Choosing a holiday destination to suit your whole family can be tricky. If you’re traveling with young children for the first time, you might want to start with a short flight to keep things as stress-free as possible. Before you travel to Europe make sure that your EHIC card is up to date and visit https://www.europeanhealthinsurancecard.org.uk/ to renew it. This will ensure that you, and your family are covered against any expected medical costs.
If you need inspiration for your family holiday, here are some of the best destinations for families in Europe.
Algarve has become a bit of a hotspot for British tourists over the past few years. However, this doesn’t mean that it is entirely built up and overpopulated. Travelers with families can have the best of both worlds if they choose to stay in less well-known towns, such as Salema. If you’re staying in Salema you can take advantage of easy access to family-friendly facilities close to the beautiful beaches but still experience some of Portugal’s culture. Salema is home the traditional whitewashed houses you’d expect to find in Portugal and a long stretch of sandy beach.
If you’re looking for an adventure holiday, look no further than Brittany. There are plenty of affordable campsites which are suitable for families of all ages. There are a number of campsites, which run different organized expeditions. These are perfect if you’re looking to keep your kids entertained for the whole week and often include activities like den building, creating campfires and spotting wildlife. Brittany has plenty of campsites, which provide everything you need for a fun-packed family holiday, from playgrounds to easy access beaches.
Majorca is known for being a luxurious destination, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take your family with you. The Spanish island has a number of family-friendly beaches, which are manned by lifeguards and there are plenty of alternative things to do if you get bored with the beach. Majorca has some great cycling and walking routes with incredible views along the coast. You can also drive from village to village and soak up the laid-back way of life. You won’t need to worry when you eat out in Majorca, as large family meals are common in Spain. This means that most restaurants will be friendly and accommodating to you and your children.
Croatia is an up-and-coming holiday destination; it’s been made popular by people looking for an affordable European holiday. You won’t find sandy beaches in Dubrovnik but there are plenty of rocky coves to explore. If you’re a more adventurous family, there is a wide range of water sports to try, including kayaking and snorkeling. Alternatively, head over to Copacabana beach for inflatables, banana boat rides and water slides! The city itself is historic and beautiful, so if you’re looking to add some educational value to your family holiday it’s ideal. Dubrovnik also makes a great base for boat trips around to other nearby islands.