Family Travel plans for 2016

Next year will be our first full year as a family of four, and will hopefully be the year we move into our first home that we own rather than rent. For that reason we really do need to think carefully about our travel plans so that they don’t get too out of hand and bankrupt us! We already have a holiday booked and paid for at the end of January, we’ll be spending a week in the French Alps in Morzine. We’re flying out to Switzerland then travelling into France for a week of snowy fun! Sam will be doing lots of snowboarding, and Athena will try it again too as she’s had a lesson before. I’ll probably be found building snowmen, sledging, drinking hot chocolate or relaxing in the hot tub at our chalet! We’re going with two other families and there are 5 kids and 8 adults in total so it should be really fun!

 We’d also love to visit Scotland later on in the year, as Sams dad lives up in Aberdeen so it would be great to combine a trip up with seeing him. I’ve always wanted to go to Edinburgh (probably from reading a lot of Inspector Rebus novels when I was younger) as I think it has a really interesting history and a lot to explore! I’d prefer to go in the summer too as one snowy cold holiday per year is enough I reckon! Take a look at this post from ‘Not My Year Off’ and hopefully you’ll see why I want to go, and thanks to her for letting me use one of her photos too!

A bit closer to home we plan on having a few long weekends away. To be honest I plan on having a weekend away all by myself at some point! I’d probably spend it asleep, bliss! London is on our radar as there are so many child orientated things and we can get there and back in just over an hour. There is a great list of activities to do with children in London on Wimdu, although we’ve actually ticked a few off the list already this year!

We’ve toyed too with the idea of a cheap last minute sun holiday once schools go back in September as Athena will start school the year after next (not that I want to think about that!) so it will be our last chance to go before we have to endure a half term price hike! But it will really depend on how much we’ve had to spend on the house, the move itself will cost as of course will decorating it and any refurbishments we want to make! I’d love to visit Crete, but I think we’d both like to go back to Cyprus again as that was our first holiday abroad together.

What are your travel plans for next year?

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