It would be fair to say that any family-friendly holiday guide written before 2020 needs to be completely overhauled. The rules have gone out of the window, and what worked then certainly doesn’t now.

Of course, as time progresses, such guides will start to become more actionable, but at least for the next few months, you need different tricks up your sleeve.

This is what today is all about. With the restricted Easter holidays almost upon us and the spring half-term not that much further away, read on to find out the top family-friendly holiday tips you should abide by for 2021.

The definition of ‘holiday’ has turned on its head

The meaning of a family holiday may have previously involved sun, sea and sand. Suffice to say, it’s not really been the case in recent times.

Instead, the definition has kept changing. Sure, there may have been occasions where you have ventured to the domestic seaside, but there may also be times where you have to reinvent the once-traditional holiday.

For example, a sequence of days out with the kids might be the temporary replacement to the once-standard two-week getaway. In short, stop trying to stick to stereotypical breaks, as for now at least, they just don’t exist.

Always have a plan

As any parent will testify, there’s nothing worse than a disappointed child. Unfortunately, the events of 2020 mean that there’s a much higher chance of this happening, meaning that you need a (backup) plan.

In other words, you might have your plan A, but you need plans B and C as well.

You might have your heart set on a trip to Devon, but if the rules and regulations turn on their head (which they have been known to do), make sure you have something else up your sleeve. Granted, as restrictions tighten, this can become difficult, but think outside the box and always have another answer if your first-choice pick is out of the equation.

Everyone has the same idea as you

Hopefully, you’ve already got the point that today’s article is trying to highlight; thinking outside the box is a must for anyone trying to piece together an upcoming family holiday.

This next point follows a similar line of thought. For example, another topic we have spoken about has been days out today. Well, this is also the go-to plan for many other families. The end result? The roads will be busier, and you will have to plan accordingly.

Or, if restrictions are lifted, there’s a high chance that locals will start to flock to the typical UK holidaying hotspots. The result? Hotels are going to be booked at record speeds.

Any parent has to think outside the box at the best of times, and any parent always has to plan further in advance than they ever have done. However, in today’s day and age, these attributes are even more key when it comes to making the most out of your next family getaway.