Short breaks are perfect for breaking up the monotony of work/school and everything else. Apart from this, it can be such fun trying something new and exciting. Not only are short breaks over the weekend cheaper (being shorter than for example a full week away), they don't interfere with work (no need to use holiday hours off work if going away Friday night and being back on Sunday) or school/nursery.
By their very nature weekend breaks are short and sweet, perfect for little ones (and grown-ups) who after a few days away are ready to get back to their own beds and routines. A shorter break such as this is also handy if you haven't taken your child/children away solo before. Being in charge of little people away from home, somewhere unfamiliar and without your usual support network around you may be daunting however the benefits far outweigh the doubts and worries once you have a plan in place. We are here to help with that.
Weekend trips also offer a number of other benefits such as last minute deals (more affordable and great as a special treat) and if you decide to not go too far away, staying relatively local, you won't be looking at costly transport costs or waste too much time travelling.
Whether camping is your usual "thing" or next new adventure or you fancy a city break in the UK (with places such as Travelodge offering cheap per night accommodation this can be more affordable that you'd think) or even a quick flight abroad takes your fancy we are constantly adding a wealth of new information and guides on how to get the most out of your trip. All you need to decide is where you want to go and how much you want to spend. The rest falls into place fairly easy once you've got your head around what you need to organise and plan.
Happy mini holidays!
Getting away for the weekend can be the perfect way to unwind and reconnect with your children away from the stresses of daily life. Weekend trips are also great when children are very young or you don't fancy a long holiday away as the only adult in charge. Weekend trips are also usually cheaper and so being budget friendly are usually very popular. These are a few of our favourite child-friendly destinations:
Centre Parcs has five of its family-focused villages around the UK, opening the first, Sherwood Forest, in 1987. The other villages are: Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest, Whinfell Forest and Woburn Forest. The villages are set in amongst the trees, making you feel like you really are in a forest. The accommodation has everything you need and the use of the tropical pools with their fun slides is included in the price. A bit on the pricey side at first glance but definitely worth considering, if you really want to escape the real world.
Butlin’s first opened at Skegness in 1936 and from then on they have always been firmly set on providing family fun and entertainment. With resorts at Skegness, Minehead and Bognor Regis there’s still plenty of fun to be had at Butlin’s in 2015.
Haven have 35 holiday parks along the coast in England, Scotland and Wales, all offering a wide range of activities and entertainment for families, day or night. Offering short, three- or four-night breaks, Haven Parks will have something for everyone to enjoy. A great choice for a reasonably priced weekend away.