Considering a trip to Great Britain with children, but not sure if you’ll be able to find family friendly accommodations at a reasonable price? Thankfully, by preparing ahead and researching your trip and destination adequately, it is possible to locate inexpensive family friendly accommodation throughout Great Britain. Keep these simple tips in mind as you begin your planning in order to save money and find the perfect place for your family to stay while traveling overseas.
Book accommodations outside of major cities.
This tip is helpful whether or not you are traveling with children, because accommodations outside of major cities tend to be cheaper overall. In addition, for families, accommodations outside of the city will more likely have places to walk, green grass for children to play on, and a slower pace, which is a definite plus when you have young children. Even if travelers choose to forgo renting a car while in Great Britain, they can take advantage of the wonderful public transportation system and needn’t miss out on nearby attractions.
Consider staying at a bed and breakfast or renting a self catering accommodation.
In the states many people simply head to Expedia or Travelocity and start looking for hotels. However, Great Britain is full of bed and breakfasts and self-catering accommodations which are not only more cost-effective, but are often better for families with children. Many bed and breakfasts won’t charge for young children, and some will offer a discount if you rent two rooms. By choosing a self catering accommodation, not only can children and adults each have their own bedrooms, but you will have a kitchen which will allow you to save money on meals. While hotels may have on-site gyms or pools, these frills will add exponentially to the cost of your stay. Nearby parks and exploring castle ruins can be just as entertaining for children.
Contact properties directly.
No matter what a website might say, get in touch with a property directly before booking to confirm that they are child friendly and what additional rates might apply. While many accommodations offer travel cots and highchairs, you may need to reserve them in advance. Travelers can avoid a lot of unnecessary hassle by being prepared in this regard.
With a little planning and research, a trip to Great Britain with children can be just as successful as a trip without them. By finding inexpensive family friendly accommodations, parents can reduce their stress and focus on enjoying the holiday with their families.