If you are hoping to take a holiday to France with your kids, it’s time to get a little bit savvy. As every parent will know, traveling becomes more expensive when you have children in tow since flight and hotel prices tend to go up dramatically during the summer holidays. This is where parents have decided to start looking for savvy new ideas to help them have an enjoyable and fun holiday as a family in France without having to break the bank. We’ve put together some great tips to help you have an affordable yet enjoyable French stay.
Use the Internet
Gone are the days of the only option for taking a family holiday being going to the travel agents and booking through them. These days, there are many different websites available where you can find great, cheap deals for family holidays in France. Sites such as Away with the Kids are also great for parents looking for a family-friendly holiday in France as they list only accommodation deals which welcome children and are suitable for kids and adults of all ages.
Ditch the Flights
Depending on where you live in the UK, driving or getting the ferry over to France rather than flying could work out a lot cheaper. Although the journey is a lot longer than taking a plane, it can be more enjoyable and comfortable for families. This is especially true if you have small children or babies and are worried about how they will be for their first time on a plane so young.
A family holiday to France with kids means that it’s never too early to start planning. The earlier you plan, the better the chance you will have of snagging better and cheaper deals on things such as accommodations, activities and transportation around the area of France where you are planning to stay. Planning early means that you have more time to shop around for money-off vouchers, 2-for-1 deals, and family deals that you can take advantage of during your family stay.
Make a Checklist
Even if you’ve been on a family holiday before and know what you should be taking, it’s a good idea to make a checklist.
as this means that it’s easier for you to get organized and make sure that you have remembered everything. When it comes to things such as buying holiday supplies and packing, the earlier you start, the better. Keeping a checklist of things ‘to do’ or ‘to pack’ will help you keep track of what you’ve done and what’s left to do, making the whole preparation experience one which is a lot easier and less stressful, without any rushing around to make sure everything is in order right at the last minute.
France can be a great destination for a family holiday, whether you’re planning to visit Disneyland Paris and enjoy the city or stay in a quieter area in the French countryside. Whichever you prefer, these tips will help you save money and enjoy yourself.