Be clever with your 2020 annual leave

With next year’s bank holidays falling slightly differently to normal, there’s a great opportunity in 2020 to maximise the amount of time you can spend together as a family.

Below we’ve looked at the best three ways get the most out of your holiday allowance next year and picked out some of our favourite breaks for those times of year.

Forget April showers, hello sunshine!

Monday 6th April 2020 – Sunday 19th April 2020

For sunshine packed breaks with short flight times, April offers plenty of great options for families!

With average temperatures in the region of 21-22C, SpainPortugal and the Balearic Islands are just some great examples of destinations you can enjoy for just 8 days annual leave, but a full 14-day family break.

Alternatively, locations like Greece and Cyprus are just starting their ‘warm season’ so is a good choice if you want to avoid the full heat of their summer months.

Salema Beach Village - Portugal

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Salema Beach Resort expertly mixes sophisticated style with an easy-going family-friendly atmosphere. This picture-perfect, village-style Algarvian retreat is ideal for families looking for a relaxing beach holiday.

Domes of Elounda - Crete (Greece)

Domes of Elounda is one of the Mediterranean’s best luxury family resorts and if you’re looking for a bit of sun, this is the place place to go. There are plenty of excellent activities to enjoy during your stay here including a great selection of pools and restaurants, the spa and a variety of watersports.

Villacana Family Resort - Spain

Wandering around this pretty resort will make you feel a million miles from home. Sun-dappled walkways through ornate courtyards and beautiful Andalusian architecture lead you on to the golden sands of El Saladillo beach.

Martinhal Beach Resort - Portugal

From the resort’s stylish and luxury design to the extensive sports facilities and focus on families, Martinhal Beach Resort really has something to offer everyone. The Unmumsy Mum even went as far as to call the resort a ‘paradise for families‘.

Introducing... THE MEGABREAK

Fri 8th May 2020 – Monday 25th May 2020

You can get a whopping 18 days of family fun holiday for just 10 days annual leave in May 2020, as a result of the May bank holiday not falling until the 8th!

Now whether you want to spend all this time in just one place or take the opportunity to travel around a bit, it’s up to you but what a chance to spend some extended time together as a family!

Our villas in FranceSpain and Portugal offer lots of choice for families looking for a multi-stop break, whereas resorts like Aphrodite Hills and Pine Cliffs provide plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained for longer breaks.

Almond Grove - Spain

Relax and unwind amongst acres of almond groves and rolling hills – everything about this fantastic complex has been custom designed for families with young ones.

There are buggy paths, a perfectly designed toddler pool and even tot-sized loos in handy locations.

Berry Farm - France

Tucked away on the outskirts of a small French hamlet and bordered by a beautiful large forest, Berry Farm is a collection of traditional gites set around an enclosed village green, filled with toys and play equipment.

Little ones are spoilt for choice here with the heated pool and well-stocked play barn.

Pine Cliffs - Portugal

The extensive array of restaurants and bars, watersports facilities, award-winning Health & Fitness Club, tennis academy and the Porto Pirata Kid’s Club, mean families can truly reconnect and create some lasting memories of a wonderful time away together.

Aphrodite Hills - Cyprus

Sectioned into a series of small villages, the resort has something to offer any size of family group. Add to that the excellent facilities including a huge playground, kids’ club, pools, restaurants, nearby beach and more, and you’ve got the perfect family break.

Enjoy a festive fortnight!

Monday 21st December 2020 – Sunday 3rd January 2021

With Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day all falling so close to each other, what could be better than a fun-packed festive fortnight?

Escape the chilly weather and head somewhere hot – for just 7 days annual leave you can double up and have a 14-day family break, perfect for enjoying the blissful year-round sunshine of the Canaries!

Experience something a little different next winter and enjoy a Spanish Christmas and New Year.

Green Garden - Tenerife

Nestled between the resort’s sparkling pools and tropical gardens, all the Tots villas and apartments sit along our exclusive area of this beautiful oasis, Tots Boulevard.

Here you will find shaded play zones with an endless supply of toys, comfy seats for parents plus a generous sprinkling of magic.

Hyde Park Lane - Lanzarote

The Tots Exclusive Experience area of this family resort is designed specifically for under fives. That means bucket loads of age appropriate toys and play equipment handpicked by us.

In addition to all the main resort facilities you’ll find dedicated Tots play zones and plenty of similar aged playmates for the kids to team up with.

Need a hand?

Finding the right villa or resort can be stressful and overwhelming. Our team of friendly Family Travel Experts are on hand to help you with selecting, or to answer your questions.

Many families simply call and tell us what they are looking for and we do the hard work. We provide a shortlist that we think best fits your criteria. This at least helps you to prioritise and then we can go from there.

You can contact us – phone is best – but email, via the website, Facebook and Twitter all work too.

Tanya Johnson
Tanya Johnson

Tanya Johnson is the Marketing Manager at Tots to Travel, mum of one, big fan of family adventures, the great outdoors, sport and fitness.

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