When it comes to spending quality time with your family, your first thought might be to book a holiday. However, this can be difficult in terms of how much it might cost, as well as trying to find a date that works for everyone, especially if you also have to factor in school term dates. That’s why it can often be just as good (and sometimes even better) to go on a number of day trips instead of one long holiday. Read on to find out why this is the case.
A family holiday can cost thousands of pounds, which is not something everyone is going to be able to come up with. This could mean having to use a credit card or paying monthly, and that can also be problematic, depending on how well you handle money.
When you opt for a lot of day trips instead of one long holiday, it’s generally going to cost less. Even with entry tickets, food, and transport costs, it will still cost less than booking a hotel and flying somewhere. You’ll be less stressed because you won’t be causing yourself financial trouble, and you can enjoy the day making memories with your family.
Lots Of Choice
When you go on a family holiday, you’ll be in one place, and although you might have a few things to do in that one place, your choices will be limited if you don’t have transport and don’t want to travel around too much (which is often the case on a family trip away).
However, when you stay at home and choose to have day trips instead, you have as much choice as you want. You can decide if you want to travel farther afield or stick to your own town, for example, and you can decide exactly what to do that everyone will enjoy. One day you might have a Center Parcs day pass to use, and the next, you might choose a museum, a picnic in the park, or even a quiet day at home doing crafts. You’ll get to do and see a lot more in this way.
Something you need to be very aware of when it comes to spending time with and organising things for children is being flexible. They might become unwell, for example, or get tired. They might decide they want to do one thing and then something else. When you’re on holiday, this can be hard, and as flexible as you might try to be, sometimes, it’s just not possible to change plans.
When you decide to go on day trips instead of on a family holiday, you can be completely flexible. A lot of the time, you only need to book tickets for attractions the day before, and sometimes you can do it on the day itself. This means you can gauge what everyone wants – including you – and choose the option that makes the most sense for that day, whether it’s a quiet day at home or a busy day out exploring new places.