No one warns people when they have more than two children that suddenly there will be huge problems with holidays.
A couple of years ago we went to Cyrpus in one of those studio apart-hotels. We met a lovely family with 3 children. They could easily have fitted into the studio, but that was against the rules, so they had to rent two, live in one, and could only afford one week because of the extra cost.
I know, I know, some of you will be all like ‘well they decided to have 3,4 or 5 kids’. Yes, I know, but some people are really brave/good at the whole kids thing. Or they make mistakes. Whatever reason, they need holidays more than the rest of us less brave 1 or 2 children families!
I know that you can rent a villa, but that doesn’t really work for me as there is no entertainment and my kids want other kids to play with.
I remember trying to google for affordable holidays for families and getting totally mind boggled with all the options that didn’t really seem to make it easy for a family.
But I have a solution if you are looking for one ….
A holiday in a luxury mobile home with Siblu in France
These guys are the perfect solution and luckily I can speak from personal experience because they sent my family and I off to review them last year.
Ferries are much easier than planes for a large family to keep their eyes on everyone.
Plus you get all the ‘normal’ facilities like kids clubs, pools, beaches (some are right on the beach, for some there is a drive) and entertainment.
The only difference is that you aren’t in an actual hotel or apartment, but spread out a little more with your own little site and caravan.
You can go for an active holiday in Normandy with a short drive like we did, or drive a few hours further south for a hot holiday.
And they don’t charge you ridiculous amounts because you happen to have an extra child, in fact you just pay for the van which can house up to 6 or 8 people. (If you can afford it, go for one with a big terrace, I think it really helps with children).
A holiday for 2 weeks, including the ferry trip would have set us back LESS than Butlins or Center Parcs last year, and although it was cheap it wasn’t tacky and horrid at all; which was my big fear.
I think that they are a fabulous option for families in these recession hit times, and once tried they will realise that there is no reason to go back to the more expensive holidays they used to have.
Here are all my other posts about Siblu:
An adventure in Normandy: my official review of Domainne De Litteau
What would have happened if Germany had won WW2: a review of the american Omaha cemetery
Which is best going by Ferry or Plane? A review of the ferry trip to Siblu
Disclosure: The lovely Siblu people are sending me off to Britmums this year, which I am extremely grateful for. So they did ask that I write a couple of posts about them in return. Seems only fair, and luckily not difficult to do as we had such a lovely time there.