Britain’s long hot summer, which saw temperatures peak at 35.3C, feels like a lifetime ago. With the nights drawing in and the days getting colder, it certainly feels like winter is just around the corner. Thankfully, if you’re yearning for a bit of sun, winter is the perfect time of year to create long-lasting memories on a family holiday. And the good news is that you can book a budget-friendly holiday in the sun and still have an unforgettable time.
Avoid holidaying at the biggest time of the year
Traditionally, winter holidays take place over the Christmas and New Year period. However, these are the most expensive times of the winter period to travel, reports The Times. By moving your break to the end of November or start of December, where demand is low, you’ll grab the biggest bargain. Furthermore, book your holiday online and maximise discount codes and cashback to get the best deal. After all, there’s no better way to make a holiday memorable than being able to look back on it and know that you had a fabulous time at a great cost.
Explore the area by foot
It’s all too easy to hop on a tour bus or take a taxi to witness the sites of your chosen holiday destination. Not only is this costly, but it’s boring being cooped up in a vehicle. You and your family will have a much more enjoyable and memorable time by exploring the local area on foot, witnessing and touching landmarks with your bare hands, and chatting to the locals you meet along the way. You’ll also save yourself a small fortune as Numbeo reports that a taxi with a one hour waiting time costs $22.10 in Barcelona, Spain.
Make memories from photographs
40% of holidaymakers who take photographs and selfies on holiday remember their holiday better than those who live in the moment and avoid taking snaps. 41 million of the British public own a smartphone, according to Deloitte. Therefore, photographing your days out to treasure forever has never been easier or cheaper. And, when it comes to getting your holiday snaps printed, be sure to utilise the discounts and free print offers that online photo companies provide to new customers.
A winter getaway is a perfect way for families to make treasured memories. You needn’t spend a fortune making these memories, either. By choosing to travel during a quieter week of winter, having fun on foot and taking plenty of snaps during your trip, you’ll all look back on your winter holiday fondly.