When you manage to find the time to take a vacation with the whole family, it is especially important to keep the kids in mind. Children have a short attention span, and like to do lots of activities, so although it may sound good to you to take a vacation on a sandy beach and relax, the children may soon get bored. One should also keep their health concerns addressed while away on vacation.
Because children need lots of activity during the daytime, especially when on holiday, you should try and combine everyone's needs during this time. Sit down with the whole family, and get some ideas on what they would each like to do while on vacation then try to book a destination that will suit everyone, including the kids. It only takes one member of the family to start having a bad time to bring the rest down with them.
There are many destinations to choose from that are kid friendly. In addition, some will specifically target children, like Disney world, and even water parks are a good choice selection. However, the vacation should include everyone in the family, so you may want to choose a destination that specifically caters for the whole family. This generally includes daily activities for the children with staff in supervision to watch out for them, while the parents can then often go and do their own thing for a few hours at a time.
Another thing to bear in mind when taking kids along is that if they get enough activity throughout the day, your more than likely to get some alone time during the early evening onwards. Another good tip is to start each day early to be able to get in as many activities as possible. Keep in mind, that kids don't mind getting up early during the holiday season, and this means they will generally be ready for bed much earlier than usual.
You should also keep in mind, any allergies or illnesses the child may have, and be prepared with the necessary medicines and treatments. Nothing can ruin a family vacation faster then when someone comes down sick. Disabled children especially should be thought about before booking any vacation. Make sure your destination, and hotel staff know about the child's disability and that they can cater for this. Furthermore, if your child is in a wheelchair for example, you want to be certain that there will be easy access points in and around the hotel for them.