Planning a Holiday!
This year we WILL go on holiday and it WILL be a success. No more sitting in soggy tents in Scotland for a week with the rain pounding the canvas. Oh no! I want sunshine, I want dry clothes, I want kids activities (well, the kids do at least) and Horace and I want a break. I don’t want much do I?
It’s so hard to find somewhere that’s affordable though, with all the facilities that you need for active young children. I’m not sure where to start. It’s that time of year when everyone starts looking around for something and the travel agents start sharpening their claws.
‘You want a holiday outside of term time? Oh that’ll be three times the usual price Mrs Wilkinson.’
‘Oh erm….thanks. Does that include kids activities, breakfast and a free limo?’
I’m not jaded or anything. So, these are the options I’ve considered. Sharing a villa somewhere warm in the Costa-del-Packet and robbing a bank to pay for it for starters. That does actually sound lovely, but pricey (especially considering I’ll have to hire a get-away car and a crack team of bank robbers). Another option is getting abroad, but living in a tent for a week, preferably near a beach or a swimming pool. That seems a little more reasonable.
Great uk summer breaks are possible I suppose. I just worry that the weather might ruin everything. The trick is to keep the kids happy, as long as the kids are contented, we’re onto a winner. If they’re climbing the walls looking for something to do, clamouring for friends and a non-existant beach, it’ll be well…..terrible. I must find something, and fast. Having said that, at places like Butlins they do have a lot of facilities indoors away from the wind, rain and hail. Maybe, just maybe, that’s a thought.
These adverts for Disney holidays make me laugh. ‘Kids eat free!’ ‘Kids go free’ ‘Kids love Mickey Mouse and will only love you if you sell a kidney to go on our holidays’ and all that. If I had a pound for every time my daughter has looked longingly at the TV and asked if she can go to Disneyworld, I’d be able to afford to go (she watches a lot of adverts). What they don’t tell you on the adverts is that you pay more for the adults to subsidise the kid’s places. Clever eh! Try explaining that to a 7 year old who is dazzled by fireworks and images of rollercoasters and endless ice-creams. Ho-Hum.
I’m running the risk of sounding like Mrs Angry here. It’s just so difficult trying to find something affordable and appropriate for our family. Where are you going? What are your plans? Help me!
This is a Butlins sponsored post – please give us a free holiday! I is panicking here.