Saturday, 18 November 2017

6 Tips for Holidaying with a Big Group

There is something quite special about travelling with a big group of people, whether it be with friends or family members. There is, however, no avoiding the reason why this type of travelling doesn't happen too often: it can be so difficult to organise. With careful planning and cooperation from everyone, though, you can ensure that you do get to have a group holiday to remember. Follow this tips to make the process a little bit easier! 

1.    Pick an All-Round Destination
A big travel trip including plenty of people probably isn't the time to go off-piste. It's best to stick to the tried and tested breaks away, because it's no longer just you that you need to cater to when you are away - it's everyone. You may usually love skiing or rock climbing or hitchhiking, but other people in the group may not.

2. Don't Stress about the Travel
You might be in charge of planning the trip, but you can't take care of every small detail. If something's got to give, make it the journey to the destination. While it would be nice to have everyone on the same flight, this may not be possible. Don't stress - everyone can book a flight that works best for them. Trying to get everyone to the airport at the same time won't be easy, especially if people have different responsibilities to take care of before they can travel.

3. Get Wise with Accommodation
You are all travelling overseas to spend time together so don't get let down by your accommodation. If you book yourself into a hotel then you'll all be under the same roof, but you will have to spread yourselves out over multiple rooms. You're also unlikely to have an adequate "common" area where you can socialise with one another. Instead, considering renting a large home like those offered by Villa Hunters. You'll have all the space you need to relax and unwind together, and if you get a place with its own BBQ and other amenities, you'll also be also have your own party onsite without having to go out!

4. Plan Group Activities
Group activities are always fun and are a great way to spend quality time together. Before you go, look at booking some group activities that everyone can get involved in. A few ideas is bowling, a spa day, biking or surfing lessons.

5. Plan for Downtime
Holidays shouldn't be stressful, but they can become a little bit overwhelming and tiring if you are constantly doing things. If you are going away for more than a few days, make sure you schedule some downtime in - when there's nothing planned other than soaking up the simple pleasures of being away from home. It's a good idea to have a nice blend of social events, fun activities, and time when you can just read or play cards.

6. Relax
Although it may be difficult to organise and people may not quite stick to the plans you have made, try to just relax and go with the flow. The most important thing is that you are all away together - so make memories rather than just attempting to tick off the list of activities that you have planned.

Have you ever been in charge of organising a big group holiday?


  1. Great tips. I've been on a UK holiday with a group of family members but wasn't in charge of organising it but we all had a lovely time.

  2. I don't tend to go on a lot of larger holidays but the one I have I let others organize it and I just went with the flow. I plan so many other holidays it was nice to have a break x

  3. I think if you are planning a group holiday, its so important to plan downtime - time where people can do their own thing

  4. I haven't been on holiday in ages but these are some brilliant tips for travelling with a group/family. Planning ahead helps

  5. I haven't travelled in a big group since school and uni. I'm not very organised so I couldn't imagine where to start now!

  6. Great tips I’ve never been on holiday in a group before so I wouldn’t know what to expect! I think having downtown would be important though x

  7. I've been on a few big group holidays and each one is so different, but definitely with your tips. It's so important to just relax and go with the flow at times x

  8. What s great post my son is going away with a large group in the summer to celebrate the end of a levels will definitely be showing him this :)

  9. Some really good tips, I have only ever done one group holiday and it was awful, too many spoil sports who wanted to go to bed early ha x


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