Family holidays can be a lot of fun, but that doesn’t mean that post-kids, all your trips have to be a family affair. While going away with the kids once a year can be nice, it’s also important to make time for you and your partner. When you’ve got young kids, family holidays are anything but relaxing. That’s why you also deserve to go on a break just the two of you. The type of break you go on is up to you; it’s just important that you get a little quality time together.
To help you plan a romantic and stress-free trip away, I’ve put together a few tips and tricks. Take these on board and you can ensure that the two of you have the most amazing time.
How long can you get away for?
The first thing that you need to work out is how long you can get away for. Obviously, you need to find someone who’s able to look after your little ones for you. Perhaps a family friendly or your parents would be a good idea? Whoever you get to watch your kids while you’re away, you need to find out how long they’re happy to have them for. You also need to take into account your children’s ages. Older children – five plus, you should be able to leave for up to a week. However, for younger kids, a week is probably too long – a long weekend is probably a better shout.
Is there somewhere you’ve always dreamed of going?
Once you’ve sorted who’s looking after the kids and know how long you have free, think about where you want to go. Perhaps there’s somewhere that you’ve always dreamed of visiting? Maybe Turkey has always called your name? Or, perhaps you’ve always loved the idea of seeing the Northern Lights? These types of unique holiday experiences are perfect for romantic trips, so make sure to consider them. Save the beach breaks for when you’re traveling with the kids and use your romantic getaway to go somewhere a little different.
Book accommodation that’s luxurious
For a romantic break, luxurious accommodation is a must. Look for hotels or villas that are as luxurious as possible. The good news is that if you’re smart about who you book through, luxury accommodation doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s just a case of shopping around to ensure that you get the best deal.
Spend your time doing adult things
The chances are that when you’re abroad with the kids, most of the time you’re doing things that you know they’ll enjoy. However, while you’re away with your partner, you’ve got an excuse to do adult things – make sure to take advantage of this. Spend your time walking around museums and art galleries, enjoy a champagne picnic at a local beauty spot, do some shopping. Do what makes you happy. Go for a romantic meal followed by a night on the town – do all the things that you can’t normally do.
Although you most probably enjoy going away with the kids, it’s also nice to have the chance to get away with your partner. You deserve a break, so take some time out to relax and unwind.