The Top European Family Holiday Destinations for Summer 2016

Will this summer finally be the one where you jump on a plane, ferry or train and whisk your little ones away on the adventure summer holiday of a lifetime that you’ve been dreaming of? With child-friendly holidays increasing in demand as more and more parents take their little ones abroad to enjoy the sunshine and leisure activities, it’s becoming easier than ever to find great destinations worldwide that you and your children will be sure to enjoy.


France is a perfect choice for families with young children, especially as you have the choice of getting there either by plane or via the Eurostar. If you don’t yet feel ready to take your little ones on a flight just yet, taking the Eurostar to France can be a great alternative and you don’t need to miss out on your amazing family holiday. Many areas in France are perfect for children, especially Paris where you can explore the outstanding galleries and museums, tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, along with the wonderful Disneyland Paris which is a must-visit for any families on a trip to France. Or, if you are looking to sample some of the best of French nature with rolling hills and stunning beaches, Provence or the South West are fantastic choices.  Take a look at this site here for great places to stay with the kids in France.


Spain is one of the most popular family destinations for those looking for a beach holiday with the kids in a sunny, hot climate. Whether you want to soak up the sun on the stunning beaches of Mallorca or take a campervan holiday in the country in Andalusia, Spain is definitely the place to be for plenty of summer fun with your little ones. You can find plenty of family-friendly resorts in Spain where your kids can meet new friends, splash in the kiddie pool, and sing along to children’s entertainment shows in the evening. Flying from the U.K. to Spain is also an ideal first flight for kids with the journey only being around 2-4 hours long.


Family-friendly resorts, fun activities, interesting tourist attractions and locals who welcome children with open arms are just some of the reasons why the Greek Islands are one of the most popular places for families with kids to visit. Family holidays in Greece are fantastic experiences, with plenty of activities such as snorkelling, horse riding, and boat hires for all the family to take part in. The vast, white beaches of the Greek Islands are perfect for family days out, letting mum and dad relax whilst kids play with beach balls and buckets and spades. Wherever you visit in Greece, don’t forget the fantastic Greek foods that you’ll be able to sample.

Where are your favourite destinations for a fun-filled family holiday? Whether you like to jet off to sunnier climates or prefer to stay at home in the U.K., we’d love to hear from you in the comments.


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