Simple is definitely best when it comes to holidaying with small children. You won't find us taking our under 5s on a fancy sight-seeing tour (even if we could afford it!) Our key holiday ingredients (at this stage of family life) are:
1) Somewhere to play
4) Somewhere to get dirty
5) Somewhere pretty
7) Somewhere to walk (also taken by Miss 4)
8) Somewhere for mummy and daddy to get a nice cup of coffee or tea before/during/ after all the playing, digging, splashing, getting dirty, prettiness, friends and walking.
9) Somewhere not too far from home. This holiday spot is about 2.5 - 3 hours drive from us. Okay if we time the drive to coincide with sleeps/ rests. A bit too far otherwise!
What are your key ingredients for a great holiday?