When you get married after you’ve already had kids, your honeymoon may not be the same as a traditional honeymoon. That’s where a familymoon comes in; read on to discover our best destinations for a familymoon you won’t soon forget.
- The trend where the offspring of the newlyweds come along with their parents on a holiday after the wedding.
For the couple who wants to include their children in their entire wedding celebration, a familymoon is a new way of ensuring this happens. Instead of you and your new spouse escaping to a secluded sandy beach, a familymoon invites the children to tag along too, making the occasion a family affair. Here’s where to pack up the family and head for a your familymoon:
UK Familymoon Destinations
If your kids aren’t up to a long-haul flight or if your budget is a bit tight following the extravagance of your wedding, staying close to home could be the ideal way to get away from it all and reconnect without having to go too far. Whether you want to get lost in a bustling city centre or hide away in a quaint village, the UK has numerous options suited for a familymoon.
But if it’s a quieter break you’re after, unwind in a cosy coastal cottage on one of the UK’s sunnier coastlines. Head south to Cornwall and explore one of the country’s most beautiful counties, from its stunning Jurassic Coast to the impressive Eden Project, Cornwall is littered with cultural attractions and family-friendly destinations. Explore the region from a state of the art cottage like Wooldown Holiday Cottages.
If heading up North is more your cup of tea, Anglesey is a fantastic destination for families, with links to the rest of North Wales, a region of the country filled with impressive castles and stunning beaches. You’ll also find large cities nearby like Liverpool and Manchester, which both provide a range of options for keeping the kids entertained. Make your base at one of the inviting accommodations at Gadlys Coastal Cottages.
European Familymoon Destinations
Whether you want to explore the French countryside, take a tour of villas and vineyards in Italy or lounge on a beach in Greece or holiday off the beaten path, hop on a budget airline and head to the continent for a myriad of familymoon options. Get cultured in a European city, feel a part of the family in welcoming villages or play tourists at some of the continent’s warmest, most popular beaches.
The beauty of familymooning in Europe is that you can be sure to find cheap flights to most any destination from the UK’s major airports. With the Sterling still prevailing over the Euro, the exchange rate will be in your favour, allowing you to familymoon comfortably without too much worry over funds. Plus, familymooning so close to the British Isles should make communicating with the locals a snap, whether it’s in your native English tongue or in brushing up on your A-level French.
American Familymoon Destinations
As one of the world’s largest countries, America is an ideal familymoon destination if your kids can cope with the toil of a long-haul flight. With so much variety on offer, you’ll be sure to find activities to please even the most picky of your children, no matter which state you visit. Head West and step back in time to when the Frontier was wild and bandits and gold prospectors were in their element. Experience how the other half lives on the gilded streets of Hollywood and tour iconic film and television sets.
Keep your time in the air to a minimum and stop on the East coast with its award winning beaches, charming New England villages and popular tourist destinations. Journey south on the East coast and you’ll find Florida, home of Disney World. Stick to the North for capitvating city breaks in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC or New York.
Familymoon Travel Essentials
Whether you’re heading for the beach or stowing your stuff in an overhead compartment before takeoff, make sure you have all your travel essentials in tow. Shop our range of tote and cosmetic bags, bikini bags and dopp kits to ensure your personal belongings don’t go missing during your excursions.