Dreaming of summer?

If the long nights and cold days have got you dreaming of summer, you may be thinking about planning your next holiday. If you’re looking for sun, sea, and sand, here are some of the best family-friendly places to soak up the sun, and enjoy some quality time together.


The Algarve

The Algarve is an idyllic holiday spot for families with young children and older kids. The beaches are clean, you can enjoy stunning views, and there’s easy access to amenities. Many of the largest hotels offer kid’s clubs and entertainment programmes, and there’s an abundance of restaurants for those who aren’t staying in all inclusive accommodation. The Zoomarine water park is a great choice for a family day out, and the beaches around Albufeira and Praia da Rocha are ideal for getting buckets and spades out, and splashing around in the sea.


Ibiza may be famed for its frenetic nightlife, but it’s also an excellent place for family holidays. San Antonio may be packed with clubs and bars, but the rest of the island is much quieter. Ibiza, known as the White Isle, is a beautiful place to soak up the sun and recharge your batteries. There are endless beaches, and an array of cute coves and bays, which provide shelter and security for young swimmers. The waters are crystal clear, and there are hotels to suit every budget. If you’re interested in partying until the early hours, it’s worth looking at accommodation options in Es Cana, Santa Eulalia, and Cala Llonga.

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Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol attracts thousands of visitors from Europe and beyond every summer. You’re guaranteed wall-to-wall sunshine, and you can choose from boutique hotels, family-friendly apartments, and luxury resorts. If you choose to go self-catering, you’ll find a selection of supermarkets on your doorstep, as well as plenty of restaurants if you fancy a meal out one night. If you’re keen to plan some days out, as well as spending time at the beach, Sea Life and Selwo Marina are popular spots. For more attractions and resort tips, you’ll find sites like familytravellers.com helpful.

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