Family Travel Guide

Exploring further afield, both in the UK and abroad, is what this part of the website is all about.

Browse a number of our family travel topics, tips, and useful resources for planning your own trip.

Motorhome Travels

Pack all your family’s adventure gear in motorhome and set off on an adventure.

Motor Home Travel

Take a Family Road Trip across the USA

It can take a bit of saving for, but a family road trip in the USA is an excellent adventure, and will give your kids experiences and view of the real United States instead of through TV, films, press, and theme parks.

After many years of not travelling abroad, we had saved enough for this holiday of a lifetime.

Read how we did it, where we went, and plan your own family road trip.

Visit Venice on a Budget

It can be a tricky balance: finding somewhere to broaden your kids horizons, somewhere to have fun and relax, and somewhere that fits into a sensible budget.

Fortunately this is possible. You can stay somewhere with beach access, the beaches are long and clean with plenty of space, there’s pools and kids entertainment, and you can easily get into Venice….by boat (of course). Click here to find out more.

Create your own bit of luxury in Spain AND save money if you are a larger family

If, like us, you have more than 2 children, you soon find hotels get even more expensive when looking for a holiday in the sun.

Self catering apartments become more like a small squat, as the very small living/eating area has to be turned into beds.

However, if you are prepared to organise things yourself, there is a more affordable option than many package holidays, plus you can end up with a holiday that’s far more luxurious than many family package holidays.

Travel and Stay in the UK

You don’t have to go abroad to travel; there’s plenty of places to stay and explore in the UK.

When we’re not travelling around the country camping (which is a really affordable way to explore the country), we have been known to stay in a cottage.

Unfortunately some cottages have been pretty dire, but at last we’ve found a company that’s always delivered the goods. See who we use to hire a cottage.

Useful Family Travel Resources

A few more travel tips:

Journey Tips

On the Beach

Picnics

Travel Planning Tools

Find that perfect family cottage

GOWTK Thumbs Up AwardAs much as we love camping here on Get Out With The Kids, sometimes a solid roof over your head is the better option, especially if travelling far, arriving late at night, or the weather is not the best.

We’ve stayed with Sykes Cottages a number of times and have always been impressed. You can read our review of one of our stays here.


Create your own family holiday

Today it’s easier than ever to create your own family holiday.
It might take a bit more work, but if you are prepared to search for yourself, you could get a better holiday and cheaper than you can find in the travel agents.

Use Skyscanner to find availability of flights to where you want to go.




Book a family car abroad

You can easily hire a car to pick up at the airport you arrive up. For travelling in Europe this will certainly save you a lot of time in your holiday, avoiding having to take the ferry and spend hours driving….all in your right hand drive car. We’ve used Holiday Autos for finding and booking a car in Europe.

Latest Posts in Travel

Below are the most recent articles published on family travel.

 

Motorhomes vs. Tents – Which is best for you?

Motorhomes vs. Tents - Which is best for you?

Camping with a tent or a motorhome – which is best? We look at the pros and cons of both.

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Desert and Mountains – A Family Trip through the Heat

Desert and Mountains - A Family Trip through the Heat

This trip took us through some of the hottest desert in the world and then up into the Sierra mountains.

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How to fill your family’s life with adventure

How to fill your family's life with adventure

“You don’t need to go to the Yukon to have an adventure”. You can have them closer to home, making it easy to fill your family’s life full of adventure.

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Motorhome Travel and the Freedom to Go

Motorhome Travel and the Freedom to Go

We leave our tent behind and spend a week in a motorhome. How did we get on? How did it compare? Read on to find out.

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A Camping Adventure in France

A Camping Adventure in France

Ever thought of taking the family camping in France? Read Anna’s story for inspiration.

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Got Gadgets. Will Travel.

Got Gadgets. Will Travel.

Need to travel with gadgets? Here’s a few ideas to protect them, organise them, power them, make sound from them….and eat with them?

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Lifeventure Expedition Duffle Bag Review

Lifeventure Expedition Duffle Bag Review

We’ve been testing out this Expedition Duffle from Lifeventure. A good sized, sturdy bag, that’s reasonably priced too.

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Heathrow Hacks: Flight Delays, Airport Parking, and Hotels

Heathrow Hacks: Flight Delays, Airport Parking, and Hotels

If you are taking the kids on a long haul flight from Heathrow airport, you may find some of these tips useful.

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West Coast USA Family Roadtrip Route

West Coast USA Family Roadtrip Route

Planning a USA fly drive road trip with the family? Have a read of the route we took for an absolutely fantastic trip that takes in a lot of the West Coast.

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How to book a Family Fly Drive holiday to the USA

How to book a Family Fly Drive holiday to the USA

Wanting to book a fly drive holiday for your family? We look at different options and reveal the one one we chose for a fantastic trip in the USA.

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