Sun, sea, sand, and sightseeing… the 4 essentials to many great family getaways. Unfortunately, these are also 4 things that aren’t always quite so enjoyable in the pouring rain! While Britain may well have a reputation when it comes to bad weather, even the sunniest of shores can turn grey, wet, and pretty miserable-looking at times, too. So what happens to your family holiday when bad weather strikes?
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Should you all stay holed up in your hotel room? No way! There are many ways to experience the sights, the sounds, the food, and the culture of your destination, even in the rain… as long as you’re organised. You never know… an imperfect family holiday may well turn out to the the most perfect holiday of all!
Here are some great ideas for preparing for — and enjoying! — a holiday washout:
If there’s bad weather forecast, you want peace of mind that you’re kitted out for the worst of it… but you also don’t want to be taking up space in your suitcase with big thick coats and chunky jumpers. The solution? Layers. Rather than packing warm clothing that’s quite bulky, pack thinner items that can be layered on top of each other to keep away any chills. And when it comes to rain, a few spare pairs of socks, a plastic poncho, and a handy travel-sized umbrella will do the trick. If you need to buy anything new, you can keep the cost of clothing and other travel essentials down by using this £10 Studio coupon; the code is valid on a £80 minimum purchase. If you can’t reach the £80 minimum spend to take advantage of this promotion, try to make a group order with your family or your friends.
Check Out Indoor Activities
Before heading off on holiday, it’s a good idea to have a look what sorts of indoor activities are available at your destination, especially if bad weather is forecast. It’s always worthwhile having a backup plan! Look for attractions such as children’s museums and hands-on science museums that will keep the little ones entertained, aquariums, public libraries, and big indoor shopping centres and malls which may have some activities or play areas for kids. Depending on your destination, there may also be observation decks inside tall buildings and skyscrapers where you can enjoy great views without getting wet!
Explore Your Hotel
For many of us, one of the most important parts of booking a holiday is finding a fantastic hotel. Sadly, most of us never actually get the time to see much of the hotel because we’re always out and about! So don’t view bad weather as a dampener…. View it as an opportunity to explore your hotel. Whether it’s spending time in the indoor swimming pool or relaxing in the bubbling jacuzzi while the little ones are making crafts at the on-site kids club, challenging each other in the games room, checking out the views from the public spaces, or enjoying lunch at the restaurant, you’ll always find there’s something to do.
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