But can it ever really be a holiday for Mum? With all the organising, getting everyone packed and then all the same demands on time whilst you're there, the family holiday can sometimes leave mums (or dads for that matter) feeling more tired than when they left!
Our friend Nicky Grant set up her business www.holidaynanny.co.uk when she found herself wishing she could find someone to come along on a 3 week break with her family so she could genuinely relax. The business has - not surprisingly - gone from strength to strength!
In the podcast below, Nicky shares with us her advice for making your family holiday as chilled out and restorative as possible.