The easy way to holiday with toddlers

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Summer is here and that means one thing – it’s family holiday time! Whether you’re going on your first fly-and-flop beach break, or plan on an adventure-packed holiday, making sure the whole family has fun is easy when you book with TUI Family Life.

But don’t miss out by leaving your booking to the last minute. Here’s why the best time to choose could be right now…

1. Discover your dream holiday online

When you browse holidays, are you drawn to the Costa Del Sol’s sunshine? Or perhaps the Blue Flag beaches of Cyprus catch your eye? Maybe it’s all about which kids’ clubs and activities are on offer? There are great offers to suit your family and your budget – just search breaks by destination and the dates you want to go to bring up the best available offers. Quick and easy to do, it’s the stress-free way to narrow down the quest for your perfect holiday.

2. Get cheaper deals by holidaying off-peak

If your kids are still pre-schoolers, then lucky you for not being tied to taking your summer hols during peak season. It makes good sense to consider going on holiday during quieter months like May, June, September and October. This is when you’ll find even more choice and the best-value deals. Plus other families with babies and toddlers are likely to have the same idea, so there will be lots of like-minded people around.

3. Kids go free deals

Just imagine all the joys of a TUI Family Life holiday without having to pay for your kids. Yes, you read right – there are lots of kids-travel-free deals on holidays booked by two full fare-paying adults. So what are you waiting for? Get the deal you want, and a holiday they’ll never forget…

4. Hire equipment so you can travel light

It’s easy to pack too much when you’ve got kids to think about but hiring baby equipment before you go will make the travelling to and from your holiday so much easier. Everything from cots and strollers, to sterilisers and bottle warmers can be pre-arranged and ready waiting for you to arrive. Take full advantage of this parent perk!

5. Make time out for you

Most of the crèches offer evening sessions too (for an extra charge), so you have the option to go for an evening meal or night out as a couple, knowing your little one is being taken care of.

6. Enjoy parent and baby sessions

Baby and toddler groups are a great place to meet other mums with kids when you’re on holiday. With plenty of interactive play sessions on offer such as music, games and storytelling, your little one is bound to make some holiday friends too. To be sure of your place, email your hotel to book four weeks before you fly.

7. Organise kids’ play activities

Role-playing, dressing up and treasure trails are just some of the brilliant kids’ activities on offer, but it’s the themed Vikings Adventure and Fairy Tale Fantasy adventures that pre-schoolers will love the most. The Bamse Club runs both, for kids aged 3-5. Pre-book your place because with so much fun on offer, they’re very popular.

8. Take your pick of delicious food every day

Being cooked for is one of the best things about being on holiday. There’s a fabulous buffet restaurant offering a variety of family faves and authentic delicacies, plus a children’s section with simple, familiar foods they’ll tuck into without any fuss. Or you may prefer to go for sharing plates, where you can conveniently gather up food for all the family, rather than juggling plates or not eating together. There’s a tapas/meze restaurant for sharing-style dinners too. Family-sized rooms come with fridges too, which is handy for keeping fruit, milk or chilled water

9. Choose a family room everyone will love

TUI Family Life does everything possible to make things easier for your family on holiday. The accommodation is designed to keep you all cool and comfortable, whatever the weather. So all family rooms have air-conditioning, black-out curtains and plenty of space to relax. A balcony is a great option as you’ll have somewhere to chill out and enjoy a glass of something cold once the kids are asleep.

10. Take advantage of the crèche facilities

BabyClub créches are open six days a week, for up to 3 two-hour sessions a day, for an extra cost. With fully-trained childcare staff on hand to look after the kids whenever you need them, why not try an exercise class like BodyBalance, or simply enjoy some RnR time by yourself?