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Children's Travel Insurance

Have you been looking for the great value children's travel insurance, but aren't sure how to go about buying for under 18s?

At Holiday Extras, we've got comprehensive child-only policies for children ages two and up, so if your child is travelling alone or with you, you can book a quality travel insurance policy most suited to their needs.

It can seem like a daunting task, sieving through multiple travel insurance providers to find the cheapest deal. It might be among a thousand other things on an ever-growing to-do list.

Children, Insurance and Holiday Extras

We're all about making things as straightforward for you as possible. We want to help ensure the whole family can enjoy less hassle and more holiday. With us, you don't have to worry about compromising quality for cost.

Both of our single trip and annual multi-trip policies offer flexible insurance for your children at a great price, giving you the choice of 4 different cover levels to get just the right protection required. While we don't have any lower or upper age limits on our single policies,** if you want to buy an annual policy for your child they must travel with an adult.

Types of Children's Travel Insurance cover available

Baggage cover
Cancellation cover
Medical cover
£5 million
£10 million
£10 million
£10 million
Excess charge
Lost passport
Personal money
Gadget cover
Defaqto rating
2 Star rating
3 Star rating
5 Star rating
5 Star rating

We now sell children's travel insurance policies online rather than only over the telephone. Book online today!

Health Insurance for Children

We want to reduce travel-related stress as much as possible and having a medical condition shouldn't get in the way of your child's holiday.

If your child suffers from a pre-existing medical condition we can provide extra cover for them, as we cater for the vast majority of conditions. For more information please visit our travel insurance for children with medical conditions page, or contact a member of our team today.

  • Tailored policies for customers with pre-existing medical conditions
  • Up to £10 million in medical cover and up to £5000 in cancellation cover
  • We will consider all medical conditions
  • Policies with no excess available

Children travelling alone

You might wonder at what age children can legally travel alone and where this stands with insurance.

Children are able to travel independently on Single Trip policies with Holiday Extras. However, for Annual Multi-Trip policies, children or (under 18s) must travel with an adult. With both of our policies, we've made sure every child travel insurance policy is equipped with suitable levels of medical cover, lost luggage, cancellation and repatriation cover.

To make sure their journey runs smoothly, always ensure that children aged 17 and under are accompanied to their departure point by a responsible adult. We encourage to check the age resitrictions (if any) the company you are travelling with adopts. Check out our page on flying under 18 years of age.

Grandparents travelling with grandchildren

We realise that it's not just parents who want to take their family away. Grandparents often want to give mum and dad that much needed respite by taking their grandchildren on holiday. If you're a grandparent travelling with your grandchildren, then check out our page to give you all the relevant information you need.

Add-ons for children's travel insurance

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. Our Platinum policy comes with gadget cover included as standard — perfect if your child is off on a school trip.

Why choose Holiday Extras?

  • - Voted best insurance provider 11 years running.
  • - Policies with no excess available.
  • - UK based contact centre and 24/7 helpline.
  • - No upper age limits single trip policies.**
  • - Over 25 years of experience selling travel insurance.
Holiday Extras

How to book

To book online, or to get a quote, simply click below and consider the following information:

    Location: Where are you going?

    Date: When will you be going?

    Money: The total cost of the holiday, including travel.

    Health: Any pre-existing medical conditions?

Book online with us today

Travel advice for children on holiday

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 good quality children's luggage and a review on - Trunki luggage. There are also some ideas to keep the kids entertained on a road trip.

If you'd like some more tips and advice on travelling with the kids or inspiration for the next family holiday, check out our other pages below:


Holiday Extras Cover Ltd and Holiday Extras Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Holiday Extras Cover Ltd 05058680 and Holiday Extras Ltd 01693250 are registered in England and Wales. Registered address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities plc which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered address: 2nd Floor, 1 Tower View, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4UY. Company number 03220410.