Winter Family Fun with Inghams
Published: 18.03.2009 16:49
Whether it's swooshing down the slopes, making snow fairies or meeting Santa, Inghams has something to keep the whole family entertained this winter. Families can chose from a wide range of family friendly destinations including Lapland, Austria, Italy, France, Slovakia, Switzerland and Canada. With over 90 resorts in 13 countries, there is a perfect ski holiday to suit every family.
New for this year is Inghams all inclusive ski packages to Slovakia, Andorra and Romania which include lift pass, ski equipment hire, tuition and half board accommodation from as little as £599 in Poiana Brasov, Romania, including complimentary drinks. There are also added value savings for families with many hotels and chalets offering discounts of up to 50% for children including Kids Ski Free packages with free lift pass and free ski hire, 2 for 1 on ski and snowboard lessons offered in many resorts.
With plenty of après ski activities to keep the kids entertained from snow tubing, husky dog safari and ice skating as well as crèche facilities, parents can enjoy some well earned free time on the slopes.
In the middle of an unspoilt Arctic is Finland's best ski resort of Levi. With a high standard of accommodation and warm family atmosphere it's a perfect family holiday destination. There are a number of fun and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy including, husky, reindeer or snowmobile safaris, visits to meet Santa and a chance to see magical Northern Lights.
Inghams favourite hotel with families is the 4* Levitunturi Spa Hotel, situated in the heart of the resort and only 250m from the main ski lifts. Prices start from £660 per person in a suite sleeping four, for a seven night break on a half board basis. Price includes flights from London Gatwick and resort transfers. Flights are also available at the supplement from Birmingham (+£19), Bristol (+£25) and Manchester (+£19).
Inghams also offers children under 7years old a FREE lift pass and FREE equipment hire if wearing FREE rental helmet and are accompanied by an adult.
All guests pre-booking six days lift pass and/or equipment hire will receive an extra day FREE.
Indoor and outdoor kindergarten is available in the resort with plenty of activities to keep the children entertained.
Set in the heart of the extensive three valleys and one of France's most attractive ski resorts, Méribel is a family friendly resort with a relaxed atmosphere.
Inghams favourite with families is the 4* L'Écureuil Catered Chalet, which sleeps 10 guests and is conveniently, located just a short walk to the resort centre, with spectacular views over the Méribel valley. Guest can relax and unwind on the large balcony or snuggle up around the open fire place, whilst the sauna helps ease the aches and pains of a hard day on the slopes. Each room is equipped with a TV and en-suite facilities and the chalet has satellite TV and a DVD player to keep the kids entertained. Chalet catering includes buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and three course meal six times a week including wine, coffee and chocolates and a cheese board on selected nights.
Inghams also provides a free morning and afternoon minibus service to and from the Chaudanne lifts with ski lockers provided at the lifts to store all equipment, so guests don't have to carry everything back down the mountain. Prices start from £653 per person and include flights from London Gatwick to Geneva and transfers to resort. Flights are also available at the supplement from Southampton (+£30), Bristol (+£27), Exeter (+£27), Jersey (+£30), Birmingham (+£22), Manchester (+£29), Leeds-Bradford (+£35), Newcastle (+£37), Edinburgh (+£48) and Glasgow (+£44).
Children are welcome in Méribel, and there are a number of creches and childcare services available. There is a nursery that takes children from aged 3 months, and a kindergarten that caters for children from 18 months and upwards.
High Tatras, Slovakia
Largely undiscovered by British skiers and great for families, High Tatras in Slovakia boasts varied terrain for both skiers and snowboarders and breathtaking views of the Carpathain Mountains. With new accommodation and ski lifts, Slovakia is the hot ski destination for the coming season. Inghams has introduced all inclusive ski package including lift pass, ski equipment hire, tuition and daily two course lunch in a mountain restaurant along with half board accommodation and free drinks with dinner from as little as £715 per person in 4* Grand Hotel Smokovec, Slovakia. The price includes flights from London Gatwick and resort transfers. Flights are also available at the supplement from Luton (+£11), Bristol (+£25) and Edinburgh (+£37).
There is also added value savings including free children's lift pass and free children ski hire and 2 for 1 on ski and snowboard lessons as well as free children learn to ski packages.
Childcare is available in resort at the Ski Kindergarten and there is plenty of après ski activities to keep the children entertained including ice skating, snow tubing, aquaparks, thermal pools and horse drawn sleigh rides.
The bustling town of Banff is the perfect destination for families with a wide range of activities to keep the kids entertained, wild elk wandering the streets and some of the best skiing and boarding in Canada.
Stay at the 4* Douglas Fir Resort Apartments which boasts wood-burning fireplaces, cable TV and a balcony with stunning mountain views. The apartment facilities are perfect for families and include a swimming pool, two hot tubs, indoor children's playground and ice rink
Prices start from £656 per person based on four sharing on a self catering basis including flights from Gatwick, Manchester (+£19) and Heathrow (+£139).
Special ski packages for children include free lift passes and ski equipment hire with 2 for 1 ski school and two free children ski and board hire and up to four child lift passes.
Ski Kindergarten and child care is available in resort.
Additional activities to excite the children include dog sledding, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, skating, ice fishing and ice hockey games.