Top European Destinations for a Family Holiday

From sun drenched villas to stunning rural estates, Europe offers some spectacular family holiday experiences within a few hours by plane. Take a look at some of the best spots to soak up the sunshine and create cherished memories with your nearest and dearest.

South Of France

Renowned as a destination that exudes style and sophistication, the South of France is the perfect spot to enjoy an exquisite family break. The region is rich in culture and provides the ultimate sun-drenched getaway. Its popular and distinct sub regions offer a unique and spectacular experience, each exuding beautiful scenery, breath-taking beaches and the chance to relax in the warm Mediterranean sunshine.

The Cote d’Azur is one of the region’s holiday hotspots and a particular favourite with the jet-setters. For a lively holiday, head to St Tropez or Cannes and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and stunning scenery. The region of Provence has always been a destination well-known for its stunning beaches, perfect for families, although its location between the sea and mountainous regions also offers active visitors a diverse range of experiences too. Last and certainly not least, the Languedoc region provides holidaymakers a tranquil spot to enjoy glorious beaches, luscious countryside and fascinating architecture and history.

Family-friendly destinations:

  • Aude
  • Vaucluse
  • Bouches Du Rhone
  • Herault


With the variety of beautiful locations, clear azure waters and fabulous local foods, it’s no wonder Greece offers visitors an experience they want to return to time and time again. Mainland Greece and its captivating islands offer a culturally rich holiday with a chance to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of its welcoming communities. The kids will love swimming in the turquoise waters and for the adventurous, the coastline is also a popular spot for watersports and sailing activities.

For families wanting to travel to the country’s beautiful islands, Crete, Santorini and Corfu are a great choice with the perfect mix of tranquil destinations and lively locations to experience. For people looking to explore Greece and its islands, there are a range of activities to try. Take a walk in the many routes and trails or perhaps take to two wheels and enjoy a bike ride with family and friends. Whether you are looking to enjoy the country’s tranquil spots or lively locations, Greece gives you the perfect chance to create lasting memories with the whole family.

Family-friendly destinations:

  • Crete
  • Thessaly
  • Lefkada
  • Limeni


It may come as no surprise that Spain is a popular getaway for families looking to soak up the summer or winter sunshine. Its warm climate, spectacular Mediterranean waters and lively ambience create the perfect location to get the family together. Along its coastline, popular locations such as the Costa de la Luz, Costa Brava and Malaga offer a mix of indulgence and tranquillity with its haven of luxury villas in beautiful spots. The rich culture and vibrancy of its towns and villages create a great atmosphere to enjoy family-friendly activities from day until evening, with each location showcasing events and festivals throughout the year.

Spain’s captivating islands are also a popular spot to relax on a family holiday, with Majorca and Menorca offering tranquil waters, white sandy beaches and plenty of opportunities for sunbathing and watersports. You’ll even be surprised to know Ibiza also offers a fantastic family getaway. Head away from the party hotspots and you’ll be captivated by its historic charm, exquisite beauty and quiet locations.

Family-friendly destinations:

  • Malaga
  • Girona
  • Catalonia
  • Cala d’Or, Majorca


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