A group holiday with family and friends is probably on the to-do list of many this year.  There are lots of great options to get together, many in the UK which avoids the stresses of airports, passports and other paperwork!

Accommodation for groups is often easier to organise than you’d think, with many companies specialising in group trips. With the costs being shared amongst the group it can also make things much more affordable. Here are a few of our top tips for a great group holiday with family and friends!

Weekend away

If you’re looking at a weekend away with family & friends you could try funktion events. They offer a variety of different weekend break options, including a luxury girly weekend, activities with the lads or anything in between.

Group tours

If a tour is more your scene, there are lots of lovely trips organised by greatdays.co.uk. Transportation is by coach so no worries about driving, you can sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Golf trips

If you have an active group a golf trip is a popular choice.  Companies like golf breaks and your golf travel can do all the hard work for you.  They’ll source the best golfing experience, with discounts sometimes available for larger groups.

Hen & Stag Weekends

The traditional hen and stag nights have evolved into a weekend party experience for many!  Go hen can make the planning easy.  They have many options available for the bride to be including a self-catering hen house or an opulent spa stay. 

Stag weekends organise party weekends across the country for stag groups.  They cover accommodation, club entry, and any activities.

Self-catering accommodation

A cottage escape is also great option.  Many are self-catering and located in areas of the country with a whole host of activities to enjoy.  If you need a large cottage or house, companies like sleeps 12 and big cottages have lots of holiday accommodation options.

If you’re looking for something a bit different try Cool stays. They have a selection of great and sometimes quite unusual properties, including a selection for 10+ people.

Holiday villages

Another great alternative with a group is a holiday village.  We’re lucky in the UK as there is a lot of choice, which is great, particularly with the unpredictability of our weather! 

Hoseasons have a great selection of holiday parks for all tastes.  Center Parcs has villages all over the UK. They have the added benefit of great leisure facilities and onsite activities so you don’t even need to leave the village. Bluestone in Wales is perfect for families and is surrounded by the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside.

Organising payments

Once you’ve found the perfect accommodation the next challenge can be to collect cash from the group.  This is where Offspring can help. 

Using Offspring you can set up a contribution page for your trip, linked to your chosen bank/building society account. You can then simply share the link with family & friends so they can contribute online. 

This is particularly helpful if you are saving for a bigger trip over the long term so people can spread the payments.  The cash is paid straight into your chosen bank/building society account.  This means you can pay the balance of your trip straight away. 

You can find more information in Offspring’s FAQs section.  

Get started organising a group trip with the help of Offspring.