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We were asked by FloridaTix to share what makes a perfect family holiday for us. So far we have only holidayed in the UK, have never taken the children abroad, but we have had as many family breaks as possible over the last couple of years so I think we have got our family holiday formula pretty much worked out now.

First, we need dedicated family time. The whole of the children’s waking hours whilst on holiday is dedicated to them and the four of us being together. No work or distractions just making memories and having quality family time.

Our Formula for a Perfect Family Holiday

We also make sure that there’s swimming facilities. A holiday, as far as LP is concerned, is not a holiday unless it involves swimming and we’re happy to indulge too! Along with this there needs to be other activities for the children to enjoy – an adventure playground, soft play or anything else they can do to pass an hour or two.

Our Formula for a Perfect Family Holiday

Holidays are always better when there are things to see and places to go. We love visiting new places and choose ones that have a lot of history, are near a beach or have tourist attractions nearby. Rather than spend every day in the resort it’s nice to get out and about and see a bit of the place we have chosen to visit.

Lastly, we love to have food and drink accessible at all times and to have to do as little housework as possible – this is why our next holiday will be somewhere all inclusive abroad. Not having to cook and having a selection of food for the children to choose from and not having to pay extra for it is a huge bonus when we go away.

Our Formula for a Perfect Family Holiday

So there you have it, our formula for a perfect family break. What would be your criteria when looking for a holiday?

Our Formula for a Perfect Family Holiday


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. I agree that it’s vital to have access for lots of things for the kids to do. I also think use of a car is important, it means that if you need to you can go a bit further afield for fun. Our kids are 3 and 1 and so we’re staying in the UK for the moment but it will be nice when we can take them abroad and show them some more of our favourite places

  2. We love our holidays as a family and enjoy breaks away in the UK as well as going abroad. Infact we have just returned from a week long break in the forest. As our children are 9 and nearly 13 our criteria is changing. We no longer need the soft plays and playgrounds, but we need wifi to keep the nearly teen happy. Obviously family time always comes first though. I would say a swimming pool nearby is always top of our list, as is plenty of things to do around where we are staying x

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