Going on holiday with kids can be a bit of a juggling act, whether they’re a baby, toddler or teenager. Finding the right accommodation to suit your growing family’s needs is essential, and makes all the difference for trips away.
Europe is an ideal family holiday destination, with the journey to places like Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Spain not being too lengthy for little ones or adults. After all, the less hours spent travelling means more time for relaxing, having fun and making memories.
Should you be thinking about heading abroad for the first time together this year or are a seasoned traveller, you’ll probably already be compiling a checklist. Key considerations cover everything from kids’ entertainment and suitable restaurants to family-friendly activities and safe play spaces.
We’ve found the best family hotels in Europe, spanning across resorts in the South of France countryside to Limassol in Cyprus.
Read on for our pick of the top places to take your kids. Keep scrolling and get your next holiday booked.
If you have young children and want to go to Sardinia, you can’t go wrong picking a Delphina resort: there are eight on the island. The four-star Le Dune, comprising five hotels and 10 restaurants, has the most on offer for children, including a large playground, trampoline, helter-skelter, aviaries where children collect eggs and a vast 8km stretch of Blue Flag beach. Valle dell’Erica Resort, home to hotels Erica and La Licciola, is its luxe, more sophisticated five-star sibling.
It’s situated within 1.4km of unspoilt coastline, characterised by dramatic granite rock formations and trees leaning from the regular Mistrals. The beaches – seven tiny but beautiful coves and a larger one, La Licciola, complete with bar-cafe and a sack of buckets and spades for children to enjoy – are short walks away. There are 271 rooms (many of which have simple Sardinian-style decor and are interconnecting so ideal for families), but you’d never know from the spacious, secluded feel; rooms have mirrored glass so you can’t see in and verandas are concealed by greenery. An excellent selection of shops including a pharmacy proves useful should you forget children’s toothpaste (as we did) or suncream.
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