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Winter Family Holidays in 2018 & 2019

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Winter Family Holiday Ideas

The magic of Winter is just around the corner and we can’t wait for the holidays! The wonderful Christmas Markets, the beautiful ornaments, the ice skate rinks, the occasional snowflakes, the Christmas sales… who doesn’t love winter? Sure, the temperatures drop, but with so many reasons to be joyful, we tend to forget about the cold!

If you are looking for a Winter family break, we have some suggestions for you. From city breaks to ski holidays or even exotic escapes, here are some great ideas for your next Winter family holiday:

Visiting Lapland for a Winter family holiday

  1. Visit Lapland

Can you think of a better place to visit Santa than his home in Finland?

Lapland is situated in Finland’s northernmost area and it’s known for the varied subarctic wildlife, beautiful ski resorts and natural phenomena such as Northern lights and the midnight sun. Y

our kids will be delighted to meet Santa and there are plenty of fun activities for the whole family to take part in. You can ride a dog sled, a reindeer sleigh, have fun on a snowmobile, visit snow castles, meet elves and much more! Visit our website to see our 2017/2018 Lapland offers.

Ski holidays in the Alps can make for a great Winter family holiday

  1. Ski Holidays in the Alps

Holiday in Austria

Zell am See sits at the foot of Schmittenhöhe Mountain, on the eastern edge of the Kitzbühel Alps. With 41 slopes with a total length of 77 km and a snow-park, the resort has slopes for everyone from absolute beginners to experts who want to take on black slopes. Relax at one of the many ski huts and terraces and enjoy the amazing vista. With English speaking ski and snowboard instructors, the resort is ideal to try your hand at a new sport.

The Romantik hotel is the perfect retreat for your ski holiday. With an a-la-carte restaurant, luxurious indoor pool and a wellness spa at your disposal, it’s a great way to relax and unwind after a day on the slopes!

Holiday in France

Closer to home, the French Alps are another favourite Winter family holiday destination. Just a short 1 hour flight away, there are some beautiful resorts you can choose from for a family French Alps holiday: Les Carroz, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Avoriaz and many other snow-sure resorts. The picturesque resorts offer a variety of accommodation, from self-catering to 5 star luxury hotels with crèches and kids clubs.

Try something new for your next Winter family holiday and visit New York, shown here at Christmas time

  1. Visit New York

New York becomes one of the most magical cities around Christmas time, so what better place for a Winter family holiday?

The Rockefeller Center is one of the most visited spots in the city, for its beautiful decorations and 70 feet Christmas tree, strung with 5 miles of Christmas lights and topped with a Swarovski crystal star! Take in the superb views from Top of The Rock, warm up in one of the many quirky coffee shops, visit the art galleries or listen to the legendary Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.

If you would like to enquire about a winter holiday to New York, contact us and our bespoke travel advisers will be able to find you the best tailored holiday. 

Winter lodges on a hill

  1. Exotic Escapes in Winter Sun

If you want to try something different this year and escape the cold and snow, why not book a Winter family holiday to an exotic destination?

Places such as Antigua, St Lucia, Barbados or Lanzarote have year-round good weather and warm temperatures. Make the most unforgettable Christmas and New Year with your family at one of our sunny picks. A holiday to reminisce, spent on the beach and swimming in clear turquoise waters. Whether you prefer a short flight for a quick family break or you want to celebrate the New Year in style with your loved ones, visit our website for amazing winter sun deals.

Looking for a Winter family holiday? Here's my guide to some top Winter family holiday destinations for 2018 and 2019. Read my top picks at Mini Travellers #familytravel #Winter #Winterholidays

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  1. October 13, 2017 at 11:41 am — Reply

    We’re taking our first Christmas break this year – skiing, in Italy. Everyone’s so excited about it. It’ll be hard to go back to a ‘normal’ Christmas at home afterwards! There are some lovely ideas here.

  2. October 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm — Reply

    Ooh lots of great ideas here Karen! Lapland is firmly in number one place on our family travel wish list! I’ve been to NYC just before Xmas and it was magical (and cold, very cold!)

  3. October 13, 2017 at 12:54 pm — Reply

    I would love to go to Lapland with my daughter – I went a few years back and it was magical enough as an adult, but she would go crazy for all the snow. Lots of very tempting ideas!

  4. October 13, 2017 at 5:32 pm — Reply

    I love the idea of visiting New York at Christmas – it would be just like being in a hollywood blockbuster 🙂

  5. October 13, 2017 at 8:23 pm — Reply

    Great suggestions. I’d love to take my little one to Lapland

  6. October 13, 2017 at 9:54 pm — Reply

    So many fab ideas here! We visited NewYork at Christmas and it is gorgeous. Singapore at Christmas is pretty special too, but I would absolutely LOVE to do Lapland it looks amazing!!!

  7. October 14, 2017 at 7:37 am — Reply

    Yes please. All of those look really good. Hard to choose!

  8. October 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    Lapland for me all out!!

  9. October 15, 2017 at 12:10 pm — Reply

    Oh I’d have to pick an exotic break in the sun to escape the cold!! haha! We’re planning a January trip to Mexico in 2019. Can’t wait!

  10. October 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm — Reply

    They all sound wonderful options. I’d definitely love to do NYC at Christmas one year

  11. December 22, 2017 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    Oh my God, a hell lot of great options to visit in winters.Lapland is on my list for the upcoming Xmas.

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