When it comes to family holidays, it can become a challenge to come to a middle ground between both the kids and the parents – after all, there’s only so much sandcastle building your child can do before they’re bored of watching mum sunbathe on the sand. As a result, you’ll want to find a resort that the kids will love too, so if you’re sick of visiting Disneyland Paris every year, we have some other incredible European resorts that the kids will adore. Pack your favourite swimsuit and complete your Renew EHIC – these are the places to book this year!
Portugal is an excellent destination for a family holiday, however Pine Cliffs Resort in particular is ideal if you’re travelling with kids under 10. While you can have the opportunity to soak up the sun, your children are utterly spoilt for choice on what to do! The Porto Pirata, which is the resort’s kids club that spans over two acres of land, is home to an exciting pirate ship, mini-golf course and two expansive swimming pools, so you can rest assured that your kids will never be stuck for things to do. Plus, with special needs facilities, even children suffering with a disability can join in with the fun, making this a perfectly universal resort.
If you have children with a healthy appetite, Delphina’s Le Dune Resort in Sardina would be the perfect choice! Here, both kids and parents can get stuck into the fun together, with Village Fantasia being the perfect hub to spend time with your kids via fun activities! As well as this, you can enjoy picking vegetables from the garden and then participate in a cookery workshop! Alternatively, you can enjoy some quality time playing adventure golf, bouncing around on trampolines, or even go kayaking, making this family holiday an action-packed one!
If you’re a wacky family full of bubbly personalities and thrill-seekers, Efteling might be the perfect destination for your family holiday. Located just half an hour away from Amsterdam, Efteling is one of Europe’s best theme parks, with an equal balance of huge, epic rollercoasters for older kids, and more elegant teacups for the younger kids. With the stunning landscapes and layout of the park, there’s something for the parents to enjoy too, with a gorgeous wooded Bosrijk area as well as self-catering cottages to relax in overnight.
Watching your child grow up, you’ll want them to have as many incredible experiences as possible, which is exactly what Daios Cove can provide. The resort in itself is breath-takingly beautiful, however the activities available here for kids and parents alike make it a winner. Here, kids have the opportunity to learn a range of different classes teaching dancing, singing and arts and crafts! Plus, if that wasn’t exciting enough, children can enjoy a pyjama party at this resort, as well as mini discos and a mini Olympic Games on the beach, allowing you to relax and get a glowing sun tan while your children have the time of their lives nearby.
When it comes to family-friendly resorts, Europe is the place to explore. Especially when travelling with children towards their early teen stage, finding a family-holiday that’s fun for everyone can be difficult, but there’s nothing that the above places don’t offer.