Treat the family this Easter
Did you know Insure for All now cover children and grandchildren free of charge on all of our policies?* All the more reason to treat them this Easter. If you’re tasked with making sure they’re kept entertained over the school holidays, try these holiday ideas that are great value and fun for all ages:
Camping with all mod cons
(Cosy Under Canvas - Tipi)
Most kids love camping but, as a grandparent, you may prefer something with a few more home comforts – so how about glamping? You’re spoilt for choice... if you’re staying in the UK, what about Cosy Under Canvas in Powys, where you can teach them how to play proper cowboys and Indians in a Kata tipi, getting back to basics with an open campfire. The tipis sleep up to 4 (with geodesic domes available that sleep up to 6) and come with a wood burning stove, futons and cosy Welsh blankets - with a wood fired hot tub available for a small extra charge. Further afield, take to the open road in a campervan - try Flamenco campers based 10 minutes from Malaga airport, and tour Andalucía in Southern Spain. You’ll take your pick from 24 nature parks, 2 national parks and 9 biosphere reserves for a wildlife packed break.
Sun and sand
If you’re travelling in a bigger family group and want to hit the beach, look out for discounts and ‘bring the grandparents too’ deals – for instance, the Martinhal Beach Hotel and Resport, Algarve offers families travelling together with grandparents who stay in separate accommodation 30% off. If it’s just you and the grandchildren, how about Family Hotel Savini - an Italian private beach resort near Ravenna? They’re currently offering grandparents over the age of 60 a 25% discount on their all inclusive package, if you are travelling with grandchildren. This includes a free bar and entrance to the park ‘"Italia in Miniatura" for up to 4 people.
A Great British holiday can keep the cost down and there’s plenty to get out and see – book a cottage and hit the road for a DIY break. However, researching an action packed itinerary to keep the kids entertained can be time consuming, and no-one likes wading through a pile of tourist information leaflets and driving for an hour only to find that the donkey sanctuary you wanted to visit is closed for the season. The good news is that there are travel companies who will make organising your trip stress free, and find lots of things to do which you may not have otherwise thought about. Try Grand Breaks who specialise in UK based holidays for grandparents where all the family can have fun. Try their ‘Thrills and Surprises Grand Break’ which takes in a chocolate factory, a hands on trip to a science museum complete with IMAX theatre and a top family theme park.
Tip for travelling with Grandchildren:
Just in case you need to see a doctor while you are away or are challenged at airport security, make sure you travel with a signed letter from their parents stating your relationship to the children and granting you to travel with them – make sure it includes the parents’ contact details, and obtain copies of the children’s birth certificates.
* Up to four Children and Grandchildren under the age of 18 can be covered for free on all family policies, however this does not include cover for any pre-existing medical conditions.