Before you go on holiday, download our FREE passport-sized Family Travel Pocket Companion – you won’t believe how much helpful holiday information we’ve crammed onto one page.
Print it off and fold it into a passport-sized doc that you can keep with you at all times.
Here’s what it will do for you:
- Advise you what to do if you lose any of your family passports;
- Explain how European health insurance works;
- List all the important numbers you should take with you, from stolen bank card helplines to car hire reference numbers;
- Give you the essentials on bank charges abroad INCLUDING the specific charges of 18 different banks;
- Full details on flight delay compensation – what you can claim depending on delay times and flight destinations.
This vital FREE one pager is a family travel lifesaver!
PS Have you seen our other top family travel freebies? From our 51 Top Travel Tips to The Ultimate Holiday Checklist (which tells you everything you need to pack for a family getaway) – we’ve got family travel covered. Not to mention our latest holiday deals.
Top picks for other family travel needs
Need family friendly accommodation?
If you’re looking for a hotel, right now we like trivago for the best deals. It’s the biggest hotel search site in the world and has good coverage of the UK (as well as hotels abroad). For a family friendly budget stay, don’t forget to check Premier Inn and Travelodge. As a general rule with hotels, book early for the cheapest price. If you’ve left it late, try LateRooms.
Need to buy train tickets?
Our top choice for UK train tickets is Virgin Trains – they search the whole rail network, not just Virgin routes. What’s more, they don’t add booking fees or charge you for using your credit card. Also worth a look is Trainline. They buy up seat allocations in bulk, meaning they can sometimes pass on better discounts than rivals.
Need to buy coach or bus tickets?
If you’re travelling by bus, these days National Express really makes an effort to be family friendly. With booster seats, wifi, air con and power sockets for tablets – as well as bargain prices when compared to train – they’re worth a look. With their £8 Family Coachcard kids go free.
Looking for cheap attraction tickets?
Want to book a fun day out? AttractionTix have cheap theme park tickets for attractions across the world (including Spain, Portugal and France) as well as UK favourites like Legoland, Alton Towers and Thorpe Park. Don’t forget to check our latest vouchers too.
Need to book a flight?
Skyscanner is an excellent flight comparison site. Slick and easy to use, it searches over 1000 different agents and airlines to show you the cheapest prices. You’re then just one click away from booking directly with the airline. Check Skyscanner now.
Need to hire a car?
If you’re looking for cheap car hire, our top pick is comparison site CarRentals. Rated 9/10 on Trustpilot, it is 100% focussed on car hire comparison. It checks over 50 car hire firms to bring you the best offers.
Need an airport taxi or shuttle bus?
Save stress and money – reserve your airport taxi or shuttle bus in advance using Hoppa. This highly popular service takes the worry out of holiday pick ups.
Need airport parking?
We like Holiday Extras. It gives you lots of options and offers a lowest-price guarantee.
How to book these deals
Note: this is a DIY break where you book each bit yourself by clicking the orange buttons. You’ll be be sent direct to trusted sites where you can pay by credit or debit card. After booking, you’ll need to come back to this page and book the next bit of your package. If the deal above doesn’t offer the dates or features you need, try clicking the button anyway and searching your ideal package (but be aware the price may change).
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