When we book a family holiday we always look for places where there is plenty to do as my little tribe enjoy keeping busy! Obviously we enjoy spending a day or two at the beach but we try to plan activities to keep them occupied.
The one place we keep going back to is Benalmadena where there is lots to keep adults and children alike busy. From local markets to water parks and funfairs, so I thought I would share our favourite places to take the kids.
In November my eldest princess turned 8.
My shy, quiet sweet little girl who wouldn’t speak to anyone but myself and Trevor for years is growing up. You may still be a little shy and quiet but we know you are really full of sass and confidence when its just us. You are still growing and learning to show the world what you have to offer and we have every confidence in you.
Travelling with kids isn’t for the faint hearted, no matter how many kids you have.
I remember our first family holiday when we only had Lewis. My mum told me be prepared for everything, from poonamis, to losing your case. You don’t want to be left short! Back then we took a 5 hour flight to Crete and there wasn’t any ipads or tablets. Since then our little family has grown in size so holidays for me have changed dramatically. If you follow me on Instagram I’m sure you would have seen we recently took a trip to Spain over the school half term break.
It is no secret that my kids don’t like the cold weather! They would do anything to stay inside when it’s cold and raining, but this year I decided we need to get out more over the winter months and explore our favourite places.
On Sunday we decided to go for a roadtrip to the North Coast, the kids favourite place. We always make a point of visiting over the summer months as much as we can (along with the rest of Northern Ireland) so why not go on a cold day to get some fresh air and blow off the cobwebs. I always say on a good day the beaches in Portstewart and Portrush are as good as being in Spain but it’s just as pretty in the winter with the waves smashing off the rocks, you just need a few extra layers to keep warm and you (generally) have the added bonus of it not being just as busy.