The Best European Destinations for a Family Holiday

The Best European Destinations for a Family Holiday

Thanks to Europe’s incredible diversity, you will be spoilt for options when planning a fun holiday for all the family.

Whether you’re looking to take your kids to an iconic capital city filled with exciting attractions, or a relaxing, sunny destination that offers beautiful beaches and cool water sports, there will be a getaway to suit your needs.

To narrow down your search, check out the following best European destinations for a family holiday.

Dalmatian Islands, Croatia

It will be hard not to fall in love with the Dalmatian Islands, which are one of four beautiful, historic regions of Croatia. Despite offering an amalgamation of Mediterranean tradition with contemporary chic, the ancient port has managed to avoid corporate development, which is why you’ll find minimal hotels and can enjoy more private accommodation.

When booking Croatia villa holidays, you can relax and unwind in a luxurious, tranquil setting, before heading out to sample the local cuisine and wine at many superb restaurants at the yachting marinas. The kids will also enjoy spending the day at the stunning Punta Rata Beach and exploring the town of Trogir.

Croatia is one of the best european destinations to take your family, including many islands to choose from on the Dalmatian Coast

Lisbon, Portugal

Consider Lisbon when looking for a sunny city break in Europe, as the Portuguese capital offers many family-friendly restaurants and attractions, which will ensure the whole clan has an unforgettable time.

You can guarantee your kids will love The Lisbon Oceanarium, as they can view more than 15,000 water-dwelling animals and plants.

Plus, you can discover the history and beauty of the region when exploring the Castles of Sintra or walking through the picturesque old quarter of Alfama, which offers winding streets filled with cute cafes. Mum and dad can then wind down for the evening with fresh seafood and a bottle of Portuguese wine.

Gorgeous cobbled street with tram in Lisbon

Corfu, Greece

To escape the dull British weather and embrace some summer sunshine, whisk your family away to the beautiful Greek Island of Corfu.

The northwest island not only offers average temperatures of 30 degrees, but it is also filled with many historic landmarks to explore, such as:

  • Achilleion
  • Old Fortress
  • Spianada Square
  • Palace of St. Michael & St. George

There are also many stunning beaches to visit to make the most of the glorious weather, such as Nissaki and Mirtiotissa.

However, you cannot visit Corfu without sampling its delicious cuisine, which is a fusion of Greek and Venetian flavours. Must-try dishes include bourdeto, bianco, and sofrito.

Stunning aerial shot of a beach in Corfu

Tenerife, Spain

Whether you want a family getaway to be filled with breath-taking beaches, epic hikes, or fun water sports, you cannot go wrong with Tenerife.

It’s an ideal holiday destination when travelling with young children, as it takes as little as four hours to reach the biggest of Spain’s Canary Islands on a flight from the UK.

If sun, sea and sand weren’t enough to ensure your children have a superb break away, you can guarantee they will love a trip to the nearby Siam Park in Costa Adeje, as it has been voted as the best waterpark in the world.

There are also many more exceptional family-friendly attractions that will ensure the children will never be bored, such as dolphin and whale watching along the southwest coast and the Loro Parque Zoo.

Dophins at Parque Loro in Tenerife

Where are you off to this year on your travels?

Claire x

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