Every family needs a holiday; it gives you a really special time together that somehow never seems to quite happen if you stay at home and all have a week off at the same time. At home there’s always a job that needs doing, something that needs fixing or cleaning, and even if you promise to make it a week spending time together, it’s hard to actually achieve that.
Budgeting doesn’t mean cancelling a family holiday
And though going anywhere is more costly than staying at home and going for days out, there are ways to get away on a real family holiday without spending too much. A great solution is going on park holidays where you get great facilities like swimming pools and kids’ clubs, but the accommodation is reasonably priced. And you don’t have to own a tent or caravan to go on park holidays.
Many of the holiday parks today not only have mobile homes to rent, but they also have holiday lodges, which are more luxurious and have all kinds of home comforts in them. Of course, you’ll pay more for a lodge than a mobile home, but you’ll pay less for a lodge than you might for a private holiday cottage of the same standard, and with a private holiday cottage you wouldn’t be able to benefit from all the facilities on-site.
So staying on a holiday park is affordable, but it also gives the basis for a great family holiday. They’re usually in amazing locations – near the beach or in beautiful countryside. There’s always plenty to do in the surrounding area, but you could spend all your time on site if you chose to have a really relaxing week. You can cook your own meals (saving more money) and eat out when you feel like it – most holiday parks have a choice of restaurants and bars.
Best of all, you can spend your time together as a family with no distractions to interrupt you. You’ll come home refreshed and revived, and knowing each other a little better than when you went!
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