Travel Insurance for Children

Have you been looking for great value children's travel insurance, but aren't sure how to go about buying for under 18s? It can seem like a daunting task — sieving through multiple travel insurance providers to find cheap travel insurance. It might be among a thousand other things on an ever-growing to-do list for your holiday.

At Holiday Extras, we've got great value, comprehensive travel insurance for children, providing cover for the UK, throughout Europe and locations worldwide. With Holiday Extras children's travel insurance, whether your child is travelling unaccompanied, with the rest of the family or on a school trip, you can rest assured that you have a quality travel insurance policy suited to their needs.

Why choose Holiday Extras for Children's Travel Insurance

  • Tailored policies for children with pre-existing medical conditions
  • Children can travel independently on single trip policies
  • Up to £10 million in medical cover
  • Up to £5,000 in cancellation cover
  • Policies with no excess available
  • Rated 'Excellent' by Trustpilot

We're all about making travel insurance as straightforward for you as possible. We want to help ensure the whole family can enjoy less hassle and more holiday, without compromising quality for cost.

Both of our Single Trip and Annual travel insurance policies offer flexible cover for your children at a great price. With the choice of 4 different cover levels you can select just the right protection required. While we don't have any lower or upper age limits on our single policies, if you want to buy annual travel insurance for children they must travel with an adult and not independently.

Compare children's travel insurance cover levels

When you book children's travel insurance you will have a choice of 4 varying cover levels. Below is a breakdown of what you are exactly covered for.

Baggage cover
Cancellation cover
Medical cover
£5 million
£10 million
£10 million
£10 million
Excess charge
Lost passport
Personal money
Gadget cover

We now sell children's travel insurance policies online rather than only over the telephone.

Types of children's holiday insurance policies

Travel Insurance Families

We can insure the whole family, protecting you while you're on your break. With our travel insurance for children and adults, our family travel insurance is available for 1 or 2 adults living at the same address, and at least 1 child (with a maximum of 5 children per policy).

Travel insurance for children with pre-existing medical conditions

We want to reduce travel-related stress as much as possible and having a medical condition shouldn't get in the way of your child's holiday.

If your child suffers from a pre-existing medical condition we can provide extra cover for them, as we cater for the vast majority of conditions. For more information please visit our travel insurance for children with medical conditions page, or contact a member of our team today.

Can children travel alone?

You might wonder at what age children can legally travel alone and where this stands with insurance.

Children are able to travel independently on Single Trip policies with Holiday Extras. However, for Annual Multi-Trip policies, children or (under 18s) must travel with an adult. With both of our policies, we've made sure every child travel insurance policy is equipped with suitable levels of medical cover, lost luggage, cancellation and repatriation cover.

To make sure their journey runs smoothly, always ensure that children aged 17 and under are accompanied to their departure point by a responsible adult. We encourage to check the age resitrictions (if any) the company you are travelling with adopts. Check out our page on flying under 18 years of age.

Grandparents travelling with grandchildren

We realise that it's not just parents who want to take their family away. Grandparents often want to give mum and dad that much needed respite by taking their grandchildren on holiday. If you're a grandparent travelling with your grandchildren, then check out our page to give you all the relevant information you need.

Add-ons for Children's Travel Insurance

If you feel that your child's trip requires a particular form of cover, there are a number of additional cover options available to add to their policy, from our specialised winter sports add-on. Our Platinum policy comes with gadget cover included as standard — perfect if your child is off on a school trip.

How to book Travel Insurance for Children

To book online, or to get a quote, simply click below and consider the following information:

  • - Region: UK, Europe or Worldwide?
  • - Date: When are you going?
  • - Money: Total cost of the holiday.
  • - Health: Any pre-existing medical conditions?

Travel advice for children going on holiday

If you'd like some more tips and advice on travelling with the kids or inspiration for the next family holiday, check out our other pages below:

Holiday Extras Cover Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Holiday Extras Cover Ltd 05058680 is registered in England and Wales. Registered address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras Cover Ltd is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities plc which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered address: 2nd Floor, 1 Tower View, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4UY. Company number 03220410.