Preparing For a Seaside Vacation With Kids

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For the past couple of years, many of us cancelled and rescheduled getaways as a direct result of the pandemic. However, now that restrictions are being reeled back in, many of us are considering family travel.

One option that’s always popular with families is a seaside vacation.

Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider this type of trip and how to make the most of it!

Why Consider a beach trip?

If you live in the city or the countryside, a seaside vacation offers a great change of scenery for your little ones without necessarily having to travel to the otherside of the world. Sure, overseas holidays can be fun and you can create lasting memories on them, but staying closer to home tends to be much lower cost and more manageable.

You don’t have to worry about passports, visas, security, long flights, boats or anything else. Instead, you can just jump in the car or on the train with your luggage and stop off at your chosen destination.

Seaside Accommodation Options

There are a number of different types of accommodation you can typically choose from on a seaside vacation. The best for you and your family will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Apart from traditional hotels, some options include:

  • Caravan park – caravan parks will provide you with a caravan to stay in, which means you’ll benefit from comfortable beds, basic kitchen facilities, your own toilet and shower. They also tend to have on-site entertainment options for kids, such as kids clubs, evening discos, magicians and more.
  • Camping – camping is another great option. You and your family get to immerse yourselves in the outdoors. It is recommended, however, that you use a proper, family-friendly campsite rather than heading out into the wilderness. It’s much safer and you get home comforts such as electrical ports, as well as working toilets and showers.
  • B&Bs – many seaside towns have a host of affordable hotels and B&Bs to choose from. This provides a home away from home in closer proximity to the seafront.

Family Activities At The Beach

So what can your little ones look forward to while you’re away? It’s a good idea to plan activities ahead of time, as this will help you to organise your time and keep your little ones occupied. Some good options include:

  • Sandcastles – most kids enjoy building their own sandcastles on the beach. Pick up buckets, spades and little flags to place on top.
  • Rockpooling – most beaches have small rockpools to explore. If you’re heading somewhere with more sealife and your children can swim well, you may also want to invest in a full face snorkel mask for more exploration and adventure.
  • Tourist attractions – look up popular tourist attractions in the area. Many locations will have amusement parks, arcades, kid-friendly museums and more to visit.

As you can see, a seaside vacation could be just what your family needs. Hopefully, some of the advice above will help you to plan an ideal trip for everyone!

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