Top 10 Family Holiday Ideas and Destinations
Guide to Exploring Child Friendly Vacation Spots
With travel becoming more affordable and the world feeling smaller than ever, intrepid families are getting increasingly adventurous when it comes to booking their annual getaway. Though a week on the British coast is still one of the best family holidays around, there are lots more exciting and exotic places to discover around the world.
So if you want to ensure your next escape is one to remember, take a look at our pick of the top family holiday destinations out there.
When it comes to stunning scenery, pristine beaches and picture postcard towns, it’s hard to beat Cornwall. A firm family favourite, the county is home to some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. Head to the Penwith Heritage Coast or the area around St Austell for spectacular beaches, secluded coves and more picturesque views than you can shake a stick at.
Where to stay: The Big Beautiful Beach House, St Austell
One of Italy’s most beautiful regions, Umbria offers plenty for families to explore. Cool off in one of Umbria’s many sensational wild swimming spots, or, if you’re visiting in the winter months, warm up in one of the region’s hot springs. Home to some of the best food in Italy, Umbria’s child-friendly pasta and pizza dishes will keep even the fussiest members of the family happy for the duration of your stay.
Where to stay: Casa Fontanelle, Marsciano
Breath taking beaches, historic towns and villages and rugged countryside make Sardinia one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful destinations. Kids will love exploring the island’s beaches, while Sardinia’s family friendly restaurants will make eating out a breeze.
Where to stay: Villa Bougainville, Sardinia
4. Andalucia, Spain
Guaranteed sunshine, family friendly attractions and affordable flights from the UK make Andalucia a great destination for parents travelling with kids. Escape the crowded coast by staying slightly inland, among the region’s spectacular hills and charming towns. A hire car will make nearby beaches and attractions easily accessible, ensuring you can make the most of your time in the region.
Where to stay: La Cazalla de Ronda, Malaga
5. Southern Nicaragua
If you want to head a little further afield and enjoy a good old-fashioned family adventure, Nicaragua is a fantastic destination. One of the safest countries in Central America, the south-west of the corner of the Nicaragua offers stunning beaches, pretty colonial towns and great weather. To feel like real explorers, take the ferry to Ometepe, an island made up of two volcanoes set in the middle of an enormous lake.
Where to stay: Totoco Eco Lodge, Ometepe
6. Central Portugal
A wealth of pristine wild swimming spots make this undiscovered region a fantastic destination for a family getaway. Explore the numerous river beaches that dot the area, spending your days relaxing in the shade of olive trees as the kids cool off in the crystal clear water.
Where to stay: Gravito Tipi Glamping, Pedrogao Grande
7. Scottish Highlands
With breath taking views around every corner, the Scottish Highlands are one of the most spectacular destinations in the UK. Ideal for families who like to get out and explore the natural world, the Highlands offer plenty of opportunities for walking, biking, water sports and bird watching.
Where to stay: Woodlands, Glenshiel
A well-established family favourite, Brittany has everything from great beaches to historic towns and villages. Central Brittany is home to a wealth of beautiful landscapes and family friendly group accommodation options making it the ideal choice for a summer getaway.
Where to stay: Manoir de Bodion, Plumeliau
If you want to treat your family to a bit of luxury, the sun-drenched Caribbean island of Antigua is the destination for you. An archetypal tropical paradise, the island boasts outstanding beaches, warm water and wall to wall blue skies. A range of activities are available on Antigua, allowing you and your brood to have a go at everything from scuba diving to sailing.
Where to stay: Perfect Sunshine, Nonsuch Bay
10. Orlando, Florida
Orlando’s outstanding choice of theme parks makes it one of the best destinations in the world for an action-packed family getaway. Explore Disney World, Universal Studios and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter among many more.
Where to stay: Westside Villa, Kissammee
With so many exciting family holiday ideas to choose from, your next escape is guaranteed to be unforgettable. Why not book your accommodation now and start looking forward to a trip you’ll treasure forever.