If you’re planning to take a holiday this year with the kids and are wondering where to go, let’s help with an introduction to the top family destinations. There are plenty of family-friendly destinations dotted around the world and it depends what you’re looking for as to which you should choose. In the spots we’re about to mention you’ll find plenty of activities for children of all ages, clean shallow seas for all the family to enjoy and beautiful scenery for the adults. There are European locations, as well as a few much further afield. If you decide to stay in one of the locations mentioned, you’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation. Friendly hotels, bustling resorts, self-catering or top-notch hotels are all covered.
This is one of four Balearic Islands that have been popular with tourists for several decades. For families it has everything you could possibly want. Stunning beaches, child-friendly hotels, historic sites and lots of culture. The choice in accommodation is equally diverse. Depending on your budget you can choose from villas in Mallorca, package hotels, sea view accommodation and much more.
This is not a country that gets a mention too often, but it is an up and coming country when it comes to holidays. Sunny Beach is the most popular resort for families with children. There are plenty of beach side hotels or self-catering accommodation. Many have private pools, but that’s not always a necessity when the Black Sea is just a short walk away.
Florida Keys, US
If you fancy treating yourself and the kids to a once in a lifetime holiday, consider Florida Keys as a destination. Enjoy golden sandy beaches, swimming with dolphins or taking a ride in a glass-bottomed boat. The area is full of experiences you’ll not find anywhere else and you’ll have no problem making many memories.
Snowdonia National Park, Wales
How about doing something completely different and taking the kids on a hiking holiday in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. The scenery is breath-taking, but you might want to pack some wet weather gear. This is part of the UK after all.
Cyprus is an island just off the coast of Turkey and it promises warm weather, clean sandy beaches and plenty of ruins if you want to introduce the family to some history. There are resorts where you can find plenty of activities for the kids, but it is also an island where you get to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the more rural areas. Paphos is a popular destination as it is recognised as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Attractions include the Paphos Archaeological Park and just outside of the town is the Tomb of the Kings.
It may be a small country, but you’ll be surprised at what is packed in. There are so many different attractions you’ll struggle to fit them into one visit. The food is amazing, and the mixture of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures is inspiring. Getting around is really easy, without having to worry about a car and because English is the common language you won’t have to worry about getting lost. It is very common for Singapore to be used more as a stopover destination, but it’s worth far more than just a few hours. This is the one destination where you can expand your children’s eating experiences, provided they’re not reticent about trying something new.
This is another country where English is widely spoken. It also offers travellers an eclectic mixture of cultural experiences. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city and definitely worth a visit for a couple of days, if you’ve got the time. For sandy beaches head to Langkawi and some of the other islands. This is a country full of adventures, especially if you want to see some of the wildlife. The rainforests are home to many rare animals including orangutans and tropical birds. For a country with such a mixture of cultures, religions and ethnicities, it shines as an example of how they can all coexist. If there’s one life lesson you come away with it will be this.
This is a small selection of possible destinations if you want to enjoy a holiday with your family. There are many more suitable locations around the world. Travelling with family, particularly young children can be worrying. However, there are plenty of safe and secure holiday resorts you can visit. Don’t be put off, get out there and enjoy what the world has to offer you and your family.