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


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.

The Mountains Are Calling and I must.. take the caravan!

The Austrian Alps were a hidden gem that we would have missed if we had flown to Italy.

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Travelling to Germany with the Caravan

For our first time towing a caravan through Europe, we head off from the Canterbury campsite to Burg Lahneck campsite in the Rhine Valley.

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Planning a Caravan Trip across Europe

Is it possible to tow your caravan to southern Europe, and how do you prepare for such a trip? We share the tools we used to plan our European caravan trip.

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Can you have a Mediterranean style family beach holiday with a caravan?

Just how far could you go with your caravan? A summer holiday by the beach in southern Europe perhaps?

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Easy Camp Coast

This is an interesting idea: a beach umbrella that can also be a beach shelter. We look at the Easy Camp Coast.

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Ten Ideas for a family adventure on the Scilly Isles

The Benson Family have a family adventure in the Isles of Scilly, and share 10 ideas for your own family adventure on the Scilly Isles.

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The 4 Best Family Campsites in the USA

Ever planned on taking the kids camping in the USA? James Kaiser shares his top 4 places to take the kids camping in the USA.

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Memphis and Phoenix Travel Bags Review

We review the Memphis and Phoenix bags. Retro-looking but modern bags ideal for travel. And not from a brand you would expect.

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How to take Beautiful Beach Towels without the weight

We’ve been testing out the Bubel lightweight towel, which is proving great for travel and camping.

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12 tips for Family Travel, Hostels, and Packing for Camping

12 tips for family travel, staying in hostels, or packing for camping or backpacking.

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