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How to enjoy a multi-generational holiday

For so many of us, 2020 highlighted the importance of spending quality time with loved ones. It comes as no surprise then, that multi-generational trips are one of the biggest trends for 2021.

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Breaks with 3 generations or more have been on the rise for years now, but after a year of being forced apart from our family, now is a better time than ever to give it a go. Here are our top tips for planning your modern-day family trip that will strengthen relationships with your nearest and dearest and give you lifelong memories.

1. Be flexible

Travelling in a group means it’s hard to please everyone all of the time, so try not to worry about everyone else. There will also likely be differences in childcare approaches, however, as it’s only for a few days, be prepared to let the little things go, such as the children being given a few extra treats from their grandparents!

2. You don’t need to spend every hour together

Make sure you balance family time with having your own space. Why not plan a family activity after breakfast, such as a visit to Windsor Great Park and then leave the afternoon free for everyone to spend their time as they wish, before reuniting for a family meal in the evening at Leftbank.

3. Achieve the right balance of activities

Be careful not to book too many activities and struggle to keep up with your itinerary. As well as grandparents potentially not having the energy to keep up, all adults need time to relax and children need to spend unstructured free time playing too.

Our outdoor pool gives everyone the option to simply relax, with kids content splashing in the water and parents stretched out on a sun-lounger.

4. Book a family experience

Although you need to make sure you’re not too busy, a family activity is a great way to bond and create memories. Why not book one of our boats, order a picnic and head out onto the river?

5. Take advantage of shared childcare

Make the most of having more adults away with you so you can spend time as a couple. Arrange times when grandparents take the children out, or look after them so you can spend some quality time together over a relaxing spa treatment or al fresco dinner and drink.

6. Enjoy your own space

Our various room options mean everyone will have their own comfortable space to retreat to after a day of adventure. So we can accommodate your family stay, please speak to our reservations team directly. Either call 01784 220980 or email reservations@therunnymede.co.uk.

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