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Get comprehensive travel insurance cover as an under-18 with policies starting from just £7.54*

Booking children's travel insurance

Have you been searching for the right children's travel insurance but are not sure the cover you need or how to go about booking for youngsters? At Holiday Extras we've got comprehensive levels of cover so if your child is travelling with you, you can book great value family travel insurance or single parent travel insurance, or if your child is travelling alone you can get the best holiday insurance they will need to give you peace of mind, and ensure the whole family can enjoy less hassle and more holiday!

† If you need to seek medical attention whilst abroad, please ensure that you contact the 24-hour Emergency Assistance Service for help and advice before treatment, where possible. Details can be found in the policy wording

Types of Children's Travel Insurance cover available

14 Day Guarantee

All of the travel insurance policy levels at Holiday Extras extend their cover to your children, so you can choose from four different cover levels to get just the right protection required for either a single trip or annual multi-trip policy (if on an adult's policy):

Single trip and annual travel insurance for children

  • Bronze cover offers £1000 cover in the event of cancellations, £5 million of medical cover and £750 equipment cover.
  • Silver cover provides £2,500 cancellation cover, £10 million medical cover and equipment cover at £1,500.
  • Gold cover can be chosen for high-level protection of £5,000 cancellation cover, £10 million medical cover and £2,500 equipment cover.
  • Platinum cover can be chosen for high-level protection of £5,000 cancellation cover, £10 million medical cover, £500 personal money, £20,000 personal accident and £2,500 equipment cover.

If you have problems deciding which level of cover is best for your family, you can contact our UK-based call centre for support.

Children travelling alone & with an Adult

Whether your child is travelling alone or will be accompanied by an adult, we've made sure every child travel insurance policy is equipped with high levels of medical cover, lost luggage, cancellation and repatriation cover, all for just £7.54* per week.

We can take part of the worry away when your child is travelling alone by ensuring they have cover and giving you peace of mind at a great price with our child only travel insurance available with Bronze, Silver , Gold or Platinum levels of cover depending on their needs. Just be sure that all insured children aged 17 and under are accompanied to their departure point by a responsible adult.

There's also a 24-hour emergency UK based helpline on hand when you need it most for advice and support.

Additional Cover

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 additional gadget cover insurance. Gadget cover is now included as standard in our Platinum level policies!

Travelling with a pre-existing medical condition?

  • Tailored policies for customers with pre-existing medical conditions
  • Up to £10 million in medical cover and up to £5000 in cancellation cover
  • All medical conditions considered
  • 'No excess' policies available

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 cover for children that need it most. Please visit our holiday insurance for children with medical conditions page if you would like to find out more, or contact a member of our team today.

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 - Trunki luggage. There are also some ideas to keep the kids entertained on a road trip.

Related content

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:

*Prices based on 1 person aged 17 with no pre-existing medical conditions, travelling Europe excl. Spain, Cyprus, Malta, Turkey and Greece for 7 days, with Basic cover. Price correct as of April 2019.

Holiday Extras Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Kent CT21 4JF. Company number 01693250.

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.