IT’S the time of year to start thinking of the summer sun and long days of school holidays.
This year, Irish families will be looking for an escape from the recession and worries about money by finding value options at every price range. There are many options including kids’ clubs, adventure holidays and all-inclusive deals with both long-and short-haul destinations for families.
Meanwhile, mums and dads who need some humour and reassurance that travelling with kids isn’t all that bad should check out Irish writer Sarah Franklin’s anthology How To Fit A
Car Seat On A Camel And Other Misadventures Travelling With Kids (Seal Press, 2008).
For more ideas and reviews of family friendly holidays, visit www.takethefamily.com and www.tripadvisor.com.
Lyn Hagin Meade is a freelance journalist and pregnancy yoga, baby yoga and infant massage instructor. Her relaxation CDs are available online from Amazon and iTunes and her pregnancy yoga DVD will be released in 2011.
Mothers & Babies
SPAIN and Portugal offer great value for money with a wide range of accommodation types, from family villages and luxury villas to budget self-catering and five-star hotels, with a good chance of sun thrown in! The short flight time and the welcoming culture to families are signifi cant factors in their perpetual popularity.