Under 18's travelling with a paying adult receive free cover
Children can travel alone with a great value policy from £3.23*
Booking travel insurance for your children
Getting your family ready for a holiday can be stressful, especially when everyone wants to pack their favourite toy. When you choose Holiday Extras for your travel insurance, theres no need to spend more. Make the most of you family holiday and book a family travel insurance or single parent family travel insurance policy to cover everyone. Children receive FREE cover if they are travelling with a paying adult, so your family policy can cost as little as £24.50.
Travel insurance for children travelling alone
Never mind if they're children under 18 or under 16 travelling alone, allowing your children to travel on their own can leave you feeling nervous - and understandably so! At Holiday Extras, we can provide cover for peace of mind. From just £3.23 per week, we've made sure every child only travel insurance policy is equipped with high levels of medical cover, lost luggage, cancellation and repatriation cover. There's also a 24-hour helpline on hand when you need it most for advice and support.
- £2 million medical cover
- £500 cancellation cover
- £500 baggage cover
- Friendly 24/7 UK based helpline
Travelling with adult
- Up to £5 million medical cover
- Up to £5,000 cancellation cover
- Up to £1,500 baggage cover
- Friendly 24/7 UK based helpline
Your kids can benefit from the same levels of cover as the paying adult they're travelling with. Pick a great value holiday insurance policy for yourself and add the smaller travellers to your policy.
Types of cover
With two types of policies and a wide range of policy levels available, you can tailor your insurance to suit your budget. All of the travel insurance policy levels at Holiday Extras extend their cover to your children, so you can choose from our four basic protection levels to get the standard of cover that your holiday will require:
Single trip travel insurance
- Basic cover offers £500 per person in the event of cancellations, £1 million of medical cover and £500 baggage cover.
- Standard cover provides £1,000 cancellation cover, £2 million medical cover and baggage cover at £1,500.
- Premium cover can be chosen for high-level protection of £5,000 cancellation cover, £5 million medical cover and £1,500 baggage cover.
Most insurers require a certain amount to be paid for a claim to be considered: this is called the policy excess. The excess on Holiday Extras policies range from around £75-£100, with many sections of our cover requiring no excess at all. If you would prefer to avoid paying the excess for all of the sections of cover, we suggest adding the excess waiver to your policy.
How do I book?
With Holiday Extras, booking travel insurance for kids is quick and straightforward. You can book online; simply complete the insurance form above to be guided through to our comparison page and pick the policy priced right for you.
If you have problems deciding which level of cover is best for your family, you can contact our UK-based call centre on 0800 171 000 for support.
If you feel that your child's trip requires a particular form of cover, there are a number of additional cover options available to add to their policy, from our specialised winter sports add-on, to gadget travel insurance.
Travel insurance for children with medical conditions
We don't want to make travelling with a medical condition any more stressful for yourself or for your children. Instead, we can provide extra medical cover for the kids that need it most. Visit our holiday insurance for children with medical conditions page to find out more.
Travelling with children
We'd also encourage you to visit our HX Blog! It's full of great travel advice for family travel. With a guest post from Claire Irvin and her top tips for travelling with children, advice on the best children's luggage and a review on the newest children's travel craze - Trunki luggage. There are also some ideas to keep the kids entertained on a road trip.
*Price correct from August 2015: 1 child covered under a single trip policy for one week to Europe