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Although coach trips may not be what comes to mind when planning a family holiday, they can make exciting and fun breaks for children and adults alike. Not only do they allow you to visit a new city every day so that there is never any shortage of activities to keep them occupied, but the pre-planned nature of a coach trip means that you can sit back and relax.

Whatever holiday you go for, you should ensure that you always take out suitable travel insurancefor your family in the event of injury or illness, as well as cancellations.

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Keeping kids entertained on a coach holiday

While you might have no problem finding things to do when you arrive at your destination, coach trips are often long and boring for children. You can keep them entertained by packing travel games, puzzles, books, colouring pads and pre-downloading films and television shows onto your phone or tablet, spend some time to prepare this properly before you travel.

Best places to visit on a family coach trip

Many coach trips provide transport to well-known and renowned family attractions. From theme parks such as Alton Towers and Disneyland and day-trips such as the Harry Potter Studio Tour, coach trips cater to families with the best holiday attractions and entertainment.

If you don't want to focus so much on big, family attractions, in terms of location, destinations such as Brighton and Bournemouth are perfect for children. Seaside towns often have suitable entertainment catered towards families as well as having the natural attractions of beaches and the sea to entertain the children.

Coach trips are not just for adults. They can make perfect and stress-free getaways for families, giving your children the opportunity to explore some of the world's greatest family attractions safely and securely.

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