Top Five Family Holidays: Where to spend your family Holiday

By Laura Burke

Planning a family holiday is a long, expensive process which can seem never ending. We’re here to help with our top 5 family holiday ideas to make planning your dream vacation that bit easier. Whether you’re looking for a city break, sun holiday or cruise, we’ve got you and your family covered!

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What child doesn’t dream of skipping through the magic kingdom, greeting their favourite characters with a hug and watching the firework display illuminate Cinderella’s castle? Disneyland truly is the most magical place on earth, children of any age will enjoy stepping into their own fairy tale and adults love this wonderland just as much.

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Whether you’re a thrill seeker yourself or just looking to earn brownie points with the kids, a family holiday to Disneyland is a once in a lifetime experience which will create countless memories that you can keep forever. Plenty to do for any age, older children looking for adventure will love scarier, adrenalin pumping rides such as Space Mountain or Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith - certain to make them sweat. Younger kids can still be part of the action with calmer attractions such as it’s a Small World or Dumbo the Flying Elephant providing plenty of giggles. Even if you’re a tad more timid there’s still plenty to keep you entertained! Kids and adults will love meeting Mickey Mouse or watching in awe at the Armageddon special effects show. It really is a fun filled day for all of the family!

Princesses, pirates and parents are guaranteed a good time in the wonderful world of Disneyland Paris, see our range of offers on our Disneyland Paris page for more!



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😎 Després d'un diumenge de tardor senzillament espectacular ─tal com ens demostra @tom.m.hawthorne a Instagram─, comencem una nova setmana amb el millor d'una destinació 100% mediterrània. _ 😎 Después de un domingo de otoño sencillamente espectacular ─tal como nos demuestra @tom.m.hawthorne en Instagram─, comenzamos una nueva semana con lo mejor de un destino 100% mediterráneo. _ 😎 After a simply spectacular autumn Sunday ─as @tom.m.hawthorne proves on Instagram─, we start a new week with the best of a 100% Mediterranean destination. _ #LiveSalou #Salou #VisitSalou #CostaDaurada #turisme #turismo #tourism #tourisme #destination #family #holidays #platja #beach #CatalunyaExperience #fotodeldia #photooftheday #igers #instagramers #igerscatalunya #ig_catalonia #clickcat #tardor #otoño #autumn #fall #Салоу #костадорада

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Sunshine on a budget can be hard to find, but a family holiday to Salou can easily come in under €1000! Salou is a gorgeous resort on the Costa Dorada coastline. The most renowned holiday spot in the area, there are plenty of family friendly attractions along with a fabulous golden beach. Adults and children alike will love a sunny getaway to the lovely Salou!

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🤗 Voleu una destinació única on viure  el millor estiu de la vostra vida? No busqueu més: Salou és la vostra resposta, tal com ens mostra @yusya_sv a Instagram. _ 🤗 ¿Queréis un destino único donde vivir el mejor verano de vuestra vida? No busquéis más: Salou es vuestra respuesta, tal como nos muestra @yusya_sv en Instagram. _ 🤗 Want a unique destination where you can live the best summer of your life? Search no more: Salou is your answer, as @yusya_sv proves on Instagram. _ #LiveSalou #Salou #VisitSalou #turisme #turismo #tourism #tourisme #travel #destination #family #holidays #platja #beach #CostaDaurada #CatalunyaExperience #igers #instagramers #igerscatalunya #ig_catalonia #clickcat #fotodeldia #photooftheday #estiu #verano #summer #Салоу #костадорада

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Salou’s main attractions are the beaches. Long and golden, the beach of Playa de Levante reaches for more than one kilometre and has a great atmosphere with plenty of families enjoying the sunshine on its sands. Waters at this beach are safe for children to paddle in and a palm-lined promenade offers snacks and drinks to keep you going during your day. If you’re looking to eat out there’s numerous excellent restaurants to choose from, from classic Spanish dishes to fast food there’s something for even the pickiest eater! Port Aventura, widely regarded as Europe’s best theme park, is just a short bus ride away and is sure to provide a great day out. For older children there’s the Aquopolis waterpark in neighbouring La Pineda which has options for go-karting, horse riding, golf as well as every water sport imaginable!

For fun in the sun and memories to last a lifetime, Salou is the right choice for you! See our Salou page for our latest summer offers.


3: Cruise the Western Med on the Brand New Harmony of the Seas

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If you’re looking to pack in as many activities as you can while still enjoying great weather then a cruise is the ultimate family holiday! This may be blowing the budget, but a family cruise is an unforgettable holiday which you’ll all love.

Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Sea departs from either Barcelona or Rome this cruise means you and your family can explore Barcelona, Mallorca, Marseille, Florence, Pisa, Rome and Naples in one week, crazy, right? Dock in each country for the day and explore the colours of the Mediterranean, experience new cultures and visit a number of important monuments and historical towns during your cruise. This ship is like a world of its own and includes incredible amenities such as a theatre, ice rink, art gallery, spa, Aqua theatre, arcade, rock climbing wall, waterpark and numerous delicious dining options. You and your children really will be spoilt for choice on this amazing holiday!

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Go on a cruise once and you’ll be hooked for life. They really are an amazing experience and will allow you and your family to see so much of the world in one go! For more information on this cruise visit our Western Mediterranean cruise page.



Another great sun holiday spot, Fuerteventura is a family (and wallet) friendly resort in the Canary Islands. This volcanic island boasts extraordinary beaches across the island, turquoise seas and 3,000 hours of sun each year. With plenty of great tourist resorts to choose from, excellent attractions and the friendly people, Fuerteventura holidays are the stuff of dreams.

Fuerteventura is known for its beautiful golden sands, with over 150km of beach covering the island. Long sandy beaches offer plenty of shade beneath the enormous sand dunes which kids will love playing in. As the least populated island you’re guaranteed a tranquil holiday enjoying the weather, paddling in the sea or trying water sports – if you’re brave enough! If you’re looking to explore the volcanic landscape, rent a car and take in the dramatic scenery for yourself, there’s plenty of history to be found. Spend a day having fun with the kids at Baku Waterpark just outside of Corralejo. This great park includes a lazy river, wave pool, playground, bouncy castle as well as plenty of thrilling slides, fun for the whole family!

You won’t be disappointed with a holiday to Fuerteventura at any time of the year, for more information on a Fuerteventura family holiday see our Fuerteventura page.



Family holidays to the Algarve mean fun for the entire family. Algarve is a marvelous family holiday destination, stretching from the Spanish border it is a scenic part of Portugal with a sensational coastline and beautiful beaches. A family holiday to the Algarve won’t break the bank either, with a family holiday usually coming in under €900 for a week. The Algarve is home to amazing entertainment, fantastic weather and a certain charm which will have you coming back again for more.

On top of your Algarve to do list will of course be spending days on end on one of the beautiful beaches. Most of the Algarve’s beaches are blue flag, with calm waters and sun loungers and umbrellas available on many beaches. Families will love paddling with the little ones or playing with a bucket and sand, or for the more adventurous there are great water sports such as wind surfing, banana boating or snorkelling to try. Make sure to visit Algarve’s top attraction, Zoomarine during your getaway. This lively amusement park features a variety of pools, slides, shows and rides to keep you and your kids entertained for the day. Children will love seeing dolphins and sealions up close while learning about marine ecosystems, exciting and educational! Algarve is known for being home to some of the best golf courses in Europe so why not get the whole family involved with an afternoon of mini golf. In Vilamoura is the cool Family Golf Park, with an ancient Roman theme you can enjoy mini golf at its very best, a perfect family day out.

See for yourself with a sunny family holiday to the Algarve. See our Algarve Page for the latest offers!


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