So if you’re like us, you’ve probably given at least a little bit of thought to where you would like to take your little one or little ones on a big family holiday.
And depending on where you’re reading this and the COVID situation, i know any major family holiday may seem like a long way away if it's overseas. But we can all dream can’t we.
Tiff and i have been lucky enough to do a fair bit of overseas travelling before we had our kids and it was almost all centred around snow. We did a few working holidays at ski resorts in the US, Canada and also Japan while we were at uni and absolutely loved them.
So we’ve always talked about how much we would love to include our kids in these adventures when they’re old enough.
So the subject came up one night over a glass of wine, “where would we want to take them?” And the easy answer for us was skiing/snowboarding in Japan.
We’ve both been there multiple times and absolutely loved it there.
But the downside/consideration of this type of holiday is that we’re going to rely on the kids being able to ski at least reasonably well to be able to take them out on the hill with us. We dont want to just dump them in child care while we go out boarding (although, as i write this, it does sound pretty appealing). That means that we realistically need to wait until they’re at least 6 years old or so.
So the next part of the discussion turned to logistics of taking kids on a big holiday, especially overseas. So these were our considerations;
What to think about when planning a holiday with young kids?
- Do you want it to be a relaxing holiday or an active holiday?
- Do you want it to be a cultural experience?
- Do you want to leave your kids in childcare?
- What facilities and activities will your kids require?
We’re very active people, so we’re not looking for a sit on a beach kind of holiday. And Japan definitely ticks the cultural box.
What would be your dream holiday to take your kids on? Let us know in the comments below.
-Tiffany Droge is the co-owner of Jumply, as well as a Melbourne mum of two to Tanner and Chase. She is a Health and Physical Education Teacher with a passion for the outdoors and making parent's lives easier. This is the foundation for all of Tiffany’s’ designs.
She wants to make it easier for parents to get out and about for awesome adventures with their little ones.