Top Ideas for Family Vacations This Winter

In the heat of mid-summer, it might seem rather bizarre to be contemplating the cold of winter, but this is actually a perfect time to be planning a getaway for the colder months of the year. Booking in advance gives you plenty of options, and you might be surprised to find there are some really good deals to be found if you book early enough. Taking a trip in the winter can be a real boon for the whole family when the days are cold, dark and miserable, giving you all a chance to relax and get away from it all.

Planning your trip
If you have school age children, then you need to be looking at taking your trip during the school breaks, so that limits your availability. Also, there will be more demand from other families in the same position, so it’s a good idea to get in early, so you get the pick of the resorts and accommodation. There are two main options when it comes to taking a winter break. One is to embrace the weather and go on a skiing trip. The other is to go for a stay somewhere that has indoor entertainments, so you can forget about the cold outside and just enjoy the facilities within.

Winter sports breaks
Downhill skiing isn’t the only activity you can take part in on a snow themed vacation. Snowboarding, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, skating, and snowmobile excursions are all brilliant ways to enjoy the cold weather and are available at the bigger resorts. If you’re taking your family away, you want to make sure the resort you choose is equipped to cater for the kids, both on the slopes and off. A good range of nursery slopes, child-friendly tuition, and plenty of apr├Ęs-ski activities for the kids will ensure you have a great stay. Major resorts like Jackson Hole in Wyoming, Deer Valley in Utah, and Whistler-Blackcomb in Canada are all ideal for families and offer abundant choices of accommodation and facilities for your break. Whistler vacation rentals provide an ideal place to stay, and even if the weather isn’t great, you’ll still have plenty of things to do to occupy your time at these larger resorts.

Theme parks and holiday villages
If you’d rather spend your time cocooned from the cold and snow, then a theme park or holiday village style of resort might be more to your taste. There are numerous options for these kinds of resorts, where there are endless forms of entertainments and amusements for children and adults to enjoy. What you need to check when you’re looking for a winter getaway is that the location you’re considering has plenty of undercover or indoor activities on offer, and can fully cater for a family even in the worst of the winter weather.

Having a vacation to look forward to in the winter months will give everyone a boost, something to look forward to that breaks up the season into more manageable periods. Even a few days away can make a big difference to the whole family’s mood, so get searching now for your ideal winter break.

1 comment:

  1. I think I would just like to stay in for the winter. Too cold for me.