Married with children
Turn your honeymoon into an adventure for your whole family.
It is believed that the majority of remarriages involve children from previous marriages. Or perhaps you've decided to delay your nuptials even though you share some bumbling sprogs.

Thus a honeymoon just as a two-some might not be feasible for whatever reason.
You have no other option but to take your children with you - so here's how to turn your honeymoon into an adventure for the whole family.

The Familymoon phenomenon

There is a new group of honeymooners who would easily opt for a day at the arcades or hit the water slide instead of the traditional cuddling in bed or candlelight dinners.
That’s because some of them aren’t even out of prep school yet!

Their newly married parents and or step-parents have included them in the festivities.
Yes, I can see the frown. How much fun can my kids tagging along for my honey moon be? A lot more fun than you'd think actually! And with travel agents and resorts switching on to the phenomenon, the trip could go a lot smoother than you expect it to.

Easy does it

Before you embark on a Familymoon, there are some practicalities to consider. This will ensure a lot less stress, fun for all and still allow you and your love to celebrate as newlyweds.

Have a clear idea of what you want from your honeymoon and what sort of facilities will keep everyone happy and entertained.

Remember that family friendly resorts will be full of other children and large groups looking for the same experiences you are! Keep this in mind and don’t sweat the small stuff.

Keep your expectations realistic. This is a Familymoon as well as a honeymoon. You are not going to be alone the entire time. The quicker you accept this fact, the happier you will be with the alone time you have. Live in the moment. When the opportunity arises, take that Jacuzzi session. No questions asked!

There are plenty of activities for the whole family and most importantly it allows family bonding. Contact the resort you decide to go to ahead of time and double check, triple check... You wouldn’t want to be let down when you arrive.

Speaking of double checking, family and friends who have embarked on a Familymoon could have some glowing recommendations for you. Just be very sure that you check them out for yourself - don't just dive in head first. I’m sure you know that someone’s passion is another’s poison.

There are plenty of kids clubs and children’s facilities available when you and your partner are craving some alone time. Offload the kids for the day in good quality, safe and suitable care and sip your cocktails next to the pool or have a massage on the beach. Or maybe even stay in the room… Your choice! This way you will ensure that your break still feels like a honeymoon. Promise!

If all else fails…

If you still think that a trip with you and the kids is a bit daunting and you couldn’t bare the thought of them being cared for by a bunch of strangers, we have more ideas for you.
Why not rent out a cottage or holiday house and speak to the all-loving grandparents? Get them to come along to help out with the children.

I’m sure that they wouldn’t mind some bonding time with the little ones at all. You would have the peace of mind knowing your children are safe and sound when you go for that romantic walk on the beach or stay in bed all morning when the children are taken outside to play.

If you really want to get away and you have relatives overseas, why not take advantage of this? Take a trip, visit the family abroad and you will have instant childcare for those days when you are craving for some alone time.

There you have it! Ideas for sun-soaked Kodak moments that everyone will treasure for their entire lives. And it will still be your honeymoon at the end of the day.

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