Today – How to Create the Perfect Family Staycation
We all want to treat our mums on Mother’s Day (or perhaps treat yourself if you are a mum), and what better way than to take some dedicated family time and head off on a mini holiday together. Whilst what we want from our holidays varies from exploring quirky towns, to spending time on the beach, or even an action packed week away, there are some things which remain constant for that perfect family trip, and here are just a few.
The Perfect Location
Choosing where you want to go on your family staycation will vary depending on what you like to do. Do some research in to local attractions, check the weather if you enjoy spending time outdoors, and most important of all make sure it’s somewhere your mum will love. Whether it’s somewhere she visited as a child, or a place she’s always wanted to go, remember this trip is all about mum.
Once you know where you want to go it’s time to choose that perfect accommodation suitable for the whole family. Whether you prefer a cosy cottage, or a luxury home by the sea, ensure you pick somewhere you’ll all love. For a family fun feel why not head to the south and stay in Dorset holiday cottages from Lyme Bay Holidays and see everything the idyllic southern coast has to offer.
The Right Restaurants
Eating together as a family can be as tricky as it is fun, with everyone liking different food, it is therefore worthwhile researching local restaurants and finding places the whole family will enjoy before you travel. Alternatively, if you have chosen to stay self-catered, treat mum to her favourite home cooked meal while she puts her feet up.
Before you embark on your trip, do some research around local attractions and things to do, so when you arrive you can make the most of your time together. Why not organise activities which treat mum, such as a relaxing day at the beach or even a mini spa day!
It’s also fun to organise days out which involve the whole family, from fossil hunting on the Jurassic coast if you’re heading south, or perhaps a surfing lesson if you fancy a more action packed trip by the sea! Depending on everyone’s age, choose a fun activity you will all enjoy.
If you are planning your activities ahead of time it’s easier to know what to pack, but if you like to just turn up and see what’s going on then it’s important to pack for any eventuality. Whether that includes bringing swimming costumes for a day at the beach or hiking boots for heading off on a moorland walk. If you are treating your mum to a trip away as a surprise it may be worthwhile giving some mini hints so she can pack accordingly.
So this Mother’s Day why not treat your mum to some well deserved time off with a relaxing and fun family holiday. Remember to keep your mum in mind when organising activities to make sure this is a holiday to remember.