The three ways to make a family holiday so much easier with kids – including booking early flights and package deals | The Sun

PARENTS have been told the three ways in which they can make family holidays with kids so much easier.

Three experts have weighed in with their advice on what to do in order to make your getaways as stress-free as possible.

Family holidays are always exciting but having kids of a certain age can mean that things are more difficult than they need to be.

Thanks to Travel Weekly, here are three ways that those with young toddlers can have the best holiday possible.

Stress-free travel

Clarisse Chapolard, who is responsible for overseeing and caring for Club Med’s customers, says that booking off-peak flights ensures a quieter plane and airport – providing a more comfortable experience.

"Staff will generally be more available to help too," she adds. "Flights can be the biggest headache with small children, so travel short-haul where possible."

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Clarisse also recommends making sure there are activities nearby to your accommodation to keep toddlers happy.

Child-friendly hotels

Having a child-friendly hotel can make the world of difference to your family holiday, especially when parents are looking for some time to themselves.

Founder and chief executive of Martinhal Resorts, Chitra Stern, said: "Accommodation needs to be child-friendly and safe, but also stylish and comfortable for parents."

Finding somewhere with bed protectors, stair gates, steps in the bathrooms and furniture with round edges will prevent any unnecessary injuries or accidents.

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Package holidays

Alan Cross, director of travel agent relationships for Jet2holidays, has recommended parents to look at package holidays for peace of mind, ease and assurance.

"Families with toddlers may appreciate dedicated facilities like kids’ clubs, children’s pools, creches, playgrounds, cots and highchairs," he said.

Package deals can also include free child places, single-parent deals and discount codes, catering for more than a standard family of four.

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