Family holidays are where memories are made to last a lifetime, so we want to help you make the most out of those precious weeks. We know kids love messing around in water parks, swimming pools, and digging and making sandcastles on beaches. They also want easy access to ice cream.
So with this in mind our in-house children’s holiday experts have pulled together a list of the most family-friendly places, hotels and resorts around to give you some inspiration for the summer holidays or if you’re super-organised, your winter break.
Escape to Spain to enjoy the beautiful beaches, outrageously fun theme parks and water parks, Dubai has also got its fair share of these. And of course their favourite films can come to life at Disneyland Paris and Orlando. You could also rent a villa on a Greek island such as Santorini or Crete and spend all day lazing, and playing poolside, before getting stuck into a mezze (kids’ll love the different types of cheese).
Here’s more about some of our top picks for all the family.
Five-star luxury in Dubai at the Atlantis The Palm - you get complimentary entry to the Aquaventure Waterpark as well as the Lost Chambers Aquarium. There’s also a kids club to keep them entertained.
Marrakech in Morocco also has plenty of water action for children. The Eden Andalou Aquapark and Spa has five (count them) swimming pools, a river and a beach.
We've also pulled together our top tips for if it's your very first family holiday. We're the official family travel partner for the governement's new initiative - "Your Family Plan" - and here you'll find how to plan your first holiday with your baby.
|Fun-filled family holidays can be found on all three islands, Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza|
|Canaries||Four different islands but all hot with great beaches. Glad we’re not making the decision.|
|Costa del Sol||Theme parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, beaches, kids clubs - the family holiday tick list is complete.|
|Disneyland Paris||Watch your children’s dreams come true. The perfect fairytale break.|
|Dubai||The ultimate holiday playground for adults as well as kids.|
|The Algarve||Kids will love the sunny, sandy, sheltered beaches|
|Orlando||Thrills, spills and a lot of fun for all the family await you in Florida|
|Crete||They love making a fuss of kids in Greece. Expect a warm welcome and amazing beaches|
|Fuerteventura||Kids’ll find it hard to pronounce but they’ll love the sandy beaches and swimming in the sun.|
Spain has its fair share of pools, and book into the Katmandu Park and Resort in Majorca and you get free entry into the Katmandu Park, one of Tripadvisor's Top 10 Amusement and Water Parks in Spain. There’s also a new soft play area.
The 4* Roc Marbella Park has all the sports, a water park, basketball, table tennis and two pools (one specially for kids). Or be like the modern Stoneage family and go to Sol Lanzarote - they’re you can have Flintstone’s themed adventures.