Family. You love them, but sometimes they’re a flippin’ nightmare. Tears. Tantrums. Bickering. And that’s just dad when he gets all Tiger Woods during mini golf. Luckily, we’ve got a pretty fab selection of family holidays to choose from. All-inclusive ones (for all the ice cream you can eat), action-packed ones (for all the bells, whistles and waterparks), and relaxing ones (for when you just need a bit of quiet). So, why not round up the kids and get away together? You’ll still be bickering, but at least you’ll be on the beach.
Our top hotels for families
We don’t like picking favourites, but if we had to, these would be right up there.
Beach breaks? We love ‘em. Beach breaks on a budget? We love ‘em even more. Getting the whole clan away can be a bit pricey, but - luckily - we’ve got just the hotels for you if you’re after maximum fun for minimum spend.
Whether it's your first trip with the little ones or your last getaway before the big kids flee the nest, we understand the importance of a family holiday. That's why, with low deposits and ATOL protection on flight-inclusive package holidays, we take care of the details so you can focus on the important stuff - like making sunny memories.
All-inclusive family holidays
All-inclusive holidays are about taking care of the boring bits (booking activities, paying at the bar - yawn), so you can focus on the good stuff. Poolside cocktail? You got it. Post-swim ice cream? Help yourself. Entertainment for everyone? Well, you get the idea.
If non-stop fun and games isn’t your style, maybe we can tempt you with one of these bad boys. That’s right, family hotels don’t always have to be packed with entertainment. Sometimes you just want somewhere to sunbathe, snack and swim. What a combo.
Fitting a family holiday into the school holidays can be hard. First of all, when do you go? Easter? Summer? October half term? With such specific timeframes, you want to know you're getting the best possible deal. Luckily, we've done the leg work for you! Click below to discover our best school holiday deals and grab a bargain for you and the little ones.
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What do you fancy?
Families come in all shapes and sizes, so it's important to find a holiday that works for you and yours. Whether you plan on lounging by the pool for two weeks or filling your days with lively activities, our Family Beach Index makes finding your perfect holiday that much easier.
Family holidays with kids' clubs
Sometimes you just need a bit of peace and quiet while the kids are off colouring in and playing dress-up. We get it. That’s why we’ve got loads of hotels with kids’ clubs, activities and mini discos, so there’s no chance of the young ones getting bored - and no chance of you getting sick of them!
Making sure the kids are entertained at your hotel is one thing but keeping them entertained before the holiday even starts is important, too. Portable games, colouring books and notepads are easy to throw in your hand luggage and they're all great ways to keep little ones occupied en route to your destination, whether it's in the airport or on the plane. Who said family fun can't start before you land?
Family holidays with waterparks
Bigger is better, right? We’re talking about waterparks obviously, and these hotels have some of the best - so you don’t even need to leave the resort! Raft rides, lazy rivers and twisting tube slides that make you wish you didn’t have that second ice cream after lunch. We’ve got it all.
Home to Katmandu Park, one of Tripadvisor’s Top Ten Amusement and Water Parks in Spain
Sol Katmandu PLAY PASS included - giving you unlimited access to amazing attractions
Just 250m from the beach
Family hotels with separate bedrooms
Listen, the kids are great. We love them. But sometimes being bunched into one room just isn’t the vibe, and you might fancy a late-night sangria without disturbing them. That’s where these hotels come in, with either apartments, separate bedrooms or partitioned rooms with sliding doors - so you can have the best of both worlds.
Buggy? Check. Travel cot? Check. Babysitter? If only. You’ve got enough to remember as it is when you’re jetting off with the little ones, so let our toddler-friendly hotels take care of the rest. We’re talking high chairs, baby clubs and even homemade baby food in some cases (Evenia Olympic Resort, we’re looking at you). We don’t do things by halves.
So you’ve got the teens with you? We feel you. Splash pools and kids’ clubs just aren’t going to cut it anymore. They need something cool, like these top-tier hotels. Multiple pools for multiple swims. Games rooms so they can escape the heat. And, obviously, Wi-Fi so they can share those perfect snaps to Insta. That’s right, we’re down with the kids.
Where's the best place to go for a family holiday?
Family holidays are all about keeping everyone entertained. If you're travelling with the kids, we'd recommend somewhere close to the beach with mild temperatures so it's not too hot for the little ones. Spain and parts of Greece are both absolute classics when it comes to a family beach break.
Where's the cheapest place to go for a family holiday?
The cheapest destinations for family holidays vary, but Turkey hotels are great value for money - packed with all-day entertainment, whopping waterparks and food for the whole family. If some laidback family fun in the sun is more your vibe, then Majorca and Menorca are both great options too.
What are the best holidays for kids?
When it comes to travelling with the kids, having everything boxed off before your travels is a must. That's where all-inclusive holidays make everything hassle-free, with buffet breakfasts, ice creams, daily activities and evening entertainment - all included. You don't need to lift a finger.
Where can I travel to with a short flight time?
Short flights mean that you can jet off for your dose of sun, sand and sea without the kids getting antsy and without having to spend a full day of your holiday travelling. Spanish favourites such as Ibiza, Menorca and Majorca are all ideal for a family beach break, and Canary Islands such as Lanzarote and Tenerife are only a few hours away, too.
We've selected some of the best hotels with waterparks that bring out the kid in everybody.
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