Every family is different, a fact which must be taken into consideration when planning a special holiday. Ages, preferences, and expense are all considerations that must be taken into account. We have chosen the following five top holiday destinations for families considering these factors. Additionally, you will find our list has five very unique destinations chosen for their variety and special attributes that make each a perfect place for your family holiday. Although you may think some of these destinations exceed your holiday budget, many family holiday companies offer a free child with every paying adult. Additionally, some companies offer special deals for family holidays. When you consider the cost of two or more short family trips, combining family holiday time into one big trip makes sense.
We’ve started with the closest, moved on to adventure, and ended with a dream holiday your family will remember forever. So, gather mum, dad, and he kids, take a look at our list, and choose the perfect holiday destination for your family.
The closest vacation destination on our list, you can avoid the expense of air travel and use your holiday funds for adventure. Visit Notre Dame, the famous and elegant Eiffel Tower, and explore the beauty of the Louvre. Then spend a day visiting Disneyland Paris. In the evening, enjoy French pastries and fresh seafood in Brittany.
It only takes a few hours to fly to Spain. Visit coastal resorts popular with many families – Marbella on the Costa del Sol and Benidorn on the Costa Blanca – or the Spanish islands of Ibiza, Majorca, or Menorca. Since these locations are so popular for UK families, many resorts have family entertainment options and offer international food, so your children can still eat their favorites.
If you wish to explore the country of Spain, travel to historic cities like Seville and Madrid, or a modern city like Barcelona. There are kid-friendly museums and many parks where your kids can run and play.
Home of Hans Christian Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital makes a grand destination for a family holiday. Highlights include the statue of Andersen’s Little Mermaid and Tivoli Gardens, whose fairground rides have delighted children since 1843. Make sure you spend a day in LEGOLAND.
How about a great Australian adventure? Extensive golden beaches with crystal clear water, wide open spaces, extinct volcanoes, unique and interesting flora and fauna, and world’s oldest rainforest, Australia is a great place to experience.
New South Wales
In New South Wales, the Great Dividing Range provides dramatic adventures with its patches of forest, snow covered peaks, and subtropical rainforest. Enjoy a stay at one of many resorts in this area of Australia.
The Northern Territory is known for its extreme weather, aboriginal culture, and wilderness. Although not visited as frequently as other areas of Australia, the wilderness has a stark beauty your family will never forget.
Well known as a family vacation destination, this area of Australia has the Great Barrier Reef, an ancient rainforest, and Natural Arch National Park on the Gold Coast just below Brisbane.
South Australia is well known for its temperate climate, good food and fine wine. The McClaren Vale, Coonawarra, Barossa, and Clare Valleys are the area’s premier vineyards. Adelaide, the capital of South Australia is a young, vibrant town hosting several festivals and events throughout the year. South of Adelaide lies Kangaroo Island, with its lush national parks, native wildlife, and a permanent sea lion colony. Take a paddle steamer tour on the Murray River, then visit the Outback, an area of rugged beauty.
If your family loves Disney, visit the Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios in Orlando. Rent a condo or book a package to get the most from your visit. Don’t forget to visit Sea World and the beaches. Your family will never forget this USA adventure.
Whether your family wants to play, explore, hike, or relax on a beautiful beach, our top five family holiday vacations are sure to please every member of your family. Visit close to home or across the sea. Whatever your choice, you are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.