Although we are leaving the summer days behind us, you can still have plenty to look forward to by booking a winter holiday. It is usually an ideal time to book a holiday as prices tend to be lower, flights are a little cheaper, and there are fewer crowds at the most popular destinations. Whether you want to travel with your kids, partner, family or friends, we have listed some fantastic options for you. Don’t catch the winter blues; focus on a nice getaway instead.
Travelling with children, especially younger ones, can be incredibly daunting. Many people feel they can’t quite book the holidays that they were used to with small children. What if I told you there are many kid friendly holiday resorts designed to make it easier on parents? If you love skiing, consider booking your holiday with Mark Warner. Quite a few of their hotels are child-friendly and come with kid clubs and experienced nannies – ideal if your children are not ready yet to be signed up for skiing lessons. You can visit resorts such as Tignes, Meribel, St Anton and Courmayeur. If you are not too set on a specific date and region, there are great deals to be had.
With Your Partner
If you want to create unforgettable memories with the person you love, book a holiday to eerily beautiful Lapland. You can admire the stunning Northern Lights, organise a reindeer sleigh ride or go on a snowmobile safari. You will need to bundle up though, but it is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. There are only a few hours of sunlight per day, while the moon and stars will be insanely bright on clear nights. For an extra touch of magic, book a night at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort – the world famous glass igloos where you can sleep under the stars and the Aurora Borealis.
With Your Friends
If you are looking for a terrific time away with friends, consider a destination on mainland Europe. In winter, accommodation and flight prices tend to drop so you can score good deals on a shoestring budget. Consider a visit to Amsterdam, the city will have a cosy atmosphere and you will be able to enjoy the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. Depending on your timing, you might also be able to get a taste of the local celebration in early December called Sinterklaas. Similar to the tradition of Santa Claus, this festivity is accompanied with amazing chocolates and candy. Not to mention, Amsterdam’s clubs and coffee shops are open all year round, so you and your friends are guaranteed some unforgettable nights out.
With your family
Planning a big family holiday with all the parents, siblings and grandparents? Book a sun holiday on one of the Canary Islands. With mild temperatures all year round and fantastic all-inclusive resorts with affordable prices, there is something for anyone. You could also book a big self-catered apartment, if you prefer to share one big house together. If you visit Gran Canaria, or one of the other islands, those less able can enjoy the pool or one of the sandy beaches while those looking for something a little more active can explore one of the villages or use one of the many hiking trails.