Planning a Holiday to the Best European Coastlines? Go All Inclusive!

In 2022, the travel industry predicted that all inclusive holidays will become the primary getaway trend for families as parents look for ways to save money amidst the cost of living crisis. The number of all inclusive bookings have surged in the past few years, with people choosing to pay for everything upfront. This trend has proven to be the most popular in the UK, with 37% of surveyed families planning an all inclusive holiday this year.

When considering travel, families typically have to budget around flights and accommodation, food, excursions, and entertainment for kids, which can often rack up additional or unplanned costs. All inclusive stays have become a more budget-friendly option for families wanting to know precisely how much they’ll spend on their holiday. If you’re planning a family getaway to the UK anytime soon, this post will explore some of the reasons you should get an all inclusive holiday package for a trip to the UK coastline:

What are all inclusive holidays?

All inclusive holidays are great, packaged holidays that vary depending on your destination and property. These include flights, hotel, luggage, transfers, meals, drinks, snacks, and more. Booking an affordable all inclusive holiday for a trip to the UK coastline can be a memorable family experience, as parents can easily book inclusive holiday packages for beachside hotels and resorts on the seafront.

While European destinations such as Spain, Greece, and Turkey remain popular for beachgoers, there are still many all inclusive hotels to consider for families looking for a short trip to the UK coastline. Holidaygoers can enjoy a range of destinations, including explorations to the Scottish coast, as budget airlines are launching new routes to, from, and around Scotland. With all inclusive holidays, families can enjoy more than food and drinks with suitable packages, experiencing family-friendly activities such as watersports, yoga, and more.

Stress-free family holiday

Fistral Beach in Newquay, Cornwall
Photo of Fistral Beach in Newquay Credit: Nilfanion, CC BY-SA 4.0

One of the best reasons for an all inclusive package is the stress-free planning parents can enjoy. Because everything is included, parents no longer have to worry about additional expenses. Some properties, like the seaside Esplanade Hotel overlooking Fistral Beach in Newquay, also offer convenient inclusions such as a flexible dining package. The hotel’s newly renovated Cove Restaurant is open for all-day dining, becoming the hub for foodies. Thanks to its flexible dining concept, families with trouble keeping up with a set breakfast or dinner schedule can enjoy the hotel’s dining experience to the fullest.

Cost-saving travel

Credit: Chris Downer under license CC BY-SA 2.0

As mentioned earlier, all inclusive holidays have become famous for families looking to save as much as possible. Aside from the convenience of an all inclusive travel plan, these packages are often cheaper than a typical pay-as-you-go holiday. Families also typically pay months in advance and won’t have to spend much upon arrival, making it easier to budget for the holiday. Depending on your destination, some hotels offer better deals than others to stay competitive. Art Deco seafront hotel Cumberland Hotel, for instance, offers affordable accommodation packages ranging from room-only to dinner, bed, and breakfast packages depending on your planned activities on the Bournemouth beach and promenade.

Variety of activities

Blackpool Beach
Blackpool Seafront and Tower

Finally, in our post discussing beach holiday safety tips, we highlighted the importance of never leaving children unattended while they play. Fortunately, with all inclusive packages, you can plan family-friendly activities for your beach holiday based on what your preferred hotel offers. The Claremont Hotel overlooking Blackpool’s promenade and beach offers rooms for families of various sizes with special packages inclusive of food, drinks, and entertainment. At the same time, children can enjoy and socialise as they hang out in the hotel’s Rocky Gardens. After a fun day on the beach, the kids will appreciate supervised playtime ranging from bowling competitions to treasure hunts and penalty shootouts at the Rocky Gardens Kids Club.

Overall, there is a good reason why many travellers and holidaymakers now prefer to go all-inclusive. To make the most out of your beach getaway in the UK, consider these packages for an easy, breezy time with your loved ones.