Cheap Family Holidays In Europe

Everyone looks forward to a fun-filled family break when it comes to the summer months, but few really appreciate how stressful the whole process can be. In some cases by the time you’ve finished you need another holiday to recover from organising the holiday.

Whether you’re about to book your first big holiday as a family or the final fling now your kids are grown up and about to move out, there are plenty of popular and great value destinations, especially throughout Europe. We’ve covered some of the bases of activities you may enjoy and where you can best go to enjoy them. Now all that’s left to do is check your family’s passports and EHIC cards are valid, then to pack your cases and head off on your adventures.

The beach offers something for everyone regardless of age, for some you may prefer just to lay in the sun and read a book, or if you have younger kids they may love nothing more than building sandcastles or splashing around in the sea. There are plenty of beautiful beaches in mainland Europe, so you will definitely be spoilt for choice, but with scenic surroundings and gently shelving shorelines, the Algarve may be the perfect place for your kids to play. The sunshine of the Mediterranean provides the perfect relaxation environment, and if the sun gets too much you head to one of the local marinas for a quiet drink.

Perfect beaches are also to be found in Greece, along with rocky coves and ancient ruins. Throw yourself into the culture as you try some authentic and delicious Greek cuisine in the local tavernas or head out and explore some the historical sites the area has to offer. In fact, a number of the best family-friendly hotels are situated within walking distance from some of the most iconic sites leaving you on the cusp of the modern and the classic.

For over 24 years, Disneyland Paris have been the pioneers in bringing out the big kid in everybody. A large theme park with roller coasters and water slides for the adrenaline junkies plus the iconic ‘Small World Ride’ for the little ones, Disney offers something for everybody. Your kids will love meeting their favourites characters and the numerous parades are also must see. You can take a trip under the sea to meet Ariel the Little Mermaid or experience the thrill of Space Mountain.

If you fancy hiking, biking, or even a spot of scuba diving, then Lanzarote may be right up your street. In fact residents of the Canary Islands enjoy a glorious climate all year round, so you could even save money by visiting outside of the summer months. You can visit the volcanic landscapes of Timanfaya National Park, you can enjoy a coach ride up to the summit and even have a barbecue cooked from the heat of the Timanfaya volcano. You can enjoy the spectacular beaches off the coast as well as variety of water parks and attractions. In the evenings you can chill out at the numerous al-fresco restaurants and beach-side bars. Nightlife in the Canary Islands has to be seen to be believed and you’re bound to uncover some fantastic venues for enjoying some tapas of a few jugs of sangria.