Funny plans for kids on holidays
Taking the whole family on vacation can be deeply rewarding, and can create lasting memories for everyone. Keeping the kids entertained on vacation can be a challenge, but it doesn’t always have to be a stress. Here are some simple tips to keep in mind when you plan your next family holiday. At Iberostar we want to make it easier for you (and your pocket), discover the kids free hotels on our official wb.
Make an effort to break the routine
Breaking out of the comfort zone is not only good for grown-ups, it can stimulate children’s minds and create lasting memories and exhilarating experiences. All year long at school, your kids are drilled and molded to conform to routines. Change it up with something different and watch their faces light up.
Sports can be the key
Play a game, practice a team sport, or challenge the physical fitness of the whole family. Few activities are more effective in bringing parents and children together to get out of the rut. Sports like tennis teach the value of teamwork, develop mental strength and bring the family together. A little friendly competition goes a long way, and why not exercise a little while building on those important family dynamics?
Take advantage of your surroundings
If you’re on a coastal vacation, use the beaches, swimming pools and play areas to get wet and cool down at the same time. Sit down in the sand and make sand castles, sculptures, or write messages in the sand, all together as a family. If you’re on a mountain holiday, take hikes together, finding and identifying the flora and fauna of the surrounding countryside.
Visit the right museums
Some museums aren’t exactly suited for children. As much as you may find Baroque sculpture fascinating, the kids might not be so stimulated. Find exhibitions that cater to kids and adults alike, and visit museums adapted to children so they can approach learning in a fun way. Try natural history museums and educational approaches to media like film, comics and music.
Get creative together
Do activities together like writing stories, playing board games, or writing in a journal about what happened during the day. Creative expression and family interaction help children understand their emotions, and develop language abilities, communication skills and emotional intelligence. Lead by example and do all your activities together.
Enjoy the open air
Make picnics and have meals in the great outdoors and take in the open air together as a family. Get the children involved with the food preparation and packing and then afterward, play a few tried and true family games, like “clap and catch,” “treasure hunt” and “two truths and one lie” to bring the family even closer.
Take advantage of your hotel’s children’s entertainment
Encourage your kids to play with others, all the while strengthening their social skills and creating lasting memories of your vacation as a family. Find ways to help them break the ice and guide them through the often difficult process of making new friends. In all our family hotels, you will find plenty of activities for children that will help them to be entertained and happy during their vacations.
Role-play with your kids
Play fantasy and invent fictional characters together. Pirates are a classic make believe theme that never fails, especially on vacation. Don’t hold back—put on the make up, get the props and wear the costumes. Your kids won’t forget such a fun experience of pretend adventure, especially in a new, unexplored environment.
Teach them new skills like as fishing, swimming, or surfing
Nothing breaks up the routine of a normal day like learning a challenging new activity. Some sports, like fishing, bring everyone closer to nature. Others, such as surfing, are notoriously difficult to master. But no matter, try it as a family and everyone can laugh and experience the trial and error together.