-rich Everglades prove to be the perfect places to relax.

Best of the Med 

Cheap all inclusive Family holidays usually have great weather, award-worthy beaches, amenities for all, and a high affordability factor. The crystal coves of Majorca come alive in busy resorts like Magaluf, where kids can watch fun performances like the Pirates Adventure Show. Whether you visit Majorca, Menorca or Ibiza, you can check out water parks, aquariums, and lots of different attractions and amusements. Beyond the Med, Portugal has topped a Post Office(3) list of best-value hotspots, making it another ideal location for cheap holidays abroad.

Budget in Bulgaria

Another location the Post Office identified as offering great value for money is Bulgaria. It's become a well-known skiing destination, but there is much more to the country than the pistes! In fact there's dolphin shows for animal lovers, amusement parks and child-friendly resorts scattered all along the Black Sea coast.  


1. http://t-mobilenewscentre.co.uk/boasting-brits-abroad/

2. http://news.opodo.co.uk/NewsDetails/2012-06-28/Egypt_welcomes_Brad_Pitt_and_Angelina_Jolie

3. http://www.postoffice.co.uk/find-out-more/about-us/post-office-media-centre/news-releases-2012/holidaymakers-changing-places-can

SOURCE Direct Holidays