Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT STYLE OF ACCOMMODATION?
In each location, we try to give a choice of accommodation to meet your expectations and your budget. If you want four or five stars we find the most family-friendly option of luxury hotels. If you prefer to save money and have greater dining flexibility we find the best self-catering accommodation in town. Upgrades in most can be booked, just ask and we will find the best price possible.
I HAVE CHILDREN OF MIXED AGES, WILL THIS KEEP THEM ALL HAPPY?
Pick n Mix provides a variety of activities in each location so that you can find an activity to suit all your children. If you wish you can split into different activities any given day provided a parent is with each child. We also have local experts in each location who can source different activities should you have something specific or different in mind.
DO PARENTS NEED TO TAKE PART IN THE ACTIVITIES?
Parents do not need to take part in all the same activities as their children. Activity leaders will of course supervise the group, however a parent should always be present with their child. But of course we do encourage families to have fun and do new things together!
DO WE NEED TO DO ALL THE ACTIVITIES?
No, in fact, our trips always have options to choose from, you are not expected to do them all. The price of the trip has “fun points” for activities included. If you choose to not use all the points available to you however you will not be refunded for them.
CAN YOU ORGANISE MORE ACTIVITIES ?
Sure! If you have used up all your points and still want to do more activities just ask and we can add these for an additional cost.
ARE THERE ANY ADULTS ONLY ACTIVITIES?
Although all the activities in the schedule are deliberately selected to be child-friendly and therefore great for families to enjoy together you may wish to indulge in a spa treatment, diving or anything else that takes your fancy. With local knowledge and contacts, we can help arrange these for you.
WHEN DO I NEED TO DECIDE ON WHICH ACTIVITIES?
Before your departure we will provide you with an outline itinerary for all the activities on offer to choose from. You are free to choose these on arrival however we will gather your preferences a few weeks out from departure to try to ensure that we can meet everyone’s needs.
DO WE GET FREE TIME TO RELAX?
We like to have a blend of activities and free time. Our itineraries often have planned activities for just half a day. As you get to pick your own activity options you can balance out activities and chill time to suit your family. It is a holiday after all!
DO WE HAVE TO HANG OUT WITH OTHER FAMILIES ALL THE TIME?
At our welcome meal you and your kids will have the opportunity to meet other families. Of course through the scheduled activities, you will get to know each other. Between these however your free time is your own – to spend as a family or to hang out with new friends.
WHAT MAKES YOUR TRIPS CHILD FRIENDLY?
Our trips are designed for parents by parents. We have specifically crafted the activities to be child-friendly and have selected activity providers who have tried and tested the ability to work with children.
But we know how to move at a good family-friendly pace so we plan activities that work around mealtimes, keep traveling time to a minimum and allow plenty of free time for kids (and parents) to come and go as they please.
All accommodation sourced has had family-friendly criteria at the top of the requirements list, for example, family rooms, catering options, kids pools, and playgrounds and babysitting availability wherever possible.
ARE FLIGHTS INCLUDED?
No flights are not included, however, we can make flight bookings if you would like us to do so.
For each trip, we will tell you available airlines and recommended flight times.
DO WE NEED INSURANCE?
Yes. Although activity providers are required to be insured you are responsible for your own travel insurance. Please ensure that your family is comprehensively covered for the location and activities chosen. We will take insurance details from you before departure.