Easiest ever tips to make family holidays a breeze!

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Summer is such a magical time of year, and going on holiday gets everyone excited. Whatever your priorities – from entertaining lively kids to making sure you get a bit of me-time – you’ll want an unforgettable getaway and great deals to suit your budget. Ready to go? These handy holiday tips will help you all enjoy your best-ever break..

Choose a holiday designed for families

From the moment you arrive, you want to feel your cares drifting away and that relaxed vibe kicking in. That’s just what you’ll find on every TUI Family Life holiday. Why? Simply because families always come first, children of all ages have lots to do – and mums and dads can truly unwind. Bliss…

Find out what’s on

As soon as you arrive, take time to find out everything that’s on offer at your resort. Your holiday rep will be up to speed on all the activities and entertainments that’ll appeal to you and the kids, and give you the heads-up on popular sessions that might get booked up fast (anyone say mummy yoga?). And when you download the My Thomson App, you can plan the family’s day without even moving from your poolside sunlounger!

Help the kids to get active

Encourage the kids to try a new activity – and praise them to the skies when they succeed! There’s so much for them to discover. Older kids will love the team games @611 club, or getting on stage for the specially designed Step Up and Move classes. The TUI Family Life Bamse club is a great way for 3-5 year olds to enjoy games, treasure trails and fun like a Viking Adventure or a Fairytale Fantasy.

Learn to let go

Parent duty is pretty much a 24/7 job, so make the most of the TUI Family Life childcare and kids’ clubs. They’re brilliant fun, and also help you enjoy that all-important time off to enjoy together. If you’re new parents, you may not have left your baby before, but the staff have all been DBS checked and the BabyClub crèches are run by expertly qualified staff. They cost extra (well worth it), and they’re open six days a week for up to three two-hour sessions a day, as well as some evenings. So relax and remember – chilled parents are more fun.

Indulge in a holiday wardrobe

Don’t you slip into those holiday outfits feeling ever-so-slightly like a new you? Well, you can fit some extra sandals and glam beachwear into your case, as you won’t need to fill it up with a mountain of baby gear. At TUI Family Life resorts you can pre-hire all your babycare essentials like bottle warmers and sterilisers.

Be adventurous

Make your holiday a time for trying new things – like beach volleyball, or one of the amazing Les Mills open air exercise classes. You’ll feel so virtuous after a Sh’Bam workout that come dinnertime, you can enjoy that delicious pudding (or two) with a clear conscience…

Don’t worry about food!

Allergies, intolerances or other dietary needs? Don’t fret – they’re are all sorted at TUI Family Life, with menus to suit your family’s requirements and give you peace of mind. And if your kids need a little nudge to encourage them to eat healthy food, talk to the team about a TUI Family Life Healthy Eating Lanyard. It’s a fun way to record their achievements – and they’ll even get a special certificate presented on stage in the evening as a reward when they hit 10 stickers.

Make it a night to remember

Activities and fun don’t stop when the sun goes down – and on a TUI Family Life holiday there’s regular live entertainment with family shows and discos. Make sure your kids get their moment in the spotlight by having their picture taken with our Family Entertainers at the end of the main show – definitely one for the album of your best-ever holiday…

By Leonie Eastwood