Europe is the ideal location for a holiday when you have children. Due to its proximity to the UK, flights are relatively inexpensive and short, which can be advantageous if this is your child’s first trip abroad. Not only this, but Europe is a diverse and exciting continent full of new places to explore, as well as having a reputation as being a safe place to visit.
- Canary Islands
Although you may not associate the Canary Islands with family holidays, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote can make great destinations for a relaxing holiday for children and adults alike. The nature of Gran Canaria as a resort island known for its tourism means that it has all the facilities and attractions that your family needs to create a memorable and thrilling holiday. For the adventurous children in your life, the Tenerife offers a volcano which can be admired from afar or explored on a trek. If you want something a bit different from your holiday, Lanzarote offers a rocky landscape, cover and clear water for snorkelling. There is also a selection of great family-friendly accommodation if you are seeking Canary Island holidays, such as self-catered villas in a range of locations including Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.
- Costa Del Sol, Spain
If you want to allow the kids to let loose and have endless fun at the same time as you and the rest of the adults relax, Costa Del Sol in Spain is the perfect location, with stretches of dazzling coastline that you will not find in England. The range of resorts and tourist facilities make the Costa Del Sol an extremely safe place for children, and there is always something to keep them entertained here, with Aquamijas Water Park in Malaga and Biopark Zoo providing a range of classic yet exciting holiday attractions and entertainment.
- Paris, France
Paris has always been popular with tourists from the UK due it its proximity to England’s coastline and the ease of transport to get there by boat, the Eurostar or a short flights. When you get to Paris, however, there is also an endless array of things to do. Teach your kids a little bit of art history at the famous Louvre or allow them to enjoy the spectacle of the famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a day or two, you should think about visiting Walt Disney’s only European resort at Disneyland Paris, where your kids can enjoy the classic rides and immerse themselves in a world of imagination.
- Lapland, Finland
Keep the Christmas Spirit all year round by planning a visit to Lapland for your children. The most famous attraction here for children young and old is Santa’s Village, where you can explore Santa’s factory, send him your wish list at his post office, and even meet the real Santa yourself. Other lures in Lapland include going on a husky ride through the snow, and even getting the once in a lifetime chance to see the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.