With everyday life turned upside down by the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s important for all of us to remain positive and to have something to look forward to. You could be excited about the prospect of seeing your friends and family again – and not at a two-metre distance. Perhaps you’re eagerly awaiting the reopening of the gyms so you can get back into an exercise routine, or maybe a spot of retail therapy is what you’re missing most.
Whatever your situation, there’s no denying that the Covid-19 outbreak has been a challenging and stressful time, and once the government’s travel restrictions are lifted you might feel you’re well overdue a family holiday.
And why not let the fun start as soon as you step out the door? Leave the car at home and take the train to the airport. You can treat the little ones with the extra money you save by travelling during off-peak hours, and ensure the trip starts in style! But where are you going to go? It might be a while before we’re allowed to travel freely overseas, but half the fun is in the planning…
For a trip full of fun, fireworks and all your favourite characters, why not book the holiday of a lifetime to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Ride the rollercoasters, immerse yourself in incredible 3D experiences and have your picture taken alongside Mickey Mouse and the gang. The children will love it, and so will you.
For a change of pace, you could do a lot worse than head to this beautiful south-western corner of Turkey. On the Mediterranean coast, this slice of paradise is full of friendly locals and beautifully fresh food at a fraction of the price you’d pay at home. You can rent villas up in the hills that boast spectacular views and enjoy jumping into the sea on one of the all-day boat rides. Bliss.
What would the children love more than a visit to see Father Christmas? Lapland might seem like an unusual holiday destination, but the crisp white snow, the fir trees and a chance to see Santa Claus are bound to capture the imagination – and not just for the little ones.
Another spectacular setting in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is perhaps more suited to those who want to unwind by the pool rather than enjoy an all-action holiday. An abundance of beaches are bound to keep the children happy, as are the Segway tours and boat trips.
The Big Apple. The city that never sleeps. So good, they named it twice. However you refer to New York, it’s arguably the most iconic city on the planet. With plenty of sports teams, sightseeing tours, restaurants and shops, it’s got something for all the family and it’ll be an adventure you’ll never forget – so why not treat yourselves? After living in lockdown, you deserve it.