If you were planning a summer holiday for your family, it would be pretty easy. You instantly know some of the best destinations for a family holiday in the sun. There are the Spanish islands like Menorca and Mallorca, there’s Italy, France, and so on. But, if you wanted a winter getaway, your knowledge is probably more limited. Most families go abroad during the summer holidays, but there’s no reason you can’t have some fun in the winter!
Staying on topic, today’s post will list some of the best winter holiday destinations for the whole family:
Finland is right up there as a must-visit place for families in winter – particularly close to Christmas. Why? Because it’s home to Lapland, which is where Santa Claus lives. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for your children to enjoy. They get to see real reindeer and will get to visit Santa himself. It’s genuinely a very magical place, and they will love all of the snow as well. Finland also happens to be extremely beautiful, but your kids won’t care about that. That’s something for the adults to concern themselves with while the little ones go crazy for all that Lapland has to offer.
I strongly recommend France as a winter holiday destination for two main reasons. In the southeast of France, where it borders Italy, you have the French Alps. Here, you and your family can book a luxury ski chalet and enjoy a holiday on the slopes. If you’ve never skied before, it doesn’t matter – all ski resorts have beginner hills to hone your skills. Who knows, this could be the holiday that sparks a yearly skiing tradition in your family! Just make sure you wrap up warm and tick everything off your skiing packing list.
Of course, France is also home to Disneyland. It can be very expensive in the winter, particularly around Christmas time. But, if you can afford to go for a few days, it’s well worth it. Again, this one is mainly for your kids as they will go crazy with delight at seeing all their favourite Disney characters. To be honest, a lot of the rides are pretty fun for adults, so you’ll enjoy yourself too!
Plus if you are near Paris anyway around the festive period, then make sure you visit this gorgeous city and one of the top places for visiting some of the best Christmas markets in Europe.
Fancy something a little different from the cold this winter? Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, meaning it has summer when we have winter. This means you can enjoy a summer holiday…in the winter. It’s a funny one to get your head around, and you’ll feel weird for the first couple of days as you adjust to winter with 30-degree heat! Still, it’s a decent option if you do want to catch some sun during the darker months of the year. It’s a bit of a trek, so it might not be a good idea if your children aren’t great with flights.
However, if you brave the odds and do travel with your young ones in tow, try out accommodation at www.thecrestbyronbay.com.au. Australia is a holiday destination for many tourists and vacationers, providing you with several accommodation options. There’s nothing to stress over because there are several housing units to host you and your family. All you need to do is plan ahead of time. Remember that Australia’s winter isn’t as cold as the UK’s, so you can enjoy your beach villa while on a family holiday.
Why restrict your family holidays to summertime? Here are three brilliant ideas for a winter holiday that everyone can enjoy. Say hello to Santa in Finland, go skiing or enjoy some fun with Mickey and friends in France, or have Christmas on the beach in Australia!